Business

Paul Jennings and Alan Wilson, joint managing directors of North P&I Club

Merged North East shipping insurers grow combined income by 39.5%

Sunderland Marine Insurance and NEPIA merged last year and are now based in the one office in Newcastle

Surveys point to increasing confidence in North East economy

Ross Smith, Director of policy NECC
North East Chamber of Commerce says firms are recruiting at the fastest rates since its quarterly survey began

Newcastle architects FaulknerBrowns win national prize for new sports arena

Multi-Sports Arena in Derby
Judges praise 'well-executed' project designed by Newcastle architects that owes its success to carefully integrating architecture and engineering

County Durham toddler teaching business prepares for French expansion

Angela Sterling created the Lingotot business while taking a break from teaching to care for her two daughters

Monday Interview: Matthew Newman of Gateshead video production company YourFilm

Matthew Newman of Your Film Ltd in his office with the Northern Design Centre
From Somali pirates in Seaham harbour to flooring adverts, the eclectic world of video production has kept Matthew Newman entertained

Chinese wool industry delegation visits Northumberland hill farm during UK visit

Representatives from the Chinese wool textile industry ahead of their study visit to the UK
Former British Wool Marketing Board chairman Malcolm Corbett among those to help group gain an insight in the UK wool supply chain

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie
The Northumberland firm has been growing its membership steadily since 2011 and now has 400 members, helping to grow sales to £2.53m

Selling UK produce abroad has never been more important, NFU president tells conference

Meurig Raymond
Meurig Raymond believes that, despite some positive trends in recent years, action must be taken now to reverse declines in farm productivity

Wind farm projects in North East cancelled after Government subsidy removal

A wind farm
Developments in Northumberland will go ahead during 'grace period' allowed by Government

Star Pubs and Bars to invest a further £2.5m in North East pub refurbishment schemes

From left, lessees David Smith, Claire Hall and David Hall at The Spread Eagle in Preston Village, North Shields
11 pubs in the region will receive a get a new lease of life as Heineken's pub company moves towards a more food-focused vision
Beth Farhat, Northern Region TUC Secretary

Beth Farhat column: Northern Powerhouse has suffered a power failure

Chancellor needs to use budget to re-balance the economy, says regional secretary of the TUC Beth Farhat

Beth Farhat column: Northern Powerhouse has suffered a power failure

Beth Farhat, Northern Region TUC Secretary
Chancellor needs to use budget to re-balance the economy, says regional secretary of the TUC Beth Farhat
The Corbridge Larder, which has come up for sale

The Corbridge Larder delicatessen and coffee shop comes up for sale

The leasehold prime Northumberland deli, which has developed many customers over the last 20 years, is available for upwards of £99,950

First letting at Newcastle office block The Pearl following £3m refurbishment

The Pearl office building in Newcastle which has undergone refurbishment
The Royal British Legion has taken on a 10-year lease on the third floor of the landmark building on New Bridge Street West, Newcastle

Retail entrepreneur opens new Jesmond store and plans expansion outside North East

Jenny Peng Gillender, centre, with Sintons partners Alok Loomba, left, Christopher Welch, right
Jenny Peng Gillender has followed in the footsteps of former Body Shop franchisee dad Wilf to open Peak Boutique's first shop
Helen Russell of H&H Land and Property

H&H Land and Property says quarter of clients still waiting for vital BPS forms

Land agents advise those acting for themselves for contact the RPA as soon as possible or risk financial penalties

County Durham farmer among four new faces at British Wool Marketing Board

Carl Stephenson, BWMB board member for the English Northern region
Carl Stephenson, of Teesdale, has taken over from Malcolm Corbett to represent the English Northern region

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella
Sheep steward says Champion of Champions a "real show sheep" with extremely rare character at the Northumberland County Show
FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon

Small businesses positive, confident and growing, new FSB survey reveals

Organisation's North East chairman Ted Salmon says Government must create right environment for SMEs to thrive

Small businesses positive, confident and growing, new FSB survey reveals

FSB North East regional chairman Ted Salmon
Organisation's North East chairman Ted Salmon says Government must create right environment for SMEs to thrive

Is the living wage right for the North East small businesses?

Pupils marching from their school, arriving at the council offices asking for a living wage of £7.65 an hour for all county employees
The concept of living wage divides opinion among the region's small businesses, as Tom Keighley finds out
Jeff Alexander of Surgo Construction

Northern Counties Builders Federation baffled by poor take-up of financial merits

The federation is considering giving three £1,000 bursaries to interested North East Universities - a welcome boost for students

Gentoo's £92m homes scheme on site of Prudhoe Hospital gets approval

An aerial view of the planned Prudhoe Hall development by Gentoo
Architects Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall have designed the scheme, which will secure around 140 construction jobs

Business Supplement: Constructing Excellence

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

Journal fund has created thousands of jobs around the North East

The Let’s Grow Fund has invested £30m and either created or safeguarded more than 3,500 jobs

Big Names with Big Intentions Arrive in Newcastle - sponsored feature

New Juke in Body shop
Manufacturing and Engineering North East is a new conference and exhibition taking place in Newcastle - sponsored feature

New manufacturing and engineering event will showcase region's finest - sponsored feature

Global manufacturing and engineering successes from the North East will be showcased
Two-day conference will shine a light on North East engineers and inspire others to develop their career - sponsored feature

Videos & Photos

Lee Westwood during the official opening of his Filly course at Close House in Northumberland with owner Graham Wylie

Sales up 7% at Close House Golf Club owned by multi-millionaire Graham Wylie

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne

Sneak preview of leading cruise ship set to be based on the Tyne next summer

 

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