Business

Lisa Mood with some of the AkzoNobel team

Felling workers face uncertain New Year as Akzo Nobel lines up redundancies

The North East site's Dutch owners, Akzo Nobel plan to make 50 redundancies as part of a global cost cutting exercise

County Durham training firm backs Journal Pay Fair campaign

The New Results Training directors, from left: Mike Lever, Nicola Tynemouth and Nevil Tynemouth
Training company boss says a cultural shift is needed so businesses recognise the importance of ethical behaviour

Wearside-based Grundfos plays key role in battle against ebola

Grundfos' operations manager Mark Lister (left) and Michael Ward
Staff at Grundfos worked around the clock to complete the order for water boosters in record time.

Profits slow down for Bulkahul Limited but bosses remain confident

Steve Gibson
The Middlesbrough-based tank container operators made a pre-tax profit of £31.5m

Thermopak acquired by Yorkshire firm who plan new investment for the plant

PFF Packaging Limited
The Tyneside-based manufacturer of moulded trays has been bought by Keighley's PFF Packaging

Ship business A&P Group announce 'pleasing' results

A&P Group's site on the Tyne
Profit and turnover rose last year for Ship repair and marine engineering business, A&P Group Limited, despite challenging economic climate

Views sought on measures to toughen Prompt Payment Code

Philip King, chief executive of The Institute of Credit Management (ICM)
An enforcement board and the introduction of maximum terms are among proposals going out to consultation

Opsec Security Group narrow losses from £2.2m to £600,000

Credit cards with holograms
A rise in orders within the Sunderland firm's transaction card and government protection divisions has also boosted sales.

Senior BP man among speaker lineup for major Tyneside energy conference

Paul Appleby, Head of Energy Economics at BP
The first speakers for March 2015's Energy: A Balanced Future conference have been announced

North East at the forefront of multi-million pound geothermal energy plans

Harrison Rafferty, logistics assistant with Geothermal Drilling Ltd
Despite a recent setback, scientists say the North East has the potential to become the site of the UK’s first geothermal energy scheme in decades
The New Results Training directors, from left: Mike Lever, Nicola Tynemouth and Nevil Tynemouth

County Durham training firm backs Journal Pay Fair campaign

Training company boss says a cultural shift is needed so businesses recognise the importance of ethical behaviour

Wearside-based Grundfos plays key role in battle against ebola

Grundfos' operations manager Mark Lister (left) and Michael Ward
Staff at Grundfos worked around the clock to complete the order for water boosters in record time.

Profits slow down for Bulkahul Limited but bosses remain confident

Steve Gibson
The Middlesbrough-based tank container operators made a pre-tax profit of £31.5m
Glen Watson, Interlink Express, Michael Hendry, Barclays and Steve Watson, Interlink Express

Interlink Express franchisees move into bigger Gateshead facility and look to recruit

Brothers Glen and Steve Watson recently acquired the ten year lease for Aquarius, a 17,897 sq ft warehouse in Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead.

Economic confidence fuels commercial property growth: A look back on 2014

A CGI of the Crowne Plaza Hotel under construction at the Stephenson Quarter
Bradley Hall, DTZ, GVA and Naylors give us their take on industrials, investment and offices' performance in 2014

Luke Symonds: Commercial property investment market strengthens

Luke Symonds, senior surveyor at GVA in Newcastle analyses a strengthening investment market
Luke Symonds, senior surveyor at GVA in Newcastle analyses a strengthening investment market
Film-maker Magali Pettier

Film documents year in the life of tenant hill-farming family

New documentary focuses on the Hutchinsons, of Forest-in-Teesdale, as they attempt to breed the perfect flock of Swaledale sheep

Fine councils for failing to update Local Plans, says CLA

Dorothy Fairburn, CLA North regional director
Landowners' organisation says out-to-date planning legislation can block the progress of important rural development

Electricity wayleaves: are farmers getting the full compensation they are entitled to?

David Quayle, director of H&H Land and Property
H&H Land and Property discuss the ins and outs of the agreements
John King, North East business support manager at NBSL

North East Business Support Fund extended into 2015

The Fund, managed by enterprise agency NBSL, has been extended until June 2015

Lingerie entrepreneur aims to grow Newcastle Naughty Knickers venture thanks to £50,000 funding

Sarah Northey
Sarah Northey, who runs Naughty Knickers Ltd from a unit at Lynnwood Business Centre, plans to use the invoice finance to fulfil a growing pipeline of orders

Mother and daughter launch luxury dog fashion store in Morpeth

Hazel (left) and Alexandria Coulson
18 year-old Alexandria Coulson and her mother Hazel are about to open Urban Pooch Ltd in Morpeth
Opus Building Services start refurbishment work at Claremont Place. Left to right is Mark Triggs Site Supervisor and Scott Louis, Project Manager

Construction firm starts work on student accommodation block

Project close to Newcastle University maintains features of 18th century townhouses

Visionary Auckland Castle project takes a leap forward

An artist impression of the exterior of the proposed Spanish art gallery
Four schemes totalling £24m are going before Durham County Council - and work could start next year

Durham's JDP Contracting Services Ltd undergo management buyout

From left: Sarah Thorpe of UK Steel Enterprise; Chris Hyde, JDP managing director; Steve Plaskitt of Tait Walker, and Gordon Jamieson of UK Steel Enterprise
JDP Contracting Services Ltd was bought by current managing director Chris Hyde, for an undisclosed sum
PFF Packaging Limited

Thermopak acquired by Yorkshire firm who plan new investment for the plant

The Tyneside-based manufacturer of moulded trays has been bought by Keighley's PFF Packaging

Six reasons why companies should enter the North East Business Awards

The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014
Previous winners explain how awards help them in terms of prestige, morale and getting ahead

Newcastle sales consultants durhamlane land six figure deals

New starters Ashley Vallance (far left), Tracey Wilson (centre front) and Andrew Howie (far right) are helping durhamlane’s Richard Lane (back left) and Lee Durham (back right) to the best ever sales performance figures
The outsourced sales and training firm have grown their workforce on the back of new work

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The CIPR Awards at The Biscuit Factory updated

Top PR talent honoured at the 2014 CIPR North East PRide Awards

 

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