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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Ubisoft customer centre in Newcastle

Computer games giant Ubisoft to set up major base in Newcastle

French computer games giant Ubisoft was attracted to Tyneside after getting a grant from The Journal's Let's Grow Fund

Newcastle manufacturer ADM to grow with Barclays funding and Let's Grow funding

From left, ADM finance director Mark Thornton with Mark Elsdon and Peter Kirkpatrick from Barclays
Newcastle manufacturer says investment in laser machine will allow it to increase production and create more jobs

DSM Fabrications return work to historic South Shields site thanks to Let's Grow funding

Taylors Foundry on Commercial Road in South Shields in the 1940s
DSM Fabrications are expanding into the old Taylors Foundry on Commercial Road, thanks to £100,000 funding
Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Joanna Berry: Let's shout about the North East

Joanna Berry, entrepreneur and director of engagement at Newcastle University Business School
Newcastle University Business School's director of external relations on the need to show off the region's best features

Dave Anderson: Siren voices in my party urge us to focus on aspiration

Dave Anderson MP
Labour MP Dave Anderson says his party must beware of promoting individual self-interest above collective wellbeing

Videos & Photos

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle Central Station regeneration triggers further investment into city centre


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