Tom Keighley’s news

International print festival comes to the North East

Newcastle played host to the UK’s only major printmaking event this weekend, with support from local and national businesses. International artists travelled to Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery as the winner of Northern Print’s International Print Biennale was announced. Polish artist Marta Lech was awarded the Clifford Chance Purchase Prize, and will now have her art displayed…

North East workers at greatest risk of downward mobility

People in the North East are at much greater risk of downward mobility than in any other part of the country, according to new research. The Resolution Foundation indicated that earnings were the biggest contributor to living standards, but also found that individuals can no longer climb the social ladder solely based…

Home working “improves attendance and slashes costs“

Working from the comfort of your own home could help to improve work attendance and slash office space overheads. After surveying 10 major employers, Advanced Workplace Associates found that informal working from home reduced sickness and absence, and instilled greater levels of morale and performance among employees. Managing director of AWA, Andrew Mawson,…

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…

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…

Middlesbrough entrepreneurs pioneer new market research tool

An innovative new market research tool is being pioneered in the region by two Middlesbrough based entrepreneurs. Business lecturer Daniel Kolodziej, and technology expert, Tom Howsam decided to set up Pollme earlier this year after discovering they shared a similar idea of a unique feedback product Using smartphone technology, Pollme allows customers to give instant…

NECC form training partnership with local college

Tyne Metropolitan College is celebrating after winning a hard fought bid to provide training for the NECC.A range of business support programmes, including Train the Trainer, Emotional Intelligence and Marketing and PR will be delivered as part of the new contract.Director of Business Development at TyneMet, Vic Reid, successfully led…

NOF Energy help local businesses looking for investment

North East energy businesses are to be given a crash-course on how to attract interest from major business investors. NOF Energy will hold a roundtable discussion at their Durham office on October 12 at 9am, where specialist advice from business investment expert and director of North East Business Angels, Andrew Burton, will be available. The session…

Former factory given creative lease of life

It was once where sweets were made, now it will be a £6 million hub for creative industries at the mouth of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley. Bdaily was given a guided tour of the Toffee Factory, where Maynards produced Toffee from 1906, and later winegums.  The venture has been lead by development company…

Newcastle design company celebrate second investment

A Newcastle based design company is celebrating after securing its second round of investment to help grow their business Deadgood was established by Northumbria graduates Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook in 2004 and now the Finance For Business North East Angel Fund are investing in their brand. Both studied 3D design at…

Sitemap