Owner of Reece Group - John Reece
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results

Reece Group has announced positive end of year results for 2019 which reflect new contract wins, business growth and advances in product technology. The North East-based organisation, the holding company for Pearson Engineering, Responsive Engineering and Velocity, has announced a collective turnover of £64.6m for the year ending December 2019. This is up 48% on […]

Liebherr expands its Sunderland base
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site

An abandoned waste site is to be transformed into use as a key manufacturing site after being bought by Sunderland City Council. The major regeneration scheme will see leading crane manufacturer Liebherr expanding its business into the former Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford. Liebherr Sunderland builds maritime cranes and cargo handling equipment from its […]

Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule thanks to a skilled workforce in County Durham
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into its national research and development centre, creating new jobs faster than expected. It opened the new plant at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, in December 2017 to complement its main site at Long Marston, near […]

Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors
Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors
Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors

Work has begun on expanding Osbit’s Northumberland-based headquarters to accommodate the company’s rapidly expanding workforce and facilitate an increase in demand for its engineering expertise in the offshore renewables and oil & gas markets. This comes after the award of grant funding from a programme designed to accelerate business growth and stimulate employment in rural […]

A Squared Engineering sets up new office in Blyth
A Squared Engineering sets up new head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors
A Squared Engineering sets up new head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors

A new offshore engineering company is the latest tenant to move into Blyth Workspace to accommodate the increase in demand for its engineering expertise in the offshore renewables and oil & gas markets. A Squared Engineering is an offshore engineering consultancy. The company provide specialist engineering and technical services to the offshore energy, commercial marine […]

Offshore Ambition Bonds Port of Blyth & New Tenant Texo CFS
Offshore Ambition Bonds Port of Blyth And New Tenant Texo CFS
Offshore Ambition Bonds Port of Blyth And New Tenant Texo CFS

Port of Blyth has announced it will soon be welcoming another new client to its offshore energy hub once a brand new £0.7m facility at its South Harbour terminal for fabricating specialists Texo CFS is completed. The Northumberland port, known as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, has developed an impressive cluster […]

£500m contract opportunity attracts over 100 businesses
£500m contract opportunity attracts over 100 businesses

More than 150 businesses attended an event at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland today (8 October) to find out how they can be part of the supply chain to deliver a contract worth £500m that will see a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro designed, built and maintained.  Organised by […]

Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens
Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens
Sunderlands Northern Spire Bridge Opens

Sunderland’s stunning new Northern Spire bridge has opened to traffic this morning (Wednesday August 29). The landmark bridge across the River Wear, with its majestic 105m central A-frame pylon, was opened at 11.10am, with the first members of the public driving, riding and walking across seconds later. Northern Spire is the result of an innovative […]