Business

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

North East Business Awards: Fast-growing companies honoured

The Journal is seeking to highlight the achievements of North East firms that experienced significant growth in everything from turnover to headcount

Prolific North East entrepreneurs join forces to disrupt the online voucher space

VouchShare app creators L-R Sam Morton, Darren Williams, Gary Hunter, Laura Middleton and Karl Lattimer
Gary Hunter, Darren Williams and Sam Morton have founded VouchShare - an innovative app which connects online shoppers with voucher codes

Darlington social enterprise Patchwork People licence Labelled model across the country

Marj Newman (left) and Gill Walker outside the Labelled shop in Darlington
The North East-born social enterprise helps young people with learning disabilities to gain skills

North East firm struggling to recruit engineers despite footing university bill

Matt Boyle, Danielle Walsh and Gerhard Fehringer
Sevcon pays students through university and guarantees them work - but says it can't find candidates from the region

North East geared to attract investors at MIPIM UK

Fiona Standfield, new director of Science City
The region is gearing up to sell itself at the prestigious MIPIM UK event, as commercial property specialist Chris Dobson reports

Tyneside yard OGN looks set to miss out on contract that could create 1,000 jobs

The Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP) Jacket - project Apache - The largest ever oil rigs legs produced by Offshore Group at Hadrian Yard on the River Tyne
Fears grow that a lucrative offshore contract will go abroad rather than to Tyneside's OGN. Peter McCusker reports

Sign up for UK Trade & Investment's sixth Export Week roadshow

Speakers at a Export Week event, Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford
North East firms are being urged to sign up to events being staged by joining UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) during its sixth Export Week

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition
Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture
Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Gavin Richardson, founder and MD, Opus Building Services

Business Interview: Gavin Richardson, founder and MD, Opus Building Services

Intellectual Property Report

Business Supplement: Intellectual Property Report

Craig McLeod

Business Interview: Craig McLeod founder and director of Naljets

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller: US dollar gaining favour among investors

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Darlington social enterprise Patchwork People licence Labelled model across the country

Marj Newman (left) and Gill Walker outside the Labelled shop in Darlington
The North East-born social enterprise helps young people with learning disabilities to gain skills

North East Business Awards: Fast-growing companies honoured

The Journal is seeking to highlight the achievements of North East firms that experienced significant growth in everything from turnover to headcount
Fiona Standfield, new director of Science City

North East geared to attract investors at MIPIM UK

The region is gearing up to sell itself at the prestigious MIPIM UK event, as commercial property specialist Chris Dobson reports

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington
The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group

Commercial Property focus: Industrials

Vantec took 60,000 sq ft in this building, Tyne Tunnel Estate
The North East's industrial sector is growing - but is this causing problems for expanding firms?
Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

Teesdale farming families launch Swaledale lamb delivery business

Seven farming families from Upper Teesdale have set up a lamb delivery business to tackle the problem of falling returns
Upper Teesdale Lamb, which aims to provide good value, is created in midst of criticism over lack of British lamb in supermarkets

North East Dons to present Tory conference with manifesto for the countryside

Allendale and Hexhamshire Common
Newcastle University academics say an opportunity is being missed to build upon the North East rural economy
Rob Nirsimloo, chief executive of the Hexham-based Multichem, which supplies inks to more than 30 countries

1,000 new exporters could emerge from North East, new report suggests

RTC North findings suggest support specialists could help a vast array of firms not currently exporting establish overseas markets

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton
Paul and Leigh Caven will offer additional services after taking over nursery from Barnado's and safeguarding six jobs

Durham hen entrepreneur receives boost from Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis

Margaret Manchester, the owner of Durham Hens
Margaret Manchester, who runs Durham Hens - a supplier of hens to the pet market - has won the retail magnate's Small Business Sunday competition

First look: Opus Building Services completes student complex on former site of Tyne Tees TV

Another newly-built student accommodation development is open in Newcastle, having been completed by Opus Building Services

Sales top £22m at Sunderland-based Brims Construction

Brims Construction Project Manager, Mick Morpeth, passes the Union Square keys over to Exchange Residential Property Manager, Lindsey Green
A strong year at Brims Construction sees the firm post a 64% lift in turnover

Business Supplement: North East Construction Report

North East Construction Report
The construction sector is once again on the up, partly in thanks to the fastest growing pace of housebuilding for more than a decade. This supplement looks at some of the success from within the North East construction sector
Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

The Journal Opinion: Local youngsters need to take advantage of Sevcon scheme

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, October 1, in which we ask why North East youngsters aren't taking he Chancellor to check out business leaders' to-do list for the North East

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

Videos & Photos

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

First look: Opus Building Services completes student complex on former site of Tyne Tees TV

Graham Robb, Senior Partner of Recognition Marketing and PR at The Journal Transport Links Breakfast

Lively debate poses most pressing transport links issues in the North East

 

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