• Middlesbrough

    • Please Credit Picture:Keith Taylor

      Boro Taxis announces merger with Redcar firm

      Boro Taxis has merged with Redcar-based travel firm J&P Taxis. The partnership means that Boro Taxis is now one of the largest private hire operators in the UK, with a fleet of more than 1,000 vehicles, including cars and minibuses. …..

    • Cleveland Centre student night

      Tees shopping centre to host student shopping night

      Teesside students can enjoy a night off their studies to snap up bargains galore when Cleveland Centre holds an exclusive Student Shopping Night this Thursday (October 13). Stores throughout Middlesbrough’s largest shopping centre will stay open late to offer a …..

    • ian elcoate

      Boho Five is the perfect solution for Tad Web

      Signing an extended two-year deal to retain his company’s base in Boho Five was an easy decision for Tad Web Solutions managing director Ian Elcoate to make as the firm continues to win significant contracts. Previously based in Redcar, Tab …..

    • Charlie and AnnMarie Vickers, who were both made redundant from SSI Redcar in September last year (2015), have launched Auntie Ambas Treats and Sweets

      Ex-SSI workers launch sweet shop with a twist

      Middlesbrough’s Dundas Indoor Market is the home of the first business in the North East to sell sweet shawarmas and chocolate kebabs, thanks to a new enterprise set up by two former SSI workers. AnnMarie Vickers, a cleaner, and her …..

    • 1 North Road, Middlesbrough, TS2 1BZ, consists of 6,106 sq ft of offices in two buildings, a 3,040 sq ft warehouse/workshop and a 1,087 sq yard concrete yard.

      Tees offices with workshop comes to the market

      Teesside independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown LLP has been appointed to market 6,000 sq ft of office accommodation, with a 3,000 sq ft workshop and a large concrete yard in an excellent location on the outskirts of Middlesbrough. The …..

    • Taken: 19th September 2016  PD Ports Story ; National lorry week story, pictured at Inspire 2 Learn @ Eston Civic & Learning Centre, Normanby Road. Pupils from Southbank Primary (y6) - red top/yellow collar and Grangetown Primary (y4) - red top/white collar. 
Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.com

      PD Ports inspire next generation of logistics talent

      PD Ports has introduced the logistics industry to pupils as a possible career path as part of National Lorry Week to help meet a shortfall of skilled drivers in the sector. A fleet of wagons from Tees Valley haulage firms …..

  • Redcar & Cleveland

    • palace hub

      Free event for SMEs to learn about digital technology

      Small businesses in the Tees Valley can learn how to make the most of digital technology at a free event being held in Redcar. The Palace Hub Expo has been organised by DigitalCity in collaboration with Redcar and Cleveland Council …..

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      Tees firm turns up heat with £100k investment

      A £100,000 investment from UK Steel Enterprise has helped a Teesside heating company, with a turnover heading towards £3m, re-locate to larger premises and give its growth potential a major boost. BMM Heaters designs and manufactures industrial and commercial air …..

    • The Techconsult team (l to r) Steve Guest, Sarah Taylor, Iain McCabe and Ashleigh Yeoman

      Science and industry recruiter celebrates a decade of success

      A Teesside based recruitment company is celebrating 10 years in business this month, having placed over 600 candidates in science and industry roles across the UK during that time. Techconsult UK was set up by managing director Steve Guest at …..

    • Neil Carter NDC Training

      Former SSI worker launches mental health business

      Former SSI worker Neil Carter has launched his own mental health training business, NDC Training, with the aim of helping people save lives. His business, based in Middlesbrough, was set up with funding from the SSI Task Force, and runs …..

    • MK DeSigns

      Signs are good as graphics firm moves to Tees centre

      A company specialising in vehicle graphics has moved into a popular Teesside business centre to meet increased demand from customers that include former SSI employees setting up their own businesses. MK DeSigns, started 18 months ago by Keith Edwards, provides …..

    • Calysta President and CEO Alan Shaw 1

      Multi-million pound Tees fish food factory opened

      A mulit-million pound fish food factory with the potential to transform the salmon farming industry has opened on Teesside. USA-based Calysta chose Teesside as the base for its state-of-the-art facility to manufacture sample quantities of FeedKind® protein, a proprietary, competitively …..

  • Stockton

    • Naturally Wild Consultants, Preston Farm,
have moved from Skippers Lane to invest £200,000 in new premises in Stockton to allow them to grow. MD Graeme Skinner (right) is pictured with members of his team
13/10/16  Pic Doug Moody Photography

      Tees firm goes wild with £200k Stockton move

      Ecological and environmental consultancy Naturally Wild has celebrated the firm’s 20th anniversary by moving into new Stockton offices as part of an ongoing expansion programme built on the success of long-term contracts across the country. Despite boasting major contracts in …..

    • SMT Certificates were Presented to 3  Ex Forces Apprentices at Lucite's Cassel Works in Billingham on Monday 3rd October. Left to right, James Curtis-Dawson,  Craig Buckle and Derek Hornsey
 03/10/16  Pic Doug Moody Photography

      Lucite employees blazing a national trail

      Three former servicemen sponsored throughout their training by Lucite International are some of the first in the country to “pass out” of the pioneering new employer-designed Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard. Craig Buckle, James Curtis-Dawson and Derek Hornsey are the first in …..

    • Adele Burrows, Core Legal

      Law firm appoints new associate director

      Tees law firm Core Legal has appointed licensed conveyancer Adele Burrows to its growing team. Adele joins as associate director at the firm’s Preston Farm office in Stockton to deal with a growing demand from clients based both locally and …..

    • Taken: 12th October 2016 Picture of 25 High Street, Stockton. The building is being improved to create office space.   Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.com

      Work starts on Grade II listed Stockton building

      Work to transform a Grade II listed building on Stockton High Street has begun. The investment in 25 High Street is the final part of Stockton Council’s current round of Grants for Heritage Buildings. Funded by the council and the …..

    • New Facilities Manager at Dodds Brown (l-r) Stephen Brown, Andrew Carr, Richard Wilson

      Property consultants appoint new facilities manager

      A Teesside-based commercial property consultancy has appointed a new facilities manager. Andrew Carr joins Dodds Brown with more than 20 years’ experience in the same role with the British Army, UK Government and a large education centre. The 43-year-old – …..

    • Louise Anderson, Crake and Mallon

      Stockton funeral firm appoints next generation

      A well-established Stockton funeral firm has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of an IT specialist Louise Anderson, who has joined the team at Crake and Mallon in Stockton as business support manager, is the third generation to …..

  • Hartlepool

    • Mary Lambert win award

      Artisan bakery nets fish and chips accolade

      A 60-year-old artisan bakery which branched out into creating the perfect portion of fish and chips just four years ago has scooped itself a regional accolade. Mary Lambert, in Hartlepool, won the Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award …..

    • Vikki J&B Van close up

      Recycling firm creates 30 new jobs

      A Tees-based recycling specialist has created 30 new jobs as it continues to expand. J&B Recycling, which operates from a headquarters in Hartlepool and has a neighbouring site in the town as well as a third facility in Middlesbrough, took …..

    • Please Credit Picture:Keith Taylor

      Bright future for two Tees apprentices

      Tees chartered accountants and business advisers Waltons Clark Whitehill has supported two local young people in their career aspirations. The Hartlepool-based firm has appointed Kyle Crosby, 18, as apprentice tax technician, in the firm’s tax team. Kyle completed his A …..

    • Seymor Civil Engineering Apprentices

      Civil engineering firm welcomes three new apprentices

      A civil engineering specialist has given three students the opportunity to take their first step on the career ladder by taking them on as apprentices. Klaudia Robinson, Sam Shaw and Lewis Hunt have all joined Seymour Civil Engineering as apprentice …..

    • Utility Alliance deal with MFC

      Boro deal is electric for Tees firm

      Utility Alliance says it’s delighted to be seeing its name in lights after signing a deal with neighbours Middlesbrough Football Club. The energy broker set up in 2015, and after employing 70 staff and starting a recent recruitment drive to …..

    • Rivergreen Business Centre, Hartlepool, where  more than 11,000 sq ft of office and production or storage space is on the market through Dodds Brown

      Hartlepool development could create 50 new jobs

      Up to 50 new jobs could be created in Hartlepool, with the release of two new office buildings with production areas which are for sale or rent. More than 11,000 sq ft of modern, high specification office and production or …..

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      Tees firm reunites family after 30 years

      A family has been reunited after more than 30 years thanks to a kind-hearted heir-hunting company. HeirHunter UK, based in Hartlepool’s Queens Meadow Business Park, undertakes free searches for families looking to be reunited with lost relatives. And just 30 …..

    • Joe Darragh of the Mandale Group outside some vacent units at Navigation Point, Hartlepool Marina.
19/9/16  Pic Doug Moody Photography

      Mandale launches refurbished commercial units

      The Mandale Group, the property developer that was behind the regeneration of Hartlepool Marina, is set to complete work on five refurbished commercial units within the Marina’s established entertainment quarter. Two of the units have already been snapped up, with …..

    • PROBIO Kris Baker

      Green firm to create 86 jobs from Hull deal

      A Teesside firm has sealed a 10-year deal to supply recycled wood to a new multi-million pound clean energy plant in Hull – with the creation of 86 jobs. Waste-to-energy specialists Probio Energy, based at Hartlepool Marina, won the decade-long …..

    • Darren Sutherland

      Energy broker to create 50 more new jobs

      A rapidly-growing energy broker will recruit 50 new staff ahead of the water market deregulation in England next year. Hartlepool-based Utility Alliance, which set up in 2015 and turned over an impressive £1m-worth of contracts in its first year, specialises …..

  • Opinion

    • Professor Jane Turner

      Universities essential for delivering regional economic prosperity

      More organisations should see universities as their principal source of innovation to increase economic prosperity in their local region, according to Teesside University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement)… Whilst the importance of university-business collaboration has been highlighted in a series …..

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      Tees reaction to £15m devo deal

      Business leaders from around Teesside have responded to the news that £15m of government money directly to local people through the region’s ground-breaking devolution deal. Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy made the announced last week – click here to read …..

  • Advice

    • Lisa Holt

      Effective marketing – it’s all about the plan

      Lisa Holt of Middlesbrough company, The Creative Alchemist, with tips on the planning your marketing strategy… Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. That’s what they say, right? There are huge benefits to planning your strategic marketing well in advance, as …..


      Advice: It Pays to Talk

      Wilton Centre-based psychotherapist Sharon McMahon explains why it’s good to talk through your issues in the cut-and-thrust world of business… As a psychotherapist, it’s my job to listen to people and help them overcome whatever is bothering them. It’s a …..