Business Campaigns

The Journal editor, Brian Aitken

Celebrating the achievements of the Let's Grow campaign

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

If We Can You Can finalists need your votes

Louise Doyle and Carole Loader of Mesma
Teacake, trainers and dancers go head-to-head for the final time as we seek out the winner of The Journal’s If We Can You Can Challenge

SONE Products secures Let's Grow funding for expansion plans

Raymond Oliver, chairman and CEO of SONE
Plastics manufacturer SONE Products Ltd is primed for expansion and job creation after securing £250,000 through The Journal’s Let’s Grow Programme

Apprenticeships and filling the skills gap

Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East

Apprenticeships more important than ever in the North East

Apprenticeships are more important than ever
Never before have apprenticeships been of such importance to the North East
Business Secretary Vince Cable in Newcastle

EU cash to fund a North East jobs bonanza

Business Secretary Vince Cable has named the North East as a trial area for a local enterprise partnership in charge of adult education cash

North East councils to merge roles in bid for more power

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes
Seven North East councils have agreed to merge their economic roles – and urged ministers to back up their efforts “with hard cash”

North think tank warns George Osborne over transport funding snub

Chancellor George Osborne
George Osborne must not miss the chance to correct a transport funding snub in this week’s Government Spending Review, a think tank warns

2020 Vision - April 2015: Bringing barristers to the high street

The Journal's 2020 Vision promotes the regeneration of the region – we report on the key events and the outcomes that will affect the future of the North East

Tradition meets hi-tech to keep tea titans Ringtons on track

Ringtons directors Simon, Nigel and Colin Smith
North East family firm Ringtons goes from strength to strength by adapting traditional values for a modern age

A new era in training for rail engineers could bring thousands of job opportunities for the North East

The new Rail Academy in Gateshead, students from left Laim Barrass, Brandon Foster, Antony Walker, Andrew Bell
Training for the next generation of rail engineers has begun in the North East and could lead to thousands of job opportunities

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Let's Grow

Business Supplements: Let's Grow

Since the Let’s Grow Fund was set up two years ago, we have invested £30m and either created or safeguarded more than 3,500 jobs

Journal fund has created thousands of jobs around the North East

Stephane Catherine of Ubisoft
The Let’s Grow Fund has invested £30m and either created or safeguarded more than 3,500 jobs

Computer games giant Ubisoft to set up major base in Newcastle

Ubisoft customer centre in Newcastle
French computer games giant Ubisoft was attracted to Tyneside after getting a grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Budget 2015: Business leaders say Chancellor has delivered 'mixed bag budget'

Cheer over tax reduction countered by concerns over wage rises and lack of detail on Northern Powerhouse

Northumberland College is supporting employers with more than 30 job vacancies - sponsored feature

Jordan Gibb from Northumberland College
Northumberland College has more than 30 live job from hairdressers to motor mechanics - sponsored feature

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services
The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Videos & Photos

The Great North City Games in Gateshead, Andy Turner competes in his last ever race

Great Run Company looking to take City Games athletics competition around the world

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer


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