• Middlesbrough

    • Bar Zero

      Teesside’s only dry bar set for big launch

      Popular local band Cattle and Cane together with comedian Fran Garritty will perform at the opening night of Teesside’s only dry bar as Dry January draws to a close on January 26. Bar Zero is part of a charity-run, not-for-profit …..

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      Orange Pip brings £1m business boom to Middlesbrough

      Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market has led to a town centre “business boom” worth an estimated £1m to the local economy, according to a new report. A review of the monthly artisan food market’s performance in 2016 highlights how 40,000 people …..

    • Velocity road repair

      £575k Tees pothole fund a ‘drop in the ocean’

      The Middlesbrough-based managing director of road preservation specialist Velocity has welcomed the government’s £575,000 Teesside pothole fund – but insists it is a “drop in the ocean” in terms of tackling a problem that blights road-users across the region. The …..

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      Giant 287-tonne substation exported from Teesside

      The transportation and export of a refinery substation built at AV Dawson’s North Sea Supply Base marks the site’s biggest lift of the year. The 287-tonne module, which is larger than a tennis court and measures 37 metres in length, …..

  • Redcar & Cleveland

    • Sharon Lane Tees Components

      Tees Components invests in new machinery after marine success

      A leading Teesside engineering firm has invested another £500,000 in new machinery after winning a major marine contract. Tees Components, based at North Skelton near Saltburn, has purchased a new state-of-the-art horizontal borer, which will improve the company’s high-precision, heavy-duty …..

    • Peak Resources map view

      £70m refinery set for Teesside – and 100 new jobs

      Teesside has been chosen by Australian company Peak Resources as the preferred location for a £70m investment in a rare earth refinery following a global search. Based on the Wilton International site near Redcar, the proposal is for a refinery, …..

    • redcar beacon

      £8m growth strategy – but 100 jobs to go at council

      Proposals to balance a major £8m growth strategy with £25.6m budget cuts over the next three years have been approved by Redcar and Cleveland Council. But the local authority is having to cut 100 jobs over the same period. The …..

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      Major innovation at Ward Recycling to boost growth

      WRL Glass Media, part of the Teesside-based Ward Recycling Group, has made innovative investments to boost productivity at its South Bank site. The investment has seen the installation of a secondary glass imploder, which has already boosted the volume of …..

    • AAA Roofing

      Roofers expand with support from Tees Valley Business Compass

      A Marske-based roofing and building specialist business has embarked on a new venture thanks to support from the Tees Valley Business Compass. The Capital Grant Scheme, operated by Tees Valley Business Compass, granted AAA Roofing £49,000 funding to support the …..

    • Robert Little

      Wembley showdown for finance expert

      Financial planner Robert Little is looking forward to a Wembley appearance after being shortlisted for one of the industry’s most prestigious awards. Robert Little, managing director of Redcar firm Bob Little and Co, is one of three experts who will …..

  • Stockton

    • Hilton Stockton

      £17m Hilton Hotel planned for Stockton

      Plans are being proposed for a new £17m six-storey Hilton Hotel in Stockton. Planners say the distinctive development, which will be aimed towards business travellers, could create up to 100 jobs and bring £6.7m into the local economy. A full …..

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Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.com

      Stockton High Street hailed a ‘Rising Star’

      Stockton’s high street has been crowned the winner of the Great British High Street of the Year Awards’ Rising Star category at a ceremony in London. This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, with winners …..

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      Active celebrates another record year

      Stockton firm Active Chartered Financial Planners celebrated another record year with a festive afternoon tea for many of the clients and professional contacts who helped them achieve a 20% increase in turnover. The thriving company’s 28-strong team – including six …..

    • Ian Basford, Nortech

      Highly experienced engineering professional joins Nortech Group

      Nortech Group has announced the appointment of highly-experienced engineering industry specialist, Ian Basford to its board. Mr Basford has been with Wynyard Business Park-based Nortech since 2014 leading its management and consultancy division, a role he will continue to fulfil …..

    • Stockton BID manager

      Stockton Business Improvement District appoints manager

      The newly-created Stockton Business Improvement District (BID) company has appointed a manager to lead the project. Karen Hindhaugh, from Tynemouth, will be responsible for leading the work of the BID which will see at least £1.2m invested in the town …..

    • Taken: 26th November 2016   Two new shops opened in Stockton - Eyebrow by Joanne and That's Entertainment. 
Photographer/Byline Dave Charnley Photography  www.davecharnleyphotography.com

      National retailer opens Stockton town centre store

      Stockton town centre has welcomed another national chain after That’s Entertainment officially opened in the Castlegate Centre. Santa Claus and store manager Martin Hughes cut the ribbon at the shop which is the 30th That’s Entertainment store to open in …..

  • Hartlepool

    • 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 …..

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      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 …..

    • 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 …..

  • 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

    • Mark Easby Better

      Reasons you should outsource your social media management

      Better brand agency Mark Easby on why businesses should hand over their social media reins to the experts… The topic of outsourcing social media management is one that many companies will face and battle with internally; looking for reasons for …..

    • Chris Petty Cornerstone Business Solutions

      Are you using protection?

      Cornerstone Business Solutions managing director Chris Petty explains how your business could be held to ransom… We’re under attack – and it could cost us big time if we don’t ensure we’ve got the right defences in place. Cyber-attack is …..