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 - 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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Taylors Foundry on Commercial Road in South Shields in the 1940s

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
(L-R) Patrick Pogue, Ian Smith, Zoe Lewis and George Ritchie

Industrial giant Sembcorp makes major donation to Tees college

The equipment from Sembcorp's Wilton operation is worth tens of thousands of pounds

Major expansion at Dyer Engineering to meet growing order book

Co-owners of Dyer Engineering, Managing Director Graeme Parkins (left) and Finance Director, Richard Bradley (right) inside the new facility in Harelaw
Dyer Engineering is set to swell the ranks from 125 to 160 within the next two years

New chief operating officer of skills specialist Semta on the need to bridge the skills gap

Ann Watson, chief operator officer of Semta
After taking over as head of skills specialist Semta, North East-born Ann Watson explains how employers and educators are joining forces to improve the quality of teaching and training in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects - essential to engineering and the future of the UK economy

Videos & Photos

The new Tune Hotel on Newcastle's Quayside

Popular Tune Hotel sounds call for second hotel in Newcastle

Journal and Gazette Top 200 Business Breakfast Awards Stadium of Light updated

Region celebrates business high fliers at Top 200 breakfast

Ally Hunter Blair of Channel 4's First Time Farmers is among those involved in the NFU's latest video

Video highlights farmers' work to protect the environment

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