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Apprenticeships - Filling the skills gap

Business Supplement: Apprenticeships - Filling the skills gap

The North East has a bigger skills gap than most other regions: a previous reliance on now diminished heavy industries and a high proportion of long-term unemployed are just some of the reasons given by experts

Let's celebrate the achievements of Let's Grow

The Journal editor, Brian Aitken
Journal editor Brian Aitken welcomed guests to the Radisson Blu Durham to celebrate the achievements of Let’s Grow so far and look forward to another two years of the successful grant scheme

Business Supplement: Regeneration, Construction and the Built Environment

Regeneration, Construction and the Built Environment
Regeneration projects across the North East continue apace bringing much needed employment and a feel-good factor worth its weight in gold

Business Supplement: Family Law

Family Law
Family law issues have become more and more complex over the past few years for many reasons and trusted solicitors can play a big role in helping to sort out what can often be complex issues

Business Supplement: Cloud Computing & Technology

Business Supplement: Cloud Computing & Technology
Eight pages of information about the emergence of cloud computing and technology and its impact on North East businesses
Duco Ltd is working on a significant £250m contract with oil giant Chevron North Sea Ltd

Duco lands major contract with oil giant Chevron North Sea Ltd

Duco Ltd, which designs and manufactures underwater umbilical cable systems at its factory on Walker Riverside, netted the agreement via its parent company French multinational Technip

North of England Energy and Offshore Report

North of England Energy and Offshore Report
The Journal Energy platform was launched in March in recognition of the crucial role the industry has played in shaping North East history – and in anticipation of the role it will play going forward.

Oil and gas industry in Scotland is well positioned for growth

An oil rig in the North Sea
The oil and gas industry in Scotland is well positioned to take advantage of a projected 73% increase in global offshore investment, according to a report
Liz Mayes

Liz Mayes appointed new regional director at manufacturers' group EEF

Liz Mayes is joining manufacturers' group EEF in a mission to give the North East a stronger voice

Liebherr Sunderland Works marks milestone year

Cllr Harry Trueman, Ralph Sälzer and Cllr Stuart Porthouse
Crane manufacturer Liebherr, with employs 186 people, has been based in Sunderland for 25 years

UK manufacturing sector suffers from decline

Manufacturing sector
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the manufacturing sector slumped 1.3% in May against the previous month
ITPS finance director Michael Jopling with ITPS managing director Garry Sheriff

Gateshead firm ITPS uses Let's Grow cash to fuel expansion

The Let's Grow Fund is driving ITPS' plans to become the region's biggest independent IT firm

Sage remains on track to hit growth targets

Guy Berruyer Chief Exec of Sage Group updated
In an interim management statement, the Newcastle headquartered company reported revenue increased by 4.7% over the first nine months of the year

SME demand triggers new division at Synergi IT

Peter Joynson of Synergi
The division, fronted by director and technology expert Justin Short, has been established to focus on Microsoft SharePoint services
David Shields (left) with Keith Liddell and King's Head Inn general manager Paul Brown

Inn Collection Group adds to expanding portfolio

Growing hospitality firm Inn Collection Group has spent £400,000 on transforming a popular North Yorkshire pub

Record year for Mike Ashley's Sports Direct

A Sports Direct shop
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's Sports Direct empire has enjoyed a surge in sales and profits with group revenue at £2.7bn

Former Julie's nightclub: What new owner Rachel Frame has planned

Rachael Frame
Businesswoman Rachel Frame has returned to her native North East to launch a nightclub venture on Newcastle Quayside

Videos & Photos

Twilight at a rig in the Cooper Basin, Australia. Sent in by Robert Elliott

Oil rig selfies: Behind the scenes of oil rig worker life

Feature on Greggs who make pasties, sausage rolls and sandwiches

We're on a roll: How North East bakery giant Greggs lifted sales and profits

The Hop and Cleaver, on Newcastle Quayside.

Offshore 44 becomes Hop & Cleaver on the Quayside


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