New jobs at domestic appliance firm

The Northern Echo: FIRM EXPANSION: Pictured from left to right at Pacifica’s Washington site are HSBC's Ian Cameron, Joanne Pratt, of FW Capital, Dawn Dunn, of North East Finance, and Pacifica's Kevin Brown

3:16pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DOMESTIC appliance repair firm hopes to create more than 40 North-East jobs in a £2m expansion.

Construction firm's £1.5m seaside deal

The Northern Echo: MEDIEVAL PROJECT: The Black Gate, in Newcastle, which NCS carried out work on

12:18pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A GROWING construction firm has secured a £1.5m contract to transform a North-East town into a tourist haven.

Bus company makes redundancies

The Northern Echo:

10:41am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NORTH-EAST bus company has made more than 40 redundancies, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Sainsbury's hit by sales fall

The Northern Echo:

11:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

SUPERMARKET Sainsbury's has reported a 2.8 per cent fall in like-for-like sales as the sector's price wars continue to bite.

'Near stagnation' in new orders

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

3:56pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GROWTH in new manufacturing orders ground to "near stagnation" levels in September as the sector suffered its worst performance for 17 months.

Offshore firm's top honour

The Northern Echo: AWARDS SUCCESS: Workers at Darlington's MTE Ltd finish another contract

2:42pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore fire and blast protection specialist has won an industry honour.

Tesco's £250m probe

The Northern Echo:

11:33am Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE City regulator has launched a probe into a £250m overstatement of half-year profit by Tesco.

Technology firm's regional reassurance

The Northern Echo: TENSE SITUATION: Russian anti-aircraft systems make their way through the Red Square

6:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A MOBILE phone technology firm has hailed the bright future of its North-East base amid warnings of setbacks caused by volatility in Russia.

Government 'must do more' on economy

The Northern Echo:

1:11pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE Government must forget its positive spin over UK growth and concentrate on falling pay and living standards, it has been claimed.

North-East engineer's Brazil honour

The Northern Echo: MINISTERIAL VISIT: Chancellor George Osborne MP visits business Carroll-Meynell on Durham Lane Industrial Park near Stockton.  George Osborne MP talks to Dan Newman on the factory shop floor.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8588347)

12:29pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A DESIGN engineer from a Government-backed North-East firm will play a key role in an international conference.

Water firm's Royal recognition

The Northern Echo: ROYAL RECOGNITION: Heidi Mottram OBE, Northumbrian Water chief executive, receives the Queen's Award from Lord-Lieutenant for County Durham Susan Snowdon

6:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A WATER firm has retained its Royal endorsement for the standard of its service.

Contractor named on £7m development

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS BOOST: An artist's impression of the new Portobello Trade Park

6:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm has been named as main contractor on a £7m North-East business park.

Car parts maker's university work

The Northern Echo: BETTER INFORMED: Nifco UK workers receive certificates after completing a training course at Teesside University. Mike Matthews MBE, front, and Dr David Hughes, left, with, from left, workers Steve Morgan, Gavin Wilkinson, Alex Park, Anna Donaldson, Johnn

6:01am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A CAR parts maker has been supported by a North-East university to increase staff training.

NECC column: Moving into overdrive

The Northern Echo: PARTNERS MESSAGE: Joanne Fryett, head of NECC Partners

6:02am Wednesday 1st October 2014

AFTER a busy summer, the regional business community seems to have slipped into overdrive since we moved into autumn, writes Joanne Fryett.

Virgin Money stock market flotation 'imminent'

The Northern Echo: Virgin StartUp will provide practical start-up guidance, networking opportunities and inspiration.

6:37pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

VIRGIN Money – the North-East based bank which took over parts of the collapsed Northern Rock – is expected to announce details of its stock market flotation imminently.

Battery maker Rayovac powers to 25th anniversary

The Northern Echo: The Rayovac team celebrate 25 years

6:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A HEARING aid battery maker is celebrating 25 years manufacturing in the North-East. .

Opencast sites 'up for sale' company confirms

The Northern Echo: Lorries carry coal away from Park Wall North opencast mine, in Tow Law (10955450)

5:15pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

SIX surface mines owned by UK Coal – including one in this region – are up for sale, the company has confirmed.

Mine bosses submit plans

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

7:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A FIRM behind proposals to build a £1.5bn mine have submitted plans for the development.

Wonga profits fall by more than half

The Northern Echo: Profits at payday lender Wonga, Newcastle United's shirt sponsor, have fallen by more than half, the company has announced.

10:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PAY-DAY lender Wonga said it expects that it will be smaller and less profitable in the near term after reporting a 53 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £39.7m for 2013.

Engineering firm's £336m Sellafield work

The Northern Echo: BIG CONTRACT: Amec has won a deal to work at Sellafield

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

AN engineering has expanded its presence in the nuclear sector after securing a multi-million pound deal.

RBS reduces bad loans provision

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

8:12am Tuesday 30th September 2014

STRONGER economic conditions have boosted the recovery at Royal Bank of Scotland after it cut the amount of money set aside to cover bad loans.

Pizza firm aims to create 30 jobs

The Northern Echo: JOBS DRIVE: Domino's Pizza says it wants 30 North-East workers

7:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A PIZZA delivery firm is creating 30 North-East jobs.

House prices 'fall back'

The Northern Echo: VALUE INCREASE: House prices have increased eight per cent, according to a report

7:49am Tuesday 30th September 2014

HOUSE prices fell back from a record high in September with the first month-on-month decrease in more than a year, a report has revealed.

Housebuilder's North-East target after profits double

12:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST housebuilder says it will continue expanding its presence across the region after a record order book doubled profits.

Businesses warned 'not to meddle'

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

4:30pm Monday 29th September 2014

COMPANY bosses face paying a "very dear economic and financial price" if they continue to speak up for European Union membership.

Engineering firm's Sellafield deal

The Northern Echo: NUCLEAR PROJECT: Amec will partner Jacobs Engineering Group and Balfour Beatty on work at Sellafield

10:54am Monday 29th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST based engineering firm has secured a waste treatment deal worth up to £336m.

Britain must stay in the EU, say manufacturers

The Northern Echo: (10804091)

5:59am Monday 29th September 2014

BRITAIN'S manufacturers remain overwhelmingly in favour of staying in the EU, according to new research published today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

Bridalwear owner weaves new success

The Northern Echo: FINAL TOUCHES: Phil Woodhead tidies up seams on an overlocking machine

1:46pm Monday 29th September 2014

A FASHION and bridal designer has fought back against redundancy to launch a successful business.

Aldi plans more stores

The Northern Echo: POPULAR STORE: Shoppers queue at Aldi's store in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

1:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

DISCOUNT supermarket Aldi is creating hundreds of jobs in 65 new stores.

Entrepreneurs hail economic confidence

The Northern Echo: POSITIVE MESSAGE: Nigel Mills, chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Forum

10:35am Monday 29th September 2014

NORTH-EAST entrepreneurs believe confidence is continuing to return to the economy, a report has revealed.

Balfour's new profit warning

The Northern Echo: NO DEAL: Balfour Beatty has ended merger talks with Carillion

10:25am Monday 29th September 2014

THE chairman of Balfour Beatty has announced his intention to quit after it issued its third profits warning this year.

North-East business group supports Government review

The Northern Echo:

11:40am Friday 26th September 2014

The Federation of Small Businesses North-East (FSB) will form part of a Government review into ways to transform how taxpayers’ money is spent on public services.

Scheme aims to boost apprenticeships

The Northern Echo: FUTURE GENERATION: Pictured from left to right are apprentices Marcus Lloyd, Andrew Snowdon, Aaron Weldrake, Liam Parkinson and John Ashurst, with, far left, Jamie Borthwick, and, back right, Glenn Young and Councillor Robbie Payne, chairman of Hartlepool

6:00am Friday 26th September 2014

SCORES of North-East construction apprenticeships could be created in a building restoration scheme.

Mining firm's finance deal

The Northern Echo: DIGGING IN: Work goes on at a UK Coal mine in County Durham

12:44pm Friday 26th September 2014

A MINING firm operating in the North-East has confirmed it has secured funding to manage the closure of two deep mines.

De La Rue profits warning

The Northern Echo: De La Rue employs about 400 staff at its factory in Gateshead

9:40am Friday 26th September 2014

SHARES in the company responsible for printing Bank of England banknotes, have fallen 30 per cent after it issued a profits warning.

Business organisation celebrates successes

The Northern Echo: ANNUAL EVENT: Pictured at the NECC annual dinner are, from left to right, Robert Hough, chairman of Peel Airports, Zoe Lewis, Middlesbrough College principal and chief executive, Steph McGovern, Kiersten Avery, Teesside University assistant dean, and NECC

1:26pm Friday 26th September 2014

A NORTH-EAST business membership organisation has celebrated companies’ successes at an event.

Banks face record currency fines

The Northern Echo: FINE THREAT: Barclays is one of six banks facing record fines, according to the Financial Conduct Authority

1:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

SIX banks are facing record fines after the City regulator reportedly began talks to settle an investigation into the manipulation of currency markets.

House prices accelerated in August

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

11:56am Friday 26th September 2014

ANNUAL house price growth accelerated to 8.4 per cent in England and Wales in August - the highest rate of increase for nearly seven years, figures show.

Brewin Dolphin bolsters team

The Northern Echo: Lucie Gordon

9:56am Friday 26th September 2014

WEALTH manager Brewin Dolphin has appointed business development manager, Lucie Gordon, to help strengthen the firm's links with Independent Financial Advisors (IFA’s) across the region.

North-East firms' £4.5m offshore boost

The Northern Echo:

3:18pm Thursday 25th September 2014

NORTH-EAST manufacturing firms can tap into a £4.5m offshore energy fund to create jobs and take on innovative projects.

Charity collapse is devastating blow to region's good causes

The Northern Echo:

9:38pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MPs said last night that good causes would suffer a devastating blow after it was confirmed the biggest charity in the North-East was to be wound down.

Slowdown in car production

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Thursday 25th September 2014

CAR manufacturing slowed considerably last month but is still ahead for the year so far compared with 2013.

Rate hikes 'gradual and limited'

The Northern Echo: RATES RISE: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said interest rates will rise steadily. Mr Carney is pictured during an exclusive interview with The Northern Echo earlier this year at Durham County Cricket Club's Chester-le-Street ground

4:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

INTEREST rate hikes will be gradual and limited, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.

Newcastle United owner takes £43m bet on Tesco

The Northern Echo: Sportswear billionaire Mike Ashley is betting that Tesco shares will rise in the long term.

10:43am Thursday 25th September 2014

MIKE Ashley’s Sports Direct International has made a £43m bet that shares in troubled supermarket Tesco will rally after their recent slump.

Biggest charity in the North-East to close, but Virgin Money pledges £1m for good causes

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.

10:16pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE North-East’s biggest charity is poised to close, but its sole funder has pledged £1m to support good causes across the region.

Branson tells staff - take as much holiday as you like

The Northern Echo: Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson revealed on his blog that Virgin Group employees in the UK and US will have no limits on their time off - as long as they feel up to date on every project and their absence will not harm the business.

9:43am Thursday 25th September 2014

VIRGIN tycoon Sir Richard Branson is to allow his staff to take as much annual leave as they want in a bid to boost morale, creativity and productivity.

'Smugglers' board Newcastle to Amsterdam ferry

The Northern Echo: George Colson with Lisa Winder of the Robin Hood's Bay Smuggler’s Bistro

7:02am Thursday 25th September 2014

THE producer of a range of beers that celebrate smuggling history has been awarded a contract to supply ferry operator DFDS Seaways.

Move provides right blend for tea maker

The Northern Echo: BREWING UP: David Robinson, PD Ports' group chief executive, left, with Andy Brown, managing director at Taylors of Harrogate

11:32am Thursday 25th September 2014

A PORT operator has opened a new warehouse for the firm behind Yorkshire Tea.

Scheme helps North-East start-ups

The Northern Echo: START-UP SCHEME: Employment Minister Esther McVey

11:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

MORE than 4,000 new businesses have been set up across the North-East, a Government scheme has said.

RBS chairman leaves for Glaxo

The Northern Echo: NEW POSITION: RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton will leave the bank next year for the same role at GlaxoSmithKline

12:02pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton is leaving the bank to take up the same role at drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline.

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