Business

A Phones 4u store

Nearly 5,600 jobs at risk as Phones 4u collapses into administration

EE cut supplies to high street phone retailer Phones 4u over the weekend, forcing it into administration

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

A Greggs bakery shop
High street bakers Greggs said lower costs and better sales had improved trading since earlier this year

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station
The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

Boldon's Immundiagnostic Systems say revenues will fall below current expectations

Immunodiagnostic Systems
Unfavourable exchange rates and a low level of placements has hampered the firm, but it remains optimistic on progress of its five year strategic plan

Gosforth medical accountancy company smashes first year client number targets

BW Medical Accountants experts (Front row left to right ) Keith Taylor and David Elliot (Back row left to right) Kevin Walker, Peter Waller and Rachael Mackay
BW Medical Accountants Limited in Gosforth has tripled its first-year trading targets

Manufacturers in the North East call on politicians to re-balance the economy

Liz Mayes, new regional head of North East EEF
EEF makes pre-election call, saying the recovery has not reached all sectors of the economy

Virgin Money announces increased profits and new chairman Glen Moreno

Virgin Money
Newcastle-based bank Virgin Money gearing up for expected stock market flotation with update on progress

Multi-million pound refurbishment of Tyne Tunnel Estate takes a new step forward

UK Land Estates start the next phase of its refurbishment programme at Tyne Tunnel Estate
UK Land Estates is working on the next stage of their major revelopment of the Tyne Tunnel Estate

Pay attention and be prepared to help stock through winter, says NBA board member

Charlie Maclaren of the National Beef Association
Charlie Maclaren offers advice on everything from diet to spotting the effects of Mycotoxins

North East business stars on national stage

Stephen Slater of RMT, Natalia Blagburn of Rivers, who have supported REALsafe, and Andrew Richardson and Zoe Farrington of REALsafe technologies
North East entrepreneurs Zoe Farrington and David Carr go head-to-head at a national event
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

Ben Tansey of Alnwick-based re:heat

Ben Tansey, director of Alnwick-based biomass company re:heat

Ian Malcolm, managing director of ElringKlinger (GB)

Ian Malcolm, managing director of Elringklinger GB

Immunodiagnostic Systems

Boldon's Immundiagnostic Systems say revenues will fall below current expectations

Unfavourable exchange rates and a low level of placements has hampered the firm, but it remains optimistic on progress of its five year strategic plan

Businesses urged to join the transport debate in the wake of Scottish referendum result

East Coast train at Newcastle Central Station
The Journal and The Gazette's upcoming Transport Links Breakfast, in association with East Coast, will follow the referendum result

Nearly 5,600 jobs at risk as Phones 4u collapses into administration

A Phones 4u store
EE cut supplies to high street phone retailer Phones 4u over the weekend, forcing it into administration
Plans to build a new Aldi food store are being proposed on the site of Armstrong House in Washington

New jobs to follow Aldi store proposal by Jomast

Some 30 new jobs could be created at an Aldi store as part of new plans proposed by Jomast

Open air pool's future secured thanks to North Tyneside-based Opus Green

Peter Thompson, left, and Chris Cassells, MD of Opus Green
Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool has gone eco-friendly thanks to experts at Opus Green

Kevan Carrick: Garden cities will help the North to boom and bloom

Kevan Carrick
Kevan Carrick of JK Property Consultants, gives his views on the housing crisis and Government plans to increase housing supply
Charlie Maclaren of the National Beef Association

Pay attention and be prepared to help stock through winter, says NBA board member

Charlie Maclaren offers advice on everything from diet to spotting the effects of Mycotoxins

Moves afoot to tackle the scourge of fly-grazing in the region

CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn
Charities and countryside organisations discuss the problems caused by a growing practice and call for a change in the law to tackle it

David Hume: How farmers can tackle market volatility

David Hume, rural business consultant at George F. White
David Hume, rural business consultant at George F. White, discusses how farmers can tackle the problem of market volatility
Margaret Manchester, the owner of Durham Hens

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

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

Weekend entrepreneur juggles day job and burgeoning ecommerce business

Tony Short
A project manager by day, Tony Short, has found success with his supply of niche planning tools to the digital design industry
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
Fastest 50, 2014

Hunt goes on for Fastest 50 companies in the North East

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

North East manufacturers speed ahead in 2014, EEF survey shows

Andy Tuscher, EEF director for the North East region
The region's manufacturers are motoring ahead in 2014, the EEF's quarterly survey reveals

Express Engineering invest £1.5m in unique machinery at Gateshead factory

Project Manager Andy Morrell and engineers from Japan with new machinery at Express Engineering in Gateshead
Manufacturer of precision machine components to the oil & gas market has invested following Let's Grow funding from The Journal

Videos & Photos

A Greggs bakery shop

Stronger sales raises profit expectations at Greggs

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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