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Paul Farn of Powerdial (left) with David Thomas of NEL Fund Managers

Powerdial Services secures six-figure investment and aims to treble turnover

The Seaham-based suppliers of communication technologies has secured money from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund and shareholders

County Durham recruitment company grows as turnover increases

Donna and Dave Rowlands of DDR Staffing Solutions
Since starting out solo Donna Rowlands has grown the firm to a team of 10 - and has plans to recruit more next year

Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling make inaugural Investec Mid-Market 100 list

John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns
Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling - both in County Durham - are the only two North East firms in the inaugural list

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Paul Farn of Powerdial (left) with David Thomas of NEL Fund Managers

Powerdial Services secures six-figure investment and aims to treble turnover

The Seaham-based suppliers of communication technologies has secured money from the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund and shareholders

Donna and Dave Rowlands of DDR Staffing Solutions

County Durham recruitment company grows as turnover increases

Since starting out solo Donna Rowlands has grown the firm to a team of 10 - and has plans to recruit more next year

John Weir and John Sands of Wear Inns

Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling make inaugural Investec Mid-Market 100 list

Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling - both in County Durham - are the only two North East firms in the inaugural list

Matt Boyle, President and Chief Executive Officer of the electric vehicle control manufacturer Sevcon

Gateshead green transport firm Sevcon starts manufacturing in Malaysia

The new contract is also set to increase the headcount at Sevcon’s Team Valley headquarters over the next 12 months

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Most Influential 2014: The Journal list of the North East's movers and shakers

The North East's most influential people in business are revealed in the 2014 edition of The Journal's Most Influential

PMC Pharmaceuticals shareholders Paul Healey and Paul McCourt with UNW corporate finance manager Mark Simpson

PMC Pharmaceuticals to create 25 jobs following six-figure finance deal

Cramlington's PMC Pharmaceuticals have secured funding from the North East Growth Plus Fund

MASfab

Newly launched MASfab secure £25,000 loan to help entry into steel fabrication market

From their Bowburn site MASfab provide steel fabrication, installation and site services to the oil and gas, renewables and marine industries

An oil rig in the North Sea

Confidence falls in the North Sea oil and gas industry

Declining production levels and falling oil prices hit confidence in offshore sector particularly the North Sea

Charlie Hoult, right, Hoults Yard managing director, with councillor Neil Foster from the ERDF programme

£3m project will convert historic factory into new Ouseburn workspace

Hoults Yard is expanding its creative tech hub with Newcastle’s biggest investment in superfast broadband and data centre

Left to right, Colin Billiet, managing director at nano-porous solutions ltd, HRH Duke of Kent and John Pearson, research and development manager at the firm

Gateshead green tech firm nano-porous solutions ltd set to almost treble workforce

The firm's technology can be applied to a whole raft of sectors, in a market worth more than £65m

Tinsley Special Products

Growth money awarded to collapsed County Durham's Tinsley Special Products will be recycled

A downturn in trade forced the firm into administration just months after being awarded £3.5m funding

Steven Renwick, founder and chief executive of Satago

North East digital start-ups aim to tackle late payment problem

Some firms in the North East are developing innovative automated solutions to improve the payment situation

Pedigree livestock seller Jonathan Watson

Harrison and Hetherington trial live online bidding system

The Xcira Online Ringman system, to be launched at the Black & White dairy sale, allows farmers to take part in auctions from anywhere in the world

Deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, Cllr Harry Trueman, left, with Dave Bartell, Expert Tooling's operations director

25 jobs created as Expert Tooling and Automation grows

Sunderland manufacturer is to build a 30,000 sq ft factory that will triple its available assembly space

From left, handPICKED shop manager Julie Patterson, assistant shop manager Adam Wilson, and apprentices Michael Hepple and Abbie Brown

MetroCentre shop allows Gateshead College students to trial retail ideas

£50,000 of funds from RBS has led to innovative business project for Gateshead College students

OSBITs latest intake of graduate engineers

Northumberland-based Osbit Power reveals 450% growth

North East engineering firm Osbit Power has revealed a huge growth in turnover for the last year as profits went up from £21,000 to £1.4m

Sir Jonthan Ive meets students at Northumbria University updated

Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive launches business support fund at Northumbria University

Sir Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of design at Apple, returned to Northumbria University in Newcastle for a fundraising dinner to launch a new Enterprise and Innovation Fund

De La Rue

Half-year operating profits fall 31% at banknote printer De La Rue

The firm, which has a factory in Gateshead, said conditions remain challenging.

Patrik Dahlen of Immunodianostic Systems in Boldon

Patrik Dahlen resigns as Immunodiagnostics Systems' chief executive

Dr Dahlen will stay in his post for up to a year, according to the brief stock market announcement.

Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Fight against cuts to legal aid recognised at Newcastle Law Society's annual awards

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Lawyer of the Year: L-R Graham Lowes, Helen Ager,Nigel Barnes, Verity Dobbie, Paul Dunn, Allan Devine and Lewis Pearson

Lawyer of the Year shared by nine campaigning North East solicitors

Lord Walton

65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

Dame Margaret Barbour

65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

 

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