A transparent ambition for troo

A transparent ambition for troo

Founder and chief executive of business energy benchmarketing specialist troo, Andrew Richardson, discusses how the company is striving to redefine the utilities brokering market, and how a newly- agreed partnership with the Chamber will benefit the membership troo www.troocost.com @troocost

Serving the region

Serving the region

Two of the region’s leading education institutions have joined forces to support the Chamber’s prestigious Annual Dinner in Durham Cathedral, raising funds for its important maintenance work Durham University, which is currently ranked in the Top 5 of UK Universities

How a business-focused approach transformed the fortunes of Gateshead College

How a business-focused approach transformed the fortunes of Gateshead College

Mark Lane looks back on some of the changes that turned Gateshead College into one of best education institutions in the country, in conversation with outgoing chairman, Robin Mackie, who is standing down after 11 years “As a college we’ve

What went wrong for Woodford?

What went wrong for Woodford?

Gary Stockdale, co-founder and head of investment research at Vertem Asset Management reflects on the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income Fund Vertem Asset Management www.vertem.co.uk @vertemam The prolonged closure of the Woodford Equity Income Fund has prompted many of

Newcastle University and Siemens collaborate to enhance region’s digital skills

Newcastle University and Siemens collaborate to enhance region’s digital skills

Working in collaboration with the region’s universities has long been an integral part of the Siemens business helping inspire innovation, connectivity and enhance skills within the communities and industries they operate in One partnership that continues to do just that

Home Secretary gets North East business views on immigration post-Brexit

Home Secretary gets North East business views on immigration post-Brexit

Taking North East business views to Westminster, and bringing Westminster representatives to the North East, is ultimately a big part of why the Chamber exists. On June 27, following the President’s Reception at the Discovery Museum, a small group of

Port nets refinancing package

Port nets refinancing package

The Port of Tyne has secured a £60m refinancing package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to support its investment programme. The five-year agreement, which comprises a £30m revolving credit facility and a £30m term loan, provides the port with capital

Apprentice intake at Hartlepool manufacturer

Apprentice intake at Hartlepool manufacturer

Hartlepool-based expanded metal mesh manufacturer, The Expanded Metal Company, has taken on three new apprentices as part of its ongoing commitment to workforce development. Thomas Harvey, 17 and Daniel Wearmouth, 18, from Hartlepool have joined The Expanded Metal Company as apprentice machine

Sir John Major strikes a chord with address to North East businesses

Sir John Major strikes a chord with address to North East businesses

The North East England Chamber of Commerce and venue Newcastle Cathedral played host to a thought- provoking and widely-reported speech by Sir John Major on Brexit, and other major issues affecting the region Over 250 North East business leaders gathered at Newcastle

Sunderland AFC manager shares insights on motivation

Sunderland AFC manager shares insights on motivation

The boss of one of the region’s leading football clubs gives a candid talk on the challenges of leadership The first Chamber Medium Members Leadership lunch was held at the home of Sunderland AFC, the Stadium of Light Members heard Jack

Five ways to build a brilliant workforce

Five ways to build a brilliant workforce

Working with many great businesses across the region, Gateshead College recognises the importance of building strong workforces that give companies the best chance of being successful. The college’s business development director, Ivan Jepson, reveals five things he’s learned from these companies

A beaming future

A beaming future

One of the North East’s most high-profile developments of 2019 is set to open its doors this Spring, transforming the skyline of Sunderland city centre THE BEAM, a 59,000 sq ft office development on the iconic Vaux Brewery site, will be