Business

Northgate Vehicle Hire

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there

Teesside and North Yorkshire Car retailers Sherwoods grow profits to more than £600,000

Staff at Sherwoods in Stockton
The General Motors franchisees said the withdrawal of Chevrolet from the European market posed no concern

Nigel Wright survey reveals average pay in the oil and gas sector tops £80,000

An oil rig in the North Sea
A survey from Nigel Wright suggests industry stakeholders, such as recruiters, have played a part in driving up wages

Driver Hire Darlington earns award for breaking £300,000 turnover mark

Lisa Fleming, managing director of Darlington Driver Hire on Aycliffe Business Park
Driver Hire Darlington now has more than 100 drivers on its books, supplying them to around 30 clients

North East businesses called on to support ground breaking cancer centre

The Maggies Centre at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
Businesses in the region are being urged to support a day's running costs at Maggie's North East cancer centre

Percy Hedley Foundation to benefit from business growth event

Business Growth Engine will feature panel discussions on funding, business strategy, marketing, PR and technology

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park
Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK

NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

A farmer harvests the last of his wheat crop
NFU Northumberland County Chairman David Robson says suggested steps are "practical and easily implementable"

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

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
Ahead of the North East Transport Links Breakfast, we celebrate the region's role in the birth of the rail industry
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

Julian Leighton at his office in Milburn House, Dean Street

Business Interview: Julian Leighton, Company Director, Orange Bus

A Phones 4u store

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there

Darlington's Northgate Vehicle Hire report growing sales thanks to expansion

Northgate Vehicle Hire
The North East-founded hire company reported positive trading across its UK and Spanish business

Teesside and North Yorkshire Car retailers Sherwoods grow profits to more than £600,000

Staff at Sherwoods in Stockton
The General Motors franchisees said the withdrawal of Chevrolet from the European market posed no concern
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
A farmer harvests the last of his wheat crop

NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

NFU Northumberland County Chairman David Robson says suggested steps are "practical and easily implementable"

Sowing the seeds of success: Beal Farm shares its secrets

Rod Smith of Beal Farm with agronomist, Eric Horsburgh
Berwick-upon-Tweed farmer Rod Smith discusses the factors that have influenced his impressive yields of wheat

New records set at Kelso Ram Sales

Chris Armstrong from Hexham Mart selling Texels at the Kelso Ram Sales
Organisers see 'encouraging signs' in sheep trade as records tumble at annual sale
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
Fastest 50, 2014

Hunt goes on for Fastest 50 companies in the North East

An analysis of winning companies in the Fastest 50 has shown that manufacturing and engineering businesses are helping to shape the region's recovery

North East manufacturers speed ahead in 2014, EEF survey shows

Andy Tuscher, EEF director for the North East region
The region's manufacturers are motoring ahead in 2014, the EEF's quarterly survey reveals

Express Engineering invest £1.5m in unique machinery at Gateshead factory

Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead
Manufacturer of precision machine components to the oil & gas market has invested following Let's Grow funding from The Journal

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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