Mergers and acquisitions at new low

British mergers and acquisitions have dropped dramatically to levels that are the lowest since the 90s.Research analysed by Grant Thornton has shown that 402 M&A transactions worth a total £23.8m have been recorded in the third quarter of 2011; one third below the previous quarter.Ian Marwood, corporate finance partner for…

North East climate change website launched

A new website providing information for business on climate change issues has been launched in response to demand from North East companies. The ClimateNE Business Hub will provide information and support around commercial opportunities relating to climate change, along with advice on money saving through reducing emissions and improving efficiency. Coordinator, Adrian…

What’s on this weekend: 23rd-25th September

This week’s top pick 

Through The Magic Mirror, the World of Anthony Browne - Seven Stories, Ouseburn, Newcastle. Sat Sept 24 and Sun Sept 25.

 Anthony Browne’s first UK exhibition is a colourful display of life size characters from his career as a children’s author, spanning from 1976 to the present day.…

Asbestos industry buyout grows North East firm

A North East asbestos management firm has taken over a key industry rival, and looks set to take on new clients across the country as a result.Lucion Environmental recently acquired Tyneside based AOH Limited for an undisclosed six-figure sum.The acquisition will give Lucion a presence in the East Midlands, to…

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