Airline 'here to stay' in North-East

The Northern Echo: TAKING OFF: An Emirates plane leaves Newcastle Airport

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the world’s most prominent airlines has reiterated its commitment to the North-East ahead of a milestone in the region.

Scanner firm's strong results

The Northern Echo: STRONG RESULTS: Dr Arnab Basu, Kromek's chief executive, with a liquid scanner

10:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

A SCANNER firm has seen revenues grow 122 per cent as demand for its high-tech products continues to soar.

'No living wage' for many women

The Northern Echo: TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady reminded employers it is illegal to not give someone a job on the grounds that they may have children in the future.

5:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

WOMEN are bearing the brunt of work poverty and earning less than the living wage in part-time work, a study has warned.

Work starts on new Boho building in Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: Artist's impression of Boho Five

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

WORK has started on the latest phase of a landmark redevelopment scheme.

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

The Northern Echo: BANK FINE: Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by The Financial Conduct Authority

10:56am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m for failing to ensure advice to mortgage customers was suitable.

Firms question Scottish 'Yes' vote business case

The Northern Echo: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

9:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 130 businesses have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

Marine firm's job target in global vision

The Northern Echo: PULLING TOGETHER: Pictured from left to right with the Bollard Load Test device are Alan Hewett, of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Jeff Main, director of Tyne and Wear Marine, and Ade Walton, from Prozeus

12:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MARINE engineering firm aims to create jobs as it targets global markets with a new product.

Women can be business winners

The Northern Echo: Jo Hand, owner of Jo Hand recruitment.

6:23am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHEN I became a member of NECC, I was encouraged to network within the organisation and meet like-minded business people, says Jo Hand.

IT firm looks to grow

The Northern Echo: GROWING TEAM: The Razorblue team, including commercial director Chris Gill, front centre, and Dan Kitchen, technical director, front left

1:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN IT specialist is expanding and creating jobs after securing work worth more than £2m.

Giles Insurance Brokers announces major rebrand following aquisition by Arthur J. Gallagher

The Northern Echo:

2:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DURHAM-BASED Giles Insurance Brokers has announced a major rebrand following its recent acquisition by leading insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher.

Medical firm's cancer support

The Northern Echo:

10:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST pharmaceutical firm is working with a cancer charity on drug development.

Car parts maker drives students' learning

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

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAR parts maker is working with German students to give them an insight into the industry.

Pupils to get insight into green jobs

10:19am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BUSINESS park is to host an event highlighting to school pupils the opportunities that exist for careers in eco friendly technologies.

Car making restarts at Nissan Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Nissan has called a halt to car production at its Sunderland plant

11:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CAR production has restarted at Nissan in Sunderland ending a temporary shut-down one of the world's most efficient car plants, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Services sector slows

The Northern Echo: Professional services - including accountancy, legal and marketing firms - grew at the slowest pace since November.

9:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

GROWTH in the services sector slowed in the three months to August, according to latest figures from the CBI.

Manufacturing pay on the rise

The Northern Echo: Nissan has called a halt to car production at its Sunderland plant

6:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MANUFACTURING workers are continuing to see the benefit of economic recovery in their earnings, according to the latest pay data.

Marine firm's job hopes after contract win

The Northern Echo: OFFSHORE WORK: Tekmar is supplying protection systems to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

3:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MARINE engineering firm says it hopes to create jobs after a multi-million pound energy development deal strengthened its expansion.

IT company Aspire Technology Solutions supports expansion of AlphaGraphics North East

The Northern Echo: (Left to right) Steve Jones, IT Manager for Alpha Graphics with Shaun Richardson, Account Manager for Aspire Technology Solutions.

2:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ASPIRE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS has announced a deal to upgrade the systems for expanding design and marketing agency AlphaGraphics North East (AGNE).

Shoe firm's £10m Indian plan

The Northern Echo: BIG HITTER: Locals play cricket at dawn on the Oval Maidan in Mumbai, India. York's Pavers Shoes has revealed plans to invest £10m to expand its presence in the country

1:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SHOE firm has revealed £10m investment plans to expand its presence in India.

Cleat firm's Chinese success

The Northern Echo: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: The Taishan Nuclear Power Project

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CABLE cleat maker has secured a significant order to supply equipment to a Chinese nuclear power plant.

Morrisons creates 180 North-East jobs

The Northern Echo: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

12:58pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORRISONS says it has created 180 North-East jobs after opening a store in the region.

Chocolate factory to be converted

The Northern Echo: The famous Terrys of York chocolate factory

3:14pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BUILDER Henry Boot ?is to start work ?on the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York? early next year.

Institution of Civil Engineers appoints new regional director

The Northern Echo: Penny Marshall

10:59am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has appointed experienced civil engineer Penny Marshall as its director for the North-East and for Yorkshire and Humber.

Newcastle Airport tops Which? magazine poll

The Northern Echo:

12:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

NEWCASTLE International has topped a Which? magazine readers poll as the best large airport in the UK.

Students steered towards career in engineering

The Northern Echo: DRIVING AMBITION: (L-R) ElringKlinger (GB) Year in Industry students Rohan Gill, Ben Russell, Daniel Wilson & Connor Jackson.

11:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

AN ENGINEERING company celebrating its fiftieth year on Teesside has welcomed the latest set of recruits onto its established ‘Year in Industry’ undergraduate programme this summer.

Co-op bank reports £75m loss

The Northern Echo: Co-operative Bank today reported a pre-tax loss of £75.8m for the first half of 2014.

9:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TROUBLED lender the Co-operative Bank has reported a £75.8m pre-tax loss for the first half of the year but said it was encouraged by its progress since it was rescued from near-collapse last year.

House asking prices in County Durham and Teesside lag behind pre-recession levels

The Northern Echo: House asking prices County Durham and Teesside have among the furthest distance still to recover, according to a property website.

12:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

HOUSE sellers' asking prices in London and the Home Counties have made the strongest gains since the financial crisis struck, while those in County Durham and Teesside have among the furthest distance still to recover, according to a property website.

Nissan halts car making at Sunderland plant

The Northern Echo: The Nissan factory in Sunderland.

5:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

PRODUCTION at Nissan's Sunderland car factory has been temporarily halted costing the company thousands of pounds.

Trainers join forces to boost workplace skills

The Northern Echo:

11:02pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TWO of the region’s training providers have joined forces to equip more young people with practical workplace skills.

Start-up support is just the tonic for Durham gin maker

The Northern Echo: JUST THE TONIC (Left to right): Jessica Tomlinson, Jon Chadwick, and Lynne Burns.

10:41am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE first legal distillery launched in County Durham since the reign of Henry VIII is set to expand its range.

Engineering college gets Ofsted approval

The Northern Echo:

11:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

AN engineering college is celebrating an outstanding Ofsted inspection report following a year of improvements.

Employers not checking degrees

The Northern Echo: Employers assume job applicants are telling the truth about their degree

11:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

A THIRD of employers assume job applicants are telling the truth about their degree and do not ask to see proof of their qualifications, according to new research.

Government posts surprise deficit

The Northern Echo: A new report says North-East jobseekers are paying the price of George Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach to the public sector.

11:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

GOVERNMENT finances are still in worse shape than they were a year ago showing the scale of the task facing the Chancellor as he tries to meet his fiscal target.

MPC split fuels prospect of interest rates rise

The Northern Echo: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England at the cricket ground in Chester-le-Street. (9045547)

10:05am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest in August, the first time in three years policymakers have backed a rise.

Tories attacked over regional development funding

The Northern Echo: Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has said Labour would "act where this Government has failed" and devolve £30 billion of Whitehall funding to English regions to help stimulate growth.

12:24pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE Government's flagship regional development scheme is "mired in chaos and delay" and £900 million behind schedule in attracting private investment, Labour has claimed.

Call to tackle infrastructure problems

The Northern Echo: STAG RETURN: Louts caused misery on flight

6:02am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MANUFACTURERS have called for the creation of a permanent UK Infrastructure Authority to address the nation’s long-term strategic requirements, and encourage vitally needed investment to support growth and competitiveness.

Balfour rejects last-ditch offer

The Northern Echo:

9:44am Wednesday 20th August 2014

BALFOUR Beatty today spurned a last-ditch attempt by Carillion to keep alive the prospect of a £3 billion merger, a day before the deadline for any deal expires.

Commercial director leaves Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Northern Echo: Andy Foulds has left his position as Commercial Director at Durham Tees Valley Airport

4:06pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DURHAM Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) has confirmed that Andy Foulds, commercial director has left the business to pursue new opportunities.

Outlook healthy for manufacturers, say CBI

The Northern Echo: Stock pictures of the production processes at the Nissan plant in Sunderland.  This picture shows the Paint Plant. (8590375)

12:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE outlook for manufacturing output growth in the next three months is strong, despite an easing of pace over the past quarter, the latest CBI survey shows.

Victorians worked into their 90s

The Northern Echo: Pity Me - Pitmen at Framwellgate Colliery around 1823. Many Pity Me miners worked at the colliery - courtesy of Michael Richardson, from his book Memory Lane Durham City

9:59am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE number of older people working has declined since the end of the 19th century when the Victorians worked in physically-demanding jobs such as mining and farming into their 80s or 90s.

Thai economic recovery is good news for Teesside steel

The Northern Echo: Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha,l who led the military takeover of Thailand.

11:56am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THAILAND'S economy avoided a technical recession in the second quarter, suggesting the country may be back on the path to growth following a military coup in May.

Carillion sweetens Balfour Beatty offer

11:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CARLILLION last night (TUESDAY) raised its offer for Balfour Beatty for the third time, offering new terms that value its rival at more than £2bn.

Rug firm rolls out growth plans

The Northern Echo: Modern Rugs new premises in Newton Aycliffe.

7:29am Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN ONLINE retailer of rugs is expanding into much bigger premises after running out of floorspace.

Decision time for A-level students

The Northern Echo: Lucy Humphreys, NECC Policy Adviser.

7:19am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MANY of us will recall the clammy hands, the lip-biting and the long walk to school the morning of A-Level results day, writes Lucy Humphreys, NECC Policy Adviser.

Free business advice sessions

11:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A FREE two-day master class which promises to help businesses grow and meet their commercial objectives is being offered to businesses in October.

Wood Group benefits from US shale boom

11:57am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE owner of a North-East industrial coatings firm has reported a 10 per cent rise in revenues on the back of activities in US shale gas market.

Ineos plans to tap shale gas in Scotland

11:53am Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHEMICAL firm Ineos has bought the majority share of a shale gas exploration licence close to its Grangemouth plant in Scotland.

Wharton Construction starts work on Yarm School's new music facility

The Northern Echo: MUSIC MAKERS: (From Left) Sean Potter, site manager, Matthew Wharton, director, Wharton Construction, Peter Wharton, director, Wharton Construction and Alan Hodgson, estates manager, Yarm School.

12:25pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A FAMILY-RUN building firm has started work on a £3m music teaching school.

Hays Travel is targeting £1bn turnover in the next five years

The Northern Echo: Councillor Paul Watson, Leader of Sunderland City Council and John Hays, chairman of Hays Travel.

11:21am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST travel agent is expanding its operations across the UK and training 100 new apprentices as it targets £1bn turnover. .

Coffee company to expand and create jobs

The Northern Echo: (9440755)

11:12am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A COFFEE company that started life in the North-East home of its founder plans to expand its range and create jobs with the help of a six-figure cash injection.

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