Business

Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield
Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

12 companies win prizes at event held at Teesside Univerity - the last of three heats for the North East Business Awards

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

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Pictures and all the winners from the from the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards at Teesside University's Olympia Building

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

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

Newcastle Popolo City Bar to continue trading under new company name

Site of the reopened Popolo bar on the Quayside
Stefan Bell, the former director of Popolo UK Limited is the owner of 1501 Leisure Ltd, the new owners of Popolo City Bar in Newcastle

Public Wi-Fi plans back on track for Newcastle and Gateshead as BT chosen to deliver project

BT WIFI
BT replace Spanish firm GOWEX who were originally chosen to deliver the free public Wi-Fi before they declared bankruptcy last year

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

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

Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

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

Top Newcastle architects Faulkner Browns to create Wearside Beacon of Light

FaulknerBrowns based in Newcastle are to create the design for the Beacon of Light centre in Sunderland
Faulkner Browns has been chosen to create a design for the Beacon of Light, based at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland
Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East

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

NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain

NFU urges National Trust to work with tenant farmers as part of new strategy

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
Report, which lays out £1bn plan to protect the countryside, considers everything from threats to nature to investing in the nation's heritage

NFU calls for Government action as report shines light on farm inspection concerns

NFU better regulation adviser Lee Osborne
Red tape review highlights array of problems, from duplication to poor communication
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

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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

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

 

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