Mining firm's coal focus after sale

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

11:59am Monday 1st September 2014

A MINING firm has sold a chemical transport division for £26.9m as it looks to increase its presence in the UK coal industry.

Businesses air concerns over EU withdrawal

The Northern Echo: EURO SCEPTICS: A NECC survey says firms are worried about a withdrawal from the EU

1:05pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE North-East’s position as a dominant exporter will be affected if the UK withdraws from the EU, businesses have warned.

Single hub airport 'a priority' to support trade

The Northern Echo: NEW ARRIVAL: A plane comes in to land at Heathrow Airport

6:01am Monday 1st September 2014

A SINGLE UK hub airport with spare capacity for new routes is vital to the North-East retaining its position as a key UK exporter, it has been claimed.

North-East manufacturers 'eye more jobs', despite industry slowdown

The Northern Echo: STRONG RECOVERY: The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey says the UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing

2:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

NORTH-EAST manufacturers are looking to create more jobs as they tackle increased work, despite the industry slowing its acceleration, a report has said.

Chartered accountancy looks to expand

The Northern Echo: NEW ROLE: George Hardey, front, with the rest of the tax team

3:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARTERED accountant and business adviser is expanding after unveiling a new associate.

Housebuilder celebrates strong results

The Northern Echo: Persimmon has reported a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June.

6:01am Monday 1st September 2014

A NORTH-EAST housebuilder has hailed a strong start to the year.

Data firm's turnover delight

The Northern Echo: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A DATA management firm has seen turnover increase after launching a new product.

Manufacturers positive over growth

The Northern Echo: SCALING BACK: Growth in manufacturing has eased, according to a study

12:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

GROWTH in manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but firms remain confident about the economic outlook, a study has said.

Technology company's job ambitions

The Northern Echo: GROWTH AMBITION: Dr Arnab Basu, Kromek chief executive

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A TECHNOLOGY firm aims to create North-East jobs to continue its expansion.

Security firm's sporting success

The Northern Echo: RIDING STAR: Nicola Wilson, pictured during a previous event, is competing at the World Equestrian Games, in Normandy, which is being supported by Gateshead's Protector Group

2:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SECURITY firm renowned for keeping major sporting events safe has won another major deal.

Assessment firm deal 'will strengthen North-East' base

The Northern Echo: LEARNING TOOL: The Test Factory provides online education tests for schools

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST company providing online education tests has been bought by the UK’s largest school assessment firm.

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

The Northern Echo: JOBS MOVE: Malaysia Airlines is axing 6,000 jobs as it looks to recover from twin disasters

10:40am Friday 29th August 2014

MALAYSIA Airlines is shedding 6,000 jobs.

Banknote printer's new appointment

The Northern Echo: A house note, which De La Rue uses to show customers what the company can do.

5:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST banknote printer has revealed its new chief executive.

Tesco cuts dividend in price war

The Northern Echo: MORE TIME: Tesco's store in Bishop Auckland. Company bosses have asked for more time to turn the business around.

12:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

TESCO has issued another annual profits warning as the price war raging in the UK's supermarket aisles continues.

Firms urged to look at Indian markets

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS POTENTIAL: North-East firms have been urged to take advantage of opportunities in India

11:33am Friday 29th August 2014

NORTH-EAST businesses are invited to take advantage of opportunities in India.

Co-op to decide on reform plans

The Northern Echo: MEETING DATE: The Co-operative group will hold a special general meeting over plans to change its future

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Co-operative group will face the final hurdle in its plans for a radical shake-up of the way it is run.

Emirates '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.

UK 'must export more for growth'

The Northern Echo: STRONG RECOVERY: The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey says the UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing

12:57pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE UK needs to invest and export more to prevent its world-leading growth being a flash in the pan, a business group has warned.

'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.

Cleaning firm's expansion hopes

The Northern Echo: GRAND PLANS: Platinum Cleaning Products' husband and wife team Michelle and Simon Dixon

3:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A CLEANING firm is looking to expand and take on more workers after moving to a new factory.

Business groups plea over small firm finance

The Northern Echo: CPP customers are to receive letters reminding them of the company's compensation package

1:22pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SMALLER firms in the North-East must be given greater help to access finance and support their growth, a business organisation has said.

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.

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