Entrepreneurs' Forum expands its support across the region

The Northern Echo: Jessica Williams (left) and Gillian Marshall, will help grow the work of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum across the region

3:35pm Thursday 12th September 2013

AN organisation that shares knowledge, experience and connections to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses has appointed two new managers to drive its own growth plan.

Christmas rush sparks recruitment drive

3:13pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

CALL centre operator Spark eCommerce Group is creating 140 jobs to meet seasonal demand as it gears up for the busiest time of the year.

Former Darlington dish washer aims for accountancy award

6:00pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

LESS than a year after swapping washing pots to train as an accountant, Roberta Sewell hopes to clean up at an awards ceremony.  

Motor trader follows in grandparents' footsteps

7:00pm Tuesday 14th May 2013

AN entrepreneur with the motor trade "in his blood" has continued a family dynasty with the launch of a new vehicle repair centre.

Sage Gateshead steps up commercial drive

The Northern Echo: Amy Smith has joined The Sage Gateshead as conference and events sales manager

2:40pm Wednesday 1st May 2013

THE Sage Gateshead, has appointed a conference and events sales manager in a bid to increase its commercial revenue. 

Project delay only a blip as boss believes plant has turned the corner

The Northern Echo: Phil Dryden: 'I think we have turned the corner'

11:12am Wednesday 30th January 2013

THIS week, iron and steel maker SSI had planned to unveil a multi-million pound investment that would help its Redcar works to compete with the best in the world.

Firms urged to keep up training momentum

11:51am Tuesday 29th January 2013

A SHARP rise in the number of new engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships has been hailed as a major boost for North-East industry.

Rolls-Royce jobs at risk

11:54am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

AEROSPACE firm Rolls-Royce has announced plans to shed nearly 400 jobs at one of its plants, a union has claimed.

Leaders welcome report

11:33am Thursday 1st November 2012

BUSINESS leaders in the region have welcomed a report from Lord Heseltine, which included a call for funds to back industry to be distributed locally, rather than through central government.

Shocks and scares from our stocks and shares

12:42pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

AHALLOWEEN shocker! We are used to shocks from time to time when talking about financial markets, but it makes a pleasant change to be talking about shockingly good news.

Revenue rise brings increased dividend for Stagecoach shares

12:41pm Wednesday 31st October 2012

THE parent company of East Midlands Trains, which was bailed out by a £46m Government grant last year after making a £25m loss, reported a slight rise in revenues and a small dip in profits as it prepares to expand its Megabus services in the US and Europe.

Jobs hopes for £1bn low carbon bid

11:54am Wednesday 31st October 2012

THE region could be set for a 1,250 jobs boost if a bold bid to construct a centre for green energy technology is approved by the Government.

Don’t bank on interest only

11:12am Wednesday 10th October 2012

ALL the time house prices surged ahead, as they did until the late summer of 2007, interest- only mortgages seemed a smart way of buying a home which was bigger than you could otherwise afford.

A peculiarly dangerous month to be investing

11:10am Wednesday 10th October 2012

OCTOBER often highlights the transitional role autumn plays as we progress from summer to winter and we need look no further than the recent heavy rains to see what happens when warm and cold air battle for supremacy.

Recruitment firm supported by strong growth across Germany

11:09am Wednesday 10th October 2012

DIFFICULT conditions in the banking and construction sectors saw recruitment firm Hays’ net UK fees slump by nearly a tenth.

Training scheme secures funding for 100

12:42pm Friday 14th September 2012

AN innovative training scheme for fledgling engineers has secured Government funding to create an additional 100 places.

Tasty contract for apprenticeship supplier

12:50pm Wednesday 29th August 2012

TRAINING charity TTE Technical Training Group is increasing its links to the food manufacturing industry to support apprenticeship training.

Scuba diving addict lands dream role

10:58am Thursday 5th July 2012

ANALOX Sensor Technology has expanded its sales team, bringing in a new sales executive with a background in customer services and sales, as well as an "addiction" to scuba diving.

Expansion brings 120 jobs to resource centre

4:50pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

A COMMUNITY company which helps some of County Durham’s most vulnerable people has created 120 jobs and undergone a £150,000 expansion.

New cafe serves up chance of work

The Northern Echo: Daisies' staff Josie Outhwaite, left, and Jane Bond

5:06pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

A NEW cafe offering work experience for people with learning disabilities has opened in Darlington.

Work to start soon on £1.7m sports project

The Northern Echo: Dan Lewis in the disused factory

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd May 2012

WORK on a £1.7m project to transform a disused factory into a sport and leisure complex is expected to start within weeks.

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