idg urges business to gain the edge

Organisational development specialists idg have recently launched their services in the North East following their successful bid for the Investors in People licence throughout the entire North of England. With a proven track record of delivering the Investors in People framework and a wider portfolio of added value services over the… More →

Rayovac’s royal seal of approval

A North East manufacturer has been given the royal seal of approval for its new mercury-free hearing aid battery. Washington-based Rayovac, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The firm picked up the innovation 2011 award for its commitment to product development. The hearing aid battery took several years to develop at… More →

Tech firm bemoans continual brain-drain from the region

A new Teesside-based digital company is struggling to find the right staff as graduates continue to seek employment in major cities. ibod search (intelligent business on demand), based in South Bank near Middlesbrough, currently employs a team of eight but is expected to create a further 20 jobs in the coming… More →

Van Mildert heads to Humberside

One of the region’s fashion retailers is continuing to expand its portfolio of boutiques, opening a new store in Hull this week. Van Mildert, has invested over £300,000 in the 6,000sqft retail space within Hull’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre and has created ten new retail jobs. The firm now has seven stores… More →

UK’s IT talent plans to ‘jump ship’

More than two thirds of IT workers are considering or have applied for IT-related jobs outside of the UK. That is accordingt to findings of a major new job market survey. Only 32% said that this wasn’t something they were considering. When asked their reasons for a possible move, 71% said that it was down… More →

Building firm disposes of North Shields business

A County Durham building services firm - which employs 400 workers - has agreed to sell Hastie D Burton Ltd after a downturn in trade.  Northern Bear had previously issued a profit warning for the year to March 31, blaming its performance on the severe winter before Christmas. The Chester-le-Sreet based company operates… More →

North East interior design firm to redevelop luxury Baghdad hotel

A Jesmond based interior design firm has won its share of a multi million pound redevelopment project in Baghdad. Brandling Park Interior Design (BPID) are to completely redesign a luxurious five star hotel as part of the wider regeneration of the war torn city. Owner of the hotel Haider Al Saffar and… More →

Electronics firm to create 90 jobs

A Houghton-le-Spring based electronics firm is looking to create around 90 new jobs after receiving £200,000 worth of funding. Connor Solutions say the investment will give it the working capital required to take advantage of new opportunities coming up in the next year.     The firm has seen turnover increase by more… More →

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