George Osborne

Industry says Chancellor's help for energy intensive firms is not enough

Energy intensive firms respond to Budget plans to compensate them for the costs of Feed in Tariffs and the Renewables Obligation

John Sayers, managing director of Hodgson Sayers

23 North East businesses named among the country's most inspirational firms

Wear Inns and Greencroft Bottling make the cut of top dynamic firms for a second year running

L to R: Ann Stonehouse, Julie Donaldson, Brenda Davidson, Pamela Hargreaves, Janice Auton of The North-East Foundation for Women In Enterprise

North East business women talk of the rise of the women-only networks

Are there enough women in our boardrooms? With the rise of the women-only networks, North East women ponder whether we are nearing equality in the workplace

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Labour's Jeremy Beecham says Vince Cable 'should be ashamed' of £320m RGF cash

Peer says Coalition has failed North East as region still has highest unemployment rate, but Lib Dems brand his analysis 'selective'

Jules Quinn, founder of The Teashed

Young Tyneside entrepreneur to share stage with top political leaders

Jules Quinn will feature on a panel debate at this week's British Chambers of Commerce annual conference

Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat column: End the scandal of illegally paid care workers

Regional head of the TUC says many care workers are being paid below the minimum wage

Public Sector Workers Day of Action March and Rally Newcastle

Tory proposal for union ballot reform could be a vote loser in the North East

Plan to require support of 40% of union membership before industrial action could see Tory party accused of hypocrisy

Business Secretary Vince Cable, visites Applied Superconductor Limited at Blyth on 4 August 2011

No buyer found for world-leading energy technology firm Applied Superconductor Ltd

The Blyth-based firm had received multi-million pound funding, including £1m of Regional Growth Fund money in 2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable

North East businesses hit out after loss of training fund despite thousands of apprenticeships

In the North East there have been 143,800 apprenticeship starts since the last election, new figures show

PM David Cameron, with Alan Beith MP and Conservative candidate Anne Marie Trevelyan next to the A1, north of Morpeth, Northumberland

The Journal Opinion: Who gets the credit for dualling the A1 in Northumberland?

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The Journal's opinion column for Tuesday, December 2, in which we took beyond the politicians' chest-puffing to the A1 fight that is still to come

Brenda McLeish, Managing Director of the Learning Curve Group advertorial

Learning Curve Group: Present and future of education debated this week - sponsored feature

Keynote speeches are being delivered by such luminaries as Business Secretary Vince Cable and Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt - sponsored feature

James Caan, Andy Stephenson and Matthew Hancock MP

Newcastle man's company is named best Start Up of the year

Business Minister Matthew Hancock hailed Weekend Box founder Andrew Stephenson for his "zeal and energy".

Business Secretary Vince Cable

£67m UK government funding to commercialise research and create industrial PhDs

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the funding at this week's Innovate UK conference

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Pledge by schools to work closer with industry leaders unveiled by business secretary Vince Cable

Business leaders in the North East have backed a binding pledge by schools and colleges to work closer with industry

South Tyneside College in South Shields

South Tyneside College launches pioneering engineering school

A North college has announced the country's first engineering 'Career College' for pupils as young as 14

Tata Steel plant

Tata Steel plans long products division sale

Tata Steel is planning on selling its Long Products division, affecting hundreds of Teesside workers

Vince Cable

Taxes must go up to cut deficit, Vince Cable insists

Lib Dem Business Secretary slams Tory plans to cut benefits

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Scientists in the North East will benefit from an £8m cash injection

Business Secretary Vince Cable set to announce multi-million pound funding boost for scientists in the North East

Hitachi photo of a mock-up of Hitachi Rail Europe's AT200 train

Hitachi Rail Europe shows firm support for North East suppliers

The long list of main suppliers to Hitachi Rail Europe's givernment train programme has been revealed - including three from the North East

Business Secretary Vince Cable

Government calls on UK employers to expose loopholes in plans to ban zero hours exclusivity contracts

Businesses and individuals are urged to take part in a consultation which will inform the forthcoming Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill


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