Business

West Nautical have taken up a new office at Baltic Place on Gateshead Quays

Superyacht specialist chooses Gateshead for first North East base

Super yacht specialist West Nautical have chosen Gateshead for its first UK offce, alongside bases in France, Russia and Ukraine

Former Flynn's bar on Newcastle Quayside comes up for sale

Building work on Quayside Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
"Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this address to complement the Live Works office development," said Patrick Matheson

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings warn on fall in revenues ahead of full year results

Immunodiagnostic Systems
The Boldon-based maker of medical testing kits said there had been a lower number of placements of its technology

Major acquisition for Utilitywise as firm reports 49% rise in pre-tax profit

Geoff Thompson
Newcastle-based utility cost management consultancy takes over cloud technology firm, t-mac Technologies for new subscription services

Three North East businesses win Queen's Award for Enterprise

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Elfab Ltd, Oil Consultants and Advanced Industrial Solutions Ltd all win Queen's Awards for their international trade

Gentoo Group tops national list for business responsibility

Gentoo chief executive Peter Walls
Social enterprise is one of only six firms to score five stars in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index

Contract wins trigger growth and job creation at Fastflow Energy Services

Tony Cottrell, FES Managing Director
The firm has secured four contracts worth up to £10m for its services in projects across the UK

Wellstream workers at risk of redundancy as owners GE Oil & Gas start cost cutting

Wellstream
25 staff at the Walker Riverside base of Wellstream International are at risk of redundancy as its parent company grapples with falling oil prices

Boldon-based electrical and mechanical contractor's key role in Tyneside Cinema expansion

Opus Project Managers Peter Redmond (left) and Ross Bailey (right) with the bar and restaurants managing director Catherine Kersey
Opus Building Services took a main role in helping to create, amongst other features, a fourth cinema screen and an art gallery

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law
Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.
West Nautical have taken up a new office at Baltic Place on Gateshead Quays

Superyacht specialist chooses Gateshead for first North East base

Super yacht specialist West Nautical have chosen Gateshead for its first UK offce, alongside bases in France, Russia and Ukraine

Former Flynn's bar on Newcastle Quayside comes up for sale

Building work on Quayside Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
"Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this address to complement the Live Works office development," said Patrick Matheson

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings warn on fall in revenues ahead of full year results

Immunodiagnostic Systems
The Boldon-based maker of medical testing kits said there had been a lower number of placements of its technology
Building work on Quayside Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Former Flynn's bar on Newcastle Quayside comes up for sale

"Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this address to complement the Live Works office development," said Patrick Matheson

Commercial property consultancy plots future growth after topping £500,0000 turnover

Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on
"Each year our turnover has increased and the challenge for us now is to continue to invest in the right people," said Richard Buckley

Investors look at North East property sector with renewed confidence

The exterior of the new Hampton by Hilton Newcastle
Rising areas including student accommodation, hotels and the automotive sector are delivering new, lucrative opportunities
Judith and Jonathan Russell's herd of alpacas will be sold at H&H in Carlisle on May 4

Northumberland organic alpaca herd up for auction in Carlisle

Judith and Jonathan Russell's herd of alpacas will be sold at H&H in Carlisle on May 4

Changes to tenancy legislation could have financial implications for many

Alex Maclachlan, a chartered surveyor at H&H Land and Property
Alex Maclachlan of H&H Land and Property discusses changes in 'old style' agricultural tenancies significant

British Red Tractor assured beef as popular as ever, says NFU, as week of celebrations kicks off

Beef cattle
Great British Beef Week raises money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Insitution, which helps those in difficulty within the farming industry
Nick Smith, (far left) with friends updated

North East chemistry teacher ditches the classroom to launch his own craft beer

Nick Smith has started The Steam Machine Brewing Company with the aim to bring North East brewed keg craft beer to drinkers

Employer Achievement Awards to celebrate North East SMEs who have upskilled staff

The team from A Khan Restaurants who are nominated for Employer Achievement Awards
Employers who used Intraining's free Skills Support for the Workforce programme will compete at awards

Senior business leaders offer free intensive leadership course for North East SMEs

Lucy Armstrong Chief executive, The Alchemists, Newcastle
Invest NewcastleGateshead and Common Purpose have teamed with some of the region’s high profile business leaders to help SMEs grow
Stephen McCoy, managing director of Galliford Try Partnerships North

Boom time for building contractor Galliford Try Partnerships North

The Newcastle firm is back in the black after a huge year of consistent housing schemes, and sales have soared from £8m to £27m.

MJ Gleeson appoints Stefan Allanson as new chief financial officer

Gleeson Homes has opened a second north east office at Wynyard Park. Pictured is the Gleeson Team, with Regional Director, Ed Alder on the far right of the picture
Keepmoat deputy CFO steps into new role following the departure of Alan Martin to pursue other opportunities

Howard Russell in Cramlington continue to expand following latest contract wins

From left to right, the senior management team driving forward Howard Russell - Joe Prouse, Barry Wilkinson, David Varty, Craig Muldoon and Ian Goss
The construction firm has taken on three new members of staff following further new contract wins of £2m in the last month
From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.

Metalis Energy grows headcount after trebling sales target to make £6m

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington
The Ashington firm has seen calls for its components soar overseas, also helping to grow the workforce as it seeks to meet the demand.

Former Gestamp boss heads up North East's first University Technical College

David Land
David Land is heading up a new engineering University Technical College (UTC) for the region and says construction is planned to start in August

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