• Middlesbrough

    • Sound Training at HMP Kirklevington Grange near Yarm.
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      Tees training programme helps prisoners change lives

      Offenders at HMP Wandsworth, HMP Holme House and HMP Kirklevington Grange prisons will help deliver to fellow offenders a “life-changing” literacy training programme developed by an award-winning Teesside company. Middlesbrough-based Sound Training, the North East Small Business of the Year, …..

    • Christa Spencer in foreground, holding the ball; Jessica Hackett (left) and Paula Tinkler (centre)

      Middlesbrough Ladies deal underscores opportunities for Teesside women

      Chemical manufacturer Chemoxy is backing promising young footballer Katie Kinlan – of Middlesbrough Ladies FC – in a move designed to highlight opportunities for women in Teesside. The Boro-based firm has signed a sponsorship deal to support the 23-year-old midfielder …..

    • David Robinson PD Ports

      David Robinson to leave Teesport for new role

        One of the most high-profile business personalities on Teesside is leaving the region for a new role. PD Ports CEO David Robinson is to become director of operations for the port’s parent company, Brookfield. Robinson, who was the cover …..

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      Tees local honoured at Middlesbrough pub relaunch

      Middlesbrough resident Colin Fisher has been honoured when he was invited to officially reopen the Coulby Farm Sizzling Pub and Grill. Colin, who is a regular visitor to The Coulby Farm, had his loyalty celebrated when given the privilege of …..

    • Middlesbrough student accommodation

      Plans approved for five-strorey student accommodation

      Plans have been approved for a five storey student accommodation scheme to go ahead in Middlesbrough, scheduled to be ready for the beginning of 2018’s academic year. Student accommodation provider Castel Student, the firm behind the scheme, will transform the …..

    • James Stoddart On A Roll

      Double birthday celebrations for Tees sandwich makers

      An innovative sandwich manufacturer has celebrated its 10-year milestone with news it has been shortlisted in the Northern Powerhouse Northern Lights awards this week. On a Roll, who produces the Pick of the Pantry range of quality pre-packed food to …..

  • Redcar & Cleveland

    • SABIC site - pic by Stephen Hornsey

      SABIC’S Cracker upgrade safeguards thousands of Teesside jobs

      A major project to upgrade SABIC’s Olefins 6 plant at Wilton, near Redcar, is up and running, following the largest single investment in the Teesside chemical industry for a generation. After several years of uncertainty, the multi-million pound project has …..

    • Bob Little award

      Redcar finance firm named region’s best

      Teesside financial planners Bob Little & Co are celebrating after beating off fierce competition to be crowned North East Adviser Firm of the Year. The prestigious trophy was presented to director Robert Little at the Professional Adviser Awards’ annual black-tie …..

    • Brainbox Studios

      Art school springboards former students into business

      Three former students from a specialist northern art college are now on the road to business success and enjoying a career in the creative arts following their studies. Designers Emma Tweddle and business partner Vik Watson both graduated with degrees …..

    • Steelriver Training

      Ex-SSI technician sets up Steelriver Training

      A former technician has started up his own training company thanks to support from the SSI Task Force. Redcar-based Graham Howes set up Steelriver Training after being made redundant from SSI. He had spent more than 30 years in the …..

    • No 5

      New wine bar opens in Redcar with help from SSI funds

      A former steelworker and his long-term partner have opened up a swish new wine bar in Redcar with help from the SSI Task Force. Gerry Morrison, 52, and Joanne Adams, 45, have set up the intimate, classy No 5 Cocktail …..

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      Council agrees to continue with £8m investment plan

      Redcar and Cleveland Council’s Cabinet has agreed to continue with its proposed plans for an additional £8m investment programme. Cabinet discussed the authority’s plan at the Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart earlier today (Tuesday January 24). The plan …..

  • Stockton

    • UKSE and Icon Plastics

      New warehouse is latest growth project for plastics firm

      A precision injection moulding company that is fast becoming one of Teesside’s success stories has started work on a warehouse extension to help meet the growing demand for its services. Icon Plastics is building the 7,500 sq ft warehouse extension …..

    • BLK

      Entrepreneur completes investment in Tees-based sportswear brand

      Serial entrepreneur Richard Upshall has completed a multi-million pound investment in BLK United Kingdom to develop the company’s position as one of Britain’s fastest-growing sportswear brands. Upshall’s investment will support BLK United Kingdom’s ambitions to expand into a wider range …..

    • Biochemica

      Biochemica makes a splash with appointment of new MD

      Tees-based water and wastewater treatment specialist, Biochemica Group, has appointed a new managing director as part of its ambitious growth strategy. The Billingham-headquartered company, which counts major blue chip companies across a variety of sectors including food and beverage, petro-chemical, …..

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      Gloucester House sponsors local school football teams

      Gloucester House in Stockton is showing its support to grass-roots sport by sponsoring new kits for the school teams at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Billingham. Gloucester House, a grade II listed building based on Church Road in …..

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      Phusion makes software available to small businesses

      Phusion IM, the long-established Tees-based engineering information management company, has created a new product range to give smaller companies access to technologies developed for some of the world’s largest engineering projects. Historically, Phusion only made its software available as part …..

    • Endeavour Partnership

      Leading Tees legal experts sponsor business awards event

      Endeavour Partnership have announced that they will be one of the key sponsor of this year’s ‘Make Your Mark’ awards. The annual event recognises the achievements of companies based at Aycliffe Business Park and will this year be held on …..

  • Hartlepool

    • JB managing director Vikki Jackson-Smith

      Turnover up to £13.5m for award-winning recycling firm

      A recycling firm has double reason to celebrate after being named as the winner of two global awards – just a week after reporting an annual turnover increase. Tees-based J&B Recycling has been named as the winner of Most Outstanding …..

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      Hartlepool awards open for business

      Hartlepool’s prestigious business awards have been officially opened – and organisers are appealing for companies from across the town to enter. The winners will be revealed at the prestigious awards evening in the Borough Hall on May 11. However companies …..

    • Stadium Group chief executive Charlie Peppiatt

      Stadium Group snaps up Colchester firm in £750,000 deal

      Hartlepool-based Stadium Group , a supplier of wireless solutions, power supplies and electronic assemblies, has acquired Essex-based Cable Power in a £750,000 deal. For the year ended December 2016, the Colchester manufacturer and distributor of bespoke cable and power products …..

    • Ian Hayton, CFB Risk Management

      Multi-million pound Tees deal will safeguard 50 jobs

      A fire risk management firm has announced the signing of multi-million pound contracts involving three of the world’s largest chemical, plastics and bulk storage companies with plants on Teesside. Hartlepool-based CFB Risk Management say the contracts will provide industrial fire …..

    • Vikki with J&B van angle

      Recycling firm turnover climbs 41% to £13.5m

      A Tees recycling specialist has posted an impressive set of results after increasing sales and cutting losses over the last financial year. J&B Recycling runs a large state-of-the-art recycling facility at its headquarters in Hartlepool. It also has a second …..

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      New £11m Tees campus is taking shape

      Specialist northern arts college Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) is looking to the future needs of the ever growing creative industries with an £11m investment in its university-level campus in Hartlepool. The college is planning to build on …..

    • Keith Bradley Hartlepool College

      College’s apprenticeship drive after £100k digital investment

      Students and businesses are being encouraged to take a leap into the ever-changing digital world after a £100,000 investment at a leading college. Hartlepool College of Further Education has pumped the six-figure fee into a new Mac suite, which will …..

    • 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 …..

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      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 …..

  • 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

    • Angelina Bell

      Is your team working together?

      Angelina Bell, of Active Business Coach, brings some useful tips on creating a good teamwork culture… We have all experienced working as part of a team whether it be a social team, sports team or a work based team. From …..

    • Nathan Platt

      Avert disaster: backup your website

      Nathan Platt of Teesside’s Solidblueliquid on why it’s vital to backup your website… Let’s talk about your website. It’s the lifeblood of your digital business, your online business card. It’s becoming increasingly important to everyone these days, so are you …..