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County Durham based Hodgson Sayers scooping the prestigious Business of the Year award.

Hodgson Sayers of Tanfield Lea, Stanley, County Durham scoops Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award

Industry at the Wilton site on Teesside, by Stuart Bolton.

Tees Collective to press ahead despite fears for carbon capture funding

Workwear firm MI Supplies in Thornaby, near Stockton passes £2m turnover mark

Workwear firm MI Supplies in Thornaby, near Stockton passes £2m turnover mark

Emily Ward puts the finishing touches in the Pet Artwork studio to a picture of springer spaniel Louie.

Pet portrait business set for busy festive period

MP Alex Cunningham said the Government decision represented "another kicking for Teesside and our industrial scheme."

Carbon capture axe 'another kicking'

Meat-free Quorn pieces, manufactured by Quorn Foods at the company's factory in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Picture: Nigel Roddis/Bloomberg

Stokesley, North Yorkshire-based Quorn Foods celebrates 30 years of choosing the vegetarian option

Top row, left to right: Kevin Dixon, Jeff Cutting, and Peter Wharton. Bottom row, left to right: David Hammond, Paul Smith, Mick Jorimann, David Jackson, and Alan Bradley.

Wharton Construction rewards staff loyalty

Paul Woolston, North East LEP Chair, said: “The LEP has lobbied hard to ensure Jeremie 2 remains North-East based, North-East run and fully invested into North-East companies.

Crucial Jeremie business fund remains North-East based, North-East run and fully invested into North-East companies, says LEP

CHAMPION: Nifco UK's Mike Matthews

Regional award winners feeling just champion

OPERATION: Hot saw cutting at Tata Steel's Teesside Beam Mill

Talks continue on future of Tata Steel's Long Products business

ROUGH: North Sea firms have endured a tough 2015, and many predict their woes will continue next year

North Sea operators 'still facing a market storm'

Craig Rye, Finance Director at InBond, and Jessica Binns, InBond Customer Service Administrator.

£150,000 investment at Stockton warehousing firm InBond

Top row, left to right: Kevin Dixon, Jeff Cutting, and Peter Wharton. Bottom row, left to right: David Hammond, Paul Smith, Mick Jorimann, David Jackson, and Alan Bradley.

Wharton Construction rewards staff loyalty

Chancellor George Osborne

Tees carbon plan at risk as Government axes £1bn CCS competition

Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Carillion's training centre on Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough as part of an apprenticeship announcement by the company. Pictured laying a brick. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

George the Builder: chancellor's plan for 400,000 new homes

OPERATION: The Boulby potash mine, which is run by ICL UK		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Revealed: Where ICL UK potash jobs could go

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is among the iconic structures Severfield has helped to build.

Severfield will not take on work unless the numbers add up

Kevin Almond, Head of Professional Services, ITPS

Technology expert returns to ITPS

Opening up the North-East to global trade

Opening up the North-East to global trade

The Chancellor could look to reduce borrowing, in the short term at least, by selling off certain state-owned assets. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Osborne faces '£30 billion black hole by next General Election

Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI director general, said: “the cumulative burden of the living wage, apprenticeship levy and business rates risk hurting competitiveness.” Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

'This cannot be a simple numbers game where businesses are clobbered to pay for apprenticeships,' say manufacturers

Bad news for landlords? Boosting property ownership is top priority, the Chancellor will say as he outlines plans for 400,000 new homes in England.

Osborne will vow to turn generation 'rent into generation buy'

FUTURES: Former steelworkers at SSI UK have got jobs at the new Merseyside Energy Recovery plant, at Wilton. Pictured is project director, Andy Stokes, with ex-SSI staff Jamie Templeton, Ian Knight and Sara Dowse	Picture: TOM BANKS

'Losing steelworks was like losing an arm' - ex-SSI workers' express relief over new Wilton jobs

ATOMIC: In the office of Atom bank in Durham City. Spanish bank BBVA has bought a near-30 per cent stake in the UK’s digital-only lender. Picture: TOM BANKS.

Spanish lender BBVA buys £45m stake in County Durham bank Atom

David Horne, managing director of Virgin Trains on the east coast route, said: “We’re investing now so our customers can benefit from new seats and a great new on-board environment before we get a new fleet of 65 trains from 2018.” Pic : Nigel Holla

Virgin Trains has confirms £21m train refurbishment programme for east coast fleet

(From left) Stephen Price, Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures, Paul Laidler of Natural Technology Developments and Peter Taylor of investor UK Steel Enterprise.

UK Steel Enterprise helps Consett solar pioneers Natural Technology Developments to grow

Ian Malcolm, managing director at ElringKlinger (GB) inside the firm's Redcar plant.

Redcar car parts firm Elringklinger (GB) switches gasket production from Germany to Teesside

CELEBRATION: Fireworks explode to signal Singapore's 50th year of independence. North-East transport firm Go-Ahead Group has secured a £230m dealt to deliver bus services in the country	Picture: AP PHOTO/WONG MAYE-E

Go-Ahead for transport firm's Singapore £230m bus deal

Trainer Dane Williamson and the former SSI workers who have secured work.

Six former SSI Redcar steelworkers find work in Scotland

Skills funding looks likely to be cut drastically in Wednesday's Autumn Statement, which will inevitably have knock-on effects to our productive potential, say IPPR. PICTURE: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire

UK sees biggest fall in workplace training of any EU country

Building of the new Wear bridge is due to be completed by spring 2018.

New Wear bridge due to open Spring 2018

New CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn, who has held a number of top business posts in her career, said she had rarely attended an evening business dinner, or stayed to the end, because she was bringing up her three children. PICTURE: Ben Watkins/CBI/PA Wire.

Business dinners are 'out of date', says CBI leader

Euan Lockart, chief executive of OES Oilfield Services Group.

OES Oilfield Services Group appoints new chief executive

TEAM: The Omega Group's directors Julian Jamieson, Dave Crone, Gary Powner and Alan Franklin

New jobs vow as plastics firms merge

MESSAGE: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Ministers 'should reconsider' Syrian bombing doubts, says Michael Fallon

EXPERTISE: Two tonnes of molten steel is poured from the furnace at Cook Defence Systems to be put into tank track moulds       Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

£70m British Army tank track deal won by Cook Defence Systems in Stanhope, County Durham

Former bosses at HBOS in the lead up to its collapse were "ultimately responsible" for its failure and could face being struck off from working in financial services following the much-delayed publication of reports into the bank's demise. PICTU

10 former HBOS executives could face ban

Fabulous Flournoy, the inspirational coach of the Newcastle Eagles, sharing lessons on leadership and teamwork at Redworth Hall, near Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Sporting champions inspire business leaders at Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton Aycliffe

Left to right: Andrew McBeath, Sean Harrison and Jonathon White.

Building work starts at industrial park near Malton, North Yorkshire

'The reason every youngster growing up wanted to play rugby is because they watched Jonah Lomu play'

Professional sport's game changer

EXPANSION: ADM Pressings has unveiled plans to move into a factory in Spennymoor, County Durham. The firm is known for making parts for Jaguar and its E-Type model. Pictured is the iconic vehicle back in 1963 during a race at Silverstone

Jobs boost as ADM Pressings eyes Spennymoor move

The Government's energy policy Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd is to signal the end of polluting coal-fired power stations in the UK. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Phasing out coal power stations will hike energy bills and have a tiny impact on air pollution, say North-East miners

LOSSES: Win Viriyaprapaikit, SSI group chief executive, pictured during a previous visit to SSI's former Redcar plant

SSI lost nearly £530m after Redcar liquidation

SKILL: A Cleveland Bridge welder works on one of the company's huge structures

Losses won't derail progress, says Darlington's Cleveland Bridge

DECISION: ICL's Peter Smith, pictured at its Boulby mine, says its decision to cut jobs was a painful one	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Union makes vow on ICL UK potash jobs

MPs have asked George Osborne to increase funding for Teesside Collective's carbon capture scheme following the loss of steel jobs and planned cuts at Boulby Potash mine. Pictured the Wilton site near Redcar.

Government support for Tees Carbon Capture could offer jobs lifeline, say MPs

Team building: CA Group manufacturing director John Tweedlie (left) with UNW head of strategic talent Peter Neal (right) at CA Group in Evenwood.

CA Group of Evenwood, Bishop Auckland build for the future with help from UNW

A deal for the Eye on the Tyne pub near Newcastle Law Courts has protected all jobs at the site, Camerons said.

Hartlepool brewer Camerons snaps up Newcastle Quayside pub

PLANS: Phil Harbord, owner of Peterlee's Harbro Electrical, says its new showroom will fuel further growth

Future bright for Peterlee lighting firm

LAUNCH: The FMB's Julian Weightman, the NFB's Jack Redfern and CECA's Chris Dancer sign a memorandum of understanding with NCBF's Jeff Alexander for the Construction Alliance Northeast

Alliance looks to give builders public sector help

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