D&S Services predict record turnover after helideck contract

Darlington and Stockton Times: SAFETY FIRST: Pictured on the helideck are, from left to right, Steve Hadwin, offshore industrial fire tutor, Paul Hutchinson, D&S Construction Services' project manager, and Chris Brown, technical services manager

11:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FABRICATION and engineering firm is predicting a record turnover for 2014 thanks to a high profile contract win.

Clive Owen & Co celebrates grant funding successes

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUND SUPPORT: Neville Baldry, Clive Owen’s grants partner

11:32am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FIRM of accountants and business advisers are celebrating after securing more than £110m of grant funding for clients.

Northumbrian Water lands £22m Gibraltar deal

11:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NORTHUMBRIAN Water has won a £22m joint venture contract to design, build, finance and operate a new waste water treatment works in Gibraltar.

Entrepreneurs Forum announces Fortune Favours the Brave line-up

11:28am Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE North East Entrepreneurs' Forum has revealed the speakers at its annual Fortune Favours the Brave autumn business conference in November.

Geoffrey Benson & Son reopens after refurbishment

Darlington and Stockton Times: Owner Martin Benson with his dog, Poppy.

11:25am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A FAMOUS store beside the A59 at Green Hammerton has re-opened after a £250,000 refurbishment.

Butcher has bottled up his thanks to customers

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stephen Knox (left)  and  son James.

12:39pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LEADING catering butcher is celebrating its tenth anniversary by teaming up with a local brewery.

Yorkshire communities urged to set up enterprises

12:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

AN initiative has been launched to encourage Yorkshire communities to run their own community shops, pubs and cafes.

Duo are recognised in civil engineer honours

Darlington and Stockton Times: (L-R): Dr Stephen Thomas with ICE President, Geoff French

12:37pm Friday 17th October 2014

TWO local civil engineers have been awarded Fellowships of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Bright future ahead for firm

Darlington and Stockton Times: Seated: Richard and Rachel Kay with (back l-r) Jeremy Oliver and Sarah Ashton, of Garbutt & Elliott, and Richard Wall of Green-Tech.

12:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

GREEN-TECH, the North Yorkshire supplier of landscaping materials and garden supplies based in Nun Monkton, near York, has appointed Garbutt & Elliott as its main business advisors and accountants.

Auction house encourages its staff to become experts

Darlington and Stockton Times: The Addisons team, standing (l-r): Simon Nixon and William McNab, auctioneers; Paul Jones, head porter; and Paul Ing, consultant. Seated (l-r): Marella Darvill, office manager); Richard Edwards and Henrietta Graham, consultants. Also pictured is Dede, the

12:32pm Friday 17th October 2014

A LEADING auction house is introducing a consultant led approach in response to increasing sales and a rise in the number of specialist events.

Law firm recruits local apprentices

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOCAL APPRENTICES: Coles Solicitors’ new apprentices Lauren Almond and Annabel Charlton in the Northallerton office

12:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

TWO young apprentices are cutting their teeth in the legal world after being employed by a North Yorkshire law firm.

Business briefs

12:34pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE Duke of Kent officially opened Sita UK's new waste to energy plant at Billingham on Wednesday of last week(8).

Profits rise rapidly for successful employers

2:34pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE H&H Group has announced annual pre-tax profits of £1.297m for 2013-14 - up 28 per cent on the previous year - based on a total turnover of £14.390m.

Takeover deal sees law firm expand workforce

Darlington and Stockton Times: (l and r) Paula Warburton, Thorp Parker partner; Sarah Newton, Newtons Solicitors director and managing director, Chris Newton; and  Richard Parker, Thorp Parker partner.

2:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

A FAST-GROWING Yorkshire law firm has completed a deal which takes it to more than 70 staff and a £3.7m turnover.

Business briefs

2:30pm Friday 10th October 2014

THE Duke of Kent was due to officially open Sita UK's new waste to energy plant at Billingham on Wednesday (8).

Economy reaps rewards from the most natural of resources

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:58pm Friday 26th September 2014

TOURISM businesses in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are urged to tap into one of their greatest natural assets – its starry night skies.

Property consultants employing positive change

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:57pm Friday 26th September 2014

YOUNGS RPS, the rural property consultants, have announced new appointments and plans to move into Yorkshire.

Engineer’s centre set to open up

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

A WORLD-CLASS engineering company is launching its own training centre to turn apprentices into hydraulic engineers.

Absolute delight as firm brings new jobs

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

A COMPANY developing next generation engineered antibodies has relocated its laboratory operations from Oxfordshire to Teesside.

Solicitor steps down after 42 years at practice’s helm

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:55pm Friday 26th September 2014

ONE of the Yorkshire Dales’ best-known solicitors has retired after more than 42 years in practice.

Company of the year receives its award

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

SUBSEA specialist firm Tekmar Energy was named company of the year at Aycliffe Business Park’s inaugural Make Your Mark awards.

Creamery wins worldwide export deal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:53pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Wensleydale Creamery has won an export deal worth more than £100,000 to Singapore and Kuwait.

Increasing rents over a year for the farms

12:53pm Friday 26th September 2014

AGRICULTURAL rents rose by an overall average of 28 per cent in the year ending April 30, according to Smiths Gore.

IT business toasting a successful 15 years

Darlington and Stockton Times: alphatech owner Rob Rushby and partner Claire Hatton celebrate the IT company’s 15-year milestone.

5:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A THRIVING IT company that started when its teenage owner invested in a Phillip's screwdriver has celebrated 15 years in business by throwing a party for its wide range of Teesside clients.

Firm marks anniversary with move into Europe

Darlington and Stockton Times: Christian Shaefer outside Eton Environmental’s head office in Darlington

5:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

A DARLINGTON company which provides specialist asbestos management services has marked its tenth anniversary by expanding into Europe.

Firms face fines over pension legislation

Darlington and Stockton Times: Angela Cammock

5:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

MORE than a quarter of North East businesses are facing tens of thousands of pounds in fines after a survey revealed they are completely unprepared for the Government’s Auto Enrolment pension legislation.

Sausage brand wins top award from store for service

5:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

ANDREW and Debbie Keeble were in the news again this week after being awarded Tesco’s Local Supplier Award for outstanding sales and service.

Software system is 'better' for waste firm

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tom and Neal Waters

4:07pm Friday 12th September 2014

A SPECIALIST waste management company has seen greater efficiency and growth with the introduction of a software system.

Couple to breathe life into a neglected filling station

Darlington and Stockton Times: Owner Mark Oyston is delighted with the response from local people

4:07pm Friday 12th September 2014

A COUPLE have given a new lease of life to a previously closed filling station in Wensleydale.

Business in Dubai made possible for winners of competition

4:03pm Friday 12th September 2014

TWO local companies have won free trips to explore business opportunities in Dubai.

National award for showground store The Guild Of Fine Food

Darlington and Stockton Times: (l-r) John Farrand,from the Guild of Fine Food, Sandy Ruddock of award sponsor Scarlett and Mustard, and Jane Thornber, manager of Fodder.

4:05pm Friday 12th September 2014

FODDER, the regional food shop and cafe on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, has won one of the most prized national awards in the industry.

Farmers' tax warning over events on land

4:01pm Friday 12th September 2014

LANDOWNERS and farmers have been reminded they could face tax implications if they earn income from events on their land.

Marshall appointed institute’s director

3:15pm Friday 29th August 2014

PENNY Marshall has been appointed director for the North- East and for Yorkshire and Humber by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Timber firm is in high demand

3:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FAMILY-RUN independent timber merchant has begun importing stocks to keep up with demand.

Snow plough firm goes for green

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:14pm Friday 29th August 2014

A MANUFACTURING company expects to make major savings on its energy bills after making a £220,000 investment in green technology.

New ruling is a ‘challenge’ for taxpayers

3:13pm Friday 29th August 2014

A LANDMARK tax ruling has led to a warning for businesses to be careful when discarding historic paperwork.

Egg-sellent business as free range sales really take off

3:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

A FREE range egg producer has seen a big increase in sales in local supermarkets this summer.

Software developers carry on growing past milestone

3:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

A RICHMOND-BASED software company is continuing to grow as it approaches its tenth anniversary in November.

Spa hotel is bubbling with praise

4:49pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A COUNTY Durham spa has been named one of the UK’s top five most luxurious.

Emergency medics’ turnover tops £1m

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:48pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AN emergency medics company set up by a former accident and emergency nurse has just seen turnover break through the £1million barrier.

New holiday lodges are popular with the farmers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A LODGE and leisure home company is enjoying increased sales to farmers – and not always as holiday homes.

Milk quota update

11:17am Friday 15th August 2014

THE amount of milk produced for sale in the UK during the 2013-14 year stayed within quota.

Trade boss pledges to help boost UK export

11:16am Friday 15th August 2014

DOMINIC Jermey, the new chief executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), has made his first visit to the North-East since his appointment in June.

Firm receives Royal praise for bricks

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:13am Friday 15th August 2014

AN award-winning brick company has won high praise from the Prince of Wales.

Firms are losing out due to late payments

11:12am Friday 15th August 2014

A NEW survey has found 46 per cent of small businesses in the North-East are adversely affected by late payments, with 39 per cent owed more than £20,000.

Training firm receives praise

11:12am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Middlesbrough-based TTE Technical Training Group has been praised for its training provision for international technicians by the Independent Inspectorate of Schools (ISI).

Food shop wins four gold awards for products

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:11am Friday 15th August 2014

AN AWARD-winning food shop and cafe has won four gold awards at the Great Taste Awards.

Livestock building attracts £1m orders

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:49pm Friday 8th August 2014

A TEESDALE company which invented a revolutionary farm building has attracted export orders worth almost £1m.

Farrier triumphs at last final

Darlington and Stockton Times: BLACKSMITH: Steven Beane as an apprentice working at the Londonderry Forge in 2000

3:47pm Friday 8th August 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire farrier has been named the best blacksmith in the world in an international championship.

Trainer to tackle the skills gap

3:46pm Friday 8th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST apprenticeship and training provider has expanded to tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry.


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