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Demolition underway to make way for £41m mixed-used regeneration development on Gateshead riverside

The High Street Group has embarked on a major new regeneration project, which will create 269 apartments on the banks of the River Tyne,...

Simon Bailes Peugeot welcomes lifting of restrictions on car showrooms

Simon Bailes Peugeot has welcomed the government announcement that car showrooms can re-open from Monday (June 1) as part of the move to phase...

Quiz tech company gives fans opportunity to take on Shed Seven band members in...

York-based quiz tech company SpeedQuizzing is offering fans of legendary indie band Shed Seven the chance to take on its five members in a fast-paced virtual quiz.

UK’s largest gas replacement project bringing ground source heating to Sunderland apartment blocks

Oakes Energy Services is supporting a major environmental project for Gentoo Group to replace gas boilers in seven tower blocks in Sunderland with ground...

Entrepreneur raises £1.2m for ‘build your own’ mobile app software

A Newcastle tech company whose software allows businesses to create their own mobile apps has raised £1.2m to further develop its product and expand its team.

CMS confident of future after gaining significant contract wins in care home sector

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS) has marked its 20th anniversary with two significant contract wins. As a result, the Gateshead-based company – which provides...

The North To Join in Raising Funds with Barbi for Britain

Fight hunger, donate to charity and Support & Salute, the NHS, Frontline & Supermarket Staff (the unsung heroes) National BBQ Week, one of the year’s...

h2o Boss Launches The Radiator Shed

A new online business that specialises in exceptional heating products has been launched this week, giving a proud nod to the North East. The Radiator...

Employers could insist workers download NHS coronavirus app or risk the sack

Businesses could insist they download the soon to be released NHS coronavirus tracking app or risk losing their jobs, advises Darlington firm, HR2day. The HR...

Redcar law firm sees surge in will requests during lockdown

Cygnet Law in Redcar has seen a rise in requests for wills since the coronavirus lockdown began on 23 March and has had to...

Four new recruits join software engineering firm, KOMODO

North East product design and software engineering agency, KOMODO, has announced four new recruits have joined the business, to create further robustness in the...

X-ray tech firm raises £500k to help detect breast cancer

IBEX Innovations – the Sedgefield company which is a pioneer in X-ray imaging technology - has raised £535,000 to commercialise its new software to help detect breast cancer.

22 new Beyond Housing homes at Kirklevington

Beyond Housing has exchanged contracts with Story Homes to purchase 22 new properties at Thirsk Road, Kirklevington. The £2.2m scheme will deliver a mix of...

Boiler Plan appoints sales and operations director to drive growth

Boiler Plan, an innovative home heating expert, has appointed a new sales and operations director to support the company’s future growth strategy. Paul Bent joins...

Scott Bros urges householders to check first before using ‘man with a van’ to...

Recycling experts Scott Bros. is urging householders to consider hiring a skip rather than using a ‘man with a van’ in a bid to...

Chancellor commends Tees Valley and North Yorkshire nursery for essential work during COVID crisis

Rosedene, a childcare provider which operates across Tees Valley and North Yorkshire, has been commended by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, for...

Square One Law helps companies ‘Wargame’ post-lockdown business planning with COVID-19 Business Response Support...

Commercial law firm Square One Law has established a COVID-19 Business Response Support Group to help the business community navigate through the on-going crisis. It...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum praises members who adapted in face of Covid-19

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has praised the efforts of its members who have adapted their businesses to operate during the current business environment. A number of...

Key legal workers going above and beyond to meet spiking family law demands in...

Cases of child protection and domestic violence have spiked since the lockdown, meaning key workers in the legal sector need to go above and...

Mercia invests over £11m during lockdown and highlights regional strength

Mercia Asset Management, which is one of the most active investors in regional SMEs, has invested over £11m in the seven weeks since the lockdown began.

My Property Box to continue virtual viewings service despite lifting of property market restrictions

Innovative lettings agent My Property Box will continue to offer its virtual viewings service, despite the government’s decision to open up the property market. From...

We’re ready to get the housing market moving after lockdown, says Darlington law firm

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington is preparing to play its part in getting the housing market moving again once the lockdown is lifted, following...

Derek prepares to re-open oven valeting business in response to customer demand

Derek Lancaster, the owner of oven valeting business, Ovenu Darlington, is again accepting customer bookings after introducing a range of precautions to ensure a...

The new kids on the pod

A witty podcast from a Darlington-based firm has gained over 5,000 listeners who enjoy its financial wisdom and no-nonsense style of chat.

Material Processing Institute’s Chief Technology Officer is awarded Thomas Medal for steel innovation

The Chief Technology Officer of the Materials Processing Institute has been awarded the prestigious Thomas Medal in recognition of his contribution to steel research...

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd welcomes chancellor’s decision to extend furlough scheme.

Nic Smith, managing director of Gateshead-based Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd, has welcomed today’s announcement by the chancellor that he is extending the furlough...

NOF & Energi Coast welcome Equinor & SSE Renewables’ announcement for Dogger Bank O&M...

NOF Chief Executive George Rafferty and James Ritchie, Chairman of Energi Coast, North East England’s offshore wind cluster, have given their support to the...

Newcastle students want a return to face to face lectures, according to new study...

University students in Newcastle want to see a return to face to face lectures rather than remote studies, according to new research from estate...

£100,000 investment allows North East company to deliver app to tackle nationwide teacher shortage

Angel investor Gary Dewhurst has injected £100,000 into a North East company to fund the development of an innovative mobile app that is set...

Collaboration provides business mentoring support to Ryecroft Glenton clients

Ryecroft Glenton (RG) has reached an agreement with TurnerFelix Associates (TFA) to provide pro bono business mentoring to clients of the advisory firm during...

Beyond Housing Recognised for Commitment to Armed Forces

Beyond Housing has been recognised by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its commitment to those serving in or leaving the armed forces. The...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum launches Forward initiative to support long-term business success

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has launched its Forward initiative to encourage North East businesses to look towards the future with confidence. The Forum has been carefully...

Synergy Car Leasing goes platinum

Multi-award-winning, Harrogate-based Synergy Car Leasing has received the inaugural Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award, recognising consistent delivery of exceptional customer experience.

Redcar law firm urges vulnerable people to keep connected during lockdown

Cygnet Family Law in Redcar is urging vulnerable people in the region to remain connected with local services throughout the coronavirus lockdown. The firm is...

Renewed interest in energy investments

Interest in an innovative energy project has peaked since the COVID-19 lockdown began, as investors seek a stable and reliable option. North East based Platinum...

Tees Valley and North Yorkshire childcare hubs offer lifeline to key workers as COVID...

More than 50 designated key workers in Tees Valley and North Yorkshire have been able to go to work, safe in the knowledge that...

Oakes Energy Services completes upgrade to County Durham water treatment plant to pave the...

Oakes Energy Services, part of Pacifica Group, has completed an upgrade to the Coal Authority’s Dawdon Mine Water Treatment Scheme in County Durham, which...

Teesside entrepreneur launches employee wellbeing programme to support furloughed staff

Teesside-based entrepreneur and wellbeing professional, Bethany Ainsley, is launching an innovative new product to allow business leaders to keep in contact with furloughed staff,...

New Company to Bring Apps to SME’s

A new business launched by UK sales and marketing director, Steve Healy, will be supporting small businesses in the region keep up with the...

Darlington law firm supports local charity with £2000 donation amidst COVID-19 crisis

A Darlington law firm has donated £2,000 to support community groups bringing emergency support to vulnerable people through lockdown. Latimer Hinks Solicitors, in Darlington, made...

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