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LIVE: North East Business Awards 2014, Grand Final

The North East Business Awards 2014, Grand Final takes place tonight at Hardwick Hall Hotel. Follow our LIVE coverage here from 6pm

Live: North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final

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The North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final takes place at the place at The Olympia Building, Teesside University tonight. Join us for LIVE coverage of the event from 7pm

The Economic Forecast Breakfast - In association with Brewin Dolphin

The Economic Forecast Breakfast - join leading business people at a special event on Thursday 10th April at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham

All you need to know about the North East Business Awards

Paul Watson with Andrew Moffatt, chief executive of Port of Tyne, names company of the year in 2013
The awards are in association with NECC and sponsored by a whole host of companies and organisations. The sheer quality and the blue-chip nature of the sponsors adds to the prestige and gravitas of the awards

CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards

The CIPD Awards 2013
Employers across the North East have been celebrating since they were named among the region's best places to work
Current Astley apprentices, from left, James Robinson, Ian Dickson, Tom Milne and Jack Carr

Gateshead signage firm Astley in search of young talent

Gateshead manufacturer is opening up new apprenticeship opportunities as it prepares for Great North Run project

Zine managing director Alan Bradley on the benefits of having apprentices on the books

Bradley, who runs one of the UK's fastest growing digital media agencies, discusses his firm's approach to skills training

Digital media agency Zine secures first international franchisee

Company which employs 30 at Barnard Castle HQ now working with Dubai-based businessman Abu Backer
John Dickson and Nicola Loose

The search for this year's Tyneside and Northumberland leading light

Run by The Journal in association with The Gazette on Teesside, the North East Business Executive of the Year awards celebrate the great role models of the business world

Search begins for the North East Business Executive of the Year 2014

North East Business Executive 2014 Awards
The North East Business Executive of the Year has long been one of the most prominent events run by The Journal in association with The Gazette

Reigning North East Business Executive of the Year - Mike Matthews, Nifco UK

Mike Matthews
Last year's North East Business Executive of the Year - Nifco UK European operations officer and managing director Mike Matthews
Malcolm Humble, Managing Director of OPSOL UK Ltd and Brian Trench, CEO of the A-Belco Group

North East Exporter of the Year A-Belco Group makes key acquisition

A-Belco Group has acquired Opsol, one of its main suppliers, in move which opens doors to new markets for both firms

A-Belco is leading light at North East Exporters Awards

The North East Exporters Awards 2013 - took place at the Stadium of Light
A Northumberland lighting specialist which makes 56% of all sales from overseas has triumphed at the North East Exporters Awards

North East Exporters Awards: Who will be crowned Exporter of the Year?

The 2013 North East Exporters Awards
The cream of the region's exporting businesses will gather at a glittering award ceremony tomorrow to see one of their number crowned as Exporter of the Year

Finalists revealed for North East Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development HR Awards

22 companies have been shortlisted in this year’s awards, with the winners revealed at a ceremony on May 22

CIPD judging panel ready for the challenge ahead

CIPD North East of England Branch committee involved in the judging process (front row) with representatives from associate sponsors from Nigel Wright (back row)
All entries are now in from firms around the region who are confident they go that extra mile for their employees

CIPD Awards 2014: Search is on to find the best places to work

Last years winner Greggs plc receiving their award from past chairman of CIPD North East, Arnold Hood
The countdown is on for the search for the region’s best places to work and this is the last chance for firms to get in their entries

Videos & Photos

Siemens Lead Craftsman Brian Shotton, at the Hebburn Plant, talks to Baroness Kramer during her visit.

Siemens' jobs boost is the start of a 'rail renaissance', manufacturers claim

Stills taken from Newcastle In Motion by Jack Fisher

How Newcastle University graduate is making a business from hyperlapse film technology

HMS Illustrious sails into her home port of Portsmouth for the final time - Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Swan Hunter built HMS Illustrious sails home for the final time

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