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

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

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.

Phileas Fogg founders' new County Durham venture is awarded two top accolades

The Old Post Office proprietors Keith and Pauline Gill
Keith Gill and his wife Pauline converted their Lanchester home into a bed and breakfast, resulting in rave reviews and awards.

First look at new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel - part of multi-million pound development

Inside one of the new rooms at Ramside Hall Hotel
The wing is part of a £16m development at the hotel, which will be completed when the Spa at Ramside opens this summer.

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

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

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

Paragon Group Limited expects more than £215m sales following spate of acquisitions

Pallion Trading Estate, Sunderland
The Sunderland-headquartered printing group has extended its footprint across Europe following a year of growth

Network Rail deal signals final piece of £12.5m expansion for Teesside-based AV Dawson

Arthur Vernon Loco entering the newly acquired Middlesbrough Goods Yard
'Taking ownership of the Middlesbrough Goods Yard strategically underpins the investments we have made over recent years,' said Gary Dawson.
Wellstream

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

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

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.

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.
Buckley Burnett directors Andrew Burnett and Richard Buckley at Seaton Carew seafront, one of the developments they're leading on

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

"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

Business rates deferment to cost the North and Midlands £2.3bn

David Jones, Senior Director in Bilfinger GVAs Business Rates team
Report findings suggest that over the same period it will cost the East of England, South East and South West £640m
Alex Maclachlan, a chartered surveyor at H&H Land and Property

Changes to tenancy legislation could have financial implications for many

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

NFU urges UK MEPs to reject draft law limited amount of crops involved in biofuel production

Countries such as Germany import significant quantities of oilseed rape as a biofuel crop
Crops Board chairman for the North East, Brett Askew, says legislators have been bullied into a U-turn by pressure groups
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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