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 - October 2014

2020 Vision, October 2014: North East schools improvement programme welcomed

In this edition of 2020 Vision we have a diverse range of features focusing on the North East economy and, more specifically, education, training and skills

Targeting new talent for the North East's subsea sector

Trainers James Thomas, left, and Paul Ambury with a delegation of Nigerian students
Ensuring there is a steady supply of skilled staff is vital to the future of the North East's rapidly growing subsea and offshore sectors, as Peter McCusker reports

Sage's rapid ascent in the global cloud services market is being engineered right here in the North East

Working at Sage One, at Great Park, Sean Myers, left and Mike Goodwin
Three years in to trading, Tom Keighley finds out more about the success of Sage One

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

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

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
Michael Nixon, one of the 'intu Academy' candidates with intu Academy project manager Tracy Allison and (right) Paul Gough from Gateshead College

intu Academy training scheme well on course for success

All the young people who took part in the latest phase of the intu Academy at Gateshead College have been offered jobs

Sunderland AFC legend Kevin Ball in Peterlee to inspire youngsters

Former Sunderland caretaker manager and captain Kevin Ball
Former Sunderland AFC captain and club ambassador Kevin Ball is speaking at Peterlee Business Park Steering Group's event this week

Gateshead technology firm Waymark software house expands

Waymark directors, from left to right, Paul Lofthouse, Jason Thomas Jones and David Brophy
Waymark is creating new jobs after moving into a bigger base.

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65 over 65 (part two): celebrating some of the North East's older workers

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65 over 65 (part one): we salute the North East workers who refuse to retire

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