Bakery workers' cash windfall as Greggs' sales soar

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH: Baker Greggs is targeting expansion after strong results

3:24pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

THOUSANDS of bakery workers will receive a cash windfall as a North-East empire revels in strong customer demand.

Is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit? - the daftest job interview questions

12:06pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

WHAT would you do if you caught a member of staff kissing the boss, and who is the best Doctor Who?

Recovery too fragile to risk interest rates rise, warn region's bosses

The Advertiser Series:

11:04am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A COMMITTEE of North-East business leaders has unanimously voted in favour of holding interest rates amid fears about the fragility of improvements in the economy.

Osborne "sells off family silver" in Eurostar deal

2:33pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has been accused of selling the family silver in a £757m deal to offload the Government’s Eurostar stake.

Greggs pre-tax profits up 41% as boss heralds 'exceptional progress'

The Advertiser Series:

7:49am Wednesday 4th March 2015

GREGGS has announced pre-tax profits of £58.3 million for 2014 - up 41 per cent on last year.

Driving forward County Durham's ambitions

6:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

WHEN news of the planning inspector’s report on the ambitious County Durham Plan first broke, it is fair to say we were somewhat taken aback, writes James Ramsbotham, North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) chief executive.

"Back us for airport expansion", says Gatwick's Bishop Auckland-born boss

The Advertiser Series: Stewart Wingate

4:44pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

A PROBE assessing rival airport expansion schemes must back the right horse and choose Gatwick, a North-East born official has said.

County Durham firm announces redundancies

10:03am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A NORTH-EAST broadband technology company has revealed it will make redundancies as part of a cost cutting drive.

East Coast franchise "will sing" under Virgin, says Branson

6:04pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A VITAL North-East rail link will “sing” under its new operator, by delivering new jobs and better services, Sir Richard Branson last night vowed.

North-East coal miner makes multi-million pound investment

12:09pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

NORTH-EAST coal miner Banks has made a multi-million pound investment in its regional operations through the purchase of new trucks.

New North-East hotel opens

10:57am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A NEW 160-room hotel has opened opposite Newcastle Central station.

Manufacturing sector 'creating 5,000 jobs a month'

12:58pm Monday 2nd March 2015

THE UK manufacturing sector is creating 5,000 jobs every month as a strong domestic market fuels its expansion, a report has revealed.

Paul Stewart to help rebuild Sunderland

3:45pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A FIRM leading a £100m city transformation has made a senior appointment to drive forward its plans.

£10m Aycliffe training centre gets approval

The Advertiser Series:

9:10am Friday 27th February 2015

A £10m North-East engineering training centre of excellence is on track to open in 2016, after final approval was reached on the location.

Tees Valley manufacturer Nifco beats the Germans to £50m Ford deal

7:00am Friday 27th February 2015

A NORTH-EAST car parts manufacturer, which was on the verge of collapse 10 years ago, will today announce the biggest deal in its history.

North-East workers put in average of £5,000 each unpaid overtime last year

6:08am Friday 27th February 2015

WORKERS in the North-East put in an average of almost £5,000 each in unpaid overtime last year, according to new figures.

UPDATED: 1,000-job expansion will make Dalton Park "destination of choice"

11:15am Thursday 26th February 2015

HUNDREDS of North-East jobs will be created in a £45m retail park expansion.

Traditional values pay-off for Newcastle Building Society

6:05am Thursday 26th February 2015

“I STRONGLY suspect that there will be more scandals in the industry, but they won’t involve us,” said the boss of a North-East lender which is quietly rebuilding the tattered image of financial services.

RBS reports £3.5bn loss

The Advertiser Series: RBS facing allegations of 'unscrupulous' treatment of small businesses

9:01am Thursday 26th February 2015

Royal Bank of Scotland posts £3.5bn deficit, as chief executive forgoes £1m bonus

Vote for your North-East hero

6:36am Thursday 26th February 2015

WHO is your North-East hero?

Government must raise manufacturing ambitions

6:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

THE next Government must set higher ambitions to help manufacturers grow and increase the UK’s power in a reformed EU, an organisation has claimed.

250 new jobs at warehouse firm

1:03pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A WAREHOUSE operator has created hundreds of jobs as it benefits from increased demand.

Leps face shake-up in Labour overhaul

5:59am Wednesday 25th February 2015

REGIONAL growth bodies face overhaul as Labour aims to stop the region being “kidded” by the Coalition Government, a senior minister has claimed.

Register here for a sneak preview inside Hitachi's Aycliffe train factory

6:02am Wednesday 25th February 2015

CONSTRUCTION company Shepherd is offering people from the region the chance to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of rail history in the making.

Engineer hails diversity as new contracts flow

5:59am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A FAMILY engineering firm has hailed its diversity after securing work across a number of sectors.

Minister signs deal that could create 5,000 North-East jobs

3:48pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

A DEAL has been signed to use £330m of taxpayers' cash to kick start major projects and create up to 5,000 jobs across the region.

Late payment rules will boost small firms, say ministers

The Advertiser Series:

6:03am Wednesday 25th February 2015

NORTH-EAST firms have welcomed beefed-up laws aimed at tackling the scourge of late payments to suppliers.

Growth bodies 'wasting taxpayers' cash' on lobbying tactics

6:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

REGIONAL growth bodies are wasting thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash on lobbyists in an attempt to influence decisions, an MP has claimed.

Hitachi denies Italy deal threatens Aycliffe plant

4:02pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

HITACHI insists that a £1bn deal to buy train factories in Italy would not pose a threat to its 730 jobs plant in the North-East.

Bosses accept Marathon challenge

2:17pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

BOSSES are swapping the challenges of the boardroom for the rigours of the London Marathon to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Hitachi targets global rail market

11:15am Tuesday 24th February 2015

HITACHI said it was aiming to become a world leader in train building after it agreed to buy an Italian manufacturer

Housebuilder Persimmon sees profits surge 44 per cent

9:49am Tuesday 24th February 2015

THE UK's biggest listed housebuilder Persimmon has reported another big jump in profits as it continues to benefit from helpful conditions in the new homes market.

North-East companies suffering from "confusing" help

6:00am Tuesday 24th February 2015

HELP for firms is “poorly communicated and confusing”, an investigation by MPs has today warned, a criticism echoed by North-East business leaders.

Workers set for first real pay rise since 2007

The Advertiser Series:

9:55am Monday 23rd February 2015

WAGES will increase ahead of inflation for the first time since 2007 this year but "boom time" pay growth remains a distant prospect, according to a new study.

Production firm on song with festival work

11:42am Monday 23rd February 2015

A TRANSPORT and production firm has enhanced its reputation after helping set the scene for a major North-East music event.

Gadget Show presenter heading to Darlington and Middlesbrough

4:46pm Monday 23rd February 2015

CHANNEL 5’s Gadget Show presenter Jason Bradbury is heading to the Tees Valley to celebrate the launch of a major initiative to get the region’s businesses using digital.

Fresh move to save airport's future

4:32pm Monday 23rd February 2015

AN airport is asking for business views on how it can help better serve their needs.

Teesside chemicals firm secures £20m funding to boost growth

2:19pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A NORTH-EAST chemicals firm has secured a £20m cash injection to drive forward its growth plans.

Valve firm secures 'crucial' oilfield work

12:24pm Monday 23rd February 2015

AN industrial pump and valve firm is developing equipment to shutdown subsea oilfield leaks.

Aye robot: new investment boosts North-East manufacturer

6:02am Friday 20th February 2015

“OUR robots don’t replace people, they create jobs,” said a North-East manufacturing boss as he unveiled the latest stage of a £2m investment to boost production and output.

"We won't play fast and loose with North-East jobs", vows Labour

The Advertiser Series: ECONOMIC PLAN: Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls visits Cotswold Manufacturing to highlight Labour's plan for the North-East   Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (18929265)

7:00pm Thursday 19th February 2015

“WE will not play fast and loose with North-East jobs.”

Subsea firm wins work - but jobs will go in Darlington

10:54am Thursday 19th February 2015

A DIVISION of a subsea firm cutting North-East jobs says it has secured a lucrative Ghanaian contract.

Mike Ashley feels chill as winter bites

11:16am Thursday 19th February 2015

A LACK of snow saw Sports Direct feel the chill over the festive period.

New jobs in subsea engineer's £2m expansion

6:00am Thursday 19th February 2015

A SUBSEA firm founded by two North-East engineers is expanding into South America after a little encouragement from Brazilian energy bosses.

Suits you sir - online tailoring tutor goes global

6:42am Thursday 19th February 2015

A TAILOR is proving an international hit with an online subscription service teaching people to sew.

Enginemaker Cummins switches production from China to Darlington

5:24pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A LANDMARK deal has been announced that will safeguard jobs at a renowned enginemaker.

Potash firm's 1,000-job mine hopes

2:59pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A POTASH firm says it has submitted more information to push forward a proposed £1.5bn mine.

Hundreds of steel workers set to learn jobs fate

The Advertiser Series:

11:48am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE fate of hundreds of North-East steelworkers could be decided in the coming days.

Coal miner confident amid global turmoil

6:40am Wednesday 18th February 2015

A NORTH-EAST mining and transport company is confident it can weather the storm threatening global coal markets, but bosses warned of possible job cuts.

What has the Regional Growth Fund ever done for us?

6:03am Wednesday 18th February 2015

THE government last week announced the final Regional Growth Fund winners. Business Editor Andy Richardson asks if the scheme has been good for the North-East.








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