Mike Matthews MBE, managing director of Nifco UK and European operations officer

Teesside car parts manufacturer Nifco UK has announced that it has won its largest contract

Nifco was awarded the multi-year deal after going head-to-head against companies from the UK and around the world. \n\n

Mike Matthews of Nifco Credit

HRH The Duke of York arrives on Teesside to open new Nifco UK facility

HRH The Duke of York also came to Eaglescliffe two years ago, to open the manufacturer's current facility.

Mike Matthews of Nifco Credit

Six-figure government grant for Teesside's Nifco UK

Mike Matthews said the skills gap remains a 'real threat' but Government cash will help the company address the problem

Bill Macleod, Senior Partner of PWC, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The Monday Interview: Bill MacLeod, senior partner at PwC

A new era is beginning for the Newcastle office of PwC, as new senior partner Bill MacLeod tells Coreena Ford

Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford will play the Summertyne Festival at Sage Gateshead in July

Black Crow flies in for the Summertyne blues

Former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford will showcase his reinvention at the upcoming Summertyne festival at Sage Gateshead

Don't miss: Free pullout in tomorrow's Journal on how the North is fighting back against those Detroit jibes

In a special edition of The Journal's quarterly supplement 2020 Vision, we look at how the North is a million miles from 'teetering on the brink'

Sheep on a farm

North East Auction Marts: June 3

Hopes Auction Co, Wigton held their weekly sale of Primestock when there was an entry of 65 Cattle, 22 Bulls and 788 Prime Sheep including Lambs and Ewes

Nigel Farage on stage at The Sage Gateshead

Tom Gutteridge: UKIP a little too close for comfort

A chance glance at the obituary of Mark Fitzgeorge-Parker led Tom Gutteridge to the realisation that he was closer to UKIP than he would like  

Lucy Duggan was in the car which Martin Li (inset) was driving

Killer driver Martin Li sees sentence slashed

Lucy Duggan's family tell of disappointment as Martin Li's jail term and driving ban cut but say no sentence can bring back their girl

Nicole Gallagher had various jobs after studying at college but took up an apprentice programme to become a mechanic

South Tyneside Professional and Vocational College students learn from successful dealership

Esh facilitates group enjoyed a two-hour visit to Benfield Ford’s new £5.8m outlet on Newcastle Road, Sunderland

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

Around 130 business people turned out for the Economic Forecast Breakfast event at Ramside Hall in Durham

A Day in the Life of a Science Explainer at the International Centre for Life

After studying Biology and Chemistry at University, Susan Ford joined the International Centre for Life as a Science Explainer

Potatoes

Northumberland potato grower takes top title for second year

A major international award recognising Europe’s best seed potato supplier has been won for the second successive year by a farmer in north Northumberland

Missing woman Janis Hall of Catton, near Hexham

Police search Northumberland countryside for missing woman Janis Hall

Northumbria Police are searching the countryside in Northumberland for missing 65-year-old Janis Hall from Catton

Chief executive of Benfield Motor Group, Mark Squires

Benfield motor group secures £40m for further expansion

Fast-growing motor group Benfield embarks on a three-year capital investment programme after securing £40m funding package

North East Business Executive of the Year Mike Matthews

North East Business Executive of the Year awards 2013: Nifco MD takes top honours

Mike Matthews, managing director of Nifco UK, was last night named winner of The Journal/ Evening Gazette Business Executive of the Year 2013

Chris Ford progresses to the role having spent 10 months as finance director

Ford Aerospace Limited and Ford Component Manufacturing Ltd appoint new MD

Components manufacturer Ford Aerospace Limited and Ford Component Manufacturing Ltd (Ford) has appointed a new managing director

New car sales have risen

UK new car sales up 12% on last year

More than 400,000 new cars were sold in September, a huge increase on a year ago and the biggest monthly total for more than five years

Geoff Ford MBE

Ford aims to bridge the gap in skills

A bold bid to train youngsters for the world of industry is being launched through the opening of a new academy

Stockton-based RMB Automotive in fast lane with 11% profit growth

Expansion plans carried out by RMB Automotive have driven profits up by 11% in a year at the Teesside car dealer

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