Business

Judith Moran

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Bake-Off star Mary Berry helps launch new Barker and Stonehouse store in Stockton

James Barker and Mary Berry at the opening of Barker and Stonehouse's Stockton store
New shop is return to its roots for Barker and Stonehouse, which started in Stockton in 1946

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

Hannah Furness
RICS launch campaign to encourage more North East women to consider surveying as a career option, in a bid to tackle workforce diversity issues

Thinking Digital's Herb Kim appointed executive chairman to advisory board of Tech North

Thinking Digital chief executive Herb Kim
Initiative, part of the Tech City UK network, is design to fuel the growth of the digital economy in the North of England

Advantex Network Services Ltd announces growth plans after securing new work with Rockliffe Hall

Rockliffe Halls Ivor Godfrey, left, with Stephen OConnell from Advantex
Gateshead IT company has carried out numerous projects at renowned hotel, including event support at Senior Masters golf tournament

Vaulkhard Group Ltd formed as brothers merge leisure businesses to drive expansion plans

Brothers and business partners, Oliver and Harry Vaulkhard (left and right) and Sintons Partner Christopher Welch (middle)
Vaulkhard Group owns a number of pubs and bars on Tyneside and Northumberland, as well as having a property portfolio

Business Interview: Marcus Clinton, principal of Northumberland College

Northumberland College Principal Marcus Clinton
Marcus Clinton's role as principal at Northumberland College is seeing him at the centre of efforts to plug the county’s skills gap. And he's opened a zoo, as Graeme Whitfield finds out

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

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
Judith Moran

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Ferschl Tubeform Limited falls into administration causing 44 redundancies

Ferschl Tubeform factory on South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee
Administrators said the Peterlee-based manufacturer had suffered losses for around six years

Vaulkhard Group Ltd formed as brothers merge leisure businesses to drive expansion plans

Brothers and business partners, Oliver and Harry Vaulkhard (left and right) and Sintons Partner Christopher Welch (middle)
Vaulkhard Group owns a number of pubs and bars on Tyneside and Northumberland, as well as having a property portfolio
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
David Wright with 72 Berryholme Cashmer, among the bulls to be sold at Borderway Mart on April 8, 2015

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

Dairy auctioneer Glyn Lucas says event is recognised as the leading show and sale of its kind

North East NFU to hold briefings for farmers after RPA's decision to abandon online-only application process

Richard Pearson, regional director for the NFU in the North East
NFU regional director Richard Pearson says decision was welcomed by most, but next steps remain uncertain

NFU urges National Trust to work with tenant farmers as part of new strategy

Dame Helen Ghosh, director-general of the National Trust
Report, which lays out £1bn plan to protect the countryside, considers everything from threats to nature to investing in the nation's heritage
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
Crosland Park in Cramlington

Cramlington manufacturer Copperchase Ltd secures $6m contract in Southern Iraq

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

North Shields furniture factory expects 100 jobs to be created after re-shoring work from China

From left: Martin Robinson, David Rose (both Fuda Hobart Rose Ltd) and Cameron Ross (MAS)
Fuda-Hobart Roser uses Manufacturing Advisory Service funding to bring work back to the North East

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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