Building projects land top industry awards

Two of the region’s community-led building schemes have scooped top industry awards.

Dr Craig Rose, managing director of Seaweed & Co. Picture by Kevin Gibson Photography.

Marine biologist looking to add flavour to Asian market

A marine biologist is looking to bring seaweed to more dinner tables around the world.

AIS's Mark Patterson with Ho Minh Kha, from Black Cat.

Firm lands deal in Asia thanks to chance visit

A North Shields firm has secured a lucrative contract in Asia, thanks to a former delegate.

Lucy Frost

Scheme puts apprentice Lucy on the road to business success

Young apprentice Lucy Frost is aiming high in business, thanks to a new initiative from Go Smarter Ways into Work.

Graham Murphy with (from left) Maxine Pott, RMT; Sarah Thompson, RBS, Denise Allan, CF Dental; Amanda Maskery, Sintons; Richard Humphreys, RMT; Victoria Armstrong, Sintons; and Liam Kane, RBS.

Graham returns to his roots to take on dental practice

A dentist has returned to his roots to acquire his first dental practice.

Tweedmouth harbour jetty

Major boost for Northumberland port

A Northumberland harbour is to get Government funding to help safeguard its future.

Linda Barnes, of Petstay, with her dog Jess.

New business is a dog’s life for Linda

A retired public sector worker has turned her love for four-legged friends into a flourishing business.

Planned roadworks in the North East

Planned roadworks in the North East

New and ongoing road improvements are planned by Highways England over the coming week.

Ryan Hall, from Whitley Bay, who has been chosen as a Colleague of the Year.

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.
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