Mark Sismey-Durrant, a 40-year lending veteran, has joined the Middlesbrough-based bank, which provides funding for SME property developers and investors.
North East consultancy Hedley Planning has added to its Hexham headquarters with a city centre office, in Maybrook House.
Negotiations are taking place with various parties to take on the proposed gigafactory site in Northumberland, the administrator said.
The construction and regeneration group, busy on projects across the region, recorded income exceeding £4bn in 2023, while pre-tax profit rose almost 70% year-on-year.
Regional property firm Naylors Gavin Black has brought in James Dixon at associate partner level as division head Scott Clarke looks to grow the department.
Paragon Bank has appointed Karl Kent as relationship director in its development finance division, focusing on Yorkshire and North East.
The law team has brought in Ross Galbraith as a partner in its construction team as it looks to grow its presence in the North East market.
Alex Lawson has continued to climb the ladder at the housebuilding giant’s North East operation, joining the board as commercial director.
Lambert Smith Hampton has promoted valuer Rachel Jones and planner Laura Dixon to directors in the Newcastle office.
The main issues at stake in a case brought by South Tees Development Corporation have come down in favour of the port operator, establishing its continued rights of access across the Teesworks site.
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