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Teesside-based CPI secures multi-million pound pipeline of work ahead of national centre launch

“We have four projects knocking on the door now and funding has been secured for these." Jonathan Robinson, CPI

Gentoo and Tolent team up in joint venture to tackle construction industry

Steve Lanaghan, executive director of Gentoo Group and (Right) John Wood, chair of Tolent Ltd
Two North East businesses form Gentoo Tolent Limited and aim to use complementary skills to expand order books

North East firm Intraining swing into the red with pre-tax loss of £1.39m

Intraining logo
The training and apprenticeships provider lost a key contract to deliver the Government's Work Programme in North East Yorkshire and Humber

North East SMEs with top HR&D stories to vie for top award

CIMA regional director Europe, Dave Rowsby
Entries are arriving for this year's CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards

Milestone reached on creation of new Newcastle hotel

The seven storey atrium at Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter hotel
Seven-floor atrium is finished at the Crowne Plaza hotel being created on Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter

South Tyneside butcher Dicksons forges ahead with expansion after growing sales by 8%

Michael Dickson (front), Christopher Welch (left) and Tom Wills (right) from Sintons outside one of Dicksons most recently opened shops in Cramlington
The firm which started in one small shop in South Shields now has 24 outlets, and is keen to expand itsretail side

Newcastle recruitment firm NRG launch drive for technical team at Durham-based Atom bank

Atom bank
Around 450 jobs will be filled at Durham-headquartered Atom Bank - the UK's first truly digital bank - over the next five years

Regent Centre office scheme in Newcastle could be turned into 400 homes

Regent Centre in Gosforth
Developers Omnia said they are "exploring options" and that no plans have been set in stone

Family firm Peterlee Glass targets further growth after £2.9m takeover

Peterlee Glass managing director Graeme Hawes at the company's trade centre in Peterlee
"Becoming part of the Brownhills Investment portfolio is massive opportunity for us," - Graeme Hawes, managing director

April fool: plans for pub wrapped around Grey's Monument are not true

Artists impression of Club Monument updated
Our story on plans for an Earl Grey-themed pub in the centre of Newcastle appear to have amused many (but fooled no-one)
Wilton Centre

Teesside-based CPI secures multi-million pound pipeline of work ahead of national centre launch

“We have four projects knocking on the door now and funding has been secured for these." Jonathan Robinson, CPI

Gentoo and Tolent team up in joint venture to tackle construction industry

Steve Lanaghan, executive director of Gentoo Group and (Right) John Wood, chair of Tolent Ltd
Two North East businesses form Gentoo Tolent Limited and aim to use complementary skills to expand order books

Milestone reached on creation of new Newcastle hotel

The seven storey atrium at Crowne Plaza Newcastle Stephenson Quarter hotel
Seven-floor atrium is finished at the Crowne Plaza hotel being created on Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter
Tim Evans of Knight Frank

Tim Evans speaks of pride as he retires as head of Knight Frank's Newcastle office

"There is true vitality here with all working as one for the good of all. It is very special," says Tim Evans

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

Hannah Furness
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
Rob Harrison, NFU dairy board chairman

NFU calls for EU act 'responsibly and collectively' as milk quotas come to an end

Northumberland vice chairman Hugh Richardson says changes unlikely to impact operations or sector as a whole in the UK

Northumberland teenager wins scholarship to help studies to become a gamekeeper

Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor from Northumberland is hoping to follow a family tradition by working as a gamekeeper

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
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
Wilton Centre

Teesside-based CPI secures multi-million pound pipeline of work ahead of national centre launch

“We have four projects knocking on the door now and funding has been secured for these." Jonathan Robinson, CPI

Appointments: KPMG boosts its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group with new associate partner

Steve Blacker has joined KPMGs Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group
Steve Blacker has joined KPMG’s Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group

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

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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