Business

Carillion worker

Selective approach to contracts keeps Carillion on track

International firm says growth prospects remain unchanged for the medium-term, with a strong order book and substantial pipeline

EY's North East operations strengthened by Sage Group audit win

Mark Hatton, EY's senior partner in the North East
The accountancy and professional services firm reported a strong year across its multinational business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business
Entrepreneurs and young professionals make up our list of exciting new talent in the business world

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive
Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

Virgin Money confirms intention to float on London Stock Exchange

Chief executive says group has the capacity to deliver "growth on a meaningful scale", bringing ongoing returns to shareholders

Tune Hotel poised to open on Newcastle Quayside

Inside the Tune Hotel which opens in Newcastle in October
Hotel chain Tune has invested more than £8m on renovating Proctor House, an Edwardian building last used as the Kublai Khan restaurant

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop
Investors can become part of the latest venture to regenerate the Newcastle Quayside

North East Business Awards: Fast-growing companies honoured

The Journal is seeking to highlight the achievements of North East firms that experienced significant growth in everything from turnover to headcount
Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

Business Supplement: Energy, Marine and Offshore Industry

The new designs planned at Malmo Quay, Ouseburn including the new ramp and observatory at the Cycle Hub

First look at unusual designs for Malmo Quay site at entrance of Ouseburn

Gavin Richardson, founder and MD, Opus Building Services

Business Interview: Gavin Richardson, founder and MD, Opus Building Services

Intellectual Property Report

Business Supplement: Intellectual Property Report

Craig McLeod

Business Interview: Craig McLeod founder and director of Naljets

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

Carillion worker

Selective approach to contracts keeps Carillion on track

International firm says growth prospects remain unchanged for the medium-term, with a strong order book and substantial pipeline

Virgin Money confirms intention to float on London Stock Exchange

Chief executive says group has the capacity to deliver "growth on a meaningful scale", bringing ongoing returns to shareholders

EY's North East operations strengthened by Sage Group audit win

Mark Hatton, EY's senior partner in the North East
The accountancy and professional services firm reported a strong year across its multinational business
Fiona Standfield, new director of Science City

North East geared to attract investors at MIPIM UK

The region is gearing up to sell itself at the prestigious MIPIM UK event, as commercial property specialist Chris Dobson reports

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington
The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group

Commercial Property focus: Industrials

Vantec took 60,000 sq ft in this building, Tyne Tunnel Estate
The North East's industrial sector is growing - but is this causing problems for expanding firms?
Adam Lowson (centre) won the amateur category at this years Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Teenager secures fourth win in a row at Durham Dry Stone Walling Competition

Event was organised by Durham County Council and Beamish Museum, as part of the latter's Festival of Agriculture

Teesdale farming families launch Swaledale lamb delivery business

Seven farming families from Upper Teesdale have set up a lamb delivery business to tackle the problem of falling returns
Upper Teesdale Lamb, which aims to provide good value, is created in midst of criticism over lack of British lamb in supermarkets

North East Dons to present Tory conference with manifesto for the countryside

Allendale and Hexhamshire Common
Newcastle University academics say an opportunity is being missed to build upon the North East rural economy
Rob Nirsimloo, chief executive of the Hexham-based Multichem, which supplies inks to more than 30 countries

1,000 new exporters could emerge from North East, new report suggests

RTC North findings suggest support specialists could help a vast array of firms not currently exporting establish overseas markets

Nursery entrepreneurs secure future of Longbenton service

Leigh Caven at her nursery in Longbenton
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
Carillion worker

Selective approach to contracts keeps Carillion on track

International firm says growth prospects remain unchanged for the medium-term, with a strong order book and substantial pipeline

First look: Opus Building Services completes student complex on former site of Tyne Tees TV

Another newly-built student accommodation development is open in Newcastle, having been completed by Opus Building Services

Sales top £22m at Sunderland-based Brims Construction

Brims Construction Project Manager, Mick Morpeth, passes the Union Square keys over to Exchange Residential Property Manager, Lindsey Green
A strong year at Brims Construction sees the firm post a 64% lift in turnover
Aerial view of Port of Sunderland exclusive

Port of Sunderland work starts on rail lines that have been unused for 20 years

Network Rail have helped the Port of Sunderland to bring nearly half a mile of line back into operation

The Journal Opinion: Local youngsters need to take advantage of Sevcon scheme

The Journal's opinion column for Wednesday, October 1, in which we ask why North East youngsters aren't taking he Chancellor to check out business leaders' to-do list for the North East

Expansion at Pacifica Group after £2m funding round

Left to right: Ian Cameron, Dawn Dunn, Joanne Pratt, Kevin Brown
Jobs are to be created at County Durham-based Pacifica Group after getting funding through Let's Grow, HSBC and the FBNE programme

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35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

35 under 35: Meet the rising stars of North East business

Naomi Atkinson at site of new Quayside shop

Crowdfunding bid launched to create unique Newcastle Quayside venture

The Benevolent Awards Ceremony: The winners are named

 

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