Business

Nicola Short, Fiona Railson, Peter Neal, Hazel Smith and Dave Bowman, who have joined UNW to launch and support its new Strategic Talent team

Newcastle firm UNW expands business advisory activities with new talent search division

The Newcastle-based firm has also recruited a new partner and former Entrepreneurs' Forum boss, Nicola Short

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS
AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Tim Evans to retire from Knight Frank's Newcastle office after 20 years

Tim Evans of Knight Frank
Peter Bowden is to take over Knight Frank's Newcastle office on April 1 after Tim Evans retires after 20 years of service

Technology firms bringing manufacturing to the North East

Jobs to come in pharmaceutical and technology markets thanks to North East innovations Vreo and Rokshaw

Greggs chairman Ian Durant says business is no longer a man's world

Ian Durant
Greggs chairman Ian Durant was among those to address students at South Tyneside College on the need for gender equality

New director appointed at Newton Rigg College

Dr Jane Sullivan of Newton Rigg College
Dr Jane Sullivan has experience working at several colleges in the North, as well as spending 15 years at AstraZeneca

Manor House converted to modern office space at the heart of County Durham

The Manor House in Sedgefield which has been converted to modern office space
The Manor House in Sedgefield has served as a home, council headquarters and magistrates' court but now is a modern office

North Country Leisure becomes subsidiary of UK's largest not-for-profit leisure firm

West Denton pool
Formed in the 1990s, both GLL and NCL have strong reputations in developing and delivering high quality leisure activities

Gateshead stag and hen firm on track for year of growth

Matt Mavir from Last Night of Freedom
Gateshead-based Last Night of Freedom aims to take advantage of growing economy with integrated product offering

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
Nicola Short, Fiona Railson, Peter Neal, Hazel Smith and Dave Bowman, who have joined UNW to launch and support its new Strategic Talent team

Newcastle firm UNW expands business advisory activities with new talent search division

The Newcastle-based firm has also recruited a new partner and former Entrepreneurs' Forum boss, Nicola Short

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS
AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Technology firms bringing manufacturing to the North East

Jobs to come in pharmaceutical and technology markets thanks to North East innovations Vreo and Rokshaw
The Manor House in Sedgefield which has been converted to modern office space

Manor House converted to modern office space at the heart of County Durham

The Manor House in Sedgefield has served as a home, council headquarters and magistrates' court but now is a modern office

Tim Evans to retire from Knight Frank's Newcastle office after 20 years

Tim Evans of Knight Frank
Peter Bowden is to take over Knight Frank's Newcastle office on April 1 after Tim Evans retires after 20 years of service

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
Dr Jane Sullivan of Newton Rigg College

New director appointed at Newton Rigg College

Dr Jane Sullivan has experience working at several colleges in the North, as well as spending 15 years at AstraZeneca

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

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
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
Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Technology firms bringing manufacturing to the North East

Jobs to come in pharmaceutical and technology markets thanks to North East innovations Vreo and Rokshaw

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

Videos & Photos

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

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

 

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