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

Apprenticeships
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

2020 Vision August 2014: Transport challenges for the North East

In this edition of 2020 Vision we take a look at the transport challenges facing the North East over the next 20 years

The major transport decisions that could get the North East moving

Are we still in the slow lane?
The business case for North East transport improvements has never been stronger. Adrian Pearson looks at what we have won, and what we still need

How the North East hit back at Detroit slur

Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside
When The Guardian decided to take a detailed look at the North East economy, few would have predicted the outrage. Adrian Pearson looks at how the North East, faults and all, differs in the eyes of the region

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Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment

Express Engineering invest £1.5m in unique machinery at Gateshead factory

Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead
Manufacturer of precision machine components to the oil & gas market has invested following Let's Grow funding from The Journal

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

ITPS finance director Michael Jopling with ITPS managing director Garry Sheriff
The Let's Grow Fund is driving ITPS' plans to become the region's biggest independent IT firm
Labour Leader Ed Miliband on stage at Manchester Central, during the Labour Party Annual Conference updated

Ed Miliband: We'll heal the NHS with 20,000 extra nurses

Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was ready to lead Britain with a detailed and workmanlike speech

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Excelsior apprentices Lukas Istok and Sarim Malik with Steven Bolton of Rolls-Royce
Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

An oil rig in the North Sea
A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

Videos & Photos

Left to right, Paul Varley, Steve Harper and Richard Metcalfe

Steve Harper and sporting friends launch Oddballs underwear business

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Journalists

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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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