• Middlesbrough

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      Teesside security firm set to create 100 new jobs

      Teesside security firm Vistech Services is set to create 100 jobs as it continues its rapid expansion on the back of work for a series of blue chip clients across the north of England. Specialists in manned guarding and security …..

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      Midas target £5 million goal after Boro contract

      Teesside cladding firm Midas is set to achieve its goal of a record £5 million turnover after sealing a series of major deals – including work to ensure the Riverside Stadium was ready for Middlesbrough Football Club’s long-awaited return to …..

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      Workwear warehouse is centre of attention

      The Workwear Warehouse, the first of a planned chain of North-East stores, has opened in Middlesbrough’s Cleveland Centre, offering quality workwear to local businesses and the general public. The store, which has created four new jobs, is selling half a …..

    • MacDonald Offshore Solutions based in Yarm have done steelwork for the new stair tower and TV gantry at the Riverside Stadium which has been updated for the Boro's return to the Premiership. Pictured is Mark Ellis from MFC  with Steve MacDonald and Stephen Osbaldeston from the company
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      Premier league project ensured Boro were ready for big kick-off

      A Teesside partnership has completed a prestigious project at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium after diversifying from the offshore industry due to the downturn in the oil and gas sector. Macdonald Offshore Solutions and its sister company Protective Systems worked to …..

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      New Tees base for Academy of Joint Integrity

      The Academy of Joint Integrity, part of global sealing solutions specialist Flexitallic, has established a permanent presence on Teesside and will deliver industry-standard Flange Assembly and Sealing technology training courses from its new Middlesbrough base. The company has trained hundreds …..

  • Redcar & Cleveland

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      Fund helps former steel employees into new jobs

      Funding from UK Steel Enterprise is helping former SSI employees gain a recognised qualification that gives them the chance of new employment in the sports and leisure sector. A sum of £2,000 from UKSE’s Community Support Fund, awarded to Teesside …..

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      Lizzy’s business saddles up for new success

      A move into new premises has given a Tees equestrian business the office and storage space it needs to specialise in the growth area of saddle fitting. Priory Saddlery, owned by Lizzy Bunting with her business partner and fiancé Paul …..

    • Redcar and Cleveland College are opening  a new Health and Safety Academy in September and lead tutor will be Colin Willis.
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      Health and safety training academy to open in Redcar

      A Teesside college has announced it will open the North East’s first health and safety training academy this summer to unlock the aspirations of employers and students in the region. Redcar and Cleveland College will launch the academy in September …..

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      New deal for Wilton-based graphene producer

      A Teesside graphene materials producer has signed a joint development agreement with a private equity-backed manufacturer in Greater Manchester. Wilton Centre-based Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) says it has developed an improved graphene material that has been demonstrated to deliver a …..

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      Tees-made scotch eggs win backing of Dragons’ Den star

      Gourmet scotch eggs handmade on a small-holding just off the coast at Redcar have won the seal of approval from Dragons’ Den business tycoon Theo Paphitis. The artisan delicacies are produced by The Clucking Pig, a company launched by David …..

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      Institute invests in high-tech microscope equipment

      The Materials Processing Institute has invested in high-specification microscope technology, to support the industrial sectors’ research and development. The high-quality, scanning electron microscope is capable of producing high resolution magnified images of up to 1.3 million times magnification. The microscope …..

  • Stockton

    • (L-R) Laura Kirkpatrick, Aimee Kavangh, John Scullion, Louise Gilbey. Endeavour Partnership LLP, June 2016. For further info contact: anna@annaaddisonassociates.com

      New jobs as Teesside law firm goes for growth

      Teesside’s leading firm of commercial solicitors has strengthened its team by creating four new jobs as it pushes on with growth plans. Endeavour Partnership announced at the start of the year that it intended to begin a period of recruitment …..

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      Amazing leisure centre set for Ingleby Barwick

      People living in and around Ingleby Barwick are being invited to share their views about a new multi-million pound leisure centre, library and customer service point for the town. A special drop-in session is being held on Thursday 1 September so …..

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      IT business started by Tees schoolboy comes home

      A North-East IT company, started by a Stockton schoolboy, has celebrated its 10th anniversary by opening its fourth office on Teesside. Razorblue Group already employs over 40 people across its Catterick and Leeds bases, and has just posted record results, …..

    • Mike Odysseas

      Odyssey poll reveals lack of confidence in TPS

      Odyssey Systems, the Teesside-based telecommunications specialist, has commissioned new research which shows that more than 60% of people over 65 have no confidence in the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The poll, conducted by ICM*, reveals that the TPS, which was …..

    • MacDonald Offshore Solutions based in Yarm have done steelwork for the new stair tower and TV gantry at the Riverside Stadium which has been updated for the Boro's return to the Premiership. Pictured is Mark Ellis from MFC  with Steve MacDonald and Stephen Osbaldeston from the company
19/8/16  Pic Doug Moody Photography.

      Premier league project ensured Boro were ready for big kick-off

      A Teesside partnership has completed a prestigious project at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium after diversifying from the offshore industry due to the downturn in the oil and gas sector. Macdonald Offshore Solutions and its sister company Protective Systems worked to …..

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      Apprentices eager to make their mark in hospitality

      Two young apprentices are following their dreams of working in the hospitality sector – thanks to a North East-based accommodation, conference and event management specialist. Hospitality Guaranteed, which offers a range of online solutions for corporate event, conference and accommodation …..

  • Hartlepool

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      Students take up residence in creative hub

      Five recent graduates from a leading specialist art and design college are the new business tenants at an innovative workspace developed to boost Teesside’s creative industry. The artists and designers from Cleveland College of Art Design (CCAD) are now commercial …..

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      LED team boosts Tees energy experts

      An energy broker is giving businesses the opportunity to save up to 65% on their bills after drafting in a team of experts to carry out efficiency checks. Utility Alliance, which set up in 2015 and turned over an impressive …..

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      Top Brass continues to expand

      A specialist furniture business is preparing to move into new premises four times the size of its original base after a rapid increase in orders. Top Brass has built up a multi-million pound turnover making furnishings for some of the …..

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      Local engineers go it alone after redundancies

      A group of three engineers, who lost their jobs in the engineering industry as oil prices reached record lows, have decided to go it alone. The trio has established Hartlepool-based engineering, design and 3D laser scanning consultancy, Project Design Group …..

    • Hartlepool College and Pools

      College kicks off partnership with neighbouring football team

      A restaurant which showcases the best of young talent has teamed up with Hartlepool United ahead of the new football season. The Flagship, which is located at Hartlepool College of Further Education, has built up an excellent reputation with a …..

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      Energy broker creates jobs for 18 youngsters

      A rapidly-expanding energy broker has boosted its workforce by taking on 18 new apprentices. Utility Alliance, based in Hartlepool, set up in February last year and has an ongoing recruitment process taking place with the aim of having a 100-strong …..

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      Ex-cop is thinking outside the box

      A former surveillance trainer and specialist operations cop – who worked on some of the UK’s most dangerous and covert operations – has launched his own training company. Simon Corbett started his career as a police constable working for Durham …..

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      Utility Alliance are bright sparks in the energy sector

      The Utility Alliance group of companies is on course for a record year after celebrating a turnover of £1m in the first twelve months, dwarfing the initial target of £550,000. Set up by Darren Sutherland and Bob Moore in February …..

    • Heather O'Driscoll of Waltons Clark Whitehill, Sandra Britten of Hartlepool Hospice, and Carolyn Tilly of Tilly Bailey & Irvine.

      Charity afternoon is hospice’s cup of tea

      An afternoon tea and fashion event held in aid of Hartlepool and District Hospice has raised around £6,000. Held at Hartlepool’s Best Western Grand Hotel, and sponsored by Tilly Bailey & Irvine law firm, in association with Waltons Clark Whitehill, …..

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      Students get welding insight at Tees firm

      Students were given a behind-the-scenes look into the world of welding after being invited to a Teesside engineering firm. The 10 students, who are currently studying their BTEC Level 1 in Fabrication and Welding at Hartlepool College of Further Education, …..

  • Opinion

    • Taken:  Tuesday 16th September 2014   Evolution board members staff shots at the Wynyard offices.       Byline: Dave Charnley Photography Ltd  Website Link: www.davecharnleyphotography.com   All Rights Reserved 2014  Mobile: 07753559 Office: 01642 586269  Email: info@davecharnleyphotography.com

      What now for businesses after Brexit?

      Tim Mallon, head of taxation services at Wynyard-based Evolution LLP, reflects on the UK’s Brexit vote a fortnight ago… Did anyone think last month that we would be where we are now? A vote to leave the EU, a Prime …..

    • Graham Robb

      Steelworks response shows “substance” behind Northern Powerhouse

      The positive response to the SSI steelworks closure in Teesside demonstrates the “substance, not the spin” behind the Northern Powerhouse, according to the chairman of the Institute of Directors in the North East, Graham Robb… Northern businesses, communities and politicians …..

  • Advice

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      Is your brand a creator, a ruler or a jester?

      Lisa Holt of Teesside-based strategic marketing agency, The Creative Alchemist, explains why you should introduce brand archetypes to your business. Branding is both a science and an art. As humans, we’re naturally drawn to a certain personality (usually similar to …..

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      Below target and halfway through the year? Make a positive impact…

      Alan Timothy, managing director of Middlesbrough-based marketing tool i-snapshot and Profile Analysis, examines how sales leaders can get back on target with their year-end results… For sales leaders, there’s nothing more frustrating than knowing you are behind your monthly targets …..