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

Multimillion pound schools challenge to close attainment gap in the North East

Lord Adonis, at the opening of the new Kings Priory School in Tynemouth
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership will plough £4.7m a year for six years into developing good leadership and improving careers advice

Investing in People: Postgraduate education is reaping dividends for creative consultancy Decide

Michael Pagan Associate Director Strategy and Planning and Decide Managing Director Jeremy Hall at their offices South Gosforth
Jerry Hall, chief executive of Newcastle-based creative consultancy Decide, explains his take on employee upskilling

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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
The North East Business awards night at Hardwick Hall, Co Durham 2014

Six reasons why companies should enter the North East Business Awards

Previous winners explain how awards help them in terms of prestige, morale and getting ahead

Premier Inn opens first North East hotel in a decade in Sunderland

A Premier Inn hotel
The new Premier Inn hotel will create 50 new jobs in Sunderland, and two apprentices will also be taken on

Sevcon boss's stark warning on skills shortage reignites debate

Since The Journal reported Sevcon boss Matt Boyle's comments on North East skills, other employers, educators and workers have joined the debate

Videos & Photos

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The CIPR Awards at The Biscuit Factory updated

Top PR talent honoured at the 2014 CIPR North East PRide Awards


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