Business

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics

Progress accelerates at Newcastle drug discovery firm E-therapeutics as R and D spend increases to £8.5m

The AIM-listed firm said operating losses have widened to £10.175m but that it is making progress, both clinically and in discovery

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc
Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

Port of Blyth crane manoeuvre marks latest in Enterprise Zone development

The 100 tonne mobile port crane at Port of Blyth's Wimbourne quay
A 100-tonne lift capacity crane was moved across the River Blyth as part of plans to develop the Port for offshore companies

Newcastle-based firm help entrepreneurial duo launch DJ live streaming service

Chew.tv is using live streaming technology to put DJs in front of an internet fanbase
Wil Benton and Den Bowler graduated the accelerator programme with their idea to serve DJ sets up to an internet fanbase

Operating profits leap up to £2.56m at Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd

One of the products made at Farne Salmon and Trout limited in Duns
Turnover also rose 14% at the Duns-based business, which took on 53 new employees in its latest accounts year

North East developments help drive Bett Homes towards half-year target

Bett Homes' managing director Scott Varley
Sunderland-based housebuilder Bett Homes is on course to achieve strong half-year sales

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

No North East areas in list of top places to live in the countryside

Douglas Chalmers, CLA North director of policy & public affairs
CLA says the list shows the need to invest in employment and services in the North East countryside

French students experience work at Fenwick's Newcastle store

French students take work experience at Fenwick as part of an exchange service arranged by International Newcastle
Eight business and retail management students from Montpellier worked in the department store for a month while experiencing life in the North East

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Judith Moran
Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over
Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger Plc

Grainger chief executive Andrew Cunningham announces retirement plans

Andrew Cunningham, who has been with Grainger for almost 20 years, plans to step down as CEO at the next AGM in 2016

Progress accelerates at Newcastle drug discovery firm E-therapeutics as R and D spend increases to £8.5m

Professor Malcolm Young, chief executive of e-Therapeutics
The AIM-listed firm said operating losses have widened to £10.175m but that it is making progress, both clinically and in discovery

Port of Blyth crane manoeuvre marks latest in Enterprise Zone development

The 100 tonne mobile port crane at Port of Blyth's Wimbourne quay
A 100-tonne lift capacity crane was moved across the River Blyth as part of plans to develop the Port for offshore companies
Hannah Furness

Surveying industry appeals for more North East women to join its ranks

RICS launch campaign to encourage more North East women to consider surveying as a career option, in a bid to tackle workforce diversity issues

Business Supplement: Commercial Property Quarterly

An 8-page report on the region's commercial property marketplace

UK planning laws to be changed to allow shops to install click-and-collect lockers

Click and collect lockers at Waitrose
Moves are billed as boost to the high street with click-and-collect predicted to double in the next three years
Douglas Chalmers, CLA North director of policy & public affairs

No North East areas in list of top places to live in the countryside

CLA says the list shows the need to invest in employment and services in the North East countryside

UK's largest show and sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian bulls to take place in Carlisle on April 8

David Wright with 72 Berryholme Cashmer, among the bulls to be sold at Borderway Mart on April 8, 2015
Dairy auctioneer Glyn Lucas says event is recognised as the leading show and sale of its kind

North East NFU to hold briefings for farmers after RPA's decision to abandon online-only application process

Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East
NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain
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
Profound Services managing director Steven Ward

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Newcastle based Bellway builds on growth plans with 52% rise in half-year operating profit

Bellway Homes
Housebuilder Bellway announces 56.3% rise in interim dividend after healthy results, buoyed by a robust market

South Tyneside family firm Jensen Construction passes to the next generation

Bricklaying
Nicky Wood is taking over from her parents as South Tyneside business marks significant milestone
Crosland Park in Cramlington

Cramlington manufacturer Copperchase Ltd secures $6m contract in Southern Iraq

The Cramlington firm used a £200,000 loan from the Tees Valley Catalyst Fund to secure a performance bond needed to land the deal

North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) to be launched at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan in Sunderland
New body will aim to boost the region's crucial automotive sector, which generates £7bn of sales annually

North Shields furniture factory expects 100 jobs to be created after re-shoring work from China

From left: Martin Robinson, David Rose (both Fuda Hobart Rose Ltd) and Cameron Ross (MAS)
Fuda-Hobart Roser uses Manufacturing Advisory Service funding to bring work back to the North East

Videos & Photos

James Barker and Mary Berry at the opening of Barker and Stonehouse's Stockton store

Bake-Off star Mary Berry helps launch new Barker and Stonehouse store in Stockton

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

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North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

 

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