Apprenticeships

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward
Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Three North East firms named and shamed for failure to pay staff the minimum wage

Car retailer Vertu Motors plc was among 48 companies listed as Business Minister Jo Swinson said there was 'no excuse'

Apprenticeships

From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Three North East firms named and shamed for failure to pay staff the minimum wage

Car retailer Vertu Motors plc was among 48 companies listed as Business Minister Jo Swinson said there was 'no excuse'

Acorn Dairy directors Graham Tweddle and Caroline Bellwith

North East dairy chosen to take part in campaign highlighting the best businesses

Acorn Dairy is sharing the secrets of its success in a campaign run by the Business is GREAT Britain programme

From left: Ian Callender, SCA Training Officer with Lisa Harwood, ARCH Funding Advisor and new apprentices in the business innovation centre at SCA Prudhoe Mill

Prudhoe manufacturer SCA secures investment to extend apprenticeship scheme

Prudhoe manufacturer of personal care products, including toilet rolls, has recruited an additional ten manufacturing apprentices

From left: Martin Williams, Saggezza UK managing director; Sunderland City Council Leader Paul Watson, and Alec Berry, Saggezza senior consultant

US tech firm Saggezza opens Sunderland office with recruitment ambitions

New office for US-headquartered analytics firm is a boost for Sunderland Software City

The launch of the Apprentice Greats booklet, at Gateshead College

NECC launches new book on apprentices-turned-high-flyers as National Apprenticeship Week kicks off

Nifco's Mike Matthews, Esh Group's Brian Manning and Nissan's Kevin Fitzpatrick among those featured in Apprentice Greats

Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences

Eldon Leisure Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

Staff levels will more than double to 50 as part of the refurbishment programme at the North Country Leisure-operated centre

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls: The North East needs its own investment bank says Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has rebuffed claims Labour were the 'anti-business' party at an event in Newcastle

Houghton International apprentices

Houghton International break £5m turnover barrier and expect to recruit 150 for Walker operation

Electro mechanical engineering firm Houghton International  also plot a £2m investment in Newcastle operation

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls

Ed Balls on Labour's vision for the North East economy

The Shadow Chancellor writes exclusively for The Journal ahead of a visit to the region

An oil rig in the North Sea

Job losses spark call for Government action on offshore industry

Stockton firm becomes the latest to shed jobs, but so far only the Scottish Government has acted

Supp Nigel Mills

Nigel Mills: Bring opinion-formers and decision-makers to the North East - and then wow them

The chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum says the North East must reach out to other parts of Britain and the world to help us realise our potential

From left: Bill Laurie, general manager at OGN; Dennis Clark, OGN chairman and Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP

OGN director reveals HS2 supply chain ambitions

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says "ring fencing" work for British firms was not the way forward

Young Shepherd of the Year 2013, Josh Ryder

Call made for entries to young shepherd competition

A cash prize of £300 is up for grabs at the NSA North Sheep 2015 event in near Cockermouth

Chuka Umunna MP

Labour's Chuka Umunna vows to raise living standards in North East and back world-class industries

Shadow Business Secretary rejects calls for Labour to abandon planned spending cuts in interview with The Journal

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrated the process industry's brightest youngsters and best companies

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS

North Shields energy centre is blazing a trail for offshore training

AIS training centre in North Shields is expanding its activities even as the offshore industry feels the pinch

Videos & Photos

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards

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North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra

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