Business

An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

Andrew James celebrates as Durham firm is named North East Company of the Year

Company started by two cousins in a garage has grown to have turnover of £17.4m and nearly 100 employees

Gateshead firm Sevcon creates 20 jobs after getting grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon
Grant from the regional growth fund pot will enable Gateshead firm to take on new staff and develop new product

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail
Kitchenware specialists started by two cousins have grown year-on-year to reach turnover of £17.4m

Landmark building Hexham House is put up for sale

Hexham House
Northumberland County Council wants to sell Hexham House and adjoining building on Gilesgate as part of property review

Employers announce plans to create 800 jobs in County Durham

PBP Steering Group members Steve Metcalfe from NSK, Valda Goodfellow from Goodfellow and Goodfellow and Richard Egginton of Sotech
The NECC said the new jobs shows the strategy of "more and better jobs" is coming to fruition

Concerns remain over changes to bTB testing regime in England, says NFU

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters
Deputy president Minette Batters says communication is key to ensuring a smooth transition to new system

Hexham Auction Mart holds two-day fundraiser for Stay Strong Stu campaign

Hexham Mart auctioneer Chris Armstrong in action at the Hay Show
Since Stu Ridley was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, his postive outlook has inspired many to help raise awareness of the condition

Northstar Ventures launch foundation to fuel North East social enterprises

Alasdair Greig, director of Northstar Ventures
The Newcastle-based venture capitalists will syphon a proportion of profits into vehicle inspired by Northern Rock Foundation

Peter Hull appointed operations director at H&H Land and Property

From left, David Quayle, Brian Richardson, Peter Hull and Tim Parsons of H&H Land and Property
Commercial manager promoted to join Tim Parsons and David Quayle in formulation of new strategies, policies, plans and budgets
An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

Monday Interview: Valda Goodfellow, co-founder of Goodfellow and Goodfellow

Valda Goodfellow
Valda Goodfellow, the entrepreneur with a passion for North East manufacturing talks BSE, safe sex as a marketing tool and 9/11

Concerns remain over changes to bTB testing regime in England, says NFU

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters
Deputy president Minette Batters says communication is key to ensuring a smooth transition to new system
Quorum Business Park

UK business park take-up hits record high in Bilfinger GVA report

Cobalt Business Park recorded the biggest lettings but healthy activity was also noted at Quorum, Doxford and Fifth Avenue

Cairn Group invests £500,000 on makeover to create new Newcastle bar

Bar Berlise on Osborne Road, Newcastle, which is getting a £500,000 facelift
Around 20 new jobs will also be created in the project to transform Bar Berlise into a new destination bar called 97 & Social

Former Flynn's bar on Newcastle Quayside comes up for sale

Building work on Quayside Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
"Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this address to complement the Live Works office development," said Patrick Matheson
NFU Deputy President Minette Batters

Concerns remain over changes to bTB testing regime in England, says NFU

Deputy president Minette Batters says communication is key to ensuring a smooth transition to new system

Hexham Auction Mart holds two-day fundraiser for Stay Strong Stu campaign

Hexham Mart auctioneer Chris Armstrong in action at the Hay Show
Since Stu Ridley was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour, his postive outlook has inspired many to help raise awareness of the condition

Newton Rigg College event will see £5m of grassland management equipment on display

Grassland management demonstrations at the first Grassland North event at Newton Rigg College in 2013
Grassland North will feature working demonstrations from leading companies, Kuhn, Krone, Fendt and Massey Ferguson
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
Latest progress on the Co-op building, which is to be reopened as a Premier Inn and retail outlets, Interserve quantity surveyor Dave Robson

North East construction suffers from dip in workloads and labour shortages, survey says

The RICS Q1 2015 survey found the housing market is healthy, but private commercial space and private industrials saw a drop in workload activity

RICS launches North East Building Surveying Group for region's construction sector

Kenneth Kelly, chair of the RICS North East Building Surveying Group
RICS has formed the North East Building Surveying Group, headed by chartered building surveyor Kenneth Kelly to meet and discuss issues that are important to the industry

Boom time for building contractor Galliford Try Partnerships North

Stephen McCoy, managing director of Galliford Try Partnerships North
The Newcastle firm is back in the black after a huge year of consistent housing schemes, and sales have soared from £8m to £27m.
An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

People on the Move

Glen Judge
Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.

Monday Interview: Valda Goodfellow, co-founder of Goodfellow and Goodfellow

Valda Goodfellow
Valda Goodfellow, the entrepreneur with a passion for North East manufacturing talks BSE, safe sex as a marketing tool and 9/11

Videos & Photos

Andrew James celebrates as Durham firm is named North East Company of the Year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

Journal Business Devolution Breakfast 2015 at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel

The Journal North East devolution debate highlights need for more and better jobs

 

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