Business

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

Simon Fox
The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Newcastle private jet operators take delivery of $25m Challenger 350 jet

The $25m Challenger 350 that Annitsford-based Naljets have added to their fleet
Naljets have added the executive jet to their existing fleet used to transport businesspeople and stars around the world

Breakup of the Eurozone could boost British competitiveness, top economist says

Roger Bootle
Top city economist Roger Bootle was in the region to address business leaders at a Deloitte dinner

North East business leaders want meeting with Government over Durham plan snub

James Ramsbotham
North East Chamber of Commerce says rejection of the Durham plan is consigning the region to "a future of low growth and aspiration"

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle

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

CIPD Awards 2015: Can your company cut it in hunt for HR champs?

The prestigious annual CIPD awards will honour those companies across the North East in the HR&D profession

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

Prizes are given for staff who help keep the North East hospitality industry at the top of its gain

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
Simon Fox

Trinity Mirror reports robust performance in 2014

The publishers of The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun saw revenue decline by 4.1% last year compared to 6% in 2013

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith
Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Newcastle private jet operators take delivery of $25m Challenger 350 jet

The $25m Challenger 350 that Annitsford-based Naljets have added to their fleet
Naljets have added the executive jet to their existing fleet used to transport businesspeople and stars around the world
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
From left, Paul Brannen MEP with Simon Hart from Egger and landowner Iain Kyle

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

Stripped back Wallshield application receives go-ahead after concerns over visual impact and wildlife habitats

Borderway UK Dairy Expo highlights the sector's best during challenging times

Champion of Champions at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2014, Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody
Thousands of visitors from around the world are expected to turn out for the UK's largest dedicated show of dairy cattle

North East Charolais breeders return triumphant from Stirling Bull Sales

Burradon Insomniac, who sold for 16,000gns at the Stirling Bull Sales
Northumberland farmers Chris Curry, Alan Lawson and the Campbell family enjoy success at world famous event
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
Chief executive of Oil Consultants, Helen Smith

Oil price drop leads to job losses at North East firm

Effect of low oil prices leads to job losses at Washington firm Oil Consultants, and is also noted by manufacturers' group EEF

Breakup of the Eurozone could boost British competitiveness, top economist says

Roger Bootle
Top city economist Roger Bootle was in the region to address business leaders at a Deloitte dinner

Monday Interview: Richard Sice from Fast Track China

Richard Sice, from Fast Track China (UK) Ltd, on Prestwick Court, Newcastle.
Richard Sice explains how his company is helping others overcome the barriers to international trade

Videos & Photos

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

First look inside Glass House - Newcastle's luxury whiskey, wine and champagne bar

 

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer