Greetings from the company ...

ENTREPRENEURIAL Andrew Gibson has launched a new card and gift business which aims to improve relationships in the workplace.

It pays to make the right choice

Steven Marks looks at some of the things to consider when choosing a mortgage lender.

Charity Effort Hits Landmark

  • NHS

Lawyers from Newcastle law firm Samuel Phillips have reached the 18th green in their fundraising bid for local cancer charity the Daisy Appeal, which supports the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment at Newcastle General Hospital.

A full agenda for our mutual friend

KEEPING up with business trends is as much as some companies can do, but Alastair Gilmour talks to one chief executive whose financial institution is setting an increasingly hot pace.

The week ahead

Find out what the business world has in store next week.

Building society’s big move creates 500 jobs

MORE than 500 jobs will be created on Tyneside as part of a massive expansion of one of the region’s oldest financial businesses.

Sound advice on getting a foot on housing ladder

FINANCIAL expert Steven Marks advises on the pros and cons of buying and renting property.

Making the most of a caring society

The boss of Darlington Building Society is a very busy man.

It could pay to get some protection

Steven Marks offers his expert advice on protecting the financial future of your family.

Merger shows in Newcastle's profits

PROFITS at Newcastle Building Society rocketed more than 80% in the first half of this year as it started to reap the benefits of its merger with Universal.

Charity drive golfers have hit £100,000

  • NHS

LAWYERS from Newcastle law firm Samuel Phillips have reached the 18th green in their fundraising bid for a cancer charity.

Hundreds flee after gas alert

HUNDREDS of office workers were evacuated in Newcastle city centre yesterday after workmen caused a gas scare.

Building society on highest rate

ONE of the last independent building societies in the region reported record half-year results yesterday with a near 35% rise in lending.

Dick deals up the ten of aces

It's as well Dick Johnson was at the executive end of the pay scale when he was working because in retirement he has advanced to a total of 10 holes-in-one during his 56 years as a golfer.

Festival of football

Two hundred girls from across Northumberland and Tyneside will take part in a football festival on Saturday at Ashington's Hirst Welfare Centre.

£15,000? More like £40,000

Summer's coming around again and with that comes the much-anticipated summer holiday.

New chairman for Sponsors Club

The Sponsors Club for Arts and Business has appointed Newcastle Building Society chief executive Colin Seccombe as its new chairman.

Getting the best for borrowers

Lending chief Steven Marks juggles many millions but his priority is helping first-time buyers.

Making a mark on our land

Today we introduce the first three members of the judging panel for The Journal's fourth Landmark Awards.

Taking a swing at golf challenge

Businesses are throwing their weight behind a charity golf day which will tee-off this summer in a bid to raise cash for the region's youth.

Beardsley kicks off

Newcastle football legend Peter Beardsley will do the honours this afternoon when the Ponteland branch of the Newcastle Building Society reopens for business.

Fixed-rate deals bring peace of mind

With the predicted interest rate rise, Steve Urwin explains why it could be best to opt for a fixed-rate deal.

Sell sell sell

More than 100,000 jobs could be created - and the North-East economy boosted by almost 30% - if businesses make major changes to the way they train and recruit sales staff, new research found.

Sales academy could bring jobs

More than 100,000 jobs could be created - and the North-East economy boosted by almost 30% - if businesses make major changes to the way they train and recruit sales staff, new research found.

People on the move

The former head of communications for destination marketing agency NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has joined MDA, a Newcastle-based public relations, marketing and advertising agency.

It pays to take mortgage advice

Steven Marks explains the value of professional advice when selecting a mortgage.

Society a winner

Newcastle Building Society has won a top national IT award.

Newcastle sees profits tumble

Profits at Newcastle Building Society slumped 22% last year to £11.6m as it digested increased staff and pre-merger costs ahead of its tie-up with the Universal Building Society in May.

Offset option raises interest

Until recently, the prospect of getting an offset mortgage has only been an option for those with sizable savings - struggling first-time buyers and young professionals have often not been able to consider it.

Sales academy backed

Some of the biggest names in North-east business today have thrown their weight behind a bid to launch a sales academy which could boost the region's economy.

Playing it safe on the roads

Children across the North East are being urged to look before they cross and walk rather than run as part of Road Safety Week.

Society will reward best newcomer

Another week and another chance to focus on one of the categories for the inaugural Culture Awards.

Consultants help printers to expand

One of the North-East's leading print and design companies has won £1m worth of new contracts thanks to help from a new management consultancy.

Culture awards 2006

Have you seen a performance this year that took your breath away?

An important decision needs expert advice

The lifetime mortgage market offers opportunities for those ready and prepared to provide expert legal and financial advice, says Newcastle Building Society commercial director Wendy Lee

Expertise on internet pays off for clients

Newcastle Building Society is using its internet skills to help solicitors manage their clients' money effectively and prudently.

Commercial property

NEWCASTLE

Commercial property

Dickinson Dees' 10-partner team has the capability to handle every facet of commercial property work, from urban regeneration to public sector planning.

Hillprint helped to forge forward

A print and design company has won £1m worth of new contracts thanks to help from a new management consultancy.

A journey of healing

  • BBC

2006 is the centenary of the opening of the Royal Victoria Infirmary by King Edward VII.

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Culture Editor
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Business Editor
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