Business

Cold brew coffee hits Fenwick's shelves thanks to Ponteland-based entrepreneur

Josh Thompson of The Speciality Coffee Company
Josh Thompson, who runs The Specialty Coffee Company and is co-founder of Lola's Coffee, has launched Point Blank Cold Brew

Two more panel members announced for North East devolution breakfast

Fergus Trim, Broadoak Asset Management director
Developer Fergus Trim and Luke Raikes, from the IPPR North think tank, will be on the panel at event organised by The Journal

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

Civil engineers Southbay to double workforce after major contract wins

Southbay's Swan Hunter project manager Graham Taylor, company managing director Paul Stephenson, and Southbay's Port of Tyne project manager Andrew Georgeson
North Shields firm will undertake major projects at Port of Tyne and the former Swan Hunter site

Seaham-based BE Group wins contract to deliver growth in the south east

Jonathan Lamb, executive director of business development at BE Group
Seaham-based BE Group will lead consortium providing a growth hub in Surrey and Hampshire

Operating profits leap up to £2.56m at Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd

One of the products made at Farne Salmon and Trout limited in Duns
Turnover also rose 14% at the Duns-based business, which took on 53 new employees in its latest accounts year

Name in lights for Metro Radio as firm confirms sponsorship deal extension

Dominic Munnelly, Marketing Director at Metro Radio, with Nichola McKenna, Marketing and Commercial Manager for the Metro Radio Arena
New signage has been installed at the Metro Radio Arena, as the media business renews its sponsorship of the venue for a further two years

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

North East developments help drive Bett Homes towards half-year target

Bett Homes' managing director Scott Varley
Sunderland-based housebuilder Bett Homes is on course to achieve strong half-year sales
Josh Thompson of The Speciality Coffee Company

Cold brew coffee hits Fenwick's shelves thanks to Ponteland-based entrepreneur

Josh Thompson, who runs The Specialty Coffee Company and is co-founder of Lola's Coffee, has launched Point Blank Cold Brew

Two more panel members announced for North East devolution breakfast

Fergus Trim, Broadoak Asset Management director
Developer Fergus Trim and Luke Raikes, from the IPPR North think tank, will be on the panel at event organised by The Journal

Regent Centre in Newcastle could be turned from a office complex to 400 homes

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

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

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

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
Ryan Taylor

Northumberland teenager wins scholarship to help studies to become a gamekeeper

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

UK's largest show and sale of pedigree Holstein Friesian bulls to take place in Carlisle on April 8

David Wright with 72 Berryholme Cashmer, among the bulls to be sold at Borderway Mart on April 8, 2015
Dairy auctioneer Glyn Lucas says event is recognised as the leading show and sale of its kind
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
Steve Blacker has joined KPMGs Northern practice to head its Innovation Reliefs and Incentives group

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

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

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

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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