Lifeboat saved for posterity

Lifeboat saved for posterity Historic lifeboat Bedford has been moved to the North East Maritime Trust's yard to begin restoration, after spending almost two years in secure storage at the Port of Tyne. The1886-built  vessel was brought back to Tyneside in 2017 by a band of local businesses including the Port of Tyne, Barbour Foundation, JML, M I Dickson, South Tyneside Council, Ward Hadaway and Tyne Lifeboat Society who clubbed together to ... [+]

Tyne tackles after-school activities

Members of the Connected Kids Club get stuck in with Port of Tyne chief executive Matt Beeton. The port is supporting the Meadow Well branch of the club, which offers affordable after school facilities for children aged 8-13 years. Mandi Cresswell, chief officer at Meadow Well Connected said: “Every year we struggle ... [+]

Funding flows into Tyne

The Port of Tyne has secured a £60m refinancing package to support its investment programme. The five-year agreement with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking comprises a £30m revolving credit facility and a £30m term loan. Lloyds Bank has committed to lending up to £700million this year to firms across the North East, and ... [+]

Harbour lights

No, it isn’t the latest Health & Safety high vis clothing initiative – only Port of Tyne employees putting on their festive jumpers to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Port Security Officer Dayang Darnell seems to have taken the matter further than most with this spectacular ... [+]

New chief exec for Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed Matt Beeton as chief executive from 7 January. He joins from transport consultancy APT Business Solutions which has provided advice and support to organisations including Transport for the North and Transport for Greater Manchester. He said: “I am delighted to be joining the ... [+]

Engineering expertise for port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne is welcoming a new non-executive director to its board. Chartered Engineer Mike Comerford has joined the Port of Tyne board as a non-executive director. He brings over 30 years of experience in shipping, maritime safety and engineering, having held previous senior roles at the Maritime and Coastguard ... [+]

Port of Tyne puts spring in the step of footwear firm

Scientific footwear firm FitFlop has signed a new partnership deal with e-fulfilment provider and existing Port of Tyne customer Spark Response, based in Gateshead. FitFlop has been a huge commercial success and the port will provide overspill warehousing and distribution to Spark Response for up to 2,500 pallets at Follingsby ... [+]

New finance chief for Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed Mark Stoner as chief financial officer. He was previously group finance director at marketing services provider Communisis and has held senior positions at Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group, Siemens Microelectronics, KPMG, and Atmel North Tyneside.     [+]

Victor Products finds port of Tyne haven

Victor Products has joined more than 100 commercial tenants already based at the Port of Tyne. The company, a leading manufacturer of electrical connectors and LED lighting for the underground mining industry and a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation, has relocated its North East manufacturing facility to Tyne Dock, South ... [+]

New chair for Port of Tyne

The Port of Tyne has appointed Lucy Armstrong as its new chair. She is chief executive of The Alchemists, a North East-based business consultancy which works with high growth mid-corporate businesses to accelerate their development. Armstrong joined The Alchemists in 2003 after a career in private equity, corporate development and headhunting ... [+]

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