Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Salute to the Teesside Champions

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Our Salute to the Teesside Champions

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ABB CONSULTING WITH a Teesside base in Billingham, ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies, with offices in 100 countries and 135,000 staff looking at system and equipment performance, production processes and regulatory compliance.

ABLE UK STARTED as a specialist in complex demolition processes and now covers a number of sectors including decommissioning and as a provider of multi-user port facilities along the Tees.

ACTIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES ACTIVE was formed in 2000 and is now regarded as one of the region's leading firms of Independent Chartered Financial Planners offering a full suite of services to private individuals, corporate businesses and professional practices.

AV DAWSON STARTED with a horse-and-cart operation back in 1938, the company is based at Dawson's Wharf and employs around 240 people offering warehousing and quayside and logistics services across road, rail, land and sea.

BARKER AND STONEHOUSE ICONIC family-run Teesside furniture chain that recently opened a flagship store at Teesside Park Shopping Centre and has been in business for more than 70 years.

BRITISH STEEL THE renamed business of Tata Steel's operations in Lackenby and Skinningrove. Investment firm Greybull Capital bought the long products division and revived the historic name.

BULKHAUL BASED in Middlesbrough, the firm specialises in transportation of bulk liquids and powders, covering European, Pacific and Asian routes.

CAMERON HALL DEVELOPMENTS PROPERTY company behind the Metro Centre and major housing projects around founder Sir John Hall's Wynyard Hall. Currently working on Woolsington Hall near Newcastle.

CENTRE FOR PROCESS INNOVATION CPI was established to support the UK process manufacturing industry and has bases at Wilton AND Darlington. It is the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The sector exports almost PS50bn a year with a contribution of more than PS15bn a year to the UK's Gross Domestic Product.

CHARLES CLINKARD THE family-owned classic footwear chain opened its first shop in 1924. The group has expanded the business to a point where annual turnover now represents sales of footwear in excess of PS30m and employment for more than 450 people.

CLEVELAND CABLE ESTABLISHED in 1978, the company with a head office in Middlesbrough is now the foremost distributor of cables in the UK, with around 450 workers at eight sites around the country. For the London Olympics in 2012 it provided 940,000 metres of cable for a contract worth more than PS8m.

COAST & COUNTRY ESTABLISHED in 2001, C&C took over the ownership and management of homes from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council as part of a largescale transfer in July 2002. It is now the largest registered provider in Redcar and Cleveland, owning and managing more than 10,000 properties. …

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