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New MD Sean is Eager to play the regeneration game

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sean Egan

  A man who played a key role in some of the North East’s biggest regeneration projects is the new Managing Director at Galliford Try Partnerships North.   Sean Egan, 43 and living in Newcastle, was involved the planning of major developments in the city - including Great Park – where he is now based.   He joins from Home Group where, as Development Director, he led a £1.2 billion, 10,000 new homes programme covering the whole of the UK.   And the move makes great business sense for both Sean and his new employer,

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National accolade for NE based developer

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Larbert House as it will look when fully completed.

  The sympathetic restoration of a Scottish mansion house has secured a North East based developer an award in a UK wide competition.   All Saints Living, has secured Residential Development Category Award, for Central Scotland, in the UK Property Awards 2017, in association with Bentley Motors.   The project at Larbert House and Country Estate in Stirlingshire will now be judged in the national finals, which will be announced at an event in The London Lancaster Hotel on Friday 27th October 2017.   It is the second honour

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Half century marked with fastest 50 place

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Burridge at work

  As it approaches 50 years in business, a family founded construction firm has, today, been named among the fastest fifty growing companies in the North East.   Burridge Construction, incorporated by Peter Burridge in October 1967, will discover its exact position in the 20th Ward Hadaway list of top performing enterprises at an awards ceremony - to be staged in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside on October 6th.   The league table is based upon turnover and profit over a three year period.  In that time Burridge turnover

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Football club nets backing from new neighbour

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Can we have our ball back please? Linden Home’s Abi Oates returns the ball to Evie Carroll and other members of the Blyth Town under 18s girls side (L/R) Evie Graham, Milly Kyle, Ellie O'Brien and Ellie Wilkinson.

  Blyth Town Football Club has persuaded its new neighbour to get on-side to help deliver a winning combination - both on and off the field.   A sponsorship deal with Linden Homes – which is building at North Farm, adjacent to the club – will help to run the girls under 18s team, which has already lost

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Pushed to new heights on charity climb

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Omar Sharif, Chris Jamieson, Alex Musgrave, Jake Robson and Jonathan Williams enjoyed some fine weather for their training.

A band of intrepid fund raisers had to race up one of Britain’s highest peaks in 40 mile per hour winds and driving rain, after traffic delays threatened to undermine their charity climb.   The five work colleagues had just two and a half hours to reach the summit of Snowdon in order to conquer each of the UK’s three highest mountains within 24 hours.   But by marching – and even running where possible – the Galliford

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Management shake-up to drive growth

Monday, September 11, 2017
Phil Burridge (left), is now in charge of the family business, has brought in Stephen McCoy to help drive up turnover.

    A family run construction firm, which is approaching its 50th anniversary, has undergone a management shake-up designed to extend operations into new areas and take annual turnover past the £25 million mark.     The changes at P F Burridge see Phil Burridge take over at the helm and the arrival of experienced new build expert, Stephen McCoy as Commercial Director.     Phil’s brothers, David and Mark, have retired from the company

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Jess steps up to power plant role

Monday, August 21, 2017
Jess pictured with North East Apprenticeship Champion and consultant to px group, George Ritchie.

  Having side stepped a career in dance to work at an industrial power plant, Jess Pinder has become the first female to complete her employer’s apprenticeship training programme.   The 20-year-old from Humberston, near Grimsby quit dance school in favour of a career in process technology with the px group.   Jess has now permanently joined the px teamat the Stallingborough combined heat and power (CHiP) station, in the role of Operations and Maintenance Support Technician.  The plant, which px operates

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Further awards mean it’s all gold for px

Monday, August 14, 2017
The St. Fergus Gas Processing Terminal

  The receipt of two new prestigious safety awards has shown Teesside based px group to be achieving a gold standard across the board.   The company, which runs potentially hazardous facilities across the UK - including power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots - secured two further Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).   Awards for the St. Fergus Gas Processing Terminal, north of Aberdeen, one of the country’s largest natural gas processing plants - and the gas fired Fellside Combined

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Investing in tomorrow’s workforce

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Ian Clifford (left) receiving the award from Anthony Knowles

  An expanding North East business has been rewarded for its commitment to apprenticeships with the presentation of a prestigious award.   Power, process and engineering sector specialist, the px group, has received the Investment in Apprenticeship Award from the North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.   The accolade recognises a long term commitment to and investment in apprenticeships, backed up by a supportive working structure which has allowed apprentices to progress their careers and achieve leadership roles on the group’s executive, as plant managers and within operations

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Hadyn Allen’s school days a lesson for all

Monday, August 7, 2017
Hadyn is welcomed to the school maintenance team by Steve Middleton.

  A Sheffield boy, who struggled to cope at school and often stayed away, now looks forward to working there every day.   Hadyn Allen is the first to admit he never imagined returning to Chaucer School in Parson Cross but the 18-year-old, from Firth Park, has just secured a full time position with the school’s maintenance team.   When he was a student at Chaucer, exclusion was a real possibility for Hadyn, until forward thinking staff at the school decided to offer him the

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