'Jail for bankers' stance softened

The Northern Echo: GROWTH WARNING: 	The EY ITEM Club's Autumn forecast has predicted lower GDP growth than the Bank of England, pictured, the CBI or the International Monetary Fund

10:13am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Bank of England's deputy governor has apparently softened its stance on plans to jail reckless senior bankers after a City backlash.

Six-year high for car production

The Northern Echo: PRODUCTION LINE: A Nissan worker peels off a sticker to reveal the Leaf badge on another of its electric vehicles at its North-East plant

6:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE first nine months of 2014 have been the best for car manufacturing for six years, despite a slight dip in production last month, figures have said.

Manufacturer predicts "great things" will follow buy-out deal

The Northern Echo: The team behind the DPE management buy-out.

6:06am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ALMOST 100 jobs have been saved and a dozen created following a management buy-out at an expanding North-East car parts manufacturer.

Clothing firm aims to secure top work

The Northern Echo: SEWING SUCCESS: Workers at The AMA Group, in Peterlee	Picture: TOM BANKS (11771209)

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A GROWING clothes-maker is aiming to strike a deal with a famous fashion brand as it continues to create new jobs, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Drugs firm's £4bn shares plan

The Northern Echo: REGIONAL BASE: GlaxoSmithKline's factory in Barnard Castle, County Durham

4:43pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A DRUGS company, which employs about 1,000 North-East workers, says it aims to return £4bn to shareholders as it continues work on an Ebola treatment.

Government 'asked to intervene' over Tata deal

The Northern Echo: JOB WORRIES: Tata Steel's Special Profiles plant, in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

2:01pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Government must intervene in a potential steel mill sale to protect hundreds of North-East jobs, it has been claimed.

Pioneering eye mask firm's expansion plans

The Northern Echo: MASKED MAN: Quality technician Neil Martin with the Noctura 400 mask		Picture: STUART BOULTON (11605126)

10:23am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A REVOLUTIONARY firm behind blindness prevention treatment aims to treble its workforce in a new factory, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Jobs go at engine maker

The Northern Echo: DRIVING FORWARD: The engine production line at Cummins, in Darlington

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NORTH-EAST engine maker is not renewing the contracts of scores of temporary workers.

Job hopes as engineering firm expands

The Northern Echo: REGIONAL BOOST: Haden Freeman, based at Wilton, near Redcar, says it wants to grow in the region

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AN engineering firm hopes to create jobs in a North-East expansion.

'Jail for bankers' stance softened

The Northern Echo: GROWTH WARNING: 	The EY ITEM Club's Autumn forecast has predicted lower GDP growth than the Bank of England, pictured, the CBI or the International Monetary Fund

5:28pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Bank of England's deputy governor has apparently softened its stance on plans to jail reckless senior bankers after a City backlash.

Rockliffe Hall reveals new chief executive

The Northern Echo: NEW POSITION: Eamonn Elliott, Rockliffe Hall's new chief executive

2:26pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A FIVE-STAR North-East hotel and spa resort has appointed a former footballer as its new chief executive.

New firm's award hopes

The Northern Echo: AWARD HOPE: Craig Curtis, head of operations, left, with managing director Mark Chalmers

2:10pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A NEW North-East transport business is hoping to drive forward its start after being nominated for an award.

Bank forecasts growth slowdown

The Northern Echo: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England at the cricket ground in Chester-le-Street.

11:44am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE Bank of England has marked down its growth expectations for the economy, saying there is little scope to raise interest rates as eurozone woes weigh on the UK's prospects.

North-East manufacturers announce plans to invest and recruit

The Northern Echo: DPE is investing in new machinery and recruiting staff.

6:29am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

OPTIMISM is returning to the regional engineering and manufacturing industries as firms announce plans to recruit workers, invest millions and expand premises.

College partnership helps NHS apprentices

The Northern Echo: CAREER BOOST: Newly appointed healthcare assistant apprentices are pictured with Susan Errington, executive director of business development at Derwentside College, and Mike Wright, executive director of nursing at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundat

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MORE than 40 jobs have been created in a partnership between the NHS and a North-East college.

NECC column: Exploring overseas markets

The Northern Echo: EXPORT FOCUS: Brian Dakers, NECC international trade manager

6:01am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STEPPING up to the podium to speak at a major conference can be intimidating for even the most hardened speaker, but thankfully I managed to calm Lord Heseltine down as he filled the role of my warm-up act at the Annual Global B2B Conference, in London.

Miner's aim to lead UK industry

The Northern Echo: FINANCIAL WARNING: Hargreaves Services says its production division has been hit by pricing pressures and bad weather

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MINING firm says it is well positioned to spearhead the UK market’s long-term future, despite ongoing market volatility.

Ministers given four point plan to unlock North-East growth

The Northern Echo:

10:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NORTH-East businesses have presented the Government with a four-point plan to empower the region and deliver sustainable economic growth.

Bus operator's revenue boost

The Northern Echo: DRIVING FORWARD: Go-Ahead says pre-tax profits increased 45 per cent to £91.2m for the year to June 28

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TRAVEL operator running buses across the North-East says its regional services have boosted revenues.

Carpetright founder steps down

The Northern Echo: test

10:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARPETRIGHT boss Lord Harris of Peckham has called time on more than 50 years in the carpet trade by announcing he is to leave the business he founded 26 years ago.

North East Equality Awards winners revealed

The Northern Echo: Mark Savage (11712448)

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EMPLOYERS and individuals have been rewarded for their strong commitment to equality and diversity.

Fabrication firm's helideck work

The Northern Echo: SAFETY FIRST: Pictured on the helideck are, from left to right, Steve Hadwin, offshore industrial fire tutor, Paul Hutchinson, D&S Construction Services' project manager, and Chris Brown, technical services manager

3:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FABRICATION and engineering firm secured a large contract to work on a renowned training base.

Costa sales keep Whitbread on boil

The Northern Echo: ARRIVING INN: An artist's impression of the Feethams Leisure Development, in Darlington, including a new Premier Inn hotel

3:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PREMIER Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread said profits have lifted by nearly a fifth.

New plans for derelict North-East hotel

The Northern Echo: The Swallow Hotel in Stockton has stood empty for the last five years.

11:34am Monday 20th October 2014

A DERELICT North-East hotel is set to become accommodation for 130 students following a change of ownership.

Funding delight for vehicle firms

The Northern Echo: PULLING POWER: Worker Adam Moffat brings goods into Nifco UK's newest factory

6:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE North-East vehicle parts firms will share millions of pounds of Government funding to address skills shortages and strengthen the UK automotive industry.

Job hopes in food producer deal

The Northern Echo: FOOD PRODUCTION: Production line workers pictured previously at Tanfield Foods, in Consett, County Durham

2:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CONVENIENCE food maker has revealed plans to create North-East jobs after buying a specialist firm.

Royal Mail seeks 19,000 Christmas temps

The Northern Echo: The Royal Mail has started its annual recruitment drive to help with the Christmas post, saying 19,000 temporary jobs will be available. The positions will start in mid-November until early January, with work peaking in December.

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

ROYAL Mail has started its annual recruitment drive to help with the Christmas post, saying 19,000 temporary jobs will be available.

Funding for steel towns

The Northern Echo: Peter Taylor (left) with Simon Hamilton.

1:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

BUSINESSES in the North will be amongst those to benefit from a new £6m scheme launched by UK Steel Enterprise.

Nortech launches new division

The Northern Echo: The Nortech team

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ENGINEERING design and project management company Nortech has launched a new division to serve the oil & gas industry as well as new and emerging sectors.

UK growth 'will slow down sharply'

The Northern Echo: GROWTH WARNING: 	The EY ITEM Club's Autumn forecast has predicted lower GDP growth than the Bank of England, pictured, the CBI or the International Monetary Fund

11:21am Monday 20th October 2014

UK growth will slow down sharply next year amid political uncertainty at home and abroad, a leading business group has predicted.

Energy firm's Grid work

The Northern Echo: ENERGY WORK: Fastflow pictured at work with National Grid

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN energy contractor has secured a major deal with National Grid.

Supply chain moves 'could deliver 500,000 jobs'

The Northern Echo: STRONGER ECONOMY: Katja Hall, CBI deputy director-general, has hailed the UK's economic growth

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 500,000 jobs could be created across the UK if domestic supply chains are revitalised, a report has claimed.

Virgin Money delays flotation plans

The Northern Echo: Sir Richard Branson and Jayne-Anne Gadhia. Virgin Money said underlying profits jumped to £59.7m in the first six months of the year, from £13.1m a year earlier.

1:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

NORTH-EAST bank Virgin Money has delayed flotation plans amid stock market turbulence.

Government accused of 'laissez faire' attitude on steel bid

The Northern Echo: MAJOR SITE: Tata Steel's special profiles factory, in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

AFTER what was called a “doubly sad day” for North-East industry, The Northern Echo business team assess efforts to rescue troubled Tag Energy Solutions and Tata Steel.

Hint over interest rates

The Northern Echo: RATES RISE: The Bank of England says interest rates could remain at their existing level until after next year's General Election

1:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE Bank of England has revealed interest rates are unlikely to rise until the middle of next year due to gloomier economic prospects.

Chemical firm's new jobs

The Northern Echo: MINISTERIAL VISIT:  Justice Minister Simon Hughes, left, pictured at Chemoxy International with chief executive Ian Stark	Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (11591894)

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A FIRM with a base on the site that gave birth to Teesside’s chemical industry has created new jobs.

Rolls-Royce dashes growth hopes

The Northern Echo:

3:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

ROLLS-ROYCE has dashed hopes for a return to growth after seeing customers delay or cancel orders due to worsening economic conditions.

Concerns over asset stripping at wind turbine company

The Northern Echo: The first four transition pieces and monopiles heading towards MPI Discovery

4:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN MP has voiced concerns about potential asset stripping after a £28m factory tipped to lead the region’s green energy revolution was mothballed with the loss of about 100 jobs.

Ministers hold urgent Tata Steel talks

The Northern Echo:

12:42pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH-EAST MPs have held urgent Government talks over a North-East steel mills sale.

Investor targeting Teesside steel mills plays down job cuts fears

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East steelworkers face an uncertain future after Tata Steel announced it was in talks to sell off its loss-making long products business.

Funding plans approved for park extension

The Northern Echo: GROWTH PLANS: Councillors have been urged to approve funding for expansion at Sedgefield's NETPark

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

PLANS for a £13m business park expansion have been approved, paving the way for hundreds of North-East jobs.

Conference will focus on North-East innovation

The Northern Echo: Joe Faith

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE North East’s progress towards becoming an international centre for innovation is coming under the spotlight at a major conference.

Buffett offloads more Tesco shares

The Northern Echo: Warren Buffett

12:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE turmoil at Tesco has triggered a fresh sale of shares by investor Warren Buffett after he labelled his investment in the chain a "huge mistake".

Insolvency risk falls in North-East

The Northern Echo: Allan Kelly

12:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NEW research has uncovered further evidence of the improving resilience of the regional economy.

100 jobs lost as wind farm factory is mothballed

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH-EAST wind turbine manufacturer Tag Energy Solutions is on the verge of going into administration with the loss of about 100 jobs. 

Crafting boss' award hopes

The Northern Echo: CRAFTING SUCCESS: Sara Davies, founder of Crafter's Companion

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE boss of a North-East craft firm, who founded the company in her student bedroom, has been shortlisted for a number of industry awards.

Unemployment falls below two million

The Northern Echo: The Federation of Small Businesses says smaller firms are facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers

9:56am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, official figures show.

Defence workers strike over pay

The Northern Echo: ON GUARD: A Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle roams an area close to the Patrol Base Wahid, in Helmand, Afghanistan. DSG is responsible for maintaining such vehicles

12:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WORKERS at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm have walked out over a pay dispute.

Cable maker reveals job hopes

The Northern Echo: CABLE WORK: Pictured is the Carousel Four at JDR Cables, in Hartlepool, which has a 4,000-tonne capacity. Worker Lee Fothergill is shown splicing 600 fibre optical ends ready for subsea termination  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (11418924)

5:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN offshore cable maker aims to create jobs as it continues to secure work.

Gas project brings £90m to North-East economy

The Northern Echo: Construction of platforms in the Cygnus gas field is supporting 400 North-East jobs

1:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAJOR North Sea gas project is supporting hundreds of manufacturing jobs and generating almost £90m in the North-East economy.



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