Union warning over steel strike

The Northern Echo: STRIKE WARNING: Unite says workers at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre could take action

5:23pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A UNION representing North-East steel workers says staff could strike.

Regulator fines Barclays £37.7m

The Northern Echo:

11:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

BARCLAYS has been fined £37.7m in a record punishment from the City regulator for failing to provide adequate protection for its clients' funds.

Sale of Mc2 saves 216 recruitment jobs

The Northern Echo: (l to r) Carl Swansbury and Abu Ali of Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance

2:03pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HUNDREDS of jobs have been saved after a recruitment firm was rescued from administration.

Almost 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4U

The Northern Echo: 362 Phines4u shops will close.

9:27am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ALMOST 1,700 jobs are to go at the collapsed mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, after the firm's administrators confirmed that 362 shops will close.

Female entrepreneurs get business support

The Northern Echo: Charlotte Windebank from First Face to Face

3:29pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ALMOST 100 women attended the launch of Go Digital Newcastle’s wwWomen at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Chuka Umunna 'deeply troubled' by Tesco woes

The Northern Echo: Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary for State for Business, Innovation and Skills

3:09pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

THE The crisis at Tesco is a national interest issue that will affect the whole British business community, shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has said.

Waste firm's revenues rise

The Northern Echo: WASTE GROUND: Augean's landfill site at Port Clarence, near Middlesbrough

12:05pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A WASTE management company operating a North-East plant has seen revenues rise.

Miller Homes plans flotation

The Northern Echo: Miller Homes intends to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities.

9:45am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

HOUSE builder Miller Homes is planning to float on the London stock exchange.

Battery maker continues growth

The Northern Echo: CONTINUED SUCCESS: Pictured from left to right are Rayovac's Colin Bryson-Pyke, Mayor Stuart Porthouse and Rayovac general manager Glen Rutherford

11:18am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A QUEEN’S Award-winning hearing aid battery maker has invested in equipment to maintain its growth.

Solar, so good: BT hands North-East small firm £26m deal

The Northern Echo: Don Lord, chief executive of UK-SE

10:32pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SMALL firm in the North-East has won a £26m deal to power BT’s new research centre from what is believed to be the largest solar energy farm in the UK.

Life sciences company swaps Oxford for new base on Teesside

The Northern Echo: (L-R) Dr Ian Wilkinson, head of research and manufacturing at Absolute Antibody with colleague, Alex Baker. The life sciences company has expanded and relocated from Oxfordshire to laboratories at the Wilton Centre on Teesside.

2:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AN expanding life sciences company is creating jobs in the North-East following a decision to shift its laboratory operations from Oxfordshire to Teesside.

Electric vehicle firm's North-East job hopes

The Northern Echo: Sevcon president Matt Boyle

10:38am Monday 22nd September 2014

AN electric vehicle firm says it could create 40 North-East jobs after securing more than £6m from investors.

Tesco suspends executives and launches profits probe

The Northern Echo: Tesco has launched an investigation after revealing that its guidance on profits for the six months to August 23 was overstated by around  £250m.

9:47am Monday 22nd September 2014

SUPERMARKET Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, and called in independent accountants and lawyers after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

EE to take over 58 Phones 4U stores

The Northern Echo: Phones 4u's collapse into administration last week put a total of 5,596 jobs at risk.

9:49am Monday 22nd September 2014

MOBILE phone network operator EE is to buy 58 Phones 4u stores in a deal saving more than 350 jobs at the collapsed mobile phone retailer.

Firm looks to grow with change

The Northern Echo: NAME CHANGE: Jean-Louis Rostaing, Technip Umbilicals’ managing director

3:22pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A SUBSEA oil and gas firm says it will target further global markets after changing its name.

Software firm's £97m US deal

The Northern Echo: FLAT OUT: Marussia driver Max Chilton drives past the Singapore Flyer at the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. Sage Group has worked with the team to provide software for engineers to monitor car parts

11:58am Monday 22nd September 2014

A SOFTWARE firm employing more than 1,000 North-East workers is paying £97m for a US payroll and HR company.

Job fears at dairy firm

The Northern Echo: JOBS FEARS: Dairy Crest, which makes Utterly Butterly, says about 260 are under threat. Its Utterly Butterly brand was a familiar sight on wingwalking planes at air shows

11:36am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORE than 260 jobs are under threat at Utterly Butterly maker Dairy Crest.

Kromek agrees $1m deal extension

The Northern Echo: A Kromek technician

11:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

EXPANDING North-East firm Kromek has agreed an extended deal with a leading manufacturer of computer tomography (CT) scanners.

King Coal is becoming King Canute, says industry analyst

The Northern Echo: Demand for coal in China could peak as early as 2016, as the country brings in measures to tackle air pollution and boosts its use of renewables, gas, nuclear power and energy efficiency, the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) said.

10:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

SLOWING demand for coal in China is turning the coal production industry into a major financial risk for investors, it has been warned.

Aycliffe hails award winners

The Northern Echo: Tekmar, cable protection specialists, beat tough competition to secure top prize at Aycliffe Business Park's Make Your Mark awards.

7:57am Monday 22nd September 2014

SUBSEA specialist firm Tekmar Energy scooped the Company of the Year award at Aycliffe Business Park's Make Your Mark awards event.

North-East builder Turney Wylde starts work on Hummersknott Academy

The Northern Echo: From Left to Right: Alice Eynon, Thomas Naisbitt and Jessica Hindle.

1:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

DARLINGTON'S Hummersknott Academy has announced the appointment of a contractor which is starting work on a £1.3m upgrade of the school’s facilities.

Air tax breaks for Scotland could hit North-East airport

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Airport chiefs fear Scotland is about to be handed an unfair advantage on aviation tax.

3:31pm Friday 19th September 2014

NEW tax powers for Scotland could threaten the future success of a vital part of North-East infrastructure, airport bosses have warned.

North-East business leaders react to the No vote

The Northern Echo: Graham Robb: The priority should be the redirection of resources from London to the North East, not the establishment of new bodies or talking shops.”

9:22am Friday 19th September 2014

THE North East Chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Graham Robb has called for greater economic power for the region, following the result of the referendum on Scottish Independence.

Military vehicle staff strike warning over pay

The Northern Echo:

5:59am Friday 19th September 2014

WORKERS at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm could strike over wages.

GSK fined £279m by China

The Northern Echo: Glaxosmithkline employs about 1,000 people in Barnard Castle, County Durham

10:39am Friday 19th September 2014

CHINA has fined UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline £297m after a court found it guilty of bribery.

Scots firms lead No vote shares rise

The Northern Echo: Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland surged 3% this morning while energy provider SSE, Glasgow-based engineer Weir and Standard Life were up by around 2%.

9:57am Friday 19th September 2014

COMPANIES with Scottish links led the FTSE 100 Index higher as a relief rally took hold on financial markets following the rejection of independence.

Port launches apprentice drive

The Northern Echo: PORT PLANS: The Port of Tyne

4:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST port is looking for five new apprentices.

Rental firm continues expansion

The Northern Echo: DRIVING FORCE: Workers at Darlington-based Northgate Vehicle Hire tends to some of its vehicles	Picture: TOM BANKS (10512796)

1:42pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A VEHICLE rental firm, trusted by thousands of tradesmen and holidaymakers every year, is continuing its UK expansion.

Full line up of Oktoberfest speakers announced

The Northern Echo: Coun. Neil Foster will be a guest speaker at Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event.

3:29pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MANUFACTURING and economic regeneration will be the key themes at Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event, as the full line of guest speakers is announced.

PPI firm's North-East jobs boost

The Northern Echo: EMPLOYMENT LIFT: Fast Track Reclaim is creating 80 North-East jobs

4:03pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A payment protection insurance (PPI) claims management firm is creating 80 North-East jobs.

Mining firm looks to supply chain

The Northern Echo: TEST WORK: A York Potash drilling rig, pictured exploring the depth, quality and thickness of polyhalite under the North York Moors

2:24pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A FIRM behind plans for a major mining development wants companies to register for work.

Factory export orders 'faltering'

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

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

FACTORY export order books have weakened to their worst level since January 2013 amid political uncertainty at home and abroad, a report has warned.

New lounge opens at Durham Tees Valley Airport

The Northern Echo: The new Swissport lounge and café at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

3:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE upgrading of passenger facilities at Durham Tees Valley Airport has taken a big step forward with the opening of new catering services.

Event will ask big 4 questions about cloud computing

The Northern Echo: Phil Richardson of Atlas Cloud

1:12pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A TEAM from three leading businesses has been brought together to set out the future for cloud computing in the North-East.

Northgate drives forward profits and sales

The Northern Echo: MOVING ON: Darlington-based Northgate is continuing to expand its UK business, with four new sites opened since the start of the new financial year, bringing its total branch network to 72.

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

DARLINGTON vehicle hire company Northgate PLC said it is trading in line with expectations and expressed confidence for the full year on the back of increased profit and revenue from its UK and Spanish businesses.

North-East tops unemployment and claimant tables

The Northern Echo:

10:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance has fallen below one million for the first time in six years, new figures showed today, but the North-East has the highest jobless and claimant rates in Great Britain.

Aircraft recycler locked out of hangar

The Northern Echo: AT WORK: Sycamore Aviation's hangar at Durham Tees Valley Airport, pictured during previous work on planes

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN aircraft breaker has been locked out of its hangar, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Rescue deal saves 800 Phone 4u jobs

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 15/09/14 of a  Phones 4U shop in Oxford Street in central London with its shutters down. The founder of Phone 4u has blamed 'extremely callous' mobile networks for the collapse of the company, which has put 5,600 jobs at risk. PRE

5:21pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DIXONS Carphone will offer to hire the 800 people who work in Phones 4U concessions at its Currys and PC World stores.

Shepherd hosts recruitment event for electricians, mates, plumbers and pipefitters

The Northern Echo: (10478521)

2:55pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NORTH-EAST building services provider Shepherd Engineering Services (SES), in partnership with recruitment business NRL, is to host an M&E Trades Open Day, designed to match the region’s wealth of trained tradespeople with a variety of existing career opportunities.

Offshore deal 'will boost Korea work'

The Northern Echo: KOREA DEAL: Pictured front, from left to right are, Joanne Leng MBE, NOF Energy deputy chief executive, and Young-Ju Suh, KOSHIPA vice-chairman. Back row, from left to right, are Seok-Joo Chung, KOSHIPA general manager, George Rafferty, NOF Energy's c

12:23pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore energy body has signed a deal to expand work between the UK and South Korea.

Gaming firm looks to reach new level

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS EXPANSION: Tom Beardsmore, Coatsink’s managing director, right, with Councillor Harry Trueman, deputy leader of Sunderland City Council

11:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GAMING firm aims to move up a level after revealing plans to increase its workforce.

Baker focuses on brighter future

The Northern Echo:

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AS the recession continued to bite hard, even high street baker Greggs eventually found the squeeze too tough to swallow.

Salmond hails 'empowering moment'

The Northern Echo:

1:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has promised to negotiate with the rest of the UK in "comradely friendship" if there is a vote in favour of independence.

Tackling climate change and economic growth are not incompatible

The Northern Echo: Innovative technology and new investment in cities, energy and agriculture is giving all countries opportunities for economic growth and tackling climate change, says a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

8:39am Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHOOSING between growth and tackling climate change is a false dilemma as the two can be achieved together, a global commission has said.

Energy firms' customer woes

The Northern Echo: CUSTOMER UNREST: Npower has received the most complaints from customers, a report has said

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

AN energy provider that cut hundreds of North-East jobs has been criticised for its poor customer service.

Waste firm's jobs hopes

The Northern Echo: WASTE DISPOSAL: Sita UK says its factory expansion will divert up to 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year

6:01am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A COMPANY creating energy from waste aims to deliver 30 North-East jobs in a factory expansion.

North-East pub chain targets growth as rivals call time

The Northern Echo: Wear Inns is targeting growth amid tough market conditions

4:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A CLAMPDOWN on cheap booze offers has been largely ignored by supermarkets, says a North-East and Yorkshire pub operator, which aims to grow in the year ahead.

City Deal is not to be sniffed at

The Northern Echo: Rachel Anderson NECC head of member relations

7:20am Wednesday 17th September 2014

IN this era of austerity and financial cutbacks, the prospect of a substantial pot of money from the Government to empower a town, city or specified area is not to be sniffed at, writes Rachel Anderson

Award for Driver Hire

The Northern Echo: Lisa Fleming

1:32pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DRIVER Hire Darlington, a franchise of the national network based on Aycliffe Business Park, has won the firm's Bronze Achievement Award for for hitting more than £300,000 in turnover.

Inflation falls to 1.5 per cent

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

9:51am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE inflation rate as measured by Consumer Price Index has fallen to 1.5 per cent in August, the Office for National Statistics has announced.

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