Business

Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

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

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

Plans unveiled for industrial park in County Durham that could create 4,500 jobs

Site of planned Durham Green Business Park in Bowburn
Industrial units, offices, a hotel and 300 homes would be built on the site next to the A1 at Bowburn if plans are approved

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

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne
Fred Olsen's Balmoral will sail 11 cruises out of the Tyne - the first time it has moved out of Southampton

Staff at Newcastle-based JT Dove share in strong year of sales and profits

Trainees at builders' merchant JT Dove
Operating profit more than doubled to £1.94m at the builders merchant, triggering a profit share payout to employees

Newcastle furniture designers Deadgood pick up interior industry award

Some of Deadgood's products
Set up by a pair of Northumbria University design students, the firm has been recognised among the Mixology15 finalists

Wynyard-based Nortech Group expand with new Aberdeen office

Nortech Solutions
Engineering specialists have already been working with Scottish firm and hope new presence will grow business in the region

Medical components makers Ci Medical Technologies target £8m turnover

Medical components
Barnard Castle-based manufacturers of parts for the medical and pharmaceutical markets have increased profitability

Government must work with UK landowners to help tackle climate change, says CLA

CLA president Henry Robinson
Clear action can be on key issues raised in Committee on Climate Change Progress Report, says president Henry Robinson
Persimmon Homes development at Angel Way, Birtley

Housebuilder Persimmon plc grows revenues by 12% during strong first-half trading

An increasingly competitive mortgage market, growing customer confidence and a rise in employment contributed to significant growth

Liz Mayes: Supporting innovation in manufacturing is crucial to solving the productivity puzzle

Liz Mayes
The UK’s historic productivity and investment performance has been weak. However, not all sectors are equal

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
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

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

High hopes for Easy Teasy as student startup triumphs in national competition

From left, Northumbria University lecturer Steve Ball with Mike Gent, Tom Webb, Rosie Sparks, Luci Cowie, Harry Marshall and Young Enterprise manager Denise Chapman
Loose leaf tea business seeks to become a well-known brand throughout the UK after Young Enterprise success
Owen Pugh at work on the Morpeth Bypass

Owen Pugh builds firm foundations for North East construction industry - sponsored feature

North East construction firm Owen Pugh is building a brighter future for local people on every level - sponsored feature

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

The Fred Olsen Balmoral docked at Port of Tyne

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

Guests at Muckle LLP's headquarters for a dinner in celebration of AIM's 20th anniversary

North East business leaders gather for AIM 20th anniversary dinner

Katie Glazier at her Mog On The Tyne cat cafe

Mog on the Tyne cat cafe in Newcastle primed for summer opening

 

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