SMEs

Amyas Morse

Government prompt payment practice called into question

National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout
NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012

Dancer's County Durham social enterprise on track to double in size

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance & Fitness, based in Peterlee
Within two years, Nouveau Dance & Fitness expects to employ 24, reach 2,400 people weekly and have an established second base outside the region

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Amyas Morse

Government prompt payment practice called into question

National Audit Office says SMEs may not be receiving significant benefits from a commitment to pay suppliers within five days

From left: Philip Aldridge, Phil Hollowood, Frances Stainthorpe, Martin McTague, Felix O'Hare, Joanne Rout

BASME programme looks to self sustaining future after major milestone

NEPIC’s Business Acceleration for SMEs (BASME) programme has been working with process industry linked firms since April 2012

Bethany Ainsley, founder of Nouveau Dance & Fitness, based in Peterlee

Dancer's County Durham social enterprise on track to double in size

Within two years, Nouveau Dance & Fitness expects to employ 24, reach 2,400 people weekly and have an established second base outside the region

John King, North East business support manager at NBSL

North East Business Support Fund extended into 2015

The Fund, managed by enterprise agency NBSL, has been extended until June 2015

Sarah Northey

Lingerie entrepreneur aims to grow Newcastle Naughty Knickers venture thanks to £50,000 funding

Sarah Northey, who runs Naughty Knickers Ltd from a unit at Lynnwood Business Centre, plans to use the invoice finance to fulfil a growing pipeline of orders

Hazel (left) and Alexandria Coulson

Mother and daughter launch luxury dog fashion store in Morpeth

18 year-old Alexandria Coulson and her mother Hazel are about to open Urban Pooch Ltd in Morpeth

Simone Clarkin from Mmm in Newcastle's Grainger Market

Small Business Saturday returns to North East with a host of events

A host of events is planned around the campaign to encourage North East consumers to spend their pounds locally this Saturday

Jules Quinn, from the Tea Shed, at Northumbria University

The Tea Shed launches Business is GREAT Christmas campaign

Founder Jules Quinn set the campaign in motion as her firm is the first to be featured in a special advent calendar

Steven Renwick, founder and chief executive of Satago

North East digital start-ups aim to tackle late payment problem

Some firms in the North East are developing innovative automated solutions to improve the payment situation

Joe Meagher, who owns Lola's Coffee next Newcastle Central Station

Is this the smallest small business ever? Coffee entrepreneurs set up on tiny Newcastle site

Joe Meagher and Josh Thompson have established Lola's Coffee in the area outside Science Bar, near Central Station

Amy Clarke and Helen Turner of Rosie and Radish

Former graphic designer and illustrator launch greetings card business in North Tyneside

Amy Clarke and Helen Turner created 'Rosie and Radish' after pursuing careers outside of the region

Dan Robinson, chairman of Gus Robinson Developments

Corporate responsibility more than just a bolt-on, says construction boss

A responsible approach to paying firms in its supply chain is crucial at Gus Robinson Developments Ltd

Philip King, chief executive of The Institute of Credit Management (ICM)

ICM chief calls for culture change on late payments during Commons debate

Philip King was among those giving evidence to the committee considering the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

John Dickson

Lifting the lid on the 'Pandora's Box' of the North East construction industry

Owen Pugh Group chairman John Dickson says sector is riddled with unethical behaviour when it comes to paying suppliers

Banks mining apprentices at work

One in four SMEs are looking to develop apprenticeship schemes

Survey suggests firms are looking to apprentices to plug the growing skills gap

Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum, Nigel Mills

Entrepreneurs' Forum and NECC back new Journal campaign

Cashflow among the leading challenges faced by smaller businesses in the region, say two of the North East best-known busines organisations

RBS

£110m support package for North East small businesses

A £110m fund to drive forward North East small businesses has been set in motion by RBS and Natwest

Alex Purvis runs a small marketing firm called Pink Label Marketing. The firm has run into problems repeatedly with late payments.

Prompt payment is a matter of respect, says marketing firm founder

Alex Purvis is supporting the Journal's Pay Fair campaign as she believes a cultural shift is required to highlight the benefits of ethical business

Launch of Journal PayFair Scheme - from left Simon Hansen Federation of Small Businesses and Prof John Wilson of Newcastle Business School

Prompt payment campaign launched by The Journal

North East firms urged to sign up to ethical standards on how they pay their suppliers as part of The Journal's new campaign

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

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