Tata makes major investment in cranes

The Advertiser Series: Tata's Teeside refit includes four 12 tonne overhead travelling cranes to improve material processing and speed of delivery to customers.

4:47pm Thursday 20th November 2014

TATA'S steel distribution centre at Redcar has invested more than £1.5m in special cranes to improve order turnaround.

Tech firm looks to change face of cosmetic industry

The Advertiser Series: COSMETIC HOPES: Dr  Pattanathu Rahman, TeeGene’s founding director

6:00am Thursday 20th November 2014

A TECHNOLOGY firm aims to turn back time in pioneering plans to work on anti-ageing treatment.

Exports hit manufacturing growth

The Advertiser Series: SCALING BACK: Growth in manufacturing has eased, according to a study

3:38pm Thursday 20th November 2014

UK manufacturing growth remains above average, but sluggish export demand means the recovery has slowed, a report has said.

Deal 'will trigger £90m Tees Valley investment'

The Advertiser Series: Pictured at the signing of the Growth Deal are Penny Mordaunt, Local Growth Minister and Sandy Anderson, Tees Valley Unlimited chairman, front right. Back, from left to right, are Stockton South MP James Wharton, Councillor Bill Dixon, Councillor Christop

3:00pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A DEAL has been signed to trigger £90m of investment in the Tees Valley and create hundreds of jobs.

Deal saves coal jobs

The Advertiser Series: COAL INDUSTRY: Wagons carry coal away from Park Wall North opencast mine

2:26pm Thursday 20th November 2014

COAL bosses say scores of North-East posts have been saved after a deal to rescue a firm from administration.

Emission focus fuels chemical firm

The Advertiser Series: STRONG RESULTS: Johnson Matthey says it has benefited from changing legislation on emissions

12:33pm Thursday 20th November 2014

A CHEMICALS company operating North-East plants says changes to pollution control have fuelled its growth.

£23.45m deal completed for Darlington's Lingfield Point

The Advertiser Series: The grand entrance of Lingfield House at Lingfield Point, Darlington.

6:32am Thursday 20th November 2014

THE new owner of an award-winning business park has pledged to carry on the work of its predecessor after completing a £23.45m deal.

Banker bonus case rejected

The Advertiser Series: HOUSING ASSURANCE: Chancellor George Osborne says the UK will remain vigilant on housing market risks

12:48pm Thursday 20th November 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne's challenge to Europe's cap on banker bonuses faces rejection by the EU Court of Justice after it was dismissed by the court's legal adviser.

Airport profits fall

The Advertiser Series:

10:35am Thursday 20th November 2014

PRE-TAX profits at an airport headed by a North-East boss have slipped slightly.

Media firms launch revolutionary digital platform

The Advertiser Series: 1XL gives regional publishers an excellent platform to target the £2bn online display market.

1:40pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

BRITIAN'S leading local media publishers have launched a digital advertising platform called 1XL designed to revolutionise local media buying.

North East Innovation - a 21st century star in the making

The Advertiser Series:

6:53am Wednesday 19th November 2014

Innovation expert Professor Roy Sandbach considers the significance of a major conference on satellite technonolgy being held in the region.

North-East football star to speak at business event

The Advertiser Series:

4:00pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

SUNDERLAND AFC favourite Kevin Ball is to speak at an event organised to inspire young people to pursue apprenticeships and businesses to invest in them.

1 in 6 employers plan EU expansion

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

12:26pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

ONE in six UK employers plan to expand into Europe in the next two years, meaning that almost a third could be working internationally by 2016, according to a new report.

Bank rate-setters fuel rise fears

The Advertiser Series: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England at the cricket ground in Chester-le-Street.

11:41am Wednesday 19th November 2014

BANK of England rate-setters have dampened expectations of a first hike not taking place until the end of next year after revealing increasing concerns over rising inflation.

Filter firm aiming to clear up

The Advertiser Series: CLEAN WATER: Dave Franks at Aycliffe Filtration in Darlington with before examples of dirty water and after of clean water.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (13057416)

8:07am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A DETERMINED boss is celebrating a remarkable turnaround after becoming a key supplier to his former employer.

Clothing-maker's £150,000 job investment

The Advertiser Series: CYCLING LEGEND: Fred Perry ambassador Sir Bradley Wiggins, pictured centre in Sky jersey, during The Tour of Britain

6:02am Wednesday 19th November 2014

A CLOTHES-MAKER has secured a £150,000 investment to create more jobs and continue its expansion.

Pay growth lowest since 1997

2:16pm Wednesday 19th November 2014

AVERAGE weekly pay for full-time workers went up by just £1 in the year to April to £518, the smallest growth since 1997, new figures have shown.

Leathers happy to be home

The Advertiser Series: Catherine Milbanke and Michael Leather

8:01am Wednesday 19th November 2014

AN accountancy firm has returned to offices in Durham City where it was first established almost 25 years ago, after a twist of fate saw them temporarily housed there.

Science park unveils 10,000 jobs expansion plan

The Advertiser Series: Artist's impression of how Netpark, near Sedgefield, County Durham could look by 2025.

6:04am Wednesday 19th November 2014

BOSSES at a North-East science park have announced dramatic expansion plans to create more than 10,000 jobs and make the region a global leader in high tech innovation, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Energy firms 'failing customers' on best deals

The Advertiser Series: ENERGY PROBLEMS: Which? says energy firms are failing to explain to customers how to accurately compare tariffs

6:02am Wednesday 19th November 2014

ENERGY suppliers are failing to explain to customers how to accurately compare tariffs, leaving them potentially unable to choose the best deal, a watchdog has warned.

Regional firms receive apprentice praise

The Advertiser Series: APPRENTICE FOCUS: Pictured from left to right are Mitchells Grievson's Lauren Westgarth, Abbey Winterburn, Hannah Dinsley, Andrew Houghton, and Nigel Rea

3:30pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A NUMBER of North-East firms have been praised as some of the UK’s best apprentice employers.

NECC campaigns for cloud computing

The Advertiser Series:

2:25pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

THE North East Chamber of Commerce has backed a region-wide plan to bring businesses together to prepare for cloud technology.

Balfour focused on future

The Advertiser Series: NO DEAL: Balfour Beatty has ended merger talks with Carillion

1:22pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A CONSTRUCTION firm employing scores of North-East workers says its order book is flat as it continues to look to make savings.

Work underway on major energy plant

The Advertiser Series: ENERGY WORK: Peter Johnson, left, with Matthew Flint

12:34pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

WORK has started on a major waste to energy plant in the region.

House prices on rise

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

10:54am Tuesday 18th November 2014

HOUSE prices leapt 12.1 per cent in the 12 months to September, marking the fastest annual growth seen since July 2007, official figures have said.

Returning passengers boost Easyjet

The Advertiser Series: FLYING HIGH: Easyjet has reported strong results

12:46pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

BUDGET airline easyJet has reported a fourth consecutive year of record pre-tax profits.

Housebuilder's job aims in military scheme

The Advertiser Series: COMBAT TO CONSTRUCTION: Persimmon's Jeff Fairburn, left, with Brigadier Greville Bibby and former service personnel Martin Hughes, Ross Wilson and Luke Daly at a site in Durham	Picture: DAVID WOOD

6:10pm Tuesday 18th November 2014

A HOUSEBUILDER has officially launched a scheme to deliver hundreds of jobs for ex-forces staff.

Workers strike again at Ministry of Defence firm

The Advertiser Series: ON PATROL: Royal Marines of Bravo Company of 40 Commando, pictured in Jackal armoured vehicles as they patrol remote Afghan villages. The Jackal is a vehicle which DSG has maintained

1:11pm Monday 17th November 2014

MINISTRY of Defence vehicle repair staff have taken further strike action over a long-running pay wrangle.

Southdale prepares for growth

The Advertiser Series: Craig Knowles of Southdale, outside the company's new offices at Parsons Court on the Aycliffe Business Park in Newton Aycliffe.

11:54am Monday 17th November 2014

CONSTRUCTION and development firm Southdale is planning for growth and new jobs in its North-East business after moving into larger premises.

Carney demands radical banking reform

The Advertiser Series: RATE RISE: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

10:25am Monday 17th November 2014

BANKS should face radical reform including further curbs on pay after a succession of major scandals showed misconduct was not just the fault of a "few bad apples", Bank of England governor Mark Carney has urged.

Growth fears mean no rates rise until 2016, say HSBC

The Advertiser Series: Mark Carney said financiers should be "custodians of their institutions"

5:08pm Monday 17th November 2014

INTEREST rates may not increase until 2016 because economic growth has started to slow, according to experts at Britain's biggest bank.

Manufacturers' Autumn Statement plea

The Advertiser Series: SCALING BACK: Growth in manufacturing has eased, according to a study

1:44pm Monday 17th November 2014

A manufacturing body has called for Government investment to help North-East companies.

Work starts on £7m trade park

The Advertiser Series: WORK PROGRESSING: Pictured from left to right are Keith Stewart, Naylors' head of industrial agency, Grant Whyte, from Robertson Construction, Nick Atkinson, of HTA Real Estate, and Geoff Clark, Ravensworth Developments' development manager, standing in o

11:23am Monday 17th November 2014

WORK has officially started on a £7m North-East industrial site.

A third of workers prefer more holidays to pay rise

The Advertiser Series: test

10:16am Monday 17th November 2014

ONE in three workers would prefer more holidays to a pay rise and most believe extra leave would motivate them to switch jobs, according to a report.

Chairman quits scandal-hit Serco

The Advertiser Series: The chairman of scandal-hit outsourcing firm Serco is to step down, saying he takes ultimate responsibility for the group's "strategic and operational mis-steps".

10:07am Monday 17th November 2014

THE chairman of scandal-hit outsourcing firm Serco is to step down, saying he takes ultimate responsibility for the group's "strategic and operational mis-steps".

Manufacturing recovery slows

The Advertiser Series:

10:07am Monday 17th November 2014

FIRMS of all sizes are reporting recovery in UK manufacturing, but it has slowed recently, according to research.

Transport firm warns of identity theft scam

The Advertiser Series: Melanie Taylor, Commercial Manager of Billingham-based Nicholson’s Transport.

11:29am Friday 14th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST transport business is warning firms to stay alert after fraudsters duped its customers in an online scam.

Billionaire Gary Klesch to visit North-East in steel mills bid

The Advertiser Series: Gary Klesch, a former steel worker from Cleveland, Ohio has bid for steel plants in Cleveland, UK.

6:00am Thursday 13th November 2014

A US billionaire is expected to visit the region in days as he bids to take control of North-East steel mills.

Sleep mask firm wins major award

The Advertiser Series: MAN WITH THE MASK: Quality technician Neil Martin with the Noctura 400. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (12790990)

4:54pm Thursday 13th November 2014

NORTH-EAST innovator Polyphotonix has won a major national award for its patented mask that could prevent diabetic blindness.

Virgin Money announces shares price

The Advertiser Series: 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.

10:52am Thursday 13th November 2014

VIRGIN Money has revealed its shares will be priced at 283p each when it lists on the London Stock Exchange.

Engineer hails Middle-East work

The Advertiser Series: PAST WORK: The Olympic Park, in London, pictured ahead of the 2012 sporting spectacle

12:47pm Thursday 13th November 2014

AN international engineering and design firm running North-East offices says energy work and Middle-East successes have helped results.

Hitachi unveils North-East train

The Advertiser Series: LOCAL LINE: Hitachi's Class 800 series, pictured in Japan

12:14pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A TRAIN builder has officially unveiled a locomotive to be made at its North-East factory.

Amec concludes Foster Wheeler offer

The Advertiser Series: REGIONAL BASE: Amec's offices at Lingfield Point, in Darlington

11:05am Thursday 13th November 2014

AN engineering consultant employing hundreds of North-East workers says it has successfully concluded an offer for all shares of a rival.

Asda sales slump ahead of price war

The Advertiser Series: ASDA has reported its worst quarterly sales performance in nearly a decade today as it launched a war of words against the "panic" promotional tactics of its rivals.

4:24pm Thursday 13th November 2014

ASDA reported its worst quarterly sales performance in nearly a decade today as it launched a war of words against the "panic" promotional tactics of its rivals.

A chance to join the £11bn space race

The Advertiser Series: test

4:04pm Thursday 13th November 2014

BUSINESSES interested in working at the final frontier will be gathering at a major space conference and trade show in the region.

Bus depot achieves gold standard award

The Advertiser Series: GOLD MEDAL: Staff from the Darlington bus depot celebrate their gold accreditation from Investors in People

1:03pm Thursday 13th November 2014

A BUS depot has been awarded the highest level of accreditation for Investors in People (IIP) status, one of only three per cent of companies to achieve the award. Arriva North East's Darlington depot has secured IIP gold status, which is described as an achievement of 'world class best practice' and means that the depot is considered to have consistently demonstrated the highest standards of people management. Nick Knox, area managing director for Arriva North East, said: "As a business our people are key to delivering millions of customer journeys every year, and the Gold IIP status really recognises these efforts.”

ITV's rating vow

The Advertiser Series: POPULAR SHOW: ITV's list of programmes includes Coronation Street. Pictured are characters Liz McDonald, Michelle Connor and Steve McDonald in the Rovers Return pub

12:11pm Thursday 13th November 2014

ITV says it's focusing on improving its on-screen performance after disappointing audience figures.

Buyout saves aircraft breaker Sycamore Aviation from administration

The Advertiser Series:

6:33pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST aircraft breaker has been rescued from administration. Sycamore Aviation, which was previously locked out of its hangar at Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA), was tonight bought by Glyn Wall Limited.

Pioneering centre to support diabetes and cancer work

The Advertiser Series: WORK CONTINUES: The new CPI National Biologics Manufacturing Centre takes shape in Darlington	Picture: TOM BANKS (12678182)

3:21pm Wednesday 12th November 2014

A REVOLUTIONARY North-East centre will play a crucial role in developing treatment for diabetes and cancer sufferers.

College trains next generation of shale workers

The Advertiser Series: TRAINING BOOST: Gary Groom, Redcar and Cleveland College principal

6:02am Wednesday 12th November 2014

THE next generation of oil and gas workers will be trained in the North-East, college bosses have revealed.








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