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Cobalt 9B - Siemens office at Cobalt

International energy giant Siemens starts move of 200 staff into Cobalt Business Park

The firm, which has taken on around 350 people in the last year, will base its Power Generation Services Division in Cobalt 9b

Leading London digital agency moves into Newcastle's thriving Generator Studios

Commercial property PR pic Generator Studios, located on Trafalgar Street, Newcastle
TheTin has expanded into the North East to join a host of other firms at the Trafalgar Street studios

North East exports continue to grow despite national fall

David Coppock
Latest figures have revealed a 7.24% year-on-year rise in exports exports, despite a drop in exports nationally

150 North East businesses urged to sign up before Transplant Games

Lynne Holt, transplant co-ordinator at Newcastle Freeman Hospital
Businesses across the North East urged to take a role as Transplant Games head to Tyneside this summer

Virgin Money staff to receive average 11% bonuses following £121.2m profits show

Virgin Money
Newcastle headquartered bank more than doubled pre-tax profit and is poised to enter the FTSE 250

Brims Construction contract wins prompt new jobs and apprenticeships

Adam Wardropper (Site Manager), Ian Megaughin (Site Engineer), Stuart Dorward (Quantity Surveyor), Ian Clift (Director), Neil McGee (Purchasing Manager), and Simon Campbell (Senior Project Manager)
Fast-growing Brims Construction has responded to a rise in demand by recruiting eight new members of staff

'Futureproof' home by Esh Group destined to dazzle at Ideal Home Show in London

A CGI of the Future Proof Home that Esh Group will build at the Ideal Home Show
The home that Trivselhus-by-Esh is building will be reconstructed in Northumberland and put up for sale later

Northumberland farmers meet to discuss rise in Rural Payments Agency inspection failures

Northumberland farmer Hans Pörksen
Event at Kirkley Hall will include contributions from the RPA's Margaret Casey and Malcolm Angus from Trading Standards

Durham's REALsafe Technologies Limited wins GREAT Faces of British Business competition

From left, Andrew Richardson and Zoe Farrington from REALsafe Technologies, with Business Minister Matthew Hancock
Innovative motorcycle safety app earns start-up £30,000 creative advertising campaign and export support

PR agency The Tonic Communications gets behind Journal's campaign for prompt payment

Kelly Hill, left, and Georgina Dunkley of The Tonic Communications
Business with offices in North Tyneside and the Midlands says respect and trust are crucial to commercial relationships
Cobalt 9B - Siemens office at Cobalt

International energy giant Siemens starts move of 200 staff into Cobalt Business Park

The firm, which has taken on around 350 people in the last year, will base its Power Generation Services Division in Cobalt 9b

North East exports continue to grow despite national fall

David Coppock
Latest figures have revealed a 7.24% year-on-year rise in exports exports, despite a drop in exports nationally

Virgin Money staff to receive average 11% bonuses following £121.2m profits show

Virgin Money
Newcastle headquartered bank more than doubled pre-tax profit and is poised to enter the FTSE 250
Commercial property PR pic Generator Studios, located on Trafalgar Street, Newcastle

Leading London digital agency moves into Newcastle's thriving Generator Studios

TheTin has expanded into the North East to join a host of other firms at the Trafalgar Street studios

Commercial Property focus: Restricted supply of North East 'Big Sheds'

The former M&S unit at North Tyneside
Following a record-breaking 2014 for industrial space take-up, the market is facing a dearth of big sheds

Office space take-up falls 26% in Newcastle city centre

An aerial view over Cobalt Business Park
Grade A space continues to be in short supply but Cobalt Business Park secured the biggest leasing since 2009, to Utilitywise.
Northumberland farmer Hans Pörksen

Northumberland farmers meet to discuss rise in Rural Payments Agency inspection failures

Event at Kirkley Hall will include contributions from the RPA's Margaret Casey and Malcolm Angus from Trading Standards

Crown Estate links up with Velcourt for new tenancy agreement at the Ellington Estate in Northumberland

A combine harvester at work on the 4,500 acre Ellington Estate in Northumberland
First-of-its-kind move designed to encourage partnership working and investment by both landowner and farm manager

Keep dogs under control in the countryside during lambing season, says CLA

Two lambs
Landowners' organisation warns of the dangers to pregnant ewes and potential harm caused by fleeing sheep
Lucy Armstrong Chief executive, The Alchemists, Newcastle

Senior business leaders offer free intensive leadership course for North East SMEs

Invest NewcastleGateshead and Common Purpose have teamed with some of the region’s high profile business leaders to help SMEs grow

Northumberland woman launches cottage tweed business

The Northumbrian Tweed Company products
The Northumbrian Tweed Company grew out of Susanne Hume's hobby and sees her fit work around childcare

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013
Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace
Adam Wardropper (Site Manager), Ian Megaughin (Site Engineer), Stuart Dorward (Quantity Surveyor), Ian Clift (Director), Neil McGee (Purchasing Manager), and Simon Campbell (Senior Project Manager)

Brims Construction contract wins prompt new jobs and apprenticeships

Fast-growing Brims Construction has responded to a rise in demand by recruiting eight new members of staff

Crowne Plaza hotel in Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter now taking bookings

Newcastle Crowne Plaza hotel sales director, Amanda McBride, with the general manager Andrew Fox
The new hotel is on schedule from July but its new website, which has just gone live, is taking bookings from September

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Carillion
Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management
David Coppock

North East exports continue to grow despite national fall

Latest figures have revealed a 7.24% year-on-year rise in exports exports, despite a drop in exports nationally

Redundancies and new chief executive at County Durham manufacturer Filtronic

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic updated
Firm with County Durham base has replaced its chief executive after announcing expected drop in sales

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park

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Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

 

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