Business

Eddie Fergusson House, Archer's former offices

Archer closes Blyth office shedding up to 60 jobs

The oil services firm announced the closure to staff this week, just over a year since expansion plans were talked about

Energy supply chain upbeat despite challenges posed by oil price fall

George Rafferty, chief executive of NOF Energy
Firms weighed in on prospects for 2015 as the NOF Energy annual survey was published

KPMG profits dented by investment as northern revenues rise to £200m

Mick Thompson of KPMG
Mick Thompson, office senior partner at KPMG's Newcastle base said it had been a period of expansion in the region

Baker Tilly sees profits rise 112% following last year's RSM Tenon acquisition

Baker Tilly
The turnaround and business advisory firm reported pre-tax profits of £11.9m

Premier Inn opens first North East hotel in a decade at Sunderland

A Premier Inn hotel
The new hotel plan is creating 50 new jobs, and two apprentices will also be taken on

£270m deal for surging Washington based Fastflow

Fastflow CEO and owner, Neil Armstrong
The deal for Washington based Fastflow follows the group’s success in becoming one of only five contractors to win a place on a National Grid framework

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

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

Glen Watson, Interlink Express, Michael Hendry, Barclays and Steve Watson, Interlink Express
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.

Newcastle-headquartered Cundall operating profit rises to £5.29m thanks to uplift across all markets

Cundall Johnston and Partners LLP
The Newcastle-headquartered consultant engineers say improvements in the construction market are encouraging
Eddie Fergusson House, Archer's former offices

Nearly 70 jobs under threat as Archer closes Blyth base

The oil services firm announced the closure to staff this week, just over a year since expansion plans were talked about

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

KPMG profits dented by investment as northern revenues rise to £200m

Mick Thompson of KPMG
Mick Thompson, office senior partner at KPMG's Newcastle base said it had been a period of expansion in the region
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
David Quayle, director of H&H Land and Property

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

H&H Land and Property discuss the ins and outs of the agreements

Farmers in the North East and Yorkshire support thriving barn owl population

Farmer and CFE chairman in Durham, William Maughan
CFE events offer advice on creating suitable habitats for owls, following a pick-up in numbers

Landowners' group warns on safety after report on fatalities on farms

CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn
North East and Yorkshire revealed as a blackspot region for farm deaths in HSE report
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
An artist impression of the exterior of the proposed Spanish art gallery

Visionary Auckland Castle project takes a leap forward

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

Surgo embarks on £1.5m healthcare scheme in County Durham

Gordon Brewis, HLP, Christine Potts, county councillor for Chilton, Martin Burgess, Burgess and Hyder dental practice, Dr Martin Orlandi, Jeff Alexander, Surgo Construction
The new Chilton Health Centre will replace an existing branch surgery with a purpose-built, two storey development
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

Newcastle sales consultants durhamlane land six figure deals

The outsourced sales and training firm have grown their workforce on the back of new work

Newcastle photographer nets national award for his awe-inspiring images of North East manufacturing

EEF/Lombard Make it Britain photography competition. Picture by Martin Avery, Globe Body Valve
Martin Avery was singled out from over 800 entries in this year's Make It Britain awards

Express Engineering continue growth with more Team Valley workshop space

TiG welding in Factory Five
Precision engineering specialists Express Engineering have taken on their sixth premises

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The Botanist, a new bar restaurant at Monument Mall

Newcastle's latest pub and restaurant, The Botanist, gets ready to open

 

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