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Old October 10th, 2017, 11:51 AM   #1621
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300 jobs in jeopardy as Owen Pugh civil engineering firm calls in administrators

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300 jobs in jeopardy as Owen Pugh civil engineering firm calls in administrators
Coreena Ford 9 October 2017



More than 300 jobs are in jeopardy at one of the North East’s best known firms after it called in administrators.

Civil engineering group Owen Pugh, which dates back more than 70 years, has been forced to call in administrators from Grant Thornton following several months of struggling with cash flow pressures, triggered by work on costly high profile projects.

Efforts will now be made to find a buyer for the Cramlington headquartered business, which employs more than 300 staff across five sites at Dudley near Cramlington, Blaydon, Stockton-on-Tees, Bassington Lane in Cramlington and Marsden Quarry, near Sunderland.

On the morning of October 9, Christopher Petts and David Dunckley of Grant Thornton UK LLP, were appointed joint administrators. Mr Petts said: “The Group, which employs circa 300 employees, has experienced significant cash flow pressure in 2017 as it embarked on a number of large and high profile projects which have, ultimately, proved to be commercially unsuccessful. This has seen the cash position deteriorate significantly in recent months. Despite having sourced additional external investment to the Group during July 2017, and having sought further support from funders, cash pressure intensified culminating in parts of the Group being presented with winding up petitions in recent weeks, which they have been unable to satisfy.

“I am working with the employees and customers to establish if there are elements of the Group that can be rescued, and a buyer located, in very short order. A number of prospective purchasers have already expressed an interest in acquiring parts of the business and assets of the Group, which we are urgently exploring, although as I have explained to the employees immediately upon my appointment, I am unable to provide any certainty as to how these discussions will progress, or any guarantees as to their future employment prospects with the Group.”

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Council pledges to help 300 Owen Pugh workers facing uncertain future as firm collapses
Coreena Ford 10 October 2017

North Tyneside Council has said it will do all it can to help the 300 Owen Pugh workers who face a doubtful future following the firm’s collapse into administration.

Now, North Tyneside Council has said it is working to help the workforce.

A spokesman said: “It is disappointing to hear reports that a major business based in the borough has gone into administration. Alongside our partners we as a council will try to help those workers affected find alternative employment. The firm was forced to call in help after struggling with cash flow pressures, triggered by work on numerous large and high profile projects, which they said proved to be commercially unsuccessful.

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More than 250 jobs lost at Owen Pugh as all but one division ceases trading


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More than 250 jobs lost at Owen Pugh as all but one division ceases trading
Coreena Ford 11 October 2017


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More than 250 jobs have been lost at civil engineering group Owen Pugh two days after administrators took over in a bid to save the business.

Grant Thornton administrators Chris Petts and David Dunckley stepped in at the Dudley-headquartered company on Monday, after it succumbed to months of cash flow issues.

A number of prospective purchasers were said to have already expressed an interest in acquiring parts of the business and assets of the group, which has around 300 employees. But following detailed discussions with customers, senior employees, professional advisors and interested parties, Mr Petts has now announced that 257 jobs have been lost.

Mr Petts said: “The Joint Administrators can confirm that Owen Pugh Aggregates, which operates Marsden Quarry near Sunderland, continues to be maintained whilst a buyer is sought. All 30 employees at the Owen Pugh Aggregates site have been retained and are working with the Joint Administrators to help effect a going concern sale. To date, we have received a significant amount of interest from potential purchasers. Unfortunately, and despite our best efforts, the position regarding the other businesses making up the Group is less positive. Upon our appointment it quickly become clear that the civil engineering contracting arm of the business was not viable and further trading could not be supported."

A further nine employees have been retained at the group’s head office in the short term to assist the joint administrators.

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Owen Pugh boss blames 'bully boy tactics' for collapse of firm and loss of 250 jobs
Coreena Ford Graeme Whitfield 11 October 2017

The former head of a North East company that has gone bust with the loss of more than 250 jobs has blamed “bully boy tactics” from big businesses for the demise of his firm.

A total of 257 redundancies have been made at civil engineering group Owen Pugh , just two days after administrators took over in a bid to save the business.

Former chairman John Dickson, who ran the business until August, said Owen Pugh had suffered bad luck over the last few years, but had ultimately been brought down by some large contractors refusing to pay for work done on major construction projects. We ran out of money and we ran out of luck. I’m desperately sorry for what’s happened. I’ve lost a lot of money and I’ve lost my home."

“I’ve gone through three years of absolute hell trying to keep the business going and I’ve done everything I possibly could to make things work but it’s not been enough. We’ve had the most extraordinary bad luck and this is a particularly tough industry at a particularly tough time. I have to say that some of the companies we’ve worked for have shown a complete lack of moral scruples. Some of the main contractors are often just bullies. In most industries you will put in an invoice for your work and expect to be paid for 95% of it; we were sometimes getting 10 or 15%. The law allows companies to do that and there’s no incentive to behave properly. We could go to adjudication, but it would cost us £50,000 before it even started and all we’d get back is the original sum. There’s no penalty for the bad behaviour. This doesn’t happen in other countries and it doesn’t happen in other industries. It’s a thing that happens in construction.”

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Old October 13th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #1623
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Newcastle subsea player acquires Lift-Rite Group

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Newcastle subsea player acquires Lift-Rite Group
Jamie Hardesty 13 October 2017



Wallsend-based Lift-Rite Group has been acquired by Newcastle-based Benbecula Subsea Services Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Led by Ally MacDonald, former CEO of Wellstream and MD of Technip Umbilicals and current Chairman of Tekmar Energy, Benbecula listed as a limited company just last year.

Lift-Rite Group, which operates three divisions in the offshore, marine and engineering sectors, has enjoyed strong organic and acquisitive growth since it was founded in 2003, building a workforce of 48, with turnover in excess of £6m. Within the group is Lift-Rite Engineering Services, which designs, manufactures, inspects, repairs and hires out lifting equipment, whilst offering on-site rigging and mobilisation services, along with Tyne Gangway and DDS Metals.

Tyne Gangway, which was originally founded in 1934, was acquired by Lift-Rite Group in 2010. The company manufactures and designs marine access systems including gangways and accommodation ladders, predominately for the marine industries, with 50 percent of its equipment produced for export. A large proportion of Tyne Gangway’s materials are supplied by its third division, DDS Metals. Acquired by Lift-Rite Group in 2010, the business was founded five years earlier and supplies aluminium and stainless steel plates and extrusions to a UK customer base.

As a result of the group’s acquisition by Benbecula, Lift-Rite Group is targeting further growth in existing and complementary markets with the support of its new owners. The new management will reportedly enhance and complement the existing management team through their international expertise and experience in the global offshore engineering sectors, to support the continued expansion of Lift-Rite.

Existing joint-Managing Director and majority shareholder of the Lift-Rite Group, Ken McDonald, will remain with the group to support Benbecula’s strategic growth programme, while fellow majority shareholder Graeme Robson will retire from his position as joint-Managing Director. Ken will continue to be supported by the group’s experienced management team, which is made up of Managing Director Andy Clark and Engineering Director Glyn Geach.

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Old October 16th, 2017, 04:04 PM   #1624
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Former Bellway director launches bold new venture with founding family member

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Former Bellway director launches bold new venture with founding family member
Coreena Ford 16 October 2017


Left to right:Alan Harkness, Catherine Davies, Peter Stoker, Craig McClen, James Bell at the Tantallon Homes development in Dudley (Image: David Wood)

A former Bellway director and a member of the housebuilder’s founding family has launched a new venture with bold ambitions to acquire sites across the North East .

Tantallon Homes’ backers include Peter Stoker, who retired as commercial director of Newcastle based Bellway in 2011, and James Bell, whose family founded the housebuilding giant in 1946. Now the firm is looking to acquire further new sites across the North East following the success of its first development, and negotiations are already under way over a number of potential new locations.

Tantallon Homes is nearing completion of its development in Dudley, Northumberland , which has 14 three and four-bedroom three-storey homes. All of its four-bed homes have been reserved, with strong demand for the remaining properties. The business, which develops in collaboration with North East-based contractor PCD UK, is building Tantallon Court on the site of a former school in Dudley, which dates from the 1800s but had fallen into disrepair.

Craig McClen, founder and director of PCD, said: “The combination of Peter’s expertise on the financial and operational side, alongside James’ housebuilding heritage and my experience of creating high-end developments, is something that sets us and our projects apart. We are very ambitious and are keen to look at further opportunities across the region. Our development in Dudley is a small but high quality project in a very well-situated part of Northumberland, which also occupies a central location in the village. Demand has been high since plans for Tantallon Court were first announced, and all of our four-bed properties were reserved very quickly.

"Help to Buy has been important for us, as it makes our homes accessible and affordable, and the fact Dudley has not seen as much new homes development as many other surrounding areas has meant that Tantallon Court has attracted a lot of positive attention and feedback. We are keen to replicate the success of Dudley elsewhere and are continually on the lookout for potential new sites.”

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Housebuilding boom takes Bellway to record £2.5bn revenue

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Housebuilding boom takes Bellway to record £2.5bn revenue
Coreena Ford 17 October 2017


Augusta Drive is Bellway's brand new development in Dinnington (Image: © Julian Leigh Kenyon)

Newcastle housebuilder Bellway is launching a new apprenticeship programme as it grapples with a worsening skills shortage amid a record time for housebuilding.

The new housing market shows no sign of slowing, following the firm’s publication of full year results with a 14.2% lift in revenue to £2.558bn. The firm, which has 19 divisions across the UK, built a record number of homes in the year, with the number of completions rising by 10.6% to 9,644 homes. The increased activity contributed significantly to the increase in operating profit, which rose by 16.2% to £571.6m. Earnings per share also increased, by 12.7% to 370.6p, paving the way for a 13% rise in the proposed total dividend per share to 122p.

The group also contracted to acquire 11,613 plots, providing a secure base to build for future growth. The group ended the financial year with an order book of 4,749 homes, up on last year’s 4,644 homes, worth £1.29bn. In the first nine weeks of the new financial year the order book rose by 17.4% to £1,36bn, representing 5,034 homes.

While the firm toasted a strong set of results, directors warned how continued growth in the sector is putting extra pressure on the ability to find skilled workers, prompting the launch of a new apprenticeship scheme this financial year. Jason Honeyman, the group’s chief operating officer, said: “Given the opportunity for growth, Bellway has continued to expand its workforce, employing an average of 2,544 employees during the year, an increase of 7.5%.

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Jobs axed as BAE Systems closes Ridsdale gun range

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20 October 2017



NINETEEN jobs are under threat in a move to close a gun testing site in Ridsdale, which has defined the village’s character since the 19th century.

Defence contractor BAE Systems has announced that by the end of this year it will close its gun testing range at The Steel, where munitions test firings have been carried out since 1870. The move comes as part of the company’s plans to create a more efficient service amid Ministry of Defence (MoD) cutbacks.

A spokesman for BAE Systems said the company was trying to streamline its operations by focusing on its bigger sites, such as its major testing and evaluation site in Bishopton, near Glasgow. “BAE Systems Land (UK) is transforming its business to provide more competitive products and services As part of this process, we have reviewed our extensive portfolio of sites to focus on areas of growth and remove duplication. We will seek to minimise the impact on individual members of the team at Ridsdale and relocate roles where possible.”

Employees in Ridsdale affected include 15 permanent staff and four contractors, and talks are said to be taking place about whether staff can be transferred to a different site, before redundancies are made.

The gun testing range was once owned by Victorian industrialist William Armstrong, and was used to proof test large gun barrels from battleships and cruisers which were built by Vickers Armstrong in Elswick, Newcastle. The village pub, which was also owned by Lord Armstrong, bears the name the Gun Inn in recognition of the area’s connection with the arms industry.

The closure of the Ridsdale site, now operated by BAE Systems’ Land (UK) division, comes after last week’s announcment that 2,000 jobs would be lost in its military, maritime and intelligence services. Unions have argued that cuts to UK defence companies are being caused by more contracts being handed to US firms, and the MoD increasing pressure on UK companies to provide a competitive service.

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£500k depot investment to create 30 new jobs at Newcastle traffic management firm

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£500k depot investment to create 30 new jobs at Newcastle traffic management firm
Jamie Hardesty 23 October 2017


(L to R) UK Operations Manager, Alastair Smith, Tom Bailey, Managing Director, Lara Bailey, Commercial Director of Hatton Traffic Management

Newcastle-headquartered Hatton Traffic Management is investing over half a million pounds to open two new depots, a move anticipated to create 30 full time jobs.

The announcement follows the traffic management company’s recent success as a bidder on Cumbria County Council’s Traffic Management Framework, a deal worth £1m - £1.5m for the business over four years.

Operating nationally across the UK from five regional depots, the business offers a full range of traffic management services including street works, high speed motorway closures and large-scale event traffic management. The opening of the two new depots – the first in Warrington near Manchester and the second in Wigton, Cumbria - are the company’s first in the North West.

Tom Bailey, Managing Director of Hatton Traffic Management, said “As a family-owned and family-run business, we pride ourselves on delivering a professional, reliable and cost-effective service for our clients – and it was this dedication to quality and cost-effectiveness that helped to secure our success with the Cumbria County Council Framework. On the back of the win we are keen to continue to increase our presence in Cumbria and across the North West where we have already completed a number of large scale projects. The opening of our new Wigton and Warrington depots is a significant milestone towards achieving this and will help to further increase our capacity in the region, as well as generate local employment opportunities.”

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New era at Newcastle's P F Burridge & Sons as brother completes family MBO

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New era at Newcastle's P F Burridge & Sons as brother completes family MBO
Coreena Ford 23rd October 2017


Left to right: Michael Cantwell of RMT, Tom Pollard of Ward Hadaway, and Phil Burridge and Steve McCoy of PF Burridge & Son (Image: www.crestphotography.co.uk)

A North East construction firm is moving into a new era with a change of ownership after marking 50 years in business.

Building contractor P F Burridge & Sons was founded in 1967 by Peter Burridge and it has been run by his three sons – David, Mark and Phil – for the last 35 years. Employing more than 125 people, the business has particular expertise in the social housing, education, small business, public sector, and residential and commercial property markets – and earlier this month it was named in the Journal’s Fastest 50 list of the region’s quickest growing companies for 2017.

David and Mark Burridge are now looking to retire, prompting Phil Burridge to buy out his two brothers’ holdings to take full control of the firm. Experienced social housing professional Steve McCoy, has also been brought on board as part of plans to expand the firm’s work in this sector.

Phil Burridge said: “It’s rare for any business in our industry to operate for half a century, and our enduring commercial success is testament to an excellent team that is wholly committed to delivering the highest possible standards of service. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time, and their efforts have been central to making the business everything that it has become. We’re looking to continue to build our project portfolio across a range of markets, and adding Steve to the team will help us capitalise on particular opportunities for growth that we see in the social housing sector. We’ve worked closely with RMT over many months to structure the MBO, and, with the right management structures now in place, the business is well set to move forward with confidence into its sixth decade.”

Headquartered in Newcastle and with a subsidiary office in Wakefield in West Yorkshire, P F Burridge & Sons has worked on refurbishing and upgrading a wide range of well known projects across the North East, including Newcastle University’s Armstrong Building, Newcastle hospitals, Northumbria Water’s Scientific Laboratories, Nexus House, and the Sir Charles Parsons swimming pool in Walker.

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Newcastle packaging company creates new jobs following £2.5m investment

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Newcastle packaging company creates new jobs following £2.5m investment
Jamie Hardesty 23 October 2017


Reed Thermoformed is a family-owned manufacturer of packaging for products

An overall £2.5m investment is helping a Newcastle packaging company, Reed Thermoformed Packaging, to purchase both the machinery and manpower it needs to facilitate its future growth.

Founded by Harry Reed and son-in-law Jonny Catto in March 2017, Reed Thermoformed is a family-owned manufacturer of packaging for products including meat and poultry, fresh produce and dairy.

Including a £500,000 financing deal from Lombard, the business is set to create 13 new jobs as well as purchasing a new thermoforming machine.

Harry Reed has a strong background in the sector with more than 40 years in the thermoformed packaging industry and this experience is showcased by the company’s success, having already won contracts with major food groups.

"This investment marks a major milestone in the development of the company and we’re proud to have created 13 new jobs within the local area.This financing was vital to securing the machinery required to support the business after purchasing the commercial site with our own finances. Getting the business up and running so quickly has allowed us to focus on innovation and designing the new products that we want to introduce to the industry.”

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Merchant as competition intensifies

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Merchant as competition intensifies
Matthew Ord 26 October 2017



Sales and profits have taken a hit at a historic pipeline merchant after competition in the sector intensified but the Newcastle-headquartered company said it had made a "positive start" to the current year.

Crossling has been trading for more than 150 years and works across both the commercial and domestic sectors. Employing a workforce of about 260, it specialises in plumbing, pipeline and tool services.

For the year to 31 December 2016, Crossling Ltd reported turnover of £47.4m compared to £48.5m the previous 12 months. Pre-tax profits were also down from £2.77m to £2.03m.

Writing in a strategic report accompanying the results, the company said that directors were disappointed with the decrease in turnover but are, overall, satisfied. "In an increasingly competitive sector, including both national merchants and other local independents, price competition has intensified but the company has managed to maintain profitability through a focus on maintaining gross margin and tight cost control, while also continuing to make selective future capital investments.The company finances remain in a healthy position with the balance sheet showing net assets at year-end in excess of £18.3m." Crossling said it had made a "positive start" to 2017 with turnover ahead of the previous year. "There is a degree of uncertainty on the potential impact on investment decisions during the Brexit negotiations, although the longer term impact cannot be predicted with any degree of confidence."

Crossling has operations in Ashington, Brighouse, Carlisle, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster, Dumfries, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockton, Sunderland, Team Valley, Wakefield and Sheffield.

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Accountants EY see Newcastle office top 600 employees

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Accountants EY see Newcastle office top 600 employees
Graeme Whitfield 30 October 2017


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Professional services group EY has reported a 9% growth in income during a year in which its headcount in the North East topped 600.

The Big Four accountancy group saw its income rise to £2.35bn in the UK, with distributable profits before tax increasing by 2.7% from £452m to £464m and distributable profit per partner increasing 2.3% to £677,000.

EY expanded its office in Newcastle in February, taking an additional 22,950 sq ft at the CityGate development on St James Boulevard and increasing headcount from 560 to 600. The new office has space to grow by a further 300 people over the next three years.

Sandra Thompson, North East senior partner at EY, said: “It has been an exciting few months since I fully took over the reins in July and I feel that the EY Newcastle team has already achieved so much. We are seeing opportunities from a wide range of businesses across the North East and further afield, from entrepreneurial tech start-ups, which are flourishing in the North East, to our traditional manufacturing businesses and large publicly quoted multinationals. We are continuing to invest in innovative solutions to service our clients as well as our Centres of Excellence in Managed Services and Data Analytics. Newcastle is already a major financial services hub for EY and we are committed to investing in talent in the region. We hope that the city as a whole will benefit from the jobs we create.”

In September, the North East practice took on nine graduates and welcomed eight apprentices to EY’s Business Apprenticeship programme. Last week, it announced 22 senior promotions in Newcastle in its tax, audit and managed services teams.

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Road safety firm that helps set up the Great North Run creates 30 jobs

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Road safety firm that helps set up the Great North Run creates 30 jobs
Jonathon Manning 31 October 2017


Hatton Traffic Management's managing director Tom Bailey, commerical manager Lara Bailey, and UK operations manager Alastair Smith (Image: Unknown)

A traffic management firm that has helped the organisation of the Great North Run for the last three decades is creating 30 new roles after winning a £1.5m contract.

Hatton Traffic Management is looking to hire an additional 30 members of staff after opening two depots in Warrington and Wigton, in Cumbria.

The firm, which helps organise the closure of motorway lanes as well as events such as the Great North Run, found it needed to expand after winning a bid to work on the Cumbria County Council’s traffic management framework. The contract is worth between £1m and £1.5m over the next four years.

Tom Bailey, managing director of Hatton Traffic Management, said: “As a family-owned and family-run business, we pride ourselves on delivering a professional, reliable and cost-effective service for our clients – and it was this dedication to quality and cost-effectiveness that helped to secure our success with the Cumbria County Council framework. On the back of the win we are keen to continue to increase our presence in Cumbria and across the North West where we have already completed a number of large scale projects. The opening of our new Wigton and Warrington depots is a significant milestone towards achieving this and will help to further increase our capacity in the region, as well as generate local employment opportunities.”

Hatton said it would be recruiting its new employees from the local areas around its two new depots. To do this the firm is carrying out a direct marketing campaign to local households advertising the vacancies, and is also promoting the roles on its website.

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Rolls Royce's Newcastle office wins major contract for Type 26 frigate

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Rolls Royce's Newcastle office wins major contract for Type 26 frigate
Jonathon Manning 2 November 2017


Type 26 Global Combat Ship (Image: BAE Systems)

Rolls Royce’s Newcastle office has secured a major contract to provide equipment to BAE Systems for the Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ships.

The Newcastle office will now supply equipment to BAE, which will allow the combat ships to be refuelled and replenished while still at sea. Rolls Royce’s replenishment at sea system is capable of transferring both liquid and solid material to and from the ship without the need for it to dock. The system also allows the two tonnes of material to be winched on to the vessel.

Russell Thompson, from Rolls-Royce Naval: said “We’re delighted that Rolls-Royce has been chosen to supply its mission critical Replenishment at Sea (RAS) equipment for the Type 26 programme. The team here in Newcastle has led the development of this innovative technology, and have played a big part in helping us win this contract. Receiving stores and fuel whilst at sea, which is vital in allowing ships to remain on sustained operations, rather than returning to port to re-supply, is a highly complex operation. RAS operations are conducted using high tension wires strung between two underway vessels and is one of the most dangerous peacetime seamanship tasks, and one which demands a mix of reliable and capable equipment and skilled operators.

Rolls Royce’s Newcastle office has around 20 members of staff which were responsible for designing the equipment as well as project managing the work. The company also has a facility in Washington , which manufactures parts for the aerospace sector.

The contract was one of 15 awarded today by BAE Systems. In total 44 companies now work with the manufacturer to deliver the Type 26 warships, which BAE said helped support more than 4,500 jobs

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£350k investment to create 25 jobs at Newcastle’s Allay

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£350k investment to create 25 jobs at Newcastle’s Allay
Janie Hardesty 2 November 2017



Newcastle financial mis-selling specialist Allay is investing £350k to bolster its workforce with 25 new faces by the end of the year.

Expanding onto a new floor at its North East headquarters, in Generator Studios, the firm is creating positions in marketing, customer service, case handling, business support, contact centre and outbound sales.

Formed in 2015, Allay provides back-end processing and technology systems to the claims management industry via its web and app-based processing platforms, and has handled over 2 million claims. The company expects demand for its PPI claim services to continue until August 2019 with revenue carrying through to 2023, more so since the introduction of the recent Plevin ruling, allowing some consumers whose claims have been rejected before to try again.

Employing 120 staff in Newcastle, plus a further 104 in its North West office, Allay expects its current recruitment drive to continue into next year.

Steven Bell, managing director at Allay, revealed how a strong start to the year lay the foundations for the firm’s continued swelling staff numbers. He explained: “We’re fortunate to have continued consistent performance, creating further job opportunities in and outside of the region, which has enabled us to expand our presence in Generator Studios. Whilst maintaining growth, a large focus for us this year has been preparing the business for the PPI claims deadline, both managing huge demand now and planning for beyond August 2019. The claims deadline has led to a recruitment drive, but these are long-term jobs as we’re already looking into new products and services that can benefit from our claims services from miss-sold payday loans to home improvements, meaning a positive future for consumers.”

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TORRO boosted by iPhone X launch

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TORRO boosted by iPhone X launch
Matthew Ord 6 November 2017



Newcastle-based phonecase manufacturer TORRO has been buoyed by the launch of the iPhone X.

The company has released a new line of products designed specifically for Apple's latest ventures, including the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Since releasing the cases on the same day Apple unveiled the handsets in September, TORRO's has received a boost with more than 5,000 cases ordered in six weeks, generating close to £125,000 in sales. Since the iPhone X pre-order commenced on 27 October, a further 2,000 cases were sold in a weekend.

William Johnson, co-founder of TORRO, said: "We've been blown away with the demand for our cases ahead of the iPhone launch. Sales have exceeded all our expectations. The iPhone plays a key role in our business and enables us to invest into wider product development, expansion of the business and job creation for the region. These handsets aren't cheap, so we wanted to make this our most secure case yet. We're so pleased with the response we've seen from customers."

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TORRO is a small company based in the North East of England. Established in 2013, William Johnson and Michael Farnsworth set about to create, stylish, premium leather cases and covers for their mobile devices. The company ethos was and remains to make stylish products that the creators design with the intention to use themselves. This concept quickly caught on with the public at large. TORRO has grown tremendously by continuously improving upon designs and providing exceptional service to the growing TORRO community.

TORRO is now a worldwide brand servicing fans all over the globe and have extended the range from just mobile device protection to everyday fashion accessories and clothing. The range has been extended based on requests and feedback from TORRO fans who have encouraged the company to extend their commitment to well designed, high quality materials to other accessories they seek to be made by TORRO.
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Newcastle law firm makes city centre move

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Newcastle law firm makes city centre move
Matthew Ord 8 November 2017


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A Newcastle-based law firm is on track to double in size over the next 18 months having relocated its city centre presence.

Peter Millican Law's clients range from start-ups and small businesses to multi-nationals, as well as public sector organisations and local authorities.

Its growth plans are in response to increasing demand for its specialist corporate law services, the first step of which was to relocate to Waterloo Square. The firm's new offices have been chosen with expansion in mind, and the management team is already in the process of employing two paralegal trainees; one for a role in the commercial property team, and one to work with the corporate law team. Further vacancies are expected to be announced before the end of the year.

Peter Millican, owner of Peter Millican Law, said: "The demand for our services continues to grow, and we're thrilled to be in the position to create more jobs here in the heart of Newcastle. We focus on serving corporate clients, and are staffed with lawyers whose expertise is in this specialist area. In the last 12 months alone, we have worked on deals with a total value in excess of £30m, and are completing several commercial property deals each week."

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Revealed: The multimillion pound deals which see overseas firms buy North East property

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By Graeme Whitfield 9 November 2017


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Companies registered overseas have been involved in some multimillion-pound property deals in the North East, newly released data shows.

Data released for the first time by the Land Registry has revealed that foreign-registered companies own properties in the region worth at least £568m - and likely far more.

The most expensive real estate bought by an offshore company in the North East was West Denton Shopping Centre and Morrisons Store in Newcastle, which was bought by Kwasa Super Newcastle Limited - registered in Jersey - for £31.6m.

Similarly, a unit in Cobalt Business Park in Newcastle was bought for £27.5m by Lexo Limited, a company which is registered in the Isle of Man.

More than 40 units on the Quorum Business Park in North Tyneside are owned by companies in the Netherlands, Isle of Man and the British Virgin Islands. Large numbers of buildings on the Team Valley and Cobalt business parks are also owned by foreign firms.

A collection of development sites around Pilgrim Street in Newcastle city centre are registered to a company in the British Virgin Islands, while there are a number of large rural estates in Northumberland which registered to companies in Panama, Guernsey and Jersey.

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Software firm Viewpoint sees big growth on back of infrastructure surge

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Software supplier Viewpoint Construction Software has laid the groundwork for future growth after reporting record financial results.

The Newcastle firm, which is a market leader in construction collaboration software, said it had been buoyed by the Government’s infrastructure pipeline and the introduction of new building standards. The company saw turnover rise from £11.6m in 2015 to £15.1m last year, allowing the firm to record a £2.5m operating profit after having posted a £375,000 loss 12 months earlier.

Viewpoint said it had been boosted by new Government rules which mean that all centrally procured public projects must be BIM level 2 compliant. The company’s software allows clients, designers, consultants, architects, contractors and sub-contractors to share project data so that all project partners are working to the same set of designs and have access to all relevant project information at all times.

Viewpoint is used by 95% of Britain’s top 20 contractors and has more than 450,000 users in 170 different countries worldwide. In 2016 more than 85,000 new users signed up to Viewpoint, more than 31,000 new live projects were added to the platform and the amount of data processed by Viewpoint rose 229%.

Viewpoint’s headcount at its Central Square base rose from 96 to 104 over the year.

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JDDK Architects secures proton beam therapy project

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JDDK Architects secures proton beam therapy project
Matthew Ord 16 November 2017



Newcastle-based practice JDDK Architects has signed an agreement to form a new design partnership which set to work on a series of high-energy proton beam therapy facilities.

The new venture is called DFJ Designs and is a joint initiative with Desco and Fairhurst. The company will work for Rutherford Estates, the subsidiary of Proton Partners International, which is behind the cancer treatment centres. The three have already worked together for Proton Partners on the design of its facilities in Northumberland, Reading and Liverpool. Other UK sites are now under consideration.

Kevin Turnbull, director of JDDK Architects, said: "We are delighted to have been appointed on a long-term strategic partnership contract for Proton Partners International and to have now been confirmed as the incumbent team to deliver all future centres for the company across the UK."

Mike Moran, chief executive of Proton Partners International, added: "We're really pleased to announce that we have appointed DFJ Designs as our partners. Over the past year, we have been working closely with them on the design of three of our centres and they have an extremely high-quality and innovative approach. The patient experience is paramount and the design of our centres plays a central part in that. I, therefore, look forward to continue working with DFJ Designs in order to make our vision of bringing the best cancer care to more locations across the country a reality."

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Raft of housing wins swells Surgo's residential portfolio

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Raft of housing wins swells Surgo's residential portfolio
Jamie Hardesty 17 November 2017


(l to r) Gabrielle Hutchinson (Summers Inman), Colin Kinghorn (Surgo), David Straughan, (Northumberland Estates), Grant Watson (Surgo) and Jennifer Naden (POD Architecture)

North east building contractor Surgo Construction is enjoying a surge in residential development work, after winning appointments on a number of housing schemes.

In total, over 230 new homes are under development, planned or being priced, with the most advanced of these new projects already on site at Backworth.

The business is currently working on a £4m Northumberland Park housing scheme for Northumberland Estates. The firm is creating a mix of 50 two and three bedroom affordable homes, the properties will be a mixture of shared ownership sale and affordable rented homes to be operated and sold by Home Group. The project will be undertaken in phases with a 60-week construction schedule. Other members of the construction team include Summers Inman as quantity surveyors and principal designers, Fairhurst providing structural engineering and Pod Architects.

David Straughan, development manager for Northumberland Estates, said: “We were pleased to appoint Surgo to this important housing scheme and are looking forward to working with the team again at Backworth. This development forms part of the Northumberland Estates’ strategic plan to provide more affordable homes for people living in this part of the county.”

Surgo is also appointed preferred contractor by Ascent Homes for a development on Thornhill Road, Ponteland, which was formerly the site of the Ponteland Library. After demolition of the library building begins in early September construction will follow to create 27 two-bedroom apartments for open market sale, including four one-bed apartments. The development which is to be named Eland Court will be built in two individual blocks over three storeys and linked at first and second floor level with a contemporary, glazed bridge.

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