Business Supplements

2020 Vision - April 2015: Bringing barristers to the high street

The Journal's 2020 Vision promotes the regeneration of the region – we report on the key events and the outcomes that will affect the future of the North East

Business Supplement: North East Business Awards 2015

North East Business Awards supplement
Read The Journal and Gazette's 40-page celebration of the regional heats of North East Business Awards winners and runners-up

Business Supplement: North of England Energy, Marine and Offshore Report

North of England Energy, Marine and Offshore Report
The Journal is pleased to present the March 2015 supplement covering the North of England's Energy, Marine and Offshore industry

Business Supplement: Commercial Property Quarterly

An 8-page report on the region's commercial property marketplace

The Budget 2015: 16-page report on George Osborne's Budget statement

The Budget 2015
Read our 16-page report on Chancellor George Osborne's last Budget before the general election
North of England Energy, Marine and Offshore Report

Business Supplement: North of England Energy, Marine and Offshore Report

The Journal is pleased to present the March 2015 supplement covering the North of England's Energy, Marine and Offshore industry

Budget was a "purposeful ­foundation" laid down for the regeneration of the North Sea

Angela Upex
Despite the trials and tribulations of the wider offshore industry the subsea sector continues to plan for rapid growth

North East experts ask if falling energy prices could lead to a push-back against renewables?

Tekmar Energy CEO James Ritchie
North East experts examine if rising costs of fossil fuels and a slump in oil prices will curtail development of renewables?
From left, Roger Crosby, managing director at Crosbys; Michael Atkinson, head of Sales at John Dodds and John Hammill of Square One Law

Newcastle-based Crosbys acquire rivals John Dodds to create North East catering equipment force

Gateshead-based John Dodds will now become part of Crosbys, with the combined firm now having a turnover of £8m.

Metalis Energy grows headcount after trebling sales target to make £6m

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington
The Ashington firm has seen calls for its components soar overseas, also helping to grow the workforce as it seeks to meet the demand.

Former Gestamp boss heads up North East's first University Technical College

David Land
David Land is heading up a new engineering University Technical College (UTC) for the region and says construction is planned to start in August

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Omlis begins recruitment drive to treble headcount by the end of the year

The technology firm, which has won a series of contracts, has benefitted from the growing mobile payments market - and from concerns about fraud

Gateshead-based Aspire Technology Solutions motors ahead with Benfield Group

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Gateshead-based Aspire has signed a deal with Benfield after a competitive tender process that involved nine national firms

Software designers Born Digital receive grant funding to explore potential for insomnia therapy product

Alison Gardiner of Born Digital with Greg Bolton (back, far left) and Graham Brown of RMT's corporate finance team
Newcastle firm will use consortium funding to explore the potential for an internet-based platform originally designed to aid sufferers of insomnia
Brothers and business partners, Oliver and Harry Vaulkhard (left and right) and Sintons Partner Christopher Welch (middle)

Vaulkhard Group Ltd formed as brothers merge leisure businesses to drive expansion plans

Vaulkhard Group owns a number of pubs and bars on Tyneside and Northumberland, as well as having a property portfolio

Bake-Off star Mary Berry helps launch new Barker and Stonehouse store in Stockton

James Barker and Mary Berry at the opening of Barker and Stonehouse's Stockton store
New shop is return to its roots for Barker and Stonehouse, which started in Stockton in 1946

Sunderland's Albion pub given new lease of lease

Kostas Aslanidis and his wife Lijie Zhang in the bar of the Albion
Kostas Aslanidis, who also owns the Marina Vista Ristorante at Roker Marina, bought The Albion five months ago and has worked with wife, Lijie Zhang, and a team of craftsman to refurbish it

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