Solicitors’ group opens new office in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: WELCOME: Chris Newton, left, group managing director, and Gareth Jones who has joined as a partner and head of the new Darlington office

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A SUCCESSFUL solicitors’ group has opened a new office in Darlington.

Producer to mark milestone

1:59pm Friday 11th April 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING food shop and cafe will celebrate its best-selling product on Easter Saturday.

Northern family businesses on shortlist for awards

Darlington and Stockton Times: NOMINATED: Ian and Lesley Buxton, of Yorvale, have been shortlisted in the small business category of the Red Ribbon Awards

1:58pm Friday 11th April 2014

TWO family-run businesses have been shortlisted in a national awards scheme.

EU ‘must cut 90m tonnes a year of wasted food’

1:56pm Friday 11th April 2014

URGENT action is needed in the UK and Europe to reduce food waste.

Quarter of firms targeted by cyber crime

1:55pm Friday 11th April 2014

A RECENT survey found more than a quarter of small and medium-sized businesses in the North-East had suffered an online security breach in the past 12 months.

Warning to young people over pensions

4:22pm Friday 4th April 2014

YOUNGER workers in the North- East need to pay more into their auto-enrolment pensions to avoid financial hardship in old age, a national wealth management company has warned.

Dentist returns to Richmond roots to open practice

Darlington and Stockton Times: OPEN FOR PATIENTS: Award-winning dentist Claire Lawson has opened a practice in Richmond

4:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A FORMER Young Dentist of the Year has returned to her roots and opened a practice in Richmond.

Law firm acquires Ripon solicitor’s offices

Darlington and Stockton Times: ACQUISITION: Peter Gibson, left, managing director of Coles Solicitors, and Chris Tunnard

3:57pm Friday 4th April 2014

A NORTH Yorkshire law firm has acquired an established practice in Ripon.

Building society appoints new chief executive

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOP ROLE: Colin Fyfe

3:56pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE new chief executive of Darlington Building Society (DBS) is to be Colin Fyfe, who has held a number of senior roles during his 30 years with the Clydesdale Bank.

Boost to firm’s future thanks to new process

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEVELOPMENT: Ben Parnaby, right, and dad Adrian Parnaby, with the result of their new process

3:56pm Friday 4th April 2014

A COUNTY Durham company has developed a process for sorting and cleaning heavily contaminated waste glass, which could revolutionise the recycling industry.

Company’s new lab at park

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE MOVE: From left, Dr Simon Goon, of Business Durham, and Andrew Needle, chief executive, Filtronic Broadband Ltd

3:55pm Friday 4th April 2014

A LEADING broadband technology company has established a centre of excellence at NETPark – the North East Technology Park – at Sedgefield.

Falconry centre moves to new home at castle

Darlington and Stockton Times: FLYING SKILLS: Nan, a baby barn owl, will be specially trained to deliver wedding rings to the altar

3:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

A NEW Bird of Prey centre is offering an unforgettable wedding day experience.

Bespoke furniture maker wins praise for cabinet at church

Darlington and Stockton Times: DISPLAY: The Pattenmakers cabinet

3:35pm Friday 28th March 2014

AN award-winning manufacturer of bespoke furniture and kitchens has been praised for the “quality and excellence” of its work at an historic City of London church.

Joint business award honour for friends

Darlington and Stockton Times: PARTNERSHIP: From left, WhiteWash Laboratories managing director Tom Riley, director Matthew Lloyd, and UK sales director Chris McPhillips

3:34pm Friday 28th March 2014

THREE friends who established a £1m tooth whitening company have been jointly named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Best New Business Awards Tees Valley.

Green light for next phase in A66 farm shop development

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPANDING: Andrew and Marie Henshaw with contractor Chris Kearton who is preparing the ground for the new development

3:33pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE next phase of the development of a popular farm shop and tea room has begun.

Pioneering fund helps Tees Valley firm secure deals

Darlington and Stockton Times: FUNDING BOOST: From left, MD Barry Jackson of PCE; Chris Johnson, FW Capital; Stephen Catchpole of TVU; Ben Williamson, Barclays Bank; and Jo Pratt, FW Capital

3:31pm Friday 28th March 2014

A PIONEERING £10m fund to help Tees Valley companies bid for work has made its first investment.

Family butcher in hotel partnership

Darlington and Stockton Times: LOCAL SUPPLY: From left, David Moss, co-owner of The Wensleydale Heifer with Craig Keenan, head chef, and Ryan Atkinson from R&J Butchers

3:30pm Friday 28th March 2014

A Dales hotel has launched a new partnership with a Kirkby Malzeard butcher to further its commitment to support the local economy.

Depot fleet set for £2.15m expansion

3:29pm Friday 28th March 2014

A COMPANY which has a fuel distribution depot on Teesside has announced a £2.15m fleet expansion and renewal for 2014.

Firms urged to visit Export Week

3:29pm Friday 28th March 2014

A FINAL call has gone out for firms to sign up to Export Week.

Triple awards joy for NE recycling business

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG SUCCESS: Adam Warren with one of the three awards

4:34pm Friday 21st March 2014

A COUNTY Durham firm is celebrating after a triple success at the North East Business Awards.

Architects to advise on new technology

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIM Strategy directors Simon Crowe, left and Johnathan Munkley

4:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

A DARLINGTON firm of architects has launched a new venture to advise others on a new technology that is revolutionising the industry.

Valve company set for growth

4:33pm Friday 21st March 2014

A VALVE company that completed £1m of business in the first month of 2014 is set for further growth.

Horsebox maker fulfils challenging request

4:32pm Friday 21st March 2014

A NORTHALLERTON horsebox manufacturer was called in to help ensure valuable competition horses travel more safely to international equestrian events.

12-hour ‘pit-stop’ support from business coaches

Darlington and Stockton Times: FREE ADVICE: Business coaches from Redcar Enterprise Team urge firms to take advantage of their Dynamic Dozen Pit Stop

4:37pm Friday 14th March 2014

REDCAR Enterprise Team business coaches are taking to the road to tell local small and medium businesses about the Dynamic Dozen – 12 hours of free support and advice.

Group confident about centre’s future

4:35pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE firm behind the International Fire Training Centre (IFTC) at Durham Tees Valley airport says it remains committed to the region, despite seeing annual profits fall.

Healthcare company adds meal franchise to operations

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPANSION: Glenn Pickersgill, far left, and Sally Pickersgill, far right, with members of the Oakhouse team

4:34pm Friday 14th March 2014

A COMPANY that provides domiciliary care and healthcare services in Darlington, York and Redcar and Cleveland has acquired a franchise delivering frozen meals and groceries.

£200,000 investment in company’s 40th year

Darlington and Stockton Times: GROWING: Treske is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a £200,000 investment

4:33pm Friday 14th March 2014

AN award-winning furniture and kitchen manufacturer is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a £200,000 investment.

MP pushes for fairer payment terms for SMEs

4:32pm Friday 14th March 2014

ONE of the area’s MPs has again pressed the Government to shorten the time small and medium businesses often have to wait to be paid by larger firms.

Media group in award final

4:32pm Friday 14th March 2014

A BARNARD Castle-based digital marketing company has been judged one of the best in the region.

Firm helped bring back steelmaking

4:32pm Friday 14th March 2014

A STOKESLEY company played a key role in the return of steelmaking on Teesside.

Workwear firm secures deals to supply courses

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW CONTRACTS: The Grand National jackets being made in Leyburn

10:47am Friday 7th March 2014

A YOUNG North Yorkshire entrepreneur has won the contract to supply all the uniforms for racecourse staff at the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National.

Top N-E business leader honoured

Darlington and Stockton Times: DINNER: From left, David Cliff, award sponsor; Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast’s business reporter; Alastair Waite, director of the year; Alastair Thomson, IoD North East chairman; and dinner sponsor Amanda Vigar

10:46am Friday 7th March 2014

ALASTAIR Waite, entrepreneur and business angel investor, has been named 2014 Director of the Year by The Institute of Directors North East.

Management team buys out online property insurance

Darlington and Stockton Times: SUCCESS: From left, Suzanne Eeles and Steve Bradley, of UKInsurancenet, with Angus Allan, of Clive Owen Corporate Finance

10:45am Friday 7th March 2014

A BUSINESS providing online insurance has new owners following a management buy-out.

Firm invests £400,000 in training facilities

10:44am Friday 7th March 2014

A DARLINGTON company chose this week – National Apprenticeship Week – to announce major investment plans for its training facilities.

Warning over pensions auto-enrolment dates

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORRIED: Lorraine Young, payroll manager at Garbutt & Elliot

10:43am Friday 7th March 2014

FIRMS must embrace the new regulations about workplace pensions or face stiff financial penalties.

Driver hopes for England cricket selection

Darlington and Stockton Times: FINGERS CROSSED: Tom Stafford keeps wicket for Yarm Cricket Club and Yorkshire Over 60s and is hoping for a call up to join the England Over 60s side

10:42am Friday 7th March 2014

A TEESSIDE man is hoping to play cricket for England this summer.

Trade mission provides markets insight

10:34am Friday 7th March 2014

A STOKESLEY company was one of 60 firms which this week joined a five-day trade mission to boost trade with Central and Eastern Europe.

Women meet to network

10:34am Friday 7th March 2014

THE Teesdale Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) networking group meets in The Whitham, Barnard Castle, on Thursday from 10.15am to 12.15pm.

Property firm wins approval for eco house

10:34am Friday 7th March 2014

A NORTH-EAST property firm is celebrating after achieving planning permission for an ecofriendly house in the Northumberland countryside.

Move pays dividends for cutting business

Darlington and Stockton Times: GROWTH: Sue Kirk, of UK Steel Enterprise, left, with Tara Bartley, managing director of Accurate Drilling, in the company’s new workshop at the Innovation Centre in Redcar

2:25pm Friday 28th February 2014

A SPECIALIST diamond drilling and cutting company based in Redcar is enjoying increased business with a growing number of major contracts right across the UK.

Company recognised for contribution

Darlington and Stockton Times: DELIGHTED: Mandy and Terry Goldspink overall winners of the Tees Valley’s best new business awards

2:24pm Friday 28th February 2014

A FREIGHT and international shipping company sailed off with the top award at Tees Valley’s Best New Business Awards.

Producer proves there is method in his Madness

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAVOURITE FLAVOUR: David Otterburn with his ice-cream award

2:23pm Friday 28th February 2014

FARMER-turned-ice-cream maker David Otterburn (pictured) has struck gold again after winning top honours in a leading awards scheme.

Rural programme can help small firms grow

2:23pm Friday 28th February 2014

NEW and established small and medium businesses in Sedgefield and East Durham can tap into a support programme designed to help them grow.

Caravanners vote firm number one

Darlington and Stockton Times: SATISFACTION: Edward Howey, left, receiving the award from Rob Ganley of Practical Caravan Magazine

2:22pm Friday 28th February 2014

HAPPY holidaymakers have voted a Thirskbased caravan sales business the nation’s number one.

Town planner joins consultancy

2:21pm Friday 28th February 2014

A PLANNING consultancy has expanded its team after appointing an associate.

Home business support group plans to expand

Darlington and Stockton Times: BUSINESS IDEA: Colleagues on Tap founder Jayne Graham (left) with Kathryn Clarke

2:21pm Friday 28th February 2014

AN INNOVATIVE organisation which connects home-based business owners with “colleagues” at offices across the North-East plans to expand into Darlington and North Yorkshire.

Andrea’s passion for fashion inspires students

Darlington and Stockton Times: DESIGN FOR LIFE: Andrea Miller, now enjoying a globetrotting career in fashion

3:26pm Friday 21st February 2014

A GLOBETROTTING former fashion student returned to her old college to inspire today’s students.

Container business set for expansion to meet demand

3:26pm Friday 21st February 2014

A SHIPPING container business founded by a North-East entrepreneur is expanding to meet increased demand.

Farm shop couple wins top pork prizes

Darlington and Stockton Times: DELIGHTED: Paul Craddock and his wife, Christine, from the Dropswell Farm Shop with some of their awards

3:25pm Friday 21st February 2014

ALL that sizzles is gold at an award-winning County Durham farm shop.

New £4.5m store plan for family-run furniture company

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROPOSAL: The Barker and Stonehouse Outlet, Canon Park, Middlesbrough

3:24pm Friday 21st February 2014

A FAMILY-OWNED furniture company plans to open a new £4.5m shop on Teesside retail park, near Stockton.








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