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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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
From left, Jessica Barron, Ben Staerck and Jordan Smith at Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield

Furniture Clinic in Burnopfield to create new jobs as it grows on back of major expansion

Investment will allow Burnopfield company to increase capacity by more than 300% while taking on eight to ten new employees

Training provider helps 69 people enter the construction industry in the North East

Profound Services managing director Steven Ward
Profound Services delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Three North East firms named and shamed for failure to pay staff the minimum wage

Car retailer Vertu Motors plc was among 48 companies listed as Business Minister Jo Swinson said there was 'no excuse'

Videos & Photos

Visualsoft named company of the year at Teesside Business Awards


North East Business Awards Teesside Heat RECAP from Teesside University's Olympia Building

Lionra British Irish Business Network's Shamrock Ball, Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

See pictures from the Shamrock Ball staged on Tyneside held by Irish business group Lionra


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