Business

Simon Roberts, St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, April 2013 - from The Social landscapes of leisure

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK

30 Tolent jobs lost as 'nightmare' refurbishment contracts hit results

Tolent offices on 5th Avenue at the Team Valley Trading Estate
Construction firm Tolent finally sees positive momentum after reporting a £2.8m loss during a challenging year for the sector

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Duncan Bannatyne's ex invests in bringing celebrity cycling craze to North East

CrossFit entrepreneurs Joanne Bannatyne and Lee How will bring Wattbikes to their Hartlepool CrossFit operation

Some North East Phones 4u jobs saved in Dixons Carphone plc deal

A Phones 4u store
39 staff at Phones 4u concessions within North East Currys and PC World stores have been offered jobs there

Teesside and North Yorkshire Car retailers Sherwoods grow profits to more than £600,000

Staff at Sherwoods in Stockton
The General Motors franchisees said the withdrawal of Chevrolet from the European market posed no concern

Would-be tenant farmers in Northumberland to receive coaching from the NFU

A rural farming scene
Agricultural body offers advice for those interested in securing mixed arable/livestick farms and developing upland farming businesses

Manufacturing faltering amid worldwide economic uncertainty, CBI says

Manufacturing
Output is solid but order books are below normal standards, a survey by the CBI finds

Driver Hire Darlington earns award for breaking £300,000 turnover mark

Lisa Fleming, managing director of Darlington Driver Hire on Aycliffe Business Park
Driver Hire Darlington now has more than 100 drivers on its books, supplying them to around 30 clients

Petards announces application for new AIM shares

Petards
Petards Group PLC has made an application to the London Stock Exchange for 7,211 new ordinary shares to be admitted to trading on the AIM
Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller: US dollar gaining favour among investors

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of AIS Training

Business Interview: Paul Stonebanks, managing director, AIS Training

The Top 200, 2014

Countdown has begun for the annual North East Top 200

Fastest 50, 2014

Hunt goes on for Fastest 50 companies in the North East

North East Business Awards 2015: All you need to know

Julian Leighton at his office in Milburn House, Dean Street

Business Interview: Julian Leighton, Company Director, Orange Bus

Tolent offices on 5th Avenue at the Team Valley Trading Estate

30 Tolent jobs lost as 'nightmare' refurbishment contracts hit results

Construction firm Tolent finally sees positive momentum after reporting a £2.8m loss during a challenging year for the sector

Strong year for Newcastle-based Nova Group after it expands portfolio

Nova boosts profits and turnover as it adds to its portfolio of mass participation events across the UK

Sunderland successful in Social Enterprise Place status bid

Simon Roberts, St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, April 2013 - from The Social landscapes of leisure
The status recognises Sunderland as a top place to establish and grow social enterprise, within the UK
Fergus Trim, Development Director, Quorum Business Park

Unprecedented bid to sell North East at inward investment event

Public and private bodies from across the region come together for the first MIPIM event in the UK

Independent estate agents Venture Properties expand with £80,000 Durham branch

Todd Armstrong will lead Venture Properties new Durham City branch
The new branch becomes Venture Properties fifth office in its Durham network

New jobs to follow Aldi store proposal by Jomast

Plans to build a new Aldi food store are being proposed on the site of Armstrong House in Washington
Some 30 new jobs could be created at an Aldi store as part of new plans proposed by Jomast
A rural farming scene

Would-be tenant farmers in Northumberland to receive coaching from the NFU

Agricultural body offers advice for those interested in securing mixed arable/livestick farms and developing upland farming businesses

NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election

A farmer harvests the last of his wheat crop
NFU Northumberland County Chairman David Robson says suggested steps are "practical and easily implementable"

Sowing the seeds of success: Beal Farm shares its secrets

Rod Smith of Beal Farm with agronomist, Eric Horsburgh
Berwick-upon-Tweed farmer Rod Smith discusses the factors that have influenced his impressive yields of wheat
Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Paul and Leigh Caven will offer additional services after taking over nursery from Barnado's and safeguarding six jobs

Durham hen entrepreneur receives boost from Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis

Margaret Manchester, the owner of Durham Hens
Margaret Manchester, who runs Durham Hens - a supplier of hens to the pet market - has won the retail magnate's Small Business Sunday competition

North East SMEs losing out on R&D tax relief

A collection of coins
New analysis shows London dominates in successful applications
Matt Johnson, Development Director at Wynyard Park together with Michael Henderson, Director of Lumsden & Carroll, part of Esh Group

Engineering specialists Lumsden & Carroll secure Wynyard Park contract

Infrastructure work is underway at Wynyard Park, making way for new homes on the 700 acre site

Owen Pugh Group reveal turnover of £37.3m following year of North East investment

John Dickson from Owen Pugh
The construction group said operating profit had increased 6.7% to £985,000

Hebburn community hub goes back to the future with new steel panels

A CGI of the Hub in Hebburn, South Tyneside
High quality steel sheeting will see Hebburn's Hub change colour as its construction unfolds
Manufacturing

Manufacturing faltering amid worldwide economic uncertainty, CBI says

Output is solid but order books are below normal standards, a survey by the CBI finds

Business Supplement: Manufacturers League

Manufacturers League
The region's manufacturing industry is outperforming its counterparts in every other area of the country. This supplement highlights some of the region's great successes

Hunt goes on for Fastest 50 companies in the North East

Fastest 50, 2014
An analysis of winning companies in the Fastest 50 has shown that manufacturing and engineering businesses are helping to shape the region's recovery

Videos & Photos

Group of men including chief draughtsman R J Robson (fourth from left) stood in front of North Eastern Railway electric locomotive No 3, Darlington c. 1914. Courtesy of National Railway Museum, York

North East Transport Links Breakfast: We look back to the North East's role as a rail pioneer

Lisa and Adrian Brunton

Tyneside joinery firm Hastie Burton aims to invest for the future

Graham Wylie outside the Speedflex offices in Newcastle

Businessman Graham Wylie heads out on acquisition trail

 

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