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
Kathryn Dishman, Director at KD Communications

North East conference aims to promote women in business

As International Women’s Day fast approaches, some of the leading North East business leaders share their expertise

2020 Vision - February 2015: Training the next generation of engineers

2020 Vision
In this edition of 2020 Vision we again have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy, with comment and analysis from some of the region's key players

North East business leaders wait to see which party will do more to address engineering skills shortage

Companies that have adopted apprenticeships will be rewarded at the 2014 North East Business Awards
With less than three months to go until the general election, business leaders are waiting to see which political party will do more to address the country's engineering skills shortage

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

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

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment
Jane Siddle of NEL flanked by Dan Elgie (left) and Peter Behan of Group Horizon

Group Horizon receive further £120,000 investment to fuel expansion

Gateshead training providers have secured three portions of the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund

Scheme launched by North East businesses is getting youngsters into work

Jake Bugg launching the NE1 Space 2 scheme
NE1's Space 2 scheme is driving down the number of NEETs in the North East and getting people into employment, training or employment

Eldon Leisure Centre: First pictures of how £3m refurbishment work is going

Eldon Leisure redevelopment, behind the scenes as work commences
Staff levels will more than double to 50 as part of the refurbishment programme at the North Country Leisure-operated centre

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NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

CIPD Awards 2014

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