Ex-Dragon plugs martial arts gym

A martial art gym in North Shields has gained a boost from former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Miles Walton, left, and David Bavaird. Picture by RusbyMedia

Changes to structure at chamber

The man who has helped bring major investment into North Shields has stepped down from his role as chairman of North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

Three of the apprentices, Jackson Bell, Joe Dunn and James Nicholson.

New apprentices at engineering firm

A North Tyneside engineering company is taking on new apprentices from AIS CONNECT to help fuel its expansion plans.

The Aloe Centre on Duchess Street in Whitley Bay.

Five-fold rise in parking permit price condemned

A five-fold increase in the cost of a parking permit for Whitley Bay businesses has been criticised.

Karen Goldfinch, vice-chairman, centre with Forum Management Group members, Pat Davidson, Andrew Esson, David Hodgson, Martin Heddon and Richard Kelly at the recent 2017 Business Awards

Busy times for North Tyneside business group

The North Tyneside Business Forum has appointed a new vice-chairman as it enters its eighth year.

Hays Travel Wallsend manager, Darren Wetherell and Pauline Buglass, Head of Fundraising at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Charlie Bear fund gets £3,500 boost

Hays Travel in Wallsend recently marked its most successful annual fund-raising in aid of Charlie Bear for Cancer Care Fund with a cheque for £3,500, raised in 2017.

Highways England is planning roadworks next week.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

The Yard House in Tynemouth.

Pick up a pint with your newspaper

An off-licence specialising in craft beer has opened at the back of a post office in Tynemouth.

Invictus Games by Mike Tulip Photography.

Personal best for local photographer

A North Tyneside-based business lifestyle photographer secured a contract as one of the official photographers at the recent Invictus Games.

Jayne Middleton-Potter of GHFM Barbers.

Barber celebrates 10 years of GHFM

Barber shop owner Jayne-Middleton-Potter is celebrating a decade of being self-employed.

Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast rail franchise to end early

Stagecoach's contract to run the East Coast Mainline rail franchise will end earlier than expected.

Highways England is planning roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major routes in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

Nexus has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet.

Nexus to start process for a new train fleet

Nexus, operator of the Tyne and Wear Metro, has officially begun the process of buying a new train fleet.

Norman Brown, centre, and nephews Stephen and Ian Goicoechea sample a new beer brewed to celebrate the bravery of Norman's brother Thomas.

War hero honoured with launch of beer

Drinkers will be able to say ‘cheers’ to Thomas Brown after the war hero was honoured with a beer bearing his name.

From left, North Tyneside Council regeneration officer Daniel Wise and Paul Shill, Aspire Technology Solutions senior account manager. Picture by Kevin Brady.

Firm gets business centre up to speed

Staff at a North Tyneside innovation centre are conducting their business in the fastest possible way, thanks to a North East technology firm.

Matthew Fllinders of RMT Accountants with Paul Lawton of Chat Heroes.

Chat Heroes set sights on the M62

A successful Wallsend-based managed web chat service is aiming to talk its way into the M62 corridor as it plots the next stages of its growth story in Leeds and Manchester.

Whitley Bay baker Nigel Castle. Picture by John Millard

Whitley Bay baker rises to the challenge

An amateur baker from Whitley Bay is turning his hobby into a thriving business with his gluten-free bakery.

Pupils with Chris Price, Andrew Coleman and Dylan McIntyre from Robertson Construction.

Pupils win prize for Spanish City model

Marine Park First School in Whitley Bay is one of the winners of the Honor Goodsite’s Big Build competition, run by the Considerate Contractors Scheme.

Fitzroy Surf Company

Surf company is making waves

Independent North East surf company Fitzroy Surf Co is starting 2018 with plans for expansion after a successful first year of trading.

Petition running for a Greggs vegan sausage roll.

Greggs looking to add vegan options to its menu

It started with healthy salads, yoghurt pots, low-calorie sandwiches and flatbreads. Then they moved on to gluten-free Balanced Choice soup, caramel lattes and focaccia-style pizza.
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