Business

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank

NIBE and business school to host discussion on ethics in businesses

Louise Hunter, director of corporate affairs at Northumbrian Water Ltd
With input from Northumbrian Water, Hodgson Sayers and others, event aims to establish peer support network

Redundancies and new chief executive at County Durham manufacturer Filtronic

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic updated
Firm with County Durham base has replaced its chief executive after announcing expected drop in sales

North East Exporters' Awards: Search begins for best medium and large exporters

Lord Livingston and Jim Parr from Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Businesses with a turnover of more than £25m are eligible to enter hotly contested category in North East Exporters' Awards

Keep dogs under control in the countryside during lambing season, says CLA

Two lambs
Landowners' organisation warns of the dangers to pregnant ewes and potential harm caused by fleeing sheep

Hampton by Hilton Newcastle hotel complex opens its doors to public

The Hampton by Hilton Newcastle team, headed up by Paolo Franchi, General Manager
The multi-million pound hotel near Newcastle Central Station has opened to guests a month earlier than initially planned

£100,000 investment as Mecaplast confirms commitment to North East

David Cann, Mecaplast UK General Manager
The investment comes after Mecaplast last year increased the space it occupies in Peterlee, allowing it to create scores of jobs

North East MEP plants first tree in a new commercial conifer woodland

From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle
Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats

New Light Horse Championship judge announced for Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show Light Horse Championship judge Juliet Rogers
Juliet Rogers is well known for her charitable work through the Moorland Mousie Trust

Sunderland social enterprise restaurant destined to come to Newcastle

Restaurateur Kam Chera with Sarah Smith of Sintons, at his Sunderland venue Funky Indian
The Funky Indian is a restaurant at night and provides training for young people during the day
Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Sir Richard was in Newcastle to promote Virgin StartUp and said the UK's business funding gap is an opportunity for his bank

NIBE and business school to host discussion on ethics in businesses

Louise Hunter, director of corporate affairs at Northumbrian Water Ltd
With input from Northumbrian Water, Hodgson Sayers and others, event aims to establish peer support network

Redundancies and new chief executive at County Durham manufacturer Filtronic

Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic updated
Firm with County Durham base has replaced its chief executive after announcing expected drop in sales
An aerial view over Cobalt Business Park

Office space take-up falls 26% in Newcastle city centre

Grade A space continues to be in short supply but Cobalt Business Park secured the biggest leasing since 2009, to Utilitywise.

Investment in facilities has triggered a surge in lettings at Wilton Centre

Wilton Centre, Redcar
"The buzz is back at the Wilton Centre," says site manager Steve Duffield

The Glass House: New champagne bar to kickstart redevelopment of Milburn House in Newcastle

L-R Kevin McGorie of Sanderson Weatherall, Glass House owner Mark Nigrelli and Mark Convery, Sanderson Weatherall
Owners of Newcastle office block looking to invest in historic building after sealing deal for new champagne bar
Two lambs

Keep dogs under control in the countryside during lambing season, says CLA

Landowners' organisation warns of the dangers to pregnant ewes and potential harm caused by fleeing sheep

New Light Horse Championship judge announced for Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show Light Horse Championship judge Juliet Rogers
Juliet Rogers is well known for her charitable work through the Moorland Mousie Trust

North East MEP plants first tree in a new commercial conifer woodland

From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle
Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats
The Northumbrian Tweed Company products

Northumberland woman launches cottage tweed business

The Northumbrian Tweed Company grew out of Susanne Hume's hobby and sees her fit work around childcare

Recite Me chief executive encourages funding route after major sales boost

Ross Linnett, of Recite Me Ltd, was among those to join David Cameron on a trade visit to China in December 2013
Ross Linnett has seen his business profile rise through trade visits to China and an invite to Buckingham Palace

Government prompt payment practice called into question

Amyas Morse
National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days
A CGI of the completed Dalton Park

Dalton Park leisure scheme in County Durham set to start within weeks

Operators including Cineworld, Frankie and Benny’s restaurant, Pizza Express, Prezzo, and Morrisons are confirmed operators

Kier Group plc announces strong interim results

Digital designs for Motel One on Newcastle's High Bridge
The order book is also looking strong for the FTSE 250 property, residential, construction and services group

Barratt Developments grows half-year pre-tax profits by 75% in midst of rapidly improving housing market

Mark Clare, CEO of Barratt Developments
Shareholders to benefit from group's sustained success as £962m to be paid out through Capital Return Plan by 2017
Alan Needle, chief executive officer at Filtronic updated

Redundancies and new chief executive at County Durham manufacturer Filtronic

Firm with County Durham base has replaced its chief executive after announcing expected drop in sales

North Tyneside industrial estate takes step forward with major grant

Business, Artists impression of a development at Indigo Park NE3 5HE
Potential tenants are in talks with agents marketing the site on behalf of Highbridge Properties, the owners of Cobalt Park

Osbit Power targets southern North Sea work with Lowestoft outpost

The mutli-million pound MaXccess gangway that OSBIT Power worked on for offshore services contractor Subsea 7
The North East offshore engineering specialists will use a space in Lowestoft's OrbisEnergy hub to target new work

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Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

 

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