Under-employment 'stubbornly high'

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 Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PEOPLE are increasingly looking for extra working hours amid a major rise in under-employment, a report has warned.

Cameron condemns second beheading after Islamic State militants release video of US journalist

The Northern Echo:

7:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DAVID Cameron has condemned a "disgusting and despicable" video apparently showing a second US journalist being beheaded by Islamic State militants.

Workers face redundancy in foundry closure

The Northern Echo: JOBS SHOCK: A worker at Esco's foundry in FGuisborough, east Cleveland

6:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than 60 North-East workers face redundancy at an engineering firm.

Cable firm's wind farm work

The Northern Echo: STRONG PIPELINE: A JDR worker, pictured with some of its cabling

11:43am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A POWER cable firm is supporting a major energy development.

Warning over building sector's skills shortage

The Northern Echo:

3:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FRESH surge in construction activity has fuelled concerns over a skills shortage as firms keep pace with industry expansion.

'Cash top-ups' for bosses' pensions

The Northern Echo: BIG SPENDERS: The High Pay Centre says executive pay is still rising, despite Government moves to halt its growth

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than half of top company directors are now receiving cash instead of contributions to their pension schemes, a study has revealed.

Outsourcing firm's contract joy

The Northern Echo: HEATING UP: Customer complaints over energy companies are at their highest, the Energy Ombudsman has said

2:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST outsourcing firm has secured a five-year deal to work with the UK’s largest energy supplier.

'Hold interest rates', says North-East Shadow MPC

The Northern Echo: BUSINESS VIEW: Colin Fyfe, Darlington Building Society chief executive, is one of the speakers on the North-East Shadow MPC

6:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE North-East Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has delivered a majority verdict to maintain interest rates at their current level.

Chancellor sets Autumn Statement date

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)

1:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has revealed the date of his Autumn Statement.

Profit falls at Johnson Cleaners

The Northern Echo: PROFITS DROP: Dry cleaning business Johnsons has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits after cutting its number of branches.

12:09pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

DRY cleaning business Johnsons has reported a fall in half-year sales and profits after cutting its number of branches.

Trade deal 'worth £10bn a year'

The Northern Echo: HIGH PRAISE: Prime Minister David Cameron says the North-East is driving forward innovation

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Government has responded to criticism of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10bn a year.

Construction firms' 'optimism' for future

The Northern Echo: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey aims to set tougher targets as the market improves

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CONSTRUCTION firms in the North-East are more optimistic about the future than a year ago, a report has said.

Union plans rail protests at North stations

The Northern Echo: RAIL PROTEST: Action for Rail protesters protest increase in fares at Thornaby Station. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

5:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A UNION has organised protests across the North to mark the axing of off-peak rail fares.

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.

Houses cost five times the average wage in the North East

The Northern Echo: NO CHANCE: Many aspiring homeowners are finding it increasingly harder to afford a house

6:04am Monday 1st September 2014

CONCERNS have been raised that aspiring North-East homeowners are being priced out of the property market as houses now cost five times the average wage.

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.

Gazza: I can beat the booze

The Northern Echo:

8:25am Sunday 31st August 2014

TROUBLED former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has said he can overcome the demons which saw him admitted to hospital in a drink-fuelled stupor.

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.

Young unemployed deserve more help, says Prince's Trust

The Northern Echo: Ann Marie Patterson

8:01am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS the North-East emerges from the recession, and is once more on the road to economic recovery, only now are we beginning to see real growth in our local industries, writes Jonathan Townsend, Regional Director, North of England, The Prince’s Trust

Site apprentice on ladder to success

The Northern Echo: Liam Harrison

6:17am Wednesday 27th August 2014

AM ambitious apprentice site manager has a promising career ahead of him after being shortlisted for the National Apprenticeship Awards.

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.

Shoppers cash in online

The Northern Echo: Beautiful girl with mobile phone and credit card (9602814)

10:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

If you are mulling over buying that dress/shoes/games console, do you reach for your tablet rather than hit the shops?

A drive for new talent

The Northern Echo: Back: Warren Portues (left) and Chris Ferguson with Jack Errington (front left) and James Grady.

7:26am Wednesday 27th August 2014

STOCKTON-BASED mechanics North Eastern 4x4 have expanded their team by taking on a newly-qualified apprentice.

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.

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