Business

From left: Cliff Walker and David Travers of Castle Eden Brewery with James Clinghan, senior relationship manager at Lombard, and Ben Foster, NatWest relationship manager

Castle Eden Brewery name resurrected as microbrewery creating six jobs

Two North East businessmen are launching a new-look Castle Eden Brewery with premises in Seaham

Northern Goldsmiths Newcastle showroom to be transformed with £1m investment

Goldsmiths executive brand director Craig Bolton and Northern Goldsmiths general manager Jason West
Northern Goldsmiths has crowned the corner of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street since 1832

British Engines to buy Rolls Royce subsidiary Michell Bearings for £12m

Richard Dodd, from British Engines at St. Peters, Newvcastle
The Tyneside-based firm will buy Michell Bearings, a marine company based in Newcastle for around £12.6m in the autumn

Car parts maker Gestamp Tallent builds for the future with £11m press plant expansion

Gestamp Tallent Plant Director Peter Gallone (right) and new Pressing Plant Manager Graham Moore outside the firm's new £11m extension
Gestamp Tallent, which employs more than 1,300 people in Newton Aycliffe, has carried out a significant update on the oldest part of its site.

Space Architects makes four internal promotions and pursues wide range of projects

From left, Paul Broadfoot, Nick Craggs, David Wise and Carinna Gebhard, who have all been promoted at Space Architects
Paul Broadfoot, Carinna Gebhard, David Wise and Nick Craggs all take on senior roles at Newcastle-based business

De La Rue flags £13.5m charge following issues with major customer

De La Rue products
Banknote maker said it would make an exceptional charge of £13.5m in its 2015 accounts, following an issue which started in 2010

Autumn calving portion of renowned Blelack herd to be sold in dispersal sale

Graeme Massie with some of the Blelack Herd
Purchasers given rare opportunity to invest in top genetics as part of British Charlois Society's Spring Show and Sale

Newcastle firm One Utility Bill partners with Acorn Properties to get foothold in student market

The One Utility Bill team with John Henderson of Acorn Properties
The utilities intermediary links up with North East letting agent to provide all-inclusive rent deals

Newcastle firm Navada Group secures new office in Beverley Hills

Jeremy Forsberg, left, and Matthew Scott of Navada Group
Partnership with Jey International Management will enable new opportunities in audience engagement and brand visibility

Legal challenge see guidance document for Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) scrapped

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters
NFU deputy president Minette Batters speaks of 'excellent result' for farmers using a 'vital risk-based trading option' in bTB areas
From left: Cliff Walker and David Travers of Castle Eden Brewery with James Clinghan, senior relationship manager at Lombard, and Ben Foster, NatWest relationship manager

Castle Eden Brewery name resurrected as microbrewery creating six jobs

Two North East businessmen are launching a new-look Castle Eden Brewery with premises in Seaham

Northern Goldsmiths Newcastle showroom to be transformed with £1m investment

Goldsmiths executive brand director Craig Bolton and Northern Goldsmiths general manager Jason West
Northern Goldsmiths has crowned the corner of Pilgrim Street and Blackett Street since 1832

Autumn calving portion of renowned Blelack herd to be sold in dispersal sale

Graeme Massie with some of the Blelack Herd
Purchasers given rare opportunity to invest in top genetics as part of British Charlois Society's Spring Show and Sale
Quorum Business Park

UK business park take-up hits record high in Bilfinger GVA report

Cobalt Business Park recorded the biggest lettings but healthy activity was also noted at Quorum, Doxford and Fifth Avenue

Cairn Group invests £500,000 on makeover to create new Newcastle bar

Bar Berlise on Osborne Road, Newcastle, which is getting a £500,000 facelift
Around 20 new jobs will also be created in the project to transform Bar Berlise into a new destination bar called 97 & Social

Former Flynn's bar on Newcastle Quayside comes up for sale

Building work on Quayside Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne
"Live Theatre is looking for a high quality operator for this address to complement the Live Works office development," said Patrick Matheson
Graeme Massie with some of the Blelack Herd

Autumn calving portion of renowned Blelack herd to be sold in dispersal sale

Purchasers given rare opportunity to invest in top genetics as part of British Charlois Society's Spring Show and Sale

Legal challenge see guidance document for Approved Finishing Units (AFUs) scrapped

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters
NFU deputy president Minette Batters speaks of 'excellent result' for farmers using a 'vital risk-based trading option' in bTB areas

Concerns remain over changes to bTB testing regime in England, says NFU

NFU Deputy President Minette Batters
Deputy president Minette Batters says communication is key to ensuring a smooth transition to new system
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
Latest progress on the Co-op building, which is to be reopened as a Premier Inn and retail outlets, Interserve quantity surveyor Dave Robson

North East construction suffers from dip in workloads and labour shortages, survey says

The RICS Q1 2015 survey found the housing market is healthy, but private commercial space and private industrials saw a drop in workload activity

RICS launches North East Building Surveying Group for region's construction sector

Kenneth Kelly, chair of the RICS North East Building Surveying Group
RICS has formed the North East Building Surveying Group, headed by chartered building surveyor Kenneth Kelly to meet and discuss issues that are important to the industry

Boom time for building contractor Galliford Try Partnerships North

Stephen McCoy, managing director of Galliford Try Partnerships North
The Newcastle firm is back in the black after a huge year of consistent housing schemes, and sales have soared from £8m to £27m.
Gestamp Tallent Plant Director Peter Gallone (right) and new Pressing Plant Manager Graham Moore outside the firm's new £11m extension

Car parts maker Gestamp Tallent builds for the future with £11m press plant expansion

Gestamp Tallent, which employs more than 1,300 people in Newton Aycliffe, has carried out a significant update on the oldest part of its site.

QuantuMDx to double headcount and pursue IPO

The Q-Poc diagnostic tool developed by QuantuMDx
Commercialisation of innovative handheld devices draws closer with final prototype trials planned

Egger's Hexham investment programme triggers turnover rise of 61%

An aerial view of the Egger facility at Hexham, Northumberland
Egger has invested almost £95m into its Hexham plant over the last five years and sales have soared by 61%

Videos & Photos

Andrew James celebrates as Durham firm is named North East Company of the Year

The Gazette and Journal North East Business awards final 2015 at Hardwick Hall Co Durham. Winners Andrew Tomlinson and James Buckle from Andrew James online retail

North East Business Awards: Durham's Andrew James named company of the year

Journal Business Devolution Breakfast 2015 at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel

The Journal North East devolution debate highlights need for more and better jobs

 

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