Business

De La Rue products

New De La Rue chief executive introduces strategic plan as challenging market conditions continue

Profits and revenue at the banknote printer have been hit by pricing pressure and a lower level of new business than had been expected

Start-up businesses upcycling shipping containers with help from Stockton firm

Storage container convertors, Anna Hedworth of the Cook House and Andy Aitchison of Northern Alchemy
Mini Mobile UK is making the most of a growing trend among firms to convert shipping containers into business spaces

Thinking Digital organisers plan expansion, beginning with new Manchester conference

Organiser Herb Kim at the Thinking Digital conference at the Sage in Gateshead
Thinking Digital move should help raise popular event's profile, making it easier to bring high calibre speakers to the North East

Half of North East businesses hit by late payment, new research suggests

Neil Harrold, R3 North East vice chair and a partner at Hay & Kilner Solicitors
Trade body says small firms and sole traders are among the worst hit, with potentially devastating consequences in North East

Shasun Pharma expect significant sales growth after actioning new company strategy

Dudley-based Shasun Pharma Solutions
The firm is focusing on new areas after the loss of a key project - a move which has so far secured 70% of its sales target for this year.

Mactech Inspections to send British and European workers into Asian energy sector

From left: Andrew McFarlane, Mactech managing director; Simon Thorne, Mactech general manager (standing) and Ung Gyu Kim, e-MARINE chief executive officer
The Whitley Bay-based staffing and recruitment firm have signed a deal with South Korean-headquartered e-Marine

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters Awards 2014
North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Tyneside business centre welcomes newest tenant and celebrates major milestone

Wallsend Town Hall
Property development company Sovereign Adavo has welcomed another tenant to The Town Hall in Wallsend

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham

Cattle results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show
Tweedale Harika from Northfield Park in Dumfrieshire was named Supreme Pedigree Beef Champion at the Northumberland County Show 2015
North East Exporters Awards 2014

North East Exporters' Awards shortlist is announced

North East Exporters' Awards will recognise companies that do the most to boost the regional economy through overseas trade

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Offshore engineers Red Marine to create expanded testing facility in Northumberland

Left to right: Joe Orrell, managing director at Red Marine and Toby Bailey, business development director
The engineering specialist will quadruple the size of its current workshop in Hexham
Wallsend Town Hall

Tyneside business centre welcomes newest tenant and celebrates major milestone

Property development company Sovereign Adavo has welcomed another tenant to The Town Hall in Wallsend

Newcastle Cathedral Buildings close to full occupancy a year after acquisition by Minel Group

The vacant suite inside Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle
The building - home to the famed Vampire Rabbit and Marco Polos restaurant - has just 1,900sqft of space left to lease

Speculative developments needed to draw investors to North East

Ongoing work on the Stephenson Quarter development on Forth Banks
Agents say the North East needs to find a way to encourage developers back to the market to give businesses space to grow
Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show

Cattle results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Tweedale Harika from Northfield Park in Dumfrieshire was named Supreme Pedigree Beef Champion at the Northumberland County Show 2015

NSA North Sheep returns to Cumbria for the first time in 10 years

Young Shepherd of the Year 2013, Josh Ryder
Event will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the sector, featuring seminars, competitions and more

Farm business seminar to be held at Durham County Cricket Club

Andrew Jamieson of H&H Land and Property Ltd
Representatives from H&H Land and Property, Swinburne Maddison LLP and Rowlands Accountants to speak at event
Anna Soubry

North East firms have designs on the new Minister for Small Business Anna Soubry

Regional small businesses weigh in on what the newly created ministerial post will mean for them, including their hopes and fears

North East chemistry teacher ditches the classroom to launch his own craft beer

Nick Smith, (far left) with friends updated
Nick Smith has started The Steam Machine Brewing Company with the aim to bring North East brewed keg craft beer to drinkers

Employer Achievement Awards to celebrate North East SMEs who have upskilled staff

The team from A Khan Restaurants who are nominated for Employer Achievement Awards
Employers who used Intraining's free Skills Support for the Workforce programme will compete at awards
Constructing Excellence

Business Supplement: Constructing Excellence

An 8-page report on the recent Constructing Excellence Awards 2015, the highlight of the year for the North East construction industry

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open
The new fitness zone and bowling alley at Eldon Leisure form part of a £3m investment plan by North Country Leisure

Story Homes' partnership with Northumberland Estates to deliver 180 new homes

A CGI of the proposed Story Homes development in Backworth, North Tyneside, for Northumberland Estates
The development is expected to bring benefits to the local economy over the life of the development through direct and indirect job opportunities.
Matthew and Cathy Stephenson of Sweetdreams, based in Cramlington

Northumberland confectioners set out plans for expansion into South of England and Ireland

Sweetdreams is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it sets out ambitious plans for growth over the next five years

Business Supplement: Manufacturers' League

Manufacturers League supplement
An excellent 20-page supplement reporting on the great strengths of the region's manufacturing sector, in partnership with EY

Appointments: Specialist recruiter Jackson Hogg aiming for growth after upbeat performance

Richard Hogg, left, with Chris Beevers
Growing specialist recruitment firm Jackson Hogg is aiming to build its team in 2015 on the back of strong manufacturing performance in the North East during the first quarter

Videos & Photos

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

A selection of The Journal's award-winning 2014 front pages

The Journal is praised at national awards as it wins newspaper of the year award

 

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