Redu on course for £2m turnover as growth outstrips founders' expectations

The Seaham-based start-up has found a winning formula in promoting deals via social media and website brands

Washington-based Oil Consultants makes second round of redundancies

The firm has carried out a full review of its processes and made less than 10 people redundant, just weeks after a number of other roles were axed

SCA partners with Gateshead College for the training of 41 apprentices

Cultivating young manufacturing talent is crucial to workforce development, says SCA training officer Ian Callender

Union meets A&P Tyne bosses to negotiate the future of 58 jobs

Unite officials say the firm has promised to release temporary and agency workers before any compulsory redundancies take effect

Jobs at A&P Group's Hebburn base under threat as company enters consultation period

Nearly 60 jobs are currently under threat as the ship repair and conversion firm consult with staff and trade unions

MetroMail managing director returns to the shop floor as staff enjoy away day

"I don't believe that because I'm at the top of the tree that I shouldn't be in touch with every area of the business," said Alan Purvis

Beth Farhat: May Day should remind workers of their rights

Proposals to restrict the right to strike are a "democratic outrage", says regional secretary of the TUC

Administration at builders Southdale causes 30 North East job losses

Part of the firm has been bought by Kier Living following the administration brought on by cash flow issues

David Cliff: The North East is open for business and is ready to punch its weight

Businessman David Cliff says it is time that the North East dropped the cap-doffing image from the past and showed just what it can do

Employers announce plans to create 800 jobs in County Durham

The NECC said the new jobs shows the strategy of "more and better jobs" is coming to fruition

UK nuclear industry confident of future but facing issues

Finance and political will remain a problem for nuclear power, but there are opportunities in the supply chain

Beth Farhat: The rising number of black and Asian workers in low-paid jobs

"For all the talk of a recovery, our economy still isn't creating enough well-paid, permanent jobs to meet demand," said Beth Farhat

Wellstream workers at risk of redundancy as owners GE Oil & Gas start cost cutting

25 staff at the Walker Riverside base of Wellstream International are at risk of redundancy as its parent company grapples with falling oil prices

Kate Thick: David Cameron crows about a 'jobs miracle', but most of them are insecure and low-paying

Journal columnist Kate Thick on a painful and timely reminder of the impact of poverty and inequality in Britain, launched in Newcastle

Work to start on masterplan for former Lynemouth aluminium smelter following site sale

'The Lynemouth site fits very well with the rest of our property portfolio in the North East,' said Owen Michaelson, CEO of Harworth Group.

NECC launches its general election programme for women in business

The chamber are calling for action to encourage and support greater levels of female entrepreneurship, and to bridge the gender gap in skills.

Call Connection plans to almost double Newcastle office numbers

The insurance lead firm is creating 40 news jobs at its base in Trinity Gardens, less than two years after setting up in the North East.

New presses planned for Sunderland based Unipres UK as turnover rises to £181m

The firm has invested heavily at its Sunderland plant in recent years, preparing for new production for clients including Nissan, Honda and Renault.

TSG acquires Aegis IT out of administration, safeguarding five jobs

The Newcastle-headquartered IT services firm saw an opportunity to buy regional rivals Aegis on the strength of their client base and staff

Appointments: Apprentices take off at Naljets

Four apprentices at Annitsford-based Naljets have been given full-time positions with the aircraft management services firm

TRW launches recruitment drive following 'substantial and sustained' increase in product demand

Peterlee company is recruiting 100 people this year and expects workforce to reach 1,000 by the end of 2018

North East firm Intraining swing into the red with pre-tax loss of £1.39m

The training and apprenticeships provider lost a key contract to deliver the Government's Work Programme in North East Yorkshire and Humber

Newcastle recruitment firm NRG launch drive for technical team at Durham-based Atom bank

Around 450 jobs will be filled at Durham-headquartered Atom Bank - the UK's first truly digital bank - over the next five years

Tim Evans speaks of pride as he retires as head of Knight Frank's Newcastle office

"There is true vitality here with all working as one for the good of all. It is very special," says Tim Evans

Decommissioning of North Sea oil infrastructure is opportunity for the region

Last year saw the spend on decommissioning top £1bn for the first time

Operating profits leap up to £2.56m at Farne Salmon and Trout Ltd

Turnover also rose 14% at the Duns-based business, which took on 53 new employees in its latest accounts year

Learning Curve Group sold in multi-million pound deal backed by private equity funds

Co-founders Judith Moran and Tony Outhart exit the business as management trio take over

Surveying industry appeals for more North East women to join its ranks

RICS launch campaign to encourage more North East women to consider surveying as a career option, in a bid to tackle workforce diversity issues

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 delivers eight-week programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for life in the construction sector

Shell UK reveal 250 jobs to go from North Sea operations

Oil giant is making further cuts, on top of the 250 jobs reduction announced last summer, as part of cost saving measures

North East Entrepreneurs weigh in on positive end to 2014

Entrepreneurs' Forum Business Tracker Survey shows 65% of business owners saw sales increase over the final quarter of 2014

North East to appoint jobs creation chief - but only on a short term basis

Long search for chief executive of North East Local Enterprise Partnership to continue after interim appointment

Our students need literacy, numeracy - and employability

Jeremy Middleton welcomes the opening of the new Studio West School in Newcastle on Wednesday

North East workers better paid but not as happy, new report reveals

Results of the Nigel Wright 2015 Salary Survey highlight a growing pay divide between men and women in the North East

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'

Newcastle-based firm British Engines announce small number of jobs at risk of redundancy

Newcastle-based firm insists job losses will not have an impact on its longer term investment plans

Chancellor backs North Sea gas and oil but is criticised for failing to tackle infrastructure

Labour react as George Osborne makes his final Budget before the General Election

North offshore industry welcomes Chancellor's rescue package for oil and gas

Package of measures adding up to £1.3bn announced by Chancellor in response to crisis caused by oil price slump

Prudhoe manufacturer SCA secures investment to extend apprenticeship scheme

Prudhoe manufacturer of personal care products, including toilet rolls, has recruited an additional ten manufacturing apprentices


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