The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Journal is a regional newspaper from Newcastle, England. The Journal publishes the latest business, sports, and politics news.

Articles from December 11, 2006

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2 DAY IN MINUTES: Home and Abroad
Successful surgery An 28-year-old Indian man who was attacked and castrated by a group of people with a grudge underwent successful reattachment surgery, reports said yesterday. Despite taking nearly six hours to reach a hospital in New Delhi, doctors...
Aesica Gets the Chemistry Right
Based in Cramlington, Northumberland, Aesica Pharmaceuticals is a trusted and well-established supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and custom synthesis solutions to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Aesica's...
Aiming to Reduce Those Food Miles into Yards
Byline: By Sarah Judd Bringing up two young children has given Sara Moralee a vision for the diversification of the family's farm. Sarah Judd reports. Andrew and Sara Moralee know that to secure the future for their children, they need to adapt...
Animation Brings Area to Life
Byline: By Karen McLauchlan Regeneration projects are powering ahead across our region. Karen McLauchlan takes a closer look. You know the old saying ( play to your strengths. And that's exactly what Middlesbrough is doing with its DigitalCity...
Are You Getting Credit for Your R&D?
Byline: By Martin Barber, Vantis plc In the 19th Century, innovative pioneering process companies laid the foundations in the Tees Valley for one of the world's mightiest chemical engineering complexes. In recent weeks, a series of announcements...
A Team That's Making It Happen
Tourism Network NorthEast comprises One NorthEast Tourism and the four Area Tourism Partnerships (ATPS). Over time it is anticipated that the ATPs will become the main port of call for advice, guidance and support from the network for all tourism businesses...
A Tonic for Enterprising Ideas
Developing a new healthcare device? Got an idea for a product? Need some help with design? If so, read on -- The Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences (CELS) has formed a unique collaboration with Northumbria University. The Integrated Services...
Bank Invasion of Legal Services: Boston Tea Party?
Byline: By Simon Catterall By Simon Catterall , head of regulatory, liquor licensing, environment and safety, with Jacksons Commercial and Private Law of Stockton. It used to be said that people who lived through revolutions did not realise it...
Barratt Bids to Regain Biggest Builder Mantle
Byline: By Nigel Stirling BARRATT Developments has tabled a bid for rival Wilson Bowden in a move that could see it regain its mantle as Britain's biggest housebuilder. The Newcastle-based plc, which came second in The Journal Top 200 North-East...
Basketball: Eagles Dream Over
Byline: JEFF KING Scottish Rocks 94 Newcastle Eagles 69 THE dream is over for this season as a lacklustre Newcastle Eagles went crashing out of the BBL Cup last night to end their hopes of defending all four national trophies. The home...
Bedrock Industry We Can Do without; Farming
Byline: By Anna Lognonn A CAMPAIGN to explain why farming is becoming more, not less, important to 21st Century Britain is being launched by the NFU today. Called Why Farming Matters, and built around a major report of that name, it is intended...
Bedrock Industry We Can't Do Without
Byline: By Anna Lognonne A campaign to explain why farming is becoming more, not less, important to 21st Century Britain is being launched by the NFU today. (MON) Called Why Farming Matters, and built around a major report of that name, it is...
Berwick Rangers 2 Arbroath 0
John Coughlin had a broad grin after watching his Berwick Rangers side draw SPL team Falkirk at Shielfield Park in the third round of the Scottish Cup next month, meaning a return for the their boss John 'Yogi' Hughes who played for Berwick. After...
Booming Times in Restoration Battle
Byline: By Marie Turbill A historic site is making its comeback with all guns blazing after securing funds for its second phase of major restoration. Marie Turbill hears the story behind its revamp so far. When a small group of concerned residents...
Booming Trade in Soap Star Deaths
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby A coffin maker is boosting its business with the help of angels ( in more ways than one ( as Rebekah Ashby reports A coffin maker has increased productivity by 20% since securing a pounds 180,000 finance package from...
Brothers in Arms Keep Contest Alive
Byline: By Sarah Judd For Stephen Aitken, the Highland Games isn't just a hobby, but a passion stretching back generations. Sarah Judd finds out why the farmers' auction mart managing director and former world champion is at the top of his game....
Brown Is Urged to Lift Travel Pass Tax
Byline: By Ross Smith Chancellor Gordon Brown has agreed to hold talks with a North MP which could lead to tax breaks for commuters who use public transport. Tyne Bridge MP David Clelland is calling on Mr Brown to stop counting travel passes...
Brown Is Urged to Lift Travel Pass Tax; MP Will Discuss Train and Bus Cards with Chancellor
Byline: By Ross Smith CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown has agreed to hold talks with a North MP which could lead to tax breaks for commuters who use public transport. Tyne Bridge MP David Clelland is calling on Mr Brown to stop counting travel passes...
Calling Healthcare Companies
Are you a healthcare or life science company? Seeking to grow? Do you need funding, skills or supply chain support? New market opportunities? If so, read on -- The CELS Healthcare Network is a membership organisation open to all healthcare companies...
Can-Do Students Help Victims
Byline: By Alastair Gilmour Six North-East design students are all the richer by combining their skills and energies to benefit others, as Alastair Gilmour reports In the traditional student kitchen, the tin can is for pouring beer from and for...
Carlisle Given a Football Lesson
If Carlisle United are to achieve their dream of playing in the Championship, they need look no further for a blueprint than the visitors to Brunton Park on Saturday. Scunthorpe United, having consolidated with a season in League One after finishing...
Cats Don't Know When to Give In
Byline: By Paul Gilder The interior decorators have been busy at the Stadium of Light, with the tunnel area transformed into a shrine to red-and-white glories. When Sunderland's players emerge from the home dressing room, they are confronted...
CBI Accused of Bid to 'Drive Down' Pay
Byline: By Ross Smith Business leaders sparked anger last night by calling for public sector workers in the North-East to be paid less than staff in other regions. A report to be published by the CBI today[mon dec 11] calls for national pay bargaining...
CBI Accused of Bid to 'Drive Down' Pay; Unions Hit Back at Calls for Regional Bargaining
Byline: By Ross Smith BUSINESS leaders sparked anger last night by calling for public sector workers in the North-East to be paid less than staff in other regions. A report to be published by the CBI today calls for national pay bargaining to...
Chance for Cadbury to Regain Confidence
Byline: By Nigel Stirling In what is expected to be the last busy week of the year, investors will get trading updates from the banking and leisure sectors. Investors will be hoping for an improved performance in the UK from Cadbury Schweppes...
Chance for Cadbury to Regain Confidence; Taking Stock
Byline: By Nigel Stirling IN what is expected to be the last busy week of the year, investors will get trading updates from the banking and leisure sectors. Investors will be hoping for an improved performance in the UK from Cadbury Schweppes...
City's Ambitions Are Sky-High
Byline: By James Barton A housing association has proved a catalyst for major change in one part of the region, as James Barton discovered. Sunderland's skyline has utterly transformed, perfectly symbolising the five-year regeneration of the...
College Puts the Emphasis on Skills for the Future
Chancellor Gordon Brown has designated Newcastle a Science City in recognition of its remarkable achievements in science and technology, particularly in stem cell research and bio-molecular sciences. It is one of six in the country, but what sets Newcastle...
Company Champions Pioneering Work in the Field
There can be no doubting the Tees Valley's pioneering work in the renewables field. The region is already home to Europe's largest biofuels plant ( in the shape of Biofuels Corporation's pounds 45m facility at Seal Sands. New company Ensus has...
Connolly: Cats Can Get into Top Two
Byline: By Paul Gilder David Connolly is confident automatic promotion is still within Sunderland's reach after insisting the improving Black Cats should not limit their ambitions to attempting to secure a place in the end-of-season play-offs. ...
Constructing Excellence Awards
Constructing Excellence in the North East will hold its third annual awards in 2007, celebrating the successes of those tasked with building the future landscape of our region. These regional awards have proved so successful in the previous two years;...
Contacts
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Continuing to Make the Difference with Fabricom
A North-East-based engineering company is powering ahead with a string of successful contract wins. Fabricom Contracting provides multi-disciplined mechanical, electrical and instrumentation construction services to the oil, gas, chemical and power...
Creating the Pounds Uture
With a staff of 3,000 and with students in residence for more than half the year ( some 12,000 in Durham City and more than 2,000 in Stockton ( Durham University has a major part to play in shaping the region's future. Durham's success is rooted...
Cricket: Express Is Ready to Roll - Strauss
ANDREW Strauss is backing Steve Harmison to unleash his frustration on the remainder of the Ashes series - providing England have not lost faith already in their leading strike bowler, writes MYLES HODGSON. The Durham fast bowler arrived in Australia...
CSN Set to Make Pounds 4.5bn Corus Bid
Byline: By Nigel Stirling BRAZILIAN steelmaker CSN is set to trump India's Tata Steel with a pounds 4.5bn offer for Corus which could see a bidding war break out for the Anglo-Dutch steel giant. According to Sunday newspaper reports, the board...
Culture: Private Investors Chip in to the Tune of Pounds 11m
SUPPORT for the arts in the North-East from private investors soared to pounds 11m during the last financial year. With the previous year's figure standing at pounds 7.3m, this represents a jump of more than 50%. The figures are released today...
Culture: Punk with a Hint of Mysterious; Not All Artists Think an Unmade Bed Makes Great Art. David Whetstone Talks to North-East Stuckist Painter Paul Harvey
Byline: David Whetstone STUCKISM is a radical art movement born in 1999 when Tracey "unmade bed" Emin retorted to then boyfriend Billy Childish, an artist and poet: "Your paintings are stuck, you are stuck - stuck, stuck, stuck!" The implication...
Dancer Waltzes off with Double
Byline: By Martin Kelly Exotic Dancer became just the third horse to complete the Paddy Power Gold Cup and boylesports.com Gold Cup double in the same season when storming to victory under Tony Dobbin at Cheltenham on Saturday. Only Pegwell Bay...
Deal Is a Catalyst for Growth
Earlier this year, Davy Process Technology (DPT) was purchased by chemical company Johnson Matthey. Dr David Tomlinson, president of DPT, said it's a deal that has added strength to the firm. "The combination of Johnson Matthey's expertise with...
Destination Prosperity as Old Rail Works to Be Transformed
A major regeneration scheme on Tyneside is planned to create 1,100 jobs. Work on the first phase is to start this month. The Point, at Gateshead Quays, is UK Land Estate's 300,000sq ft mixed use development on the site of the former Greenesfield...
Diary
December 12: North East Chamber of Commerce Darlington committee meeting, TA Centre, Neasham Road, Darlington, 8.15am. Details from Jill Smith on (01642) 773409. December 13: North East Chamber of Commerce Christmas Networking Lunch, Sporting Lodge...
Differences Make This School Strong
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield Chillingham Road Primary in Newcastle is among the best schools in the country ( and that's official. The Heaton school has just been rated as outstanding by education inspectors Ofsted, who said the school "serves...
Differences Make This School Strong; Ofsted Rates City Primary as among the Best in Country
Byline: By Graeme Whitfield CHILLINGHAM Road Primary in Newcastle is among the best schools in the country - and that's official. The Heaton school has just been rated as outstanding by education inspectors Ofsted, who said the school "serves...
Eagles Dream Over
Byline: By Jeff King The dream is over for this season as a lacklustre Newcastle Eagles went crashing out of the BBL Cup last night to end their hopes of defending all four national trophies. The home town Scottish Rocks were simply too good...
Easter Rising to the Challenge
Developers are having to work harder than they did two or three years ago to find prime sites. Traditionally the North-East has not suffered from a shortage of development land, but times are changing according to Russell Taylor, director of the Newcastle...
Echo Can Make a Big Point at Ayr
Echo Point can go some way to restoring his somewhat inflated reputation in the Blair & Bryden Solicitors/Estate Agents Beginners' Chase at Ayr today. A winner of a Fairyhouse bumper for Ger Lyons, he was purchased to race for Nicky Richards...
Environmental Awareness Award
Winner: Middlesbrough Council Also nominated: Stockton Council, Nature's World, Middlesbrough "Middlesbrough Council has really embraced the green agenda," said Paul Jackson, Renew Tees Valley's commerce and community enterprise manger. They...
Europe Has a Big Stake as We Try to Create More Hi-Tech Jobs
The North-East has attracted over pounds 360m of EU funding ( one of the biggest funding allocations available to the UK regions. The European Regional Competitiveness and Employment funding will support economic development in the region over the...
Exciting Life Sciences Start-Ups Given Opportunity to Grow
Cels, the Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences, has announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art business incubator suite specifically for life sciences companies in North East England. The facility, named CELS at Newcastle and situated within...
Expanding Swiftly ( and Safely
Day & Zimmermann is busy building a stronger future in the Tees Valley ( the engineering company has opened a second Teesside office and also announced plans to double its workforce in 12 months. The company has set up its new North-East regional...
Express Is Ready to Roll ( Strauss
Byline: By Myles Hodgson Andrew Strauss is backing Steve Harmison to unleash his frustration on the remainder of the Ashes series ( providing England have not lost faith already in their leading strike bowler, writes Myles Hodgson. The Durham...
FA Carlsberg Vase/Arngrove Northern League
Byline: By Malcolm Pratt Only three sides from the Arngrove Northern League are through to the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, although Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics and Whitley Bay are still involved since their third round ties were postponed....
Fears for Over-Stretched Squad
Byline: By Paul Gilder Roy Keane last night admitted he is worried about how his squad will cope with their hectic festive schedule as Sunderland face the most-demanding period of the season. Having lost Darren Ward and Tobias Hysen to illness...
Fingers Crossed for More Sports Funds
Byline: By Hayley Beattie Two rural communities trying to transform run-down sports facilities are hoping to receive a cash boost to give villagers somewhere to play. People in Stocksfield and Blanchland, Northumberland, are planning to both...
Fingers Crossed for More Sports Funds; Villagers Hoping to Get Grants Approval
Byline: By Hayley Beattie TWO rural communities trying to transform run-down sports facilities are hoping to receive a cash boost to give villagers somewhere to play. People in Stocksfield and Blanchland, Northumberland, are planning to both...
Football: Car Lisle Given a Football Lesson
Byline: MIKE CORRY Carlisle United 0 Scunthorpe United 2 If Carlisle United are to achieve their dream of playing in the Championship, they need look no further for a blueprint than the visitors to Brunton Park on Saturday. Scunthorpe United,...
Football: Cats Don't Know When to Give In
Byline: Paul Gilder at the Stadium of Light Sunderland 2 Luton Town 1 THE interior decorators have been busy at the Stadium of Light, with the tunnel area transformed into a shrine to red-and-white glories. When Sunderland's players emerge...
Football: Connolly: Cats Can Get into Top Two
Byline: Paul Gilder DAVID Connolly is confident automatic promotion is still within Sunderland's reach after insisting the improving Black Cats should not limit their ambitions to attempting to secure a place in the end-of-season playoffs. And...
Football: FA Carlsberg Vase / Arngrove Northern League
Byline: MALCOLM PRATT ONLY three sides from the Arngrove Northern League are through to the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, although Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics and Whitley Bay are still involved since their third round ties were postponed....
Football: Fears for Over-Stretched Squad
Byline: PAUL GILDER ROY Keane last night admitted he is worried about how his squad will cope with their hectic festive schedule as Sunderland face the most-demanding period of the season. Having lost Darren Ward and Tobias Hysen to illness and...
Football: Fergie Bemoans Demands of TV
Manchester United 3 Manchester City 1 SIR Alex Ferguson has expressed his concern over the influence TV schedules will have on the outcome of this season's Premiership title. Short of anything substantial to worry about on the pitch as his...
Football: Gunners Lacked Will to Win, Claims Jose
Chelsea 1 Arsenal 1 CHELSEA boss Jose Mour-inho claimed it is "impossible" for Arsenal to claim the title and accused Arsene Wenger's side of not trying to win after yesterday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, writes TOM COLLO-MOSSE. The champions...
Football: Journal Jury
Paul Bramley A BAD start saw us go behind early on thanks to some suspect keeping. We got level thanks to inform Murphy with a well-taken goal. Watching us this season is frustrating as in patches we play some good football yet, during periods,...
Football: Journal Jury
Laura Blyth AS I watched the Sky panel predict either a loss or a draw for Newcastle, deep down I felt a win was in store. We dominated the first half and the game was all but finished after our second goal. Martins scored two cracking goals and...
Football: Martins Starting to Play His Way
Byline: Luke Edwards at Ewood Park Blackburn Rovers 1 Newcastle United 3 IT was a valuable victory paid for with another costly clutch of injured bodies, but Newcastle United are at least finally starting to receive a dividend from their major...
Football: Pool Live Up to Potential
Bristol Rovers 0 Hartlepool United 2 HARTLEPOOL are heading for the hectic festive football programme in their best form of the season, but having got his team to play to their potential, manager Danny Wilson is keen to keep the players' feet...
Football: Quaker's Suffer a Defensive Disaster
Stockport 5 Darlington 2 DARLINGTON manager Dave Penney will be working with his defence this week in a bid to stop Quakers' sudden slump. His side were easily beaten 5-2 at Edgeley Park, and Penney pointed the finger at his defence for an...
Football: Scottish Cup and League
Berwick Rangers 2 Arbroath 0 JOHN Coughlin had a broad grin after watching his Berwick Rangers side draw SPL team Falkir k at Shielfield Park in the third round of the Scottish Cup next month, meaning a return for the their boss John 'Yogi' Hughes...
Football: Squad Stretched Further by Injury Toll
Byline: LUKE EDWARDS GLENN Roeder faces going to reigning champions Chelsea without a recognised right-back after an injury to Nolberto Solano. The Peruvian has been a revelation as an emergency fullback in the absence of Stephen Carr, but he...
Football: Watch Oba Go Now Says
Byline: Luke Edwards SHAY Given has warned the Premiership to start fearing a rampant and exciting Obafemi Martins after his match-winning double in the 3-1 win at Blackburn Rovers. Given has seen plenty to admire in the young Nigerian international...
Football: Wing Providers Please Viduka; Striker Hails the Talents of Downing and Morrison
Middlesbrough 1 Wigan 1 MARK Viduka is delighted to be back and firing on all cylinders again. But Middlesbrough's Australian striker says it's the service from wingers Stewart Downing and James Morrison which will keep Boro from the Premiership...
Friends Die Together
Police last night identified three sixth-form students killed in a car crash. Close friends Oliver Cross, Thomas Dunn and Michael Tempest, all 16, died when their red Ford Escort crashed with another car on the A58 near Wetherby, West Yorkshire....
GB Star Inspires Vipers to Win
Mobilx Vipers 3 Hull Stingrays 1 GB International winger David Longstaff was the star player for the Vipers despite having an indifferent game by his high standards, writes PETER ADAMS. With the game nearing its conclusion with three minutes...
GB Star Inspires Vipers to Win
Byline: By Peter Adams Gb International winger David Longstaff was the star player for the Vipers despite having an indifferent game by his high standards, writes Peter Adams. With the game nearing its conclusion with three minutes left to play...
Giving Measure for Measure
Byline: By Rebekah Ashby It's a dramatic redevelopment which involved smashing into a bank and burying a four-tonne vault door under the stage. Rebekah Ashby reports on the curtain going back up at Newcastle's Theatre Royal. After completing...
Going under the Sea to Turn the Tide
Byline: By Graeme King A willingness to invest for the long term is putting two very different businesses on Tyneside and Wearside in strong positions in their respective industries. Graeme King looks at SMD Hydrovision in Newcastle and the Ailantus...
Golf: Scotland Lose out in Play-Off
SCOTLAND last night agonisingly missed out on their first World Cup title in a sudden-death play-off in Barbados, writes PHIL CASEY. Colin Montgomerie (pictured ) and Marc Warren fired a closing 69 in the foursomes to match the 16-under-par target...
Good Advice
Everywhere you look at the moment, you will see all things sparkly. From decorations to dresses, cosmetics to car accessories. For those involved in any Yuletide-related industry, be it designing, manufacturing, catering or selling, then December...
Good Advice; Small Business
EVERYWHERE you look at the moment, you will see all things sparkly. From decorations to dresses, cosmetics to car accessories. For those involved in any Yuletide-related industry, be it designing, manufacturing, catering or selling, then December...
Gunners Lacked Will to Win, Claims Jose
Byline: By Tom Collomosse Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claimed it is "impossible" for Arsenal to claim the title and accused Arsene Wenger's side of not trying to win after yesterday's 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, writes Tom Collomosse. The champions...
'Half Young Cannabis Users Have Blackouts'
ANTI-DRUG campaigners have called for urgent research into the effects of cannabis on teenagers' mental health after a survey found half of young users suffer paranoia and blackouts. More than 80% of people in their teens and early 20s polled by...
Hard Work Pays Dividends for Steve
Byline: By James Barton Steve Hodgson has taken the entrepreneurial spirit and hard work ethic learned from his father and turned it into a pounds 1.5m-a-week used and new car business in a tough market. James Barton speaks to the man who turned...
Hard Work Pays Dividends for Steve; Steve Hodgson Has Taken the Entrepreneurial Spirit and Hard Work Ethic Learned from His Father and Turned It into a Pounds 1.5m-a-Week Used and New Car Business in a Tough Market. James Barton Speaks to the Man Who Turned a Modest Family Concern into the UK's Largest Mazda Car Retailer
Byline: James Barton STEVE Hodgson is a self made businessman who has built a multi-million pound car sales business that goes from strength to strength. It was never meant to be this way. Les Hodgson, Steve's father, who owned a garage forecourt...
Healthcare: A Quiet Revolution-
Byline: By Dr Ian Robson Dr Ian Robson, Business Development Director, CELS Healthcare currently represents a large slice of the region's economy. More than 5,000 organisations, pounds 4bn annual turnover and 140,000 jobs are involved. In future,...
Helping Improve the Health of the Nation
Established in 2002, Hart Biologicals is a privately-owned company specialising in the manufacture and supply of clinical diagnostic reagents and instruments to hospital pathology laboratories, GP surgeries, pharmacies and veterinary surgeries. ...
Help on to Housing Ladder for Villagers
Byline: By Robert Brooks Rural first-time house buyers are being offered a leg up onto the property ladder with a wave of new affordable homes for sale in Northumberland. Ten cost-controlled properties have gone on the market in the village of...
Help on to Housing Ladder for Villagers; Bargain Prices for Homes on Ducal Land near Heritage Coast
Byline: By Robert Brooks RURAL first-time house buyers are being offered a leg up onto the property ladder with a wave of new affordable homes for sale in Northumberland. Ten cost-controlled properties have gone on the market in the village of...
Horse Racing: Dancer Waltzes off with Double
Byline: By Martin Kelly EXOTIC Dancer became just the third horse to complete the Paddy Power Gold Cup and boylesports.com Gold Cup double in the same season when storming to victory under Tony Dobbin at Cheltenham on Saturday. Only Pegwell Bay...
Horse Racing: Echo Can Make a Big Point at Ayr; in Association with Pagebet
Byline: By Saraband CHO Point can go some way to restoring his somewhat inflated reputation in the Blair & Bryden Solicitors/Estate Agents Beginners' Chase at Ayr today. A winner of a Fairyhouse bumper for Ger Lyons, he was purchased to race...
How Not to Get Lost in Translation
Byline: By Alastair Gilmour The difference between the South of France and the North-East is huge in every respect. Alastair Gilmour meets a young man who admits that relocating represented 'a massive change'. He bumped into his future wife while...
How to Go Undercover
Byline: By Vicky Pepys Vicky Pepys thinks men could become successful Christmas shoppers! Special gift lingerie -- we're not just talking bras and pants but slips and nighties and robes and loungewear, are a big Christmas buy. We buy for ourselves...
How to Go Undercover; Vicky Pepys Thinks Men Could Become Successful Christmas Shoppers!
Byline: Vicky Pepys SPECIAL gift lingerie ... we're not just talking bras and pants but slips and nighties and robes and loungewear, are a big Christmas buy. We buy for ourselves the bras we wear everyday and those complicated ones that offer...
Husband and Wife Team Branching Out
Byline: By James Barton A husband and wife team have seen their small property and finance business flourish, quadrupling their modest workforce in 12 months and now planning a second branch. Homes and Finance based in Yarm, which has already...
Husband and Wife Team Branching out; Small Business
Byline: By James Barton A HUSBAND and wife team have seen their small property and finance business flourish, quadrupling their modest workforce in 12 months and now planning a second branch. Homes and Finance based in Yarm, which has already...
Innovation Award
Winner: Floodology Also nominated: AAG Swepco, Stockton; Oceantecs, Hartlepool Floodology is a company that recognises Tees Valley is the place to be for the renewables industry. The company is looking to relocate from the South Midlands to...
Investing in Innovation ( NorthStar Leads Pioneers towards Profitability
Northstar equity investors (nsei) is helping some of the most exciting new businesses in the North-East turn bright ideas into commercial success stories. NSEI manages the pounds 10m Proof Of Concept Fund, designed to catalyse innovation and new technology....
INVISTA Is Going from Strength to Strength
A great deal can happen to a company in two years. During the first 18 months of the newly created INVISTA, the company's strategies were focused on getting healthy. The site at Wilton was no exception and since INVISTA became an independently managed...
It's All Money for New Rope
Byline: By Sarah Judd Colin Pearce and Justin Farrelly made their mark on the world of yacht racing with innovative inventions. Sarah Judd finds out about the future of Colt Systems. In an unlikely beginning to their entrepreneurial career, Colin...
'It Was My Best Move'
Byline: By Helen Logan The region's leading executives have been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony ( one of the longest-running business events in the UK, now in its 23rd year. Helen Logan reports. Two people who have made their mark...
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