Innovative financing and blue- sky thinking boosts biomass power generation at Drax

Innovative financing and blue- sky thinking boosts biomass power generation at Drax

In an ongoing quest to make renewable electricity more affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly, Drax and Siemens have been collaborating to develop a range of innovative biomass and renewable energy solutions Siemens www.siemens.co.uk @SiemensUKNews In 2018, as part of a

A global landscape for business

A global landscape for business

Launching in February 2020, Newcastle International Airport recently unveiled a direct flight with German airline Lufthansa, from the North East to Munich International Airport. The new route will increase the connectivity of the region, with onward travel connections to further

Creating a digital savvy workforce

Creating a digital savvy workforce

Gateshead College is helping businesses across all sectors get ahead of the game by building an agile, digital- savvy workforce for the future. Chris Toon, deputy principal of the college, explains why the organisation is embracing digital tech in all areas

Investment and technology relationship status: it’s complicated

Investment and technology relationship status: it’s complicated

Nathan Nicholson, investment analyst at Vertem, explores the relationship between technology and investment Vertem www.vertem.co.uk @vertemam Technology is home to some of the most disruptive, exciting and highly coveted companies in the world, and as a result plays a huge

New governors and leaders at Northumberland College set to drive forward ambitious new vision

New governors and leaders at Northumberland College set to drive forward ambitious new vision

A new senior leadership team has been appointed at Northumberland College to drive forward its ambitious strategic vision of excellence Education Partnership North East @EPNorthEast The college, which merged with Sunderland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form in March to form

Esh Group: shaped for success

Esh Group: shaped for success

Mark Sowerby, Esh Group’s chief financial officer, began his career training with KPMG before spending more than 21 years at engineering consultancy WS Atkins plc, most recently as Finance Director for Faithful+Gould working across four continents. Returning to his roots

Taking care of business…

Taking care of business…

For almost two decades, NBSL has been a constant in the ever- changing landscape of business support and access to finance The organisation has become the North East’s largest volume provider of funding to growth businesses across the North East

Meet William Baker Baker, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Newcastle

Meet William Baker Baker, head of office at Brewin Dolphin Newcastle

What does your company/organisation do and how is it making an impact? Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services, offering investment management and financial planning services to meet the needs of investors

People power: why staff are the key to success

People power: why staff are the key to success

It might sound obvious that people are the key to an organisation’s success, but getting there and creating a winning culture where staff and customers feel valued and everyone works towards a shared goal isn’t easy. Here Mark Thompson, director of people

A very different stockbroker

A very different stockbroker

Vinay Bedi, principal investment consultant at Vertem, reveals how a successful marketing campaign has brought the Jesmond-based stockbroker to the attention of North East investors Vertem www.vertem.co.uk @vertemam Vertem’s commitment to providing high-quality, unique stockbroking services has proved highly successful since

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