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10:42am Wednesday 4th December 2013
As the Chancellor comes under increasing pressure to announce some growth-boosting measures and get a grip on energy prices in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, Business Editor Andy Richardson and Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill ask the North-East business community what George Osborne should do to kickstart the economy
11:12am Wednesday 27th November 2013
11:24am Wednesday 20th November 2013
DARLINGTON’S Clervaux artisan bakery and cafe is the kind of place that every town should have. And Rick McCordall’s plan could see many more springing up across the region, serving handmade breads, tasty savouries and scrumptious scones.
6:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013
6:00am Wednesday 6th November 2013
She once dreamed of being a teacher, but Sara Davies is now a real-life lesson in how to succeed as an entrepreneur. Setting up a crafting business in her bedroom, the company is now an international force used by millions of enthusiasts. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out more
6:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013
6:00am Wednesday 23rd October 2013
"WERE good at building big things here," says Cleveland Bridge boss Brian Rogan, as he stands in the shadow of one of the massive U-shaped steel sections that will shortly bear the weight of the new Forth Road Bridge.
12:18pm Wednesday 16th October 2013
6:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013
FROM the golden Halls of Asgard, through the scream-filled corridors of Arkham Asylum via a zombie-infested holiday island and an alternate reality reclaimed by nature - one North-East company does not so much have the world at its feet as numerous worlds in its hands, writes Bryn Littleton.
10:55am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
THE opening frames of the film are reminiscent of a production from British Pathé’s historic vaults. A large painted map, dominated by minute plastic vessels and conservative primary colours, is highlighted by an equally reserved host in a brown suit and spectacles.
6:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013
As a gateway to the North-East, Tees Dock has been a crucial cog in the wheel of the region's industrial environment. The dock is now 50 years-old and Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill learns about its history, its colourful workforce and just why they had Carlsberg and caviar were on the menu
6:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013
As a professional jockey, Richard Collins was used to navigating a path to success. He is now plotting the route to further rewards with a seafood business serving thousands of fish and chip shops every year. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out more
11:21am Wednesday 11th September 2013
1:53pm Wednesday 4th September 2013
6:00am Thursday 29th August 2013
For a firm used to detecting minute of objects on its thermal imaging technology, its global success has so far managed to slip under radar. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill learns all about Solo Ti and its impressive list of stellar clients.
2:45pm Wednesday 21st August 2013
TWEETING from the comfort of his London home at the start of the parliamentary recess, Chancellor George Osborne was quick to vindicate his austerity drive as the UK moved into a second successive quarter of growth.
6:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 14th August 2013
6:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013
ITS North-East workshops fell silent almost 25 years ago but the name Whessoe still resonates across the world. Business Editor Andy Richardson asks new owners Samsung C&T why they have bought a famous piece of North-East industrial history.
2:02pm Wednesday 17th July 2013
6:00am Wednesday 17th July 2013
KEITH Miller once worked from his bedroom with a £40 typewriter to get his firm off the ground. Now his company is renowned across the world as a specialist supplier of paint spraying and fire protection products. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out about its success.
5:00am Wednesday 17th July 2013
12:50pm Wednesday 10th July 2013
6:16pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013
12:32pm Wednesday 26th June 2013
FOR generations there have been strong commercial links between Japan and the North-East. When Victorian industrialist Lord Armstrong won orders to build ships for the Japanese navy, he would invite the dealmakers back to his home in Jesmond Dene, Newcastle, to sign the contract.
11:46am Wednesday 19th June 2013
6:00am Wednesday 12th June 2013
WITH an enviable product range, fruitful forays into the homewares market and a successful factory on the other side of the world, this Roman Empire looks set to continue its relentless march forward.
3:37pm Monday 10th June 2013
12:28pm Thursday 30th May 2013
6:00am Wednesday 22nd May 2013
6:00am Wednesday 15th May 2013
A key component in the global energy industry, 100-year-old engineering company Francis Brown Limited has stood the test of time. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out how the family-run company, founded with a shop selling wire rat traps, is now preparing for future growth.
2:21pm Thursday 9th May 2013
THE grand unveiling of Lord Andrew Adonis’ economic masterplan for the north of the region saw the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (Lep) hog the regional development spotlight last month. Business Editor Andy Richardson asked Stephen Catchpole, managing director of TVU, what the plans mean for the Tees Valley and if the two Leps are rivals or potential partners.
6:00am Wednesday 1st May 2013
10:47am Wednesday 24th April 2013
11:12am Wednesday 17th April 2013
THE stamps in Toby Heintz’ passport are enough to make the most hardened traveller shudder. Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Malaysia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and a host of North African and South American countries and many more air miles accumulated over the course of a hectic year.
11:17am Wednesday 10th April 2013
11:03am Thursday 4th April 2013
2:53pm Wednesday 27th March 2013
6:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013
When Stan Fraquet founded Fracks Transport 40 years ago, its bank balance stood at just £40. Sheer hard work and determination has since put the company on the road to success. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill takes a look behind the scenes.
12:21pm Wednesday 13th March 2013
ANSWERING a call from a colleague offering a fire training day at Durham Tees Valley Airport doesn’t normally happen in my line of work, but when the call came all I heard was Kurt Russell’s classic line – You go, we go – from the blockbuster movie Backdraft.
6:00am Wednesday 6th March 2013
A FAMILY-RUN building and joinery firm which continues to defy the increasingly challenging construction industry has just entered its 153rd year of business. Deputy Business Editor Steven Hugill finds out the secrets behind the success
2:13pm Wednesday 27th February 2013
HUNDREDS more aircraft will be landing at Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTV) in the next five years – but before you rush to the travel agent, it is worth noting that none of the impending arrivals will be taking off again.
6:00am Wednesday 20th February 2013
THE multi-billion pound offshore energy industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. Companies are constantly searching for ways to improve services and safety in one of the toughest and dangerous working environments in the world. Business Writer Steven Hugill looks at how one North-East firm is playing a major part.
1:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013
IN October, the Government rejected Durham Tees Valley Airport’s bid for £5.9m from the regional growth fund (RGF) to build a massive freight and logistics operation on land south of the terminal. It was the latest blow to an operation that has suffered a torrid five years, with airlines pulling out and passenger numbers slumping.
6:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013
HUNDREDS of public sector jobs in Darlington could be moved to Newcastle as Government budget cutbacks threaten key Department for Education posts. The situation remains shrouded in uncertainty despite ministers' assurances over the town's pulling power to keep the jobs in Darlington. Business Writer Steven Hugill looks at how increased inward investment could be the solution.
11:06am Wednesday 16th January 2013
TALK of the UK going into a tripledip recession at the end of the first financial quarter of 2013 has been common among financial analysts across the country since last month’s Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) survey for the services sector, which makes up 75 per cent of the UK economy, showed a reading of 48.9 – its first decline in two years.
6:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013
WILL 2013 be lucky for the UK in getting the economy back on track, or are we destined to carry on bumping along the bottom for the foreseeable future? Deputy business editor Lauren Pyrah asks two experts their views on the UK’s financial outlook for the New Year.
10:43am Tuesday 8th January 2013
11:53am Wednesday 19th December 2012
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
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- Durham City
- York & Harrogate
- Newton Aycliffe
- Richmond & The Dales
- Tyne & Wear
- Whitby & Scarborough