Business

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre

Greggs profits up 41% as food-on-the-go strategy pays off in stronger economy

Newcastle bakers are now selling around £1m in coffees every week as weather has helped an "exceptional" performance over the last year

World War II factory to be named 'ROF 59' in permanent memorial to Aycliffe Angels

Finley Structures Managing Director Julie Finley (left) with hospitality consultant Kim Fryer outside the former Presswork Metals building on Aycliffe Business Park
“We recognise the important historical significance of the factory and the Aycliffe Angels who used to work there." - Managing director Julie Finley

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Carillion
Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

An oil rig in the North Sea
Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk

Commercial Property focus: Restricted supply of North East 'Big Sheds'

The former M&S unit at North Tyneside
Following a record-breaking 2014 for industrial space take-up, the market is facing a dearth of big sheds

Mobile Mini acquire rival container business from Scottish firm Fraser Ltd

William Fraser on left, Depot Manager Fiona Millburn in middle and on right Tom Fraser
First acquisition in seven years for the Stockton-based container storage and accommodation specialist

Sir Richard Branson says Virgin Money could expand into business finance

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

Newcastle firms join forces to launch the Your Money personal advice service - sponsored feature

Journal Money experts, from left, Francesca Angelucci of Square One Law, Stephen Hall of Deloitte and Jo Jackson of Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin, Square One Law and Deloitte join forces to launch the Your Money advice service - sponsored feature

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

£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
Carillion

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management

Greggs profits up 41% as food-on-the-go strategy pays off in stronger economy

Greggs on Neville Street, Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle bakers are now selling around £1m in coffees every week as weather has helped an "exceptional" performance over the last year

Plummeting exploration is threatening the future of North Sea oil

An oil rig in the North Sea
Oil price crash and decline in production have led to historical lows in exploratory wells being sunk
The former M&S unit at North Tyneside

Commercial Property focus: Restricted supply of North East 'Big Sheds'

Following a record-breaking 2014 for industrial space take-up, the market is facing a dearth of big sheds

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

An aerial view over Cobalt Business Park
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
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
Carillion

Carillion hold revenues steady at £4.1bn and build pre-tax profits to £142.6m

Construction services firm cultivated a high quality order book and also revealed a £1.5bn contract to provide Scape Group with facilities management

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

A CGI of the completed Dalton Park
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
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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