Business

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington
Jesmond Dene House has expanded by investing in a second venture, St Mary's Inn in Northumberland

Teesside University student launches £100,000 crowdfunding campaign

Jordan McCord, Kate Baucherel, Adam Hilditch and James Drew of JDrew Creations
James Drew, of Teesside University, spent placement year working for himself and is now employing four people at JDrew Creations

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system
The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve

Newcastle department chain Fenwick welcomes newcomers to the board

Fenwick in Newcastle
Christine Cross and Alastair Kerr both have a wealth of retail experience and have joined Fenwick

Government needs robust IT system to ease CAP transition, says NFU

NFU vice president Guy Smith
Members' organisation will hold workshops throughout the North East, seeking the views of farmers and offering advice on changes

Avoca promotes new directors to engineer further growth

left to right - Richard Hooper, Mark Hooper, Mike Seaward
The building services business has also expanded into a new base in County Durham

Newcastle biotech partners with Bill Gates' charity on TB diagnosis advancement

Prof John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at Newcastle University, he works in the Institute of Human Genetics at the Centre for Life
QuantuMDx has received backing from FIND, a renowned organisation launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Greggs appointed to Prompt Payment Code Advisory Board

Greggs in Trinity Square, Gateshead
Bakery chain joins other big names in industry and the public sector to help tackle bad practice and showcase shining examples
Dianne Sharp, the new regional director for the CBI

Dianne Sharp: Slugging export market has taken the steam out of the recovery

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: Bus de-regulation brings benefits for the North East

Director of Atomhawk Design Ron Ashtiani pictured at his office within the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead

Business interview: Director of Atomhawk Design, Ron Ashtiani

Wealth and Investment Management

Business Supplement: Wealth and Investment Management

North East Business Executive of the Year Award winners from 2013

North East Business Executive of the Year shortlists announced

Silk Family Law

Silk Family Law: Offering advice and representation from a vastly-experienced team

Information Technology supplement

Business Supplement: Information Technology

NFU vice president Guy Smith

Government needs robust IT system to ease CAP transition, says NFU

Members' organisation will hold workshops throughout the North East, seeking the views of farmers and offering advice on changes

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

UKAR loan repayments hit £12bn mark after strong six months

Richard Banks, chief executive of UK Asset Resolution
The business appointed to look after Northern Rock's bad bank assets continues to perform well as economic conditions improve
Tim Bailey and Cyril Winskell, pictured outside Tyneside Bar Cafe

Leading architect Cyril Winskell finds a new home

Cyril Winskell has been involved in some of the best known property projects in the region

Out of town office take-up dominates deals

Adrian Hill, director at Highbridge Properties plc, The Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn and Geoff Thompson, CEO at Utilitywise
Headline rents in Newcastle city centre are starting to rise as a result of limited Grade A supply

Global media sales firm NRS Media welcomed to Sunderland

The NRS Media Team at their new office in Doxford
NRS will have a team of 25 staff within a year - and there is potential to grow further
NFU vice president Guy Smith

Government needs robust IT system to ease CAP transition, says NFU

Members' organisation will hold workshops throughout the North East, seeking the views of farmers and offering advice on changes

Solar subsidy decision 'shortsighted', says rural adviser

H&H Land and Propertys Head of Renewables, Victoria Lancaster
Victoria Lancaster, of H&H Land and Property, says more harm than good will come from plans to remove payments for land with solar panels

Lintz Hall poultry farmer to speak at Hexham conference

Richard Tulip
Richard Tulip to discuss how he and his brother Stephen grew farming operations dramatically, while diversifying into free range
Amy Clarke and Helen Turner of Rosie and Radish

Former graphic designer and illustrator launch greetings card business in North Tyneside

Amy Clarke and Helen Turner created 'Rosie and Radish' after pursuing careers outside of the region

Corporate responsibility more than just a bolt-on, says construction boss

Dan Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments
A responsible approach to paying firms in its supply chain is crucial at Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

ICM chief calls for culture change on late payments during Commons debate

Philip King, chief executive of The Institute of Credit Management (ICM)
Philip King was among those giving evidence to the committee considering the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill
Tim Bailey and Cyril Winskell, pictured outside Tyneside Bar Cafe

Leading architect Cyril Winskell finds a new home

Cyril Winskell has been involved in some of the best known property projects in the region

Main contractor named for Teesside flagship regeneration project

Artist impression of part of the proposed Western Gateway
Developer Terrace Hill is working with Barr Construction again - and Gateway Middlehaven will open next year

£5m Alnwick housing scheme gets underway

Stephen McCoy, Councillor Allan Hepple, Keith Loraine and Michael Farr
The groundbreaking ceremony in Alnwick represents the start of construction of 58 new homes
Engineer Adarsh Chuttooar of Thermacore, which has a plant in Ashington

Appointments: One small step for US giant, one giant leap for North-East engineer

World-leading technology company Thermacore is giving a newly-graduated engineer a great start to his career

Hitachi Rail Europe bases design office in North East

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
Work will now focus on fitting out the interior of the multi-million pound factory

Tekmar Energy secure contract to supply Dutch windfarm project

Engineers with a Tekmar cable protection system
The Newton Aycliffe subsea cables specialist will supply its TekTube innovation to the Westermeermind project in the Netherlands

Videos & Photos

The new St Mary's Inn near Stannington

First look at new St Mary’s Inn gastro pub in Stannington, Northumberland

Left to right, Airport Chief Executive David Laws, Leader of South Tyneside Council Iain Malcolm, and Bob Schumacher from United Airlines, during the press conference at Newcastle Airport updated

Newcastle International Airport announce direct flights to New York with United Airlines

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

 

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