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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Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead

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

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

Celebrating the achievements of the Let's Grow campaign

The Journal editor, Brian Aitken
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
Work is currently underway on Glendale House in Washington

Washington property entrepreneur set to regenerate derelict Glendale House

Chris Irwin says the £800,000 project marks the start of a new affordable housing development operation

Fear of skills shortage in construction

General view of construction work
Surge in activity in the construction sector sparks fears of skills shortage

North East Young people take up 24,000 placements and work experience opportunities

A Jobcentre Plus sign
Some 24,000 young people in the North East have been helped by Jobcentre Plus schemes since January 2011, figures show

Videos & Photos

Luke Tanner (right) and his team L-R Abigail, Claire, Lisa and Fran

Newcastle coffee shop Hip Cat Coffee might be the answer to Starbucks queues

Workmen apply the finishing touches to Newcastles newest bar, Tiger Hornsby.

A first look at Newcastle Quayside's latest addition Tiger Hornsby

The Journal Top 200 supplement: How to advertise to the region's top decision-makers

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