Business

Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance

Expanding Sunderland business Lasercutouts targets new jobs

Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts
Lasercutouts' new base in Crowther Industrial Estate give it space to prepare for the Christmas rush – which starts in June.

Profit, revenue and passenger numbers up at Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport updated
Strong results influenced by improved economic conditions and a growth in business travel

Up to 60 jobs to be created by retailer Tecaz in deal to buy former Sunderland Echo offices

Former Sunderland Echo office
The kitchen and bathroom firm are transforming the site on Pennywell Industrial Estate into a warehousing unit

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

Dynamo to host event showcasing careers opportunities in IT to young people

Charlie Hoult at Dynamo 14
Among the highlights of the Get Into IT afternoon will be interactive panel sessions with local businesses

Family firm secures £100m refinance deal to drive forward property investments

Visage , in South Shields
Union Property Services is owned by the Sehgal family who founded fashion firm Visage which was sold for £175m in 2010

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

An oil rig in the North Sea
Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Sheep and equine results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show
There was a bumper entry in this year's sheep and equine categories at Monday's Northumberland County Show
Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Expanding Sunderland business Lasercutouts targets new jobs

Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts
Lasercutouts' new base in Crowther Industrial Estate give it space to prepare for the Christmas rush – which starts in June.

Sports Direct ahead of expectations on profit before tax, conference will be told

Sports Direct
Retailer Sports Direct to host event for 900 staff and partners, updating them on the company's current and future performance
Wallsend Town Hall

Tyneside business centre welcomes newest tenant and celebrates major milestone

Property development company Sovereign Adavo has welcomed another tenant to The Town Hall in Wallsend

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

The vacant suite inside Cathedral Buildings, Newcastle
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
Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

Sheep steward says Champion of Champions a "real show sheep" with extremely rare character at the Northumberland County Show

Sheep and equine results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show
There was a bumper entry in this year's sheep and equine categories at Monday's Northumberland County Show

Cattle results from the Northumberland County Show 2015

Record number of classes and breeds at this years Northumberland County Show
Tweedale Harika from Northfield Park in Dumfrieshire was named Supreme Pedigree Beef Champion at the Northumberland County Show 2015
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
Constructing Excellence

Business Supplement: Constructing Excellence

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

Newcastle's Eldon Leisure new gym and ten-pin bowling alley prepares for opening day

The new bowling at Eldon Leisure centre which is set to open
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.
Tony Hobbs, founder of Baltic Training Services

County Durham training firm launches rail apprentices division

The County Durham initiative hopes to benefit from billions promised to improve rail infrastructure in the coming years

Expanding Sunderland business Lasercutouts targets new jobs

Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Paul Stott, owner of Lasercutouts
Lasercutouts' new base in Crowther Industrial Estate give it space to prepare for the Christmas rush – which starts in June.

North Sea oil needs to cut costs to survive oil price slump

An oil rig in the North Sea
Offshore industry in the North East faces challenges from global price slump, but savings target also presents opportunities

Videos & Photos

Andrew Rimmer with the Northumberland County Show 2015 Dairy Champion, Haresfoot Napier Bella

Exceptional sheep and cattle entries at the Northumberland County Show 2015

Northumberland County Show 2015: Thousands flock to Bywell Hall for annual event

Newcastle Central Station

Newcastle Central Station regeneration triggers further investment into city centre

 

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