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Teesport operators grow pre-tax profits to £6.3m on increased cargo volumes

Brookfield Ports saw revenue increase to £133.43m as the group's North East business enjoyed increased volumes

Devolution is best opportunity yet to tackle North East skills problem, says CBI chief

John Cridland addressed an audience of business people at Northumbria University
CBI chief John Cridland thinks increased decision making in the region could be improve productivity and reduce inequality

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

Matthew and Cathy Stephenson of Sweetdreams, based in Cramlington
Sweetdreams is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it sets out ambitious plans for growth over the next five years

Shake up on De La Rue board as Gill Rider to leave in summer

De La Rue products
The bank note printers are bringing two new non-executive directors on to the board as Dr Rider steps down as chairman of the Remuneration Committee

North East businesses offered chance to get in front of investors

Simon Green, director of Venturefest North East
Panel of more than 25 investors will gather at October's Venturefest North East event and organisers are looking for businesses who want to pitch

Newcastle Central Station regeneration triggers further investment into city centre

Newcastle Central Station
The £20m regeneration of Newcastle Central Station is triggering a chain reaction of further investment

North East motor dealerships Jennings and Springfield Cars drive up sales and profits

(l-r) Nas Khan, MD of Jennings Motor Group, John Mason from Mitsubishi Motors UK, and Norman Shepherd, franchise manager of Jennings Mitsubishi
Despite growing turnover 18%, Jennings' director Nas Khan described last year as "a game of two halves"

Thinking Digital embraces 'extreme capitalism' at Sage Gateshead

Jennifer Morone speaks at Thinking Digital 2015
Talks from the woman who turned herself into a corporation and the man who encourages childlike creativity feature on final conference day

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

Manny's aims to take slice of Newcastle pizza market

From left: Alok Loomba and Sarah Smith, Sintons; Katie Lewis, manager, and Olly Henderson, owner, Mannys New York Pizza Deli
Olly Henderson, the North East entrepreneur behind Capology, has launched a New York style pizza deli
Beth Farhat, regional secretary at the Northern TUC

Beth Farhat: The importance of good industrial relations

Regional secretary of the TUC Beth Farhat says good employers recognise that unions are an asset to support them

Teesport operators grow pre-tax profits to £6.3m on increased cargo volumes

Teesport
Brookfield Ports saw revenue increase to £133.43m as the group's North East business enjoyed increased volumes

Monday interview: Stephen Bell, chief executive of Tyneside-based charity Changing Lives

Stephen Bell, chief executive of Changing Lives
Changing Lives boss Stephen Bell explains how he runs his organisation along business lines to help those most in need
The vacant suite inside Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle

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

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

Newcastle student development acquired by London investors for £11m

An artist impression of one of the studios at the Claremont Place luxury student accommodation, which has been acquired by Empiric Student Property
Empiric Student Property Plc has acquired the freehold for the Claremont Place development, which is now taking bookings
Young Shepherd of the Year 2013, Josh Ryder

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

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

NFU tells MPs agriculture industry will work with Government to grow, buy and sell more British food

National Farmers' Union President Meurig Raymond
Despite shared goals, president Meurig Raymong warns excessive regulation and other burdens must be removed to let farmers thrive
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
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

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.

Leazes Homes highlights women in construction with new technical apprentice

Emma Cook trainee technical surveyor with Leazes Homes
Newcastle-based Leazes Homes is addressing the issue of the skills gap as well as the importance of women in technical roles
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

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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

Ongoing work on the Stephenson Quarter development on Forth Banks

Speculative developments needed to draw investors to North East

Inside a Creams gelato parlour - the successful franchise is now coming to the North East

Pudding parlour Creams looks to open late in Newcastle's Bigg Market

 

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