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UK energy industry grapples with ageing workforce and the shift to renewables

An ageing workforce represents the greatest challenge to the energy industry in the UK according to new research from leading global energy recruitment specialists Oil and Gas Jobsearch and Brunel.

Slow your speed! Local housebuilder partners with Hebburn school to design posters for Road...

Local housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, is teaming up with primary school students in Hebburn to help raise awareness of road safety. As part of...

Colleagues welcome the appointment of Paul Kitson to Materials Processing Institute Council

At the recent AGM of the Materials Processing Institute, Paul Kitson was elected as the employee representative on the Institute Council. This follows a...

Stockton contact centre offers ‘Lemon aid’ on Small Business Saturday

Lemon Business Solutions is coming to the aid of local small businesses, by announcing tailored short-term Christmas service packages. The first Saturday in December marks...

Employee Dissatisfaction Voted Biggest Business Impact of Slow or Unreliable Internet

The loss of connectivity within a business can be damaging in many ways, but a recent survey has shown that it’s the impact it has on employees that is the biggest issue when a business’ internet connectivity is slow, unreliable or goes down.

Winter Means Dangerous Driving For A Third of Motorists Says MotorConnect UK

Millions of motorists in the UK believe that they are more at risk of minor accidents and collisions in the winter months because, to their own admission, their driving gets worse in dark and wintery conditions – according to a survey by MotorConnect

Scott Bros recycles fun playtime at School of Sanctuary

Youngsters at Abingdon Primary School & Children’s Centre are really enjoying their ‘rubbish’ lunchtime play sessions, thanks to recycling specialists Scott Bros. For the pupils...

Bristol Street Motors Carlisle Vauxhall rallies behind race team

Bristol Street Motors is backing a race team and their Corsa, as they ready themselves to take part in the UK’s biggest rally. Driver Neil...

UK firm’s software launch a ‘game changer’ to prevent data breaches

Newcastle-based software firm, Infotel UK, is spearheading a new inimitable product designed to prevent the mismanagement of data and breaches of GDPR obligations across all businesses that hold sensitive data.

North East Firm Named in Prestigious FT Adviser Top 100 List, for the Third...

Reeves Independent, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, has been placed in FT Adviser’s Top 100 list for the third year in a row.

High profile investor unveils half-a-million-pound technology investment

NTG Precision Engineers has completed the latest stage of a planned £3.5m investment programme with the acquisition of specialist technology to support the production...

Garden Mews Development Helps First Time Buyer On Property Ladder

Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Wright has taken the first steps on the property ladder after purchasing an apartment at the Garden Mews development, situated in the...

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd describes new EV charge point law as ‘major leap...

Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd has described the requirement that all new homes and commercial buildings must be fitted with electric vehicle charging...

Two senior management appointments for Vertu Harrogate Volkswagen

Vertu Motors has appointed experienced motor retail professionals, Darren Binge and Stuart Porter, to senior positions at its Harrogate Volkswagen dealership, based on St...

Office technology leader rebrands as Spectrum in drive for digital growth

Office technology business [email protected] has rebranded as Spectrum to support its ambitious growth plans and mission to help companies thrive in the digital-first economy.

SocialNorth Launches to Connect the Digital Community in the North

SocialNorth, a new hybrid marketing meet-up and conference event, is set to be launching across five cities in the North of England in 2022.

Newcastle-based housebuilder donates £1,000 towards new defibrillator at Jarrow’s West Park

A Jarrow community group will soon be installing a potentially life-saving defibrillator at a much-loved park thanks to a generous donation from a local...

Bondgate IT uses Fraud Awareness Week to issue ‘impersonation’ alert

Cybercriminals are increasingly hiding behind respected names and brands to ensnare their victims, says Bondgate IT. The most recent attacks involve fake emails purporting to...

The Materials Processing Institute becomes Living Wage employer

The Materials Processing Institute has received accreditation as a Living Wage employer. Its commitment will see that everyone working at its Teesside-based research and innovation...

Lancashire firm commits to planting 250 trees as part of sustainability push

Nursery management software specialist Connect Childcare has announced a sustainability drive – seeing the firm commit to planting 250 trees – to help futureproof...

North East fund backs County Durham developer with £4.2m funding

TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC (PBLT) is supporting a major new housing scheme in County Durham that will create 145 new homes. PBLT, which...

Tees White Gill Thrusters secures major export contract for oceanographic research vessels

Tees White Gill (TWG), part of Tees Components, has secured a major new project to supply its thruster technology to a pair of oceanographic...

Promotion for experienced utility specialist as Fulcrum expands Smart Metering team

Fulcrum, the leading independent net-zero focused multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, is strengthening the expertise within its smart metering team with the promotion of...

Explosive Night for OPPORTUNI at Dynamites Awards

Named one of the most disruptive startups in the UK right now in Startups 100 list, OPPORTUNI has seen phenomenal growth since its inception in March 2020, and last week they gained further recognition winning Innovator of the Year at the Dynamites.

Animmersion helps make Anglo American’s Woodsmith Mine a 3D reality

Animmersion is continuing its long-standing relationship with Anglo American and the Woodsmith Project following delivery of a new 3D interactive experience designed to highlight...

Adam Tindale joins RG Corporate Finance as Corporate Finance Executive

RG Corporate Finance has welcomed Adam Tindale to its fast-growing team as a newly-qualified chartered certified accountant – just five years after joining the...

New directors at Attis Insurance Brokers Tees Valley office

Two highly experienced insurance experts have joined Attis Insurance to lead its Tees Valley office. New Directors Emma Simkins and Jonathan Willett, who between them...

Supported housing plan for Teesside

Plans for an innovative retirement village and supported housing development on the edge of Redcar have been submitted to Redcar and Cleveland Council. If approved,...

Major pay-out for transport company following energy mis-selling claim

North East based Business Energy Claims has recovered more than £20,000 for a transport and logistics client, prompting it to call for companies to...

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum confirms Elaine Stroud as its new CEO

The new CEO of the North East’s largest entrepreneur membership group has been unveiled at its autumn conference. Elaine Stroud was confirmed as the new...

Debbie Jackson appointed Flexitallic’s Key Account Manager for the North East region

Flexitallic UK, the international market leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of industrial static sealing solutions, has appointed Debbie Jackson as Key Account...

GMI Construction Group to begin work on £30m Hillthorn Business Park development

GMI Construction Group is starting work on a £30m contract to construct 362,600 sq. ft of commercial units as part of the first phase...

NECIT Services recruits Inspekta Gadget to tackle global problem of CV fraud within inspection...

NECIT Services has created its own verification platform in response to rising incidents of CV fraud within the inspection services industry. Inspired by the 1980’s...

Newcastle Based PR Agency Makes Double Hire

A Newcastle based public relations agency has welcomed two new employees and moved to new premises, following a raft of client wins. McBryde & Co,...

Duncan Bannatyne to open Teesside Airport spa

The Bannatyne Group is opening an express spa at the rejuvenated Teesside International Airport. Following a £100,000 investment to create a luxury wellbeing environment, the...

Milburngate to sponsor Lumiere for fifth time in a row

Milburngate is continuing its longstanding support of Lumiere with sponsorship of one the 2021 festival’s high-profile installations and the return of its pop-up street...

Industry heads to North East England for major offshore wind conference

NOF is attracting some of the biggest names in the offshore wind industry to North East England in December for a major conference that...

Vertu Motors donation supports charity’s efficiency drive

Vertu Motors plc has donated £140,000 to a North East charity committed to transforming the lives of offenders, their families and communities. Junction 42, based...

Pandemic response drives strong financial performance & workforce bonuses at employee-owned Union Industries

Union Industries, the Leeds-based, employee-owned manufacturer of high-speed industrial doors, has reported positive financial results, which has included delivering £3,600 tax-free bonuses to its...

Couple celebrate being the first to move into new North East housing development

A couple are celebrating becoming the first residents to move into their new home at Garden Mews, following a multi-million-pound investment by independent local...

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