Northumberland Business Awards: Winners revealed at ceremony

The winners of the 10th annual Northumberland Business Awards were announced last night at a special ceremony.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP tries his hand at some decorating in the new Dulux Academy at AkzoNobel Ashington.

AkzoNobel factory praised by minister

A Government minister has praised AkzoNobel for its innovation and commitment to sustainable manufacturing during a visit to the company’s Ashington factory.

The filling hall at AkzoNobel Ashington

Double win for paint firm

Ashington-based decorative paints and coatings giant, AkzoNobel, is paving the way for sustainable manufacturing with a double award win.

Les Cooper

Asbestos training company celebrates £1m turnover

The UK’s leading provider of asbestos training has powered past the £1million turnover mark for the first time.

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Cramlington nursery is acquired

A North East childcare business that operates a group of nurseries has acquired a new nursery, with the support of a £210,000 loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Highways England is planning roadworks next week.

Planned roadworks on major North East routes

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

Job search.

Top tips for moving into a new job

Citizens Advice Northumberland is sharing tips with people who want to change jobs, from how to find a role that’s a good fit to the best way to tell your boss you are moving on.

One of the areas inside Melanie�'s Tea Room.

Vintage feel at new tea room in town

A range of tasty treats will be available at Melanie’s Tea Room, in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, which is opening today from 11am.

North of Tyne weeklies editor Paul Larkin at last years awards.


The nominations are in, the judging panel has met and now we can reveal who has made the shortlist for this year’s Northumberland Business Awards.

Trains crossing the Royal Border Bridge in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

East Coast rail franchise to end early

Stagecoach's contract to run the East Coast Mainline rail franchise will end earlier than expected.

Electrical contractor Paul Beattie, owner and director of Solar Electrics, and Caroline Moody, managing director of Moody Logistics, review the plans for the new cross-desk facility.

New investment to boost productivity

Moody Logistics is delivering a £500,000 investment that will increase productivity at its base in Cramlington.

Highways England is planning roadworks.

Planned roadworks on major routes in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East.

Chamber president John McCabe.

‘Parochial issues, but in a regional context’

Northumberland-based John McCabe is now just over six months into his two-year stint at the helm of the North East England Chamber of Commerce so we spoke to him to find out how his presidency is going.

Last years Northumberland Business Awards at Linden Hall. You could be there this year.


There’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Northumberland Business Awards.

A Virgin train crosses the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick.

Are Northumberland’s train passengers happy with the service they receive?

Virgin Trains East Coast had one of the highest rates of passenger complaints in the country over last summer, according to the latest figures from the regulator.

Sean Donkin, operations director at The Inn Collection Group.

Inn group wraps up festive period with trading record

Pub operator The Inn Collection Group has revealed record Christmas trading following upbeat seasonal sales.

Mrs O's Caring Hands was set up just over a year ago.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

NORTHUMBERLAND BUSINESS AWARDS: Still time to put yourself in the running

With just over a week left to enter, we are sharing one of this year’s Northumberland Business Awards nominations to encourage others.

Hindley Circuits, Admiral Business Park, Nelson Way, Cramlington.

Electronics firm appoints specialist

Cramlington-based, electronic assembly services specialist, Hindley Circuits, has announced the appointment of business development manager, Alistair Barnes.

Banks Mining apprentice Lewis Coyle.

Lewis is hired as firm’s apprentice

A Cramlington resident is kicking off his career after becoming regional employer Banks Mining’s latest Northumberland apprentice.

The Morpeth Northern Bypass was built by Carillion.

MP hits out after collapse of Carillion

A Northumberland MP joined Labour colleagues to ask why the Government awarded contracts to Carillion worth nearly £2billion following the company’s warnings over profits.

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