Business

Malhotra Group buys Whitley Bay's Rex Hotel out of administration

The Rex Hotel in Whitley Bay
The landmark Rex Hotel on Whitley Bay's seafront had fallen into administration due to "spiralling" debts

Grassland focus for first northern uplands conference

John Rowland, manager Low Beckside Farm, Newton Rigg College at work in the uplands
Business opportunities, succession plans and innovation on the agenda for event on February 5

ScS private equity owners line up £35million stock market listing

ScS
The Sunderland-based furniture retailer ScS is set to float on the London Stock Exchange at the end of January

Xsite progresses its role at key Blyth regeneration scheme

An artist's impression of the hotel Xsite architects are working on in Blyth
New appointment sees xsite continue its involvement with Arch’s estimated £20m mixed use landmark scheme.

UK first for North East as Apprentice Hub aims to narrow IT skills gap

From left, Rising Stars graduates Jaedon Ross, Chelsea Dryden and Sam Thompson with Louise Ball of Baltic Training Services
Employer network Dynamo is teaming up with Baltic Training Services to benefit both young people and employers looking for qualified candidates

Port of Sunderland is delivering the goods

Port of Sunderland
Port of Sunderland is riding high after posting record highs in import and export tonnage

Entrepreneur reveals details for £10m County Durham trade and retail park

An artist's impression of the £10m trade and retail park that will create around 300 jobs in Durham
Andrew Ward has high hopes the multi-million pound plan will be granted planning consent within weeks

AIS Training plot more expansion with specialist wind training centre

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training
The North Tyneside-based firm are building a £1m renewables training unit at their Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate base

CLA North backs call for National Parks to help grow economy

Lord Michael Heseltine
National Park Authorities want to work with LEPs to ensure long-term sustainability of rural businesses
John Rowland, manager Low Beckside Farm, Newton Rigg College at work in the uplands

Grassland focus for first northern uplands conference

Business opportunities, succession plans and innovation on the agenda for event on February 5

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete
Panoramic photos show how the luxury champagne bar on Dean Street is gradually taking shape

ScS private equity owners line up £35million stock market listing

ScS
The Sunderland-based furniture retailer ScS is set to float on the London Stock Exchange at the end of January

Rare opportunity to rent space in historic Newcastle Quayside building

Tenants can book facilities at Trinity House, which dates back to the 1400s and has been used as a hospital, almshouses and rigging loft

Newcastle Property firm GVA devises tool to identify development needs

This picture was supplied by Banks Property. It is an artist's impression of a proposed housing development in Palmersville.
The Newcastle office of GVA said the cutting edge toolkit will also help parish councils to work out their neighbourhood needs

Increasing occupier and investor demand forecast for 2015

Benjamin Mawby, left and Darren Cumner of Hitachi at the Newton Aycliffe complex
The annual G9 Sentiment Survey suggests industrials will be the strongest performer in 2015 - and retail will be the weakest
John Rowland, manager Low Beckside Farm, Newton Rigg College at work in the uplands

Grassland focus for first northern uplands conference

Business opportunities, succession plans and innovation on the agenda for event on February 5

CLA North backs call for National Parks to help grow economy

Lord Michael Heseltine
National Park Authorities want to work with LEPs to ensure long-term sustainability of rural businesses

Risk-based approach must be taken on endocrine disruptors

NFU vice president Guy Smith
NFU suggests farm profitability could be hit if 'precautionary' measures are implemented
Amyas Morse

Government prompt payment practice called into question

National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout
NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012

Dancer's County Durham social enterprise on track to double in size

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance & Fitness, based in Peterlee
Within two years, Nouveau Dance & Fitness expects to employ 24, reach 2,400 people weekly and have an established second base outside the region
An artist's impression of the hotel Xsite architects are working on in Blyth

Xsite progresses its role at key Blyth regeneration scheme

New appointment sees xsite continue its involvement with Arch’s estimated £20m mixed use landmark scheme.

Work starts on Newcastle's latest student accommodation scheme

Artist's impression of a room inside the new 270-bedroom student scheme
Glass Works is the third scheme for the Ouseburn area - and it's been backed by Hong Kong financiers

Balfour Beatty issue £70m profit warning following KPMG investigation

Leo Quinn of Balfour Beatty
The construction group also cancelled a £200m share buy-back programme
A training carriage for the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in Newton Aycliffe arrives at the Port of Tyne

First Hitachi training carriage arrives at the Port of Tyne

The carriage has taken 52 days and covered 12,880 nautical miles to reach its destination at the Port of Tyne

North East LEP seeks business people to form new Employment and Skills Board

Andrew Hodgson and Anne Isherwood
The six-strong North East group will comprise leaders from the business, voluntary and community sectors

Is the North-South divide really getting bigger?

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliott
Regional Affairs Reporter Rachel Wearmouth examines what the Centre for Cities' Outlook report means for the North East

Videos & Photos

A CGI of how the Glass House champagne bar in Newcastle will look when complete

Glass House champagne bar: A first look at work on the Newcastle venue

Artist's impression of a room inside the new 270-bedroom student scheme

Work starts on Newcastle's latest student accommodation scheme

Developer Kier has taken interior shots while working on Motel One in Newcastle

Motel One shots offer insight into Newcastle building’s heritage

 

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