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Greggs chief executive Ken McMeikan

Mindset change needed to invest - Greggs chief

THE chief executive of Greggs has backed a call from the Bishop of Durham for firms sitting on record-breaking cash reserves to use the money to invest and create jobs.

The CBI's deputy director general Neil Bentley with Sarah Green, director, CBI North East

North East is leading the way on UK exports

THE North East is showing the rest of the UK what can be achieved by developing a strong export-led economy, a senior business leader said last night.

North East firms join Ernst & Young Manufacturers’ League

SCORES of the North East’s leading manufacturing companies have signed up to a major Journal-backed initiative to showcase the resurgence of the sector.

Brian Tanner is a Professor at Durham University

Brian Tanner, Professor at Durham University

Durham University’s Professor Brian Tanner has been a pioneer in bringing the worlds of business and academia together, as PETER JACKSON discovers

The Bishop of Durham the Rt Rev Justin Welby

Firms need to invest and create jobs - Bishop of Durham

BUSINESSES sitting on record-breaking piles of cash need to “find the courage” to take more risks and use the money to invest, grow and create jobs, the Bishop of Durham has said.

North Sea oil and gas industry

North Sea oil and gas industry tax breaks welcomed

THE North Sea oil and gas industry yesterday hailed George Osborne’s decision to offer more tax breaks to bolster investment in the sector.

The Duke of York will visit the Gestamp site of Tallent Automotive

Duke of York to visit Tallent Automotive Gestamp site

THE Duke of York will visit the new advanced manufacturing plant for a County Durham car parts firm this week.

Sempta welcomes new measures over apprentices

NEW measures to make it easier for small businesses to recruit apprentices and drive improved standards of training have been welcomed by Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and manufacturing.

Thompson Building Centres gains refinancing deal

ONE of the region’s largest family-owned businesses is set for cautious growth after securing a £3m investment following a refinancing deal.

Craig Thompson, from Ellington

North East workers hit by Alcan smelter closure find new jobs

MORE than three quarters of the workforce made redundant in May following the closure of the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminium smelter in Lynemouth have now been "resettled", the firm revealed yesterday.

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