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Washing machine firm receives Baroness' support
A MANUFACTURING firm at the forefront of UK washing machine making has received support for its 7m venture from a senior House of Lords figure.
30 Jan 2015 at 6:43pm
Newcastle Airport named best in UK
NEWCASTLE Airport has come out on to top at the 2015 Wanderlust Magazine Travel Awards, winning the gong for Top UK Airport.
30 Jan 2015 at 4:07pm
200 jobs up for grabs at train factory
NORTH-EAST train-builder Hitachi has launched a recruitment drive for 200 people to work at its 82m Newton Aycliffe factory.
30 Jan 2015 at 11:38am
BT closing in on EE takeover
BT is close to concluding talks on a multi-billion pound buy-out deal for one of the region?s key employers.
30 Jan 2015 at 11:12am
Housebuilding 'creates 100,000 jobs'
MORE than 100,000 jobs have been created in the construction sector over the last two years, a report has claimed.
30 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
No job cuts despite banknote maker warning
A BANKNOTE note printer says hundreds of North-East jobs are safe, despite bosses issuing a profits warning.
30 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Chancellor urged to cut air tax in Budget
CHANCELLOR George Osborne must use his upcoming Budget to protect the North-East economy from the threat of unfair competition north of the border,...
30 Jan 2015 at 5:41am
Technology firm suffers from TV work
TELEVISION viewers clamouring for a clearer reception have inadvertently contrived to damage a technology firm?s financial successes.
29 Jan 2015 at 4:05pm
Tesco 'starts staff consultation'
SUPERMARKET Tesco has reportedly started consultations with 2,000 head office over job losses.
29 Jan 2015 at 12:50pm
Shell announces 9.9bn spending cut
ROYAL Dutch Shell is cutting 9.9bn from its spending plans over the next three years as it responds to sliding oil prices.
29 Jan 2015 at 12:29pm
Banknote printer expecting profit losses
A FIRM printing UK banknotes, passports and postage stamps has confirmed it expects operating profits to be 20m lower.
29 Jan 2015 at 12:21pm
Growth Deal gets 13.9m extension
A LOCAL enterprise partnership has agreed a 13.9m funding expansion to a major job creation scheme.
29 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Software firm makes staff vow over changes
A SOFTWARE firm employing more than 1,000 North-East workers is looking to cut back office costs - but bosses have vowed the move won?t affect staff.
29 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Sunderland's 100m-plus revamp steps up
THE transformation of the former Vaux Brewery site is expected to start this year, as part of the 100m-plus revamp of Sunderland.
28 Jan 2015 at 3:24pm
Women urged to take up 'male' jobs
THE Government is urging women to consider a career in jobs traditionally taken up by men.
28 Jan 2015 at 1:58pm
More than 100 North-Easts at risk as Tesco closes stores
NORTH-EAST supermarket workers' jobs are at risk after Tesco confirmed shop closures.
28 Jan 2015 at 1:57pm
Firm ties up TV apron deal
A UNIFORM maker has supplied clothing for a well-known TV show.
28 Jan 2015 at 12:32pm
Pollution control fuels firm's growth
AN overhaul of pollution control is continuing to fuel the growth of a chemicals firm operating North-East factories.
28 Jan 2015 at 11:55am
Brewin Dolphin funds under management rise
WEALTH manager Brewin Dolphin said its funds under management rose to 37.9bn at the end of December from 36bn a year ago.
28 Jan 2015 at 11:00am
Turbine firm wins first North-East work
THE owners of a revived wind turbine parts base have won their first contract for the site.
28 Jan 2015 at 10:30am
Offshore sector 'caught in perfect storm'
AN industry supporting thousands of North-East jobs is trapped in a perfect storm that could last more than a year, an industry boss has claimed.
28 Jan 2015 at 10:23am
Apple reports largest profit in history
TECHNOLOGY firm Apple has smashed the global record for quarterly profits after racking up a surplus of 18 billion US dollars (11.9 billion).
28 Jan 2015 at 9:08am
Underwater robots help inspire young engineers
SCHOOL pupils will assemble deep-water robots as part of a week of activities aimed at informing them about one of the North-East?s major growth in...
28 Jan 2015 at 7:22am
Whisky worth 5bn to UK economy
THE whisky industry is worth more than 5bn to the UK economy, according to a report.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:39am
Hitachi design team will help safeguard 730-job plant
A NEW design department has been opened at Hitachi Rail Europe?s 82m North-East train factory to help safeguard train-building in the region for y...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:27am
All change in the supermarket industry
MARKS & Spencer and Aldi serve two extremes of the grocery market ? or do they? Business Editor Andy Richardson looks at how supermarkets are ringi...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:14am
Jobs figures pointing in right direction
IN A month where key indicators of economic health all seem to pointing in a positive direction, it was great to see more good news this week with ...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:12am
Company draws on skills to lift turnover
INTERNATIONAL interest has helped a children?s nursery illustration firm push turnover past the 100,000 mark.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Waste plants near completion
TEESSIDE?S industrial skyline is changing rapidly as work continues on waste-to-energy plants, which are creating and supporting hundreds of North-...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Technology firm's repair deal
A TECHNOLOGY firm has secured a deal with an emergency home repair business.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Car maker strengthens grip on electric market
A GROUNDBREAKING North-East built car has strengthened its position as Europe?s most popular battery-powered model.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Packaging firm reiterates jobs vow
A FOOD industry container maker says it remains on course to create 150 North-East jobs after benefiting from stronger demand for British-made prod...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
The new plan for getting older
IN just over a couple of months' time, the Government's retirement revolution will be under way, giving people aged 55 and over much more freedom a...
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Is deflation really a bad thing?
DEFLATION, it?s a bad thing right?
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Apprentice Jake wins award
AN apprentice lightning protection engineer has received national acclaim.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Rebecca gets in gear for new career
A YOUNGSTER is gearing up for a career in the motoring industry after starting an apprenticeship with a dealership.
28 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
GDP grows amid fears the recovery has stalled?
THE UK is likely to have been the world's fastest growing major economy last year, latest figures have revealed, but there are growing fears the re...
27 Jan 2015 at 5:33pm
Esh drives forward 1m investment
A NORTH-EAST construction company has made a 1m investment in new vehicles.
27 Jan 2015 at 4:54pm
Aer Lingus backs 1bn takeover
A 1BN takeover of Aer Lingus by the owner of British Airways has moved closer after the Dublin-based carrier backed a deal.
27 Jan 2015 at 3:55pm
Carpetright signals better trading
A FLOORING retailer's drive to appeal to more modern tastes is having an impact after it revealed stronger sales.
27 Jan 2015 at 12:32pm
Economy slows despite 2.6 per cent growth
THE economy grew at its fastest rate for seven years in 2014 but official figures highlight a slowdown in the final quarter.
27 Jan 2015 at 9:46am
Rangers accept 10m Ashley rescue loan
THE cash-strapped Rangers board has agreed a 10m emergency loan deal with Mike Ashley's Sports Direct, it has announced to the Stock Exchange.
27 Jan 2015 at 9:12am
200,000 jobs boost for construction industry
A BOOM in the construction industry will create more than 200,000 jobs by 2019 - thousands of them in the North-East - leading to fears of a loomin...
27 Jan 2015 at 6:02am
Aer Lingus mulls 1bn takeover
AER Lingus is considering a sweetened 1bn takeover offer from British Airways' owner.
26 Jan 2015 at 1:06pm
SSE announces price cuts
ENERGY supplier SSE is reducing household gas prices by 4.1 per cent on April 30 before extending its energy price freeze until at least July 2016.
26 Jan 2015 at 12:25pm
Waste bosses invite unions for talks
BOSSES at a waste-to-energy factory have invited unions for talks to ease a row over alleged poor working conditions.
26 Jan 2015 at 12:01pm
Largest corporate lay-off ever - IBM to cut 111,800 jobs
IN what would be the biggest corporate lay-off ever, IBM is set to axe more than 111,000 of its staff this week.
26 Jan 2015 at 11:52am
Catering firm celebrates milestone with expansion
A CATERING equipment supplier, which works with restaurants across the North, is expanding as it marks its 25th anniversary.
26 Jan 2015 at 11:14am
Seaham Hall voted one of best hotels in UK
A NORTH-EAST hotel has been voted one of the best in the country ? and the best in the North of England.
26 Jan 2015 at 10:28am
Darlington subsea firm to cut third of workforce
A RENOWNED subsea firm is being forced to shed a third of staff as it battles industry challenges, The Northern Echo can reveal.
26 Jan 2015 at 6:00am
Kilfrost deal hopes after Kazakhstan trip

A £50m deal could be secured by a North East firm that accompanied Government representatives on a trade mission to Kazakhstan.


2 Jul 2013 at 8:31am
Sage launches initiative to strengthen ties with North East businesses

BUSINESS software and services company Sage has launched an initiative to strengthen ties with local businesses.


2 Jul 2013 at 8:29am
Connection key for Newcastle businesses

NEW tests have revealed businesses in the city are better connected than their rivals in the Capital.


2 Jul 2013 at 8:24am
Atkinson Northern reports profit rise

HISTORIC builders’ merchants and property letting firm Atkinson Northern has reported pre-tax profits of almost £2m in 2012 as both divisions of th...


2 Jul 2013 at 8:24am
Coveted place for Bond Dickinson law firm

A CITY-BASED law firm has scooped a coveted place on the APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) national legal services framewor...


2 Jul 2013 at 8:23am
Director appointed for UK Steel Enterprise

A NEW director has been appointed to head UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).


2 Jul 2013 at 8:13am
Ponteland firm Promovere on marketing roster

A MARKETING firm with North East roots has beaten off industry competition to gain a coveted place on the Scottish Government’s Framework for Marke...


2 Jul 2013 at 8:11am
National success for BIM.Technologies

A NORTH East architecture and technology firm has delivered a national event attracting hundreds of business people.


2 Jul 2013 at 8:09am
Surge in demand for Kinesio?s medical tape

A BUSINESS supplying sport and medical tape is set for massive expansion. North Tyneside success story Kinesio Taping anticipates a turnover of £1m...


2 Jul 2013 at 8:07am
Fabricom Offshore Services invites schoolchildren to World of Work Day

AN ENGINEERING firm in the North East took a hands-on approach to address the skills gap by inviting 16 Year 10 students from Whitley Bay High Scho...


2 Jul 2013 at 8:07am
Northumbrian Water group ticks the responsibility boxes

NORTHUMBRIAN Water Group has been hailed as one of the most responsible firms in the UK after winning a double hat-trick of awards from Business in...


1 Jul 2013 at 8:31am
Opsol acquires sole rights to popular children's product

ELECTRONICS manufacturer Opsol has its sights set on doubling its turnover to £6m within a year after acquiring sole rights to a popular children's...


1 Jul 2013 at 8:30am
Weir Insurance secures funding for City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy

A BLYTH-based insurance broker is helping transform a sporting venue for the region’s Olympic stars of tomorrow after securing funding.


1 Jul 2013 at 8:24am
Due North secures G-Cloud opportunity

CRAMLINGTON-based technology firm Due North has earned the opportunity to win contracts across the public sector after securing a place on the Gove...


1 Jul 2013 at 8:23am
International Cuisine sees sales drop after switching focus

A READY-meal business sold twice in little over a year has seen like-for-like sales drop by 17.1% after switching its focus from making cheaper, hi...


1 Jul 2013 at 8:19am
North East youngsters get taste of work at Work Discovery Week

YOUNG people from schools across the region will get a taste of the future at Work Discovery Week.


1 Jul 2013 at 8:14am
Supermarket supply chains responsible for global scandal of food waste

Around a third of food produced around the world is wasted and while consumers are often labelled the worst offenders in rich countries, investigat...


29 Jun 2013 at 12:00am
Farmers? fears on Common Agricultural Policy

ANNA HARRIS looks at North East farmers’ fears over the implications of the Common Agricultural Policy on the North East community


29 Jun 2013 at 12:00am
Tanfield Group close gap on losses due to global demand

The Washington-based manufacturer reduced its pre-tax losses to £14.4m for the year to December 31, from £16.3m the previous year, on sales of £45....


29 Jun 2013 at 12:00am
Wonga Codemakers welcomes next generation of internet visionaries

NEWCASTLE UNITED will welcome 50 lucky teenagers this summer after the club sponsors launched a hunt for the next generation of internet visionarie...


28 Jun 2013 at 8:31am
 
 
   



   

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