Business

Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)
An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

DeepOcean to shed North East jobs as oil industry crisis spreads

Equipment at DeepOcean
The subsea engineering specialists confirmed expected redundancies amidst falling oil prices and lack of renewables work

Plough Inn makeover to form part of major Punch Taverns investment

The Plough in Alnwick, Northumberland, which is reopening as a boutique inn
Punch Taverns are spending £45m on updating their portfolio of pubs - including the Plough Inn in Alnwick

Sports Direct increases Debenhams share option

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley's company now has the right to buy 16.6% of department store, but will remain a 'supportive stakeholder'

Former Sunderland AFC footballer tackles prejudice and discrimination across workplaces

Kieron Brady pictured playing for Sunderland AFC in the 1990s
Kieron Brady's consultancy business has recently launched an e-learning product aimed at employers

NBA welcomes Red Tractor meeting on proposed assurance changes

Chris Mallon, chief executive of the NBA
Northumberland-based members' organisation seeks clarity over impact of new rules

Port of Sunderland is delivering the goods

Port of Sunderland
Port of Sunderland is riding high after posting record highs in import and export tonnage

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete
Panoramic photos show how the luxury champagne bar on Dean Street is gradually taking shape
Esh Group has made major investment into the expansion of its HGV fleet with Renault Trucks

Esh Group's major expansion of HGV fleet

The group's civil engineering arm Lumsden and Carroll has splashed out £1m on JCBs, excavators and nine Renault heavy goods vehicles

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

New houses under construction
A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

Former Sunderland AFC footballer tackles prejudice and discrimination across workplaces

Kieron Brady pictured playing for Sunderland AFC in the 1990s
Kieron Brady's consultancy business has recently launched an e-learning product aimed at employers

Rare opportunity to rent space in historic Newcastle Quayside building

Tenants can book facilities at Trinity House, which dates back to the 1400s and has been used as a hospital, almshouses and rigging loft

Newcastle Property firm GVA devises tool to identify development needs

This picture was supplied by Banks Property. It is an artist's impression of a proposed housing development in Palmersville.
The Newcastle office of GVA said the cutting edge toolkit will also help parish councils to work out their neighbourhood needs

Increasing occupier and investor demand forecast for 2015

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
The annual G9 Sentiment Survey suggests industrials will be the strongest performer in 2015 - and retail will be the weakest
Chris Mallon, chief executive of the NBA

NBA welcomes Red Tractor meeting on proposed assurance changes

Northumberland-based members' organisation seeks clarity over impact of new rules

MEP Paul Brannen adds voice to the dairy debate

Paul Brannen MEP
Paul Brannen MEP has visited a dairy farm in Northumberland to see firsthand the impact of the recent milk price crisis

Grassland focus for first northern uplands conference

John Rowland, manager Low Beckside Farm, Newton Rigg College at work in the uplands
Business opportunities, succession plans and innovation on the agenda for event on February 5
Amyas Morse

Government prompt payment practice called into question

National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout
NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012

Dancer's County Durham social enterprise on track to double in size

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance & Fitness, based in Peterlee
Within two years, Nouveau Dance & Fitness expects to employ 24, reach 2,400 people weekly and have an established second base outside the region
New houses under construction

Booming construction sector set to create 17,500 jobs in the North East

A raft of sizeable developments, prospective projects and private housing demand is driving the recruitment across the region

Xsite progresses its role at key Blyth regeneration scheme

An artist's impression of the hotel Xsite architects are working on in Blyth
New appointment sees xsite continue its involvement with Arch’s estimated £20m mixed use landmark scheme.

Work starts on Newcastle's latest student accommodation scheme

Artist's impression of a room inside the new 270-bedroom student scheme
Glass Works is the third scheme for the Ouseburn area - and it's been backed by Hong Kong financiers
South Tyneside College principal Lindsey Whiterod with Lord Baker at the launch of Career College North East (CCNE)

UK first as Career College launches in South Tyneside

An innovative partnership in South Tyneside is set to lead the way on a new approach to skills training and further education

Stateside momentum helps Quorn to achieve record growth

Kevin Brennan, Chief Executive of Quorn Foods, is pictured at the company's premises in Stokesley
Quorn Foods is growing sales across the globe - and non-vegetarians now accounting for three-quarters of the Teesside firm's customer base

First Hitachi training carriage arrives at the Port of Tyne

A training carriage for the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in Newton Aycliffe arrives at the Port of Tyne
The carriage has taken 52 days and covered 12,880 nautical miles to reach its destination at the Port of Tyne

Videos & Photos

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

Artist's impression of a room inside the new 270-bedroom student scheme

Work starts on Newcastle's latest student accommodation scheme

Developer Kier has taken interior shots while working on Motel One in Newcastle

Motel One shots offer insight into Newcastle building’s heritage

 

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