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Transport named as fastest growing North East industry
Transport named as fastest growing North East industry

The transport and haulage sector has been named the fastest growing industry in the region for in 2015, largely due to a substantial 25% increase in total number of active companies. The North East arm of insolvency trade body R3 found that there were 1,010 active regional companies in the sector in December 2015, an […]

EY expands Newcastle headquarters and targets further growth
EY expands Newcastle headquarters and targets further growth

EY has signed an agreement to occupy a further three floors at the CityGate office complex on St James Boulevard in Newcastle, taking the total size of the professional service firm’s North East base to 65,200 sq ft over eight floors across two buildings. The firm – which in October announced that its headcount in […]

“The North East Business Banking Pulse”
“The North East Business Banking Pulse”

The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is working with Smart Money People to determine just how well the region’s businesses are being served by the financial services industry. The partnership sees the launch of “The North East Business Banking Pulse”, inviting all businesses throughout the region to share their experiences and uncover a valuable […]

Gateshead’s TPS lands £1m contract to improve train service offering
Gateshead’s TPS lands £1m contract to improve train service offering

Turbo Power Systems (TPS), a Gateshead-based manufacturer of power electronics, has won a £1m contract from Porterbrook, one of three major rolling stock leasing companies. The scope of work includes the manufacture of Battery Chargers for Porterbrook’s Class 170 “Turbostar” Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs). Currently, there are more than 500 units successfully operating in various […]

Newcastle Great Park is just the space for Rocket 9
Newcastle Great Park is just the space for Rocket 9

Marketing company Rocket 9 is expanding its Newcastle presence, as it looks to establish itself ‘as a top North East marketing agency’. The firm, which provides managed services to E-gaming operators, has let a 6,770 sq ft office space in Bevan House, Newcastle Great Park. The move follows the recent letting to Bede Gaming of […]

Award winning accountancy firm takes second office in region
Award winning accountancy firm takes second office in region

Ambitious North East accountancy practice, Evolution LLP, has opened a second office, in Newcastle. Head-quartered in Wynyard, the revolutionary firm – which officially moved to the city on January 4th – sees the opening of its Newcastle office as a demonstration of its commitment to bring its growing brand to the wider North East. Evolution […]

BakeArt UK expands Ashington operations
BakeArt UK expands Ashington operations

An Ashington-based manufacturer of cake decorations has expanded into new premises following a period of rapid growth. BakeArt UK, which is based at Merchant Court in Ashington, has invested £150,000 to lease and kit-out two new units which will allow it to extend its operations. The company, which launched in 2010, employs 25 staff and […]

LamasaTech committed to the North East
LamasaTech committed to the North East

A North East digital development agency is expanding strongly in the UK and Global market following years of supplying interactive solutions to corporations around the world. The company started off developing software and hardware for interactive computing surfaces which are used for everything from interactive restaurant menus – filtering diner’s likes, dislikes and allergies before […]