Whitley Bay apprentice checks in for top hotel awards

First class service is all in a day’s work for apprentice Ryan Hall – and now he is set to prove it on the international stage.

Louise Clark, of Elsee Crafts in Whitley Bay.

Crafting her way from market stall to Whitley Bay shop

A woman has turned a lifelong love of crafts into a thriving business.

Sterling Pharma Solutions in Dudley, Cramlington celebrating the success of its apprenticeship programme during National Apprenticeship Week with some of their apprentices, CEO Kevin Cook and guests Alan Campbell, MP for Tynemouth, Stan Higgins, CEO for the North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) and George Ritchie MBE, Chair of the North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (NEAAN). Picture by Jane Coltman

Manufacturer celebrates importance of apprenticeships

A manufacturing firm has been celebrating the success of its apprenticeship programme.

Independent chartered surveyor Alan Walton. Picture by Matt Hale / Time Freezer Photography.

North Shields firm eyes expansion after record year

An independent North Shields chartered surveying firm has set its sights on expansion and is on course to treble turnover inside three years.

Mark Adamson, CEO of Fletcher Building, who own Formica.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Major investment planned at North Shields factory

A major investment is taking shape to improve facilities at a North Shields factory and safeguard hundreds of jobs.

Helen Storey, who is bringing the M Technique to the region. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Nurse is bringing unique treatment to the North East

A registered nurse is bringing a unique treatment to the region after being inspired by personal loss.

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Budget 2017: Calls to tackle schools funding and unleash North East potential

The North East’s business group is calling on the Chancellor to ‘unleash the region’s potential’, while a schools group is urging him to ‘tackle the funding crisis’.

Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant who have set up Bay Podiatry in Whitley Bay. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Pair step up to the mark with new business

Two podiatrists have put their best feet forward to launch a new practice in Whitley Bay.

Chris Wilkinson, Tracey Wilkinson and Rhys Pine, the family team who are taking over the running of the Spud & Lettuce Caf� at Cobalt Central.

New owners take over at popular cafe

New owners have taken over the running of a popular food establishment at a busy business park.

A recruitment drive has been announced by BT.

Recruitment of graduates and apprentices in North East launched by BT

Telecoms giant BT has announced today that it is creating about 165 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs in the North East.

A number of the Hub's service users alongside (from left) Chris Kelsey of the Banks Group, which has provided the grant funding, Cllr Karen Clark, 82 year-old Gordon King, who assisted with the installation of the new IT suite, and Ken Dobson of Justice Prince CIC, which runs the Longbenton Employability Hub.

Computer investment to help jobseekers back into work

A new suite of IT equipment is set to give a major boost to the work of a North Tyneside employability project that has helped more than 250 people find work.

Routes to avoid next week

Roadworks on major roads this week in Northumberland and beyond

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major roads in the North East this week.
Quorum Business Park, in Longbenton.

Jobs fair to be held at business park

Jobseekers are being invited to a business park’s first jobs fair.

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Apprentices at AIS Connect. Picture by Doug Pittman

Drop-in event to highlight apprenticeship changes

An information event is being held to help North East bosses maximise opportunities around apprenticeship chances.

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Planned roadworks for the North East

Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week.

Delegate training at AISs state-of-the-art centre. Picture by Critical Tortoise.

Company opens second skills centre in Scotland

A North Shields-based firm has opened its second skills centre in Scotland.

George Shotton has opened his own art studio in North Shields. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Drawing on his hobby to set up an art studio

An amateur artist has turned his love for painting into a business.

Coast Kitchen and Bar Tynemouths business partners John Sproats (left) and Rachel Errington (right) with chef Rob Arnold.

New restaurant opens after £50,000 refit

A new restaurant has opened after a £50,000 refit which has secured 16 jobs.

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Mayor Norma Redfearn with staff from Godfrey Syrett at the opening of its showroom to mark its 70th anniversary.

Company unveils new look showroom to mark 70th year

A major manufacturer has marked 70 years in business by opening a newly refurbished showroom.

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The new Co-op store in Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay.

New food store is serving up a treat

A new food store is making a big impression.

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