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Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs

North East LEPs come together for £160m 'Jeremie 2' plan

Local enterprise partnerships for the North East and Teesside have joined forces in efforts to create a "Jeremie 2" investment programme, potentially ploughing a further £160m into the region's businesses

Grainger Plc acquire prime London properties for £160m

Andrew Cunningham, chief executive of Grainger plc
Residential landlord Grainger Plc has acquired a £160m property portfolio in some of the most exclusive addresses in London

Business support service helps more than 60 NEETs to find employment

From left, apprentice Bobby Grieves, East Durham Business Service's apprenticeship consultant Simon Naisbett, and apprentices Matthew Errington and Jordan Scott
East Durham Business Service sees strong take-up of apprenticeship programmes which has led to employment and apprenticeships

Nicholson Consultancy relocates to industrial hotspot Aycliffe Industrial Park

Angela Robson, Andrew Nicholson and Ian Batchelor in the new Nicholson Consultancy office in County Durham
Nicholson Consultancy says its base at Aycliffe Industrial Park will facilitate future growth for the company

Hitachi train building deal sealed for Newton Aycliffe factory

L to R Business Secretary Vince Cable, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Alistair Dormer of Hitachi
Funding has been secured to manufacture train carriages at Hitachi Rail Europe’s £82m Newton Aycliffe plan, the firm has confirmed

Business Interviews

Tickets still available for The Journal's Exporters' Award ceremony

The Journal is celebrating the region's exporting stars in a glittering awards ceremony next month - and there's still time to grab your ticket

Hero of Sunderland football inspires local businesses

John Craggs & Peter Walls, Gentoo, Kevin Ball, Dave Laws and MC for the evening Jeff Brown
Sunderland AFC's coach Kevin Ball was the inspirational speaker at the North East Chamber of Commerce Durham and Wearside dinner

Hitachi train building deal sealed for Newton Aycliffe factory

L to R Business Secretary Vince Cable, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Alistair Dormer of Hitachi
Funding has been secured to manufacture train carriages at Hitachi Rail Europe’s £82m Newton Aycliffe plan, the firm has confirmed

Demand rises for Newcastle city centre space

City centre office space has seen fresh interest across the region. Three North East commercial agents deliver their views

Two more firms move to Quorum Business Park

Quorumn Business Park
Quorum Business Park continues to witness new job growth having recently welcomed two established North East businesses to the North Newcastle business park

Kevan Carrick: North East has a good story to tell -so let's tell the world

Kevan Carrick
When you read this I will be presenting a paper at the 10th Annual International Conference on the Real Estate Market in Croatia
Many farmers are now vaccinating against Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

Defra funds programme of vaccinations for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus

A free vaccination programme for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus is being rolled out in Northumberland

Two UK sheep industry stalwarts honoured for their work

Margaret Dalton and John Vipond
For only the second time in more than 50 years, the National Sheep Association has shared the George Hedley Memorial Award between two people

Wigton Auction Mart: April 8

Beef Shorthorn cows with their spring-born three month old calves
Hopes Auction Co held their weekly sale of Primestock on April 8 with an entry of 67 Cattle, 12 Bulls, and 1325 Prime Sheep including 168 Ewes
Bridget Holmstrom

Bridget helps Teesside small businesses prepare for growth

Finance expert Bridget Holmstrom has set up a financial company to help Teesside small business owners keep an eye on their balance sheets

Bailey & Co estate agents opens in Jesmond

Property
Regional estate agent Ben Bailey has launched his own practice which he says will provide a more tailor, locally-focused service

North East small business owners urged to spring-clean their finances

Spending chiefs have urged the creation of a new £200m fund to help SMEs
David Ingram of TaxAssist Accountants in Gosforth, Newcastle, is urging small business owners not to be caught out by changes in the latest Budget

Videos & Photos

The Economic Forecast Breakfast at Ramside Hall

Economic Forecast Breakfast highlights key issues for North East economy

The Liquid Envy nightclub, Newcastle

Newcastle nightclub to be demolished for student housing

Andrew Moffat

Port of Tyne Chief Executive Andrew Moffat takes on national role

 

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