New start up aims to create upto 25 jobs in 12 months

An engineering design and project management company has been launched in the region with ambitious plans to generate 25 jobs in its first year. Nortech Solutions has been set up by Bryan Bunn, an engineer with experience in the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, energy and iron and steel sectors.

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Utility bills could push inflation to 5%

The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has reportedly warned that higher utility bills could push inflation to 5% later this year. Publishing the bank’s latest Inflation Report, he said there remained strong downward pressures on economic growth and upward pressures on inflation. However, he said that the “big picture”… More →

£3.5 million eco village to create 450 jobs.

Work is set to begin on a £3.5m ‘eco village’ that will create the first zero-carbon homes in Redcar & Cleveland. The project, which will see 26 new properties created, is at the heart of major regeneration plans for the South Bank community. Fifteen new homes are being built and a further… More →

Builders merchants looks to a greener future

One of the region’s independent builders’ merchants has invested £400,000 in new fuel efficient vehicles. Thompson Building Centres have bought the new Volvo HGV wagons, which include the latest technology and they believe this will ensure that they are driven economically. The new vehicles have also been fitted with an intelligent driving… More →

UK small businesses embrace sustainability

Interest among SMEs in energy saving and eco-friendly goods has increased by 75% in the last year, according to research. e-commerce for small businesses firm  believe the rise in searches and enquiries for sustainable products indicates that more and more businesses are taking practical steps to reduce their carbon footprint… More →

Government backs £9.5m Tees bio-freight terminal

The Government has backed plans to build a dedicated multimodal bio-freight terminal on the River Tees, which will safeguard 150 existing jobs and create a further 32 direct and 190 indirect jobs. A total of £1.2m will be invested by the Government in the new facility which will see a new… More →

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