Business

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

Britain's biggest grocery chain Tesco admits overstating profits by £250m

Tesco
A number of members of staff have been suspended at supermarket giant Tesco amid an overstatement of profits

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment

North East manufacturers encouraged to think crowdfunding by top City fund manager

Nicola Horlick, the founder of Money&Co, says crowdfunding can help the region's manufacturers to remedy lack of working capital

Rolls Royce link-up with Newcastle school shows commitment to apprenticeships

Excelsior apprentices Lukas Istok and Sarim Malik with Steven Bolton of Rolls-Royce
Teenagers from Newcastle's Excelsior Academy will combine time in the classroom with on-the-job training

Business Interview: Craig McLeod founder and director of Annitsford-based Naljets

Craig McLeod
Swapping comfortably between the quiet confines of the boardroom and being struck by lightning at 40,000 ft is all in a day's work for Craig McLeod, as Tom Keighley discovers

Action needed on Team Valley shortage of large scale commercial property space

Aerial shot of the Team Valley Trading Estate
Real estate firm is encouraged by UK Land Estates plans to bring forward the Dukesway Central scheme

North East's £40m forestry sector celebrated at Forestry and Firewood Fair

James Cookson of Meldon Park Estate
Forestry and Firewood Fair set to attract landowners, farmers and those with an interest in wood burning as sector continues to thrive

North East business leaders react to Scotland's vote to remain part of the UK

James Ramsbotham
Senior businesspeople from across the region are now turning their attention to what devolved powers for Scotland could mean for the North East

Enterprise agency reconfigures to offer North East firms loans of up to £25,000

Twenty pound notes
Pinetree has rebranded to offer advice, support and funding for entrepreneurs who are growing businesses
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

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

The Top 200, 2014

Countdown has begun for the annual North East Top 200

Fastest 50, 2014

Hunt goes on for Fastest 50 companies in the North East

North East Business Awards 2015: All you need to know

Tesco

Britain's biggest grocery chain Tesco admits overstating profits by £250m

A number of members of staff have been suspended at supermarket giant Tesco amid an overstatement of profits

Sedgefield technology firm Kromek receives $1m exclusivity payment

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek
County Durham technology firm Kromek has announced progress with a top four manufacturer in the CT market

Let's Grow funding helps Cambridge Research Biochemicals expand

Dr Steven Ratcliffe has a look at the facilities at the official opening ceremony for Cambridge Research Biochemicals' new offices in Billingham
Life sciences company celebrates official opening of new Billingham facility as part of £0.9m investment
Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK

Independent estate agents Venture Properties expand with £80,000 Durham branch

Todd Armstrong will lead Venture Properties new Durham City branch
The new branch becomes Venture Properties fifth office in its Durham network

New jobs to follow Aldi store proposal by Jomast

Plans to build a new Aldi food store are being proposed on the site of Armstrong House in Washington
Some 30 new jobs could be created at an Aldi store as part of new plans proposed by Jomast
Paul Brannen

Labour MEP to meet regularly with Northumberland farmers

Paul Brannen, who has met with a delegation of NFU members, says he will listen closely when it comes to issues affecting North East farming

North East's £40m forestry sector celebrated at Forestry and Firewood Fair

James Cookson of Meldon Park Estate
Forestry and Firewood Fair set to attract landowners, farmers and those with an interest in wood burning as sector continues to thrive

Would-be tenant farmers in Northumberland to receive coaching from the NFU

A rural farming scene
Agricultural body offers advice for those interested in securing mixed arable/livestick farms and developing upland farming businesses
Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

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

North East SMEs losing out on R&D tax relief

A collection of coins
New analysis shows London dominates in successful applications
Matt Johnson, Development Director at Wynyard Park together with Michael Henderson, Director of Lumsden & Carroll, part of Esh Group

Engineering specialists Lumsden & Carroll secure Wynyard Park contract

Infrastructure work is underway at Wynyard Park, making way for new homes on the 700 acre site

Owen Pugh Group reveal turnover of £37.3m following year of North East investment

John Dickson from Owen Pugh
The construction group said operating profit had increased 6.7% to £985,000

Hebburn community hub goes back to the future with new steel panels

A CGI of the Hub in Hebburn, South Tyneside
High quality steel sheeting will see Hebburn's Hub change colour as its construction unfolds

North East manufacturers encouraged to think crowdfunding by top City fund manager

Nicola Horlick, the founder of Money&Co, says crowdfunding can help the region's manufacturers to remedy lack of working capital

Manufacturing faltering amid worldwide economic uncertainty, CBI says

Manufacturing
Output is solid but order books are below normal standards, a survey by the CBI finds

Business Supplement: Manufacturers League

Manufacturers League
The region's manufacturing industry is outperforming its counterparts in every other area of the country. This supplement highlights some of the region's great successes

Videos & Photos

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

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Graham Wylie outside the Speedflex offices in Newcastle

Businessman Graham Wylie heads out on acquisition trail

 

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