Mask to prevent blindness launched by small Sedgefield company could save NHS £1bn

The Advertiser Series: MAN WITH THE MASK: Quality technician Neil Martin with the Noctura 400. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8508740)

6:03am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A PIONEERING treatment to prevent blindness that could save the NHS £1bn a year is being launched this week by a small firm in the North-East.

Glaxo suffers profits fall

The Advertiser Series: Glaxosmithkline employs about 1,000 people in Barnard Castle, County Durham

2:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of the region’s key employers warned that results will be flat this year after weak sales of its respiratory drugs, a continuing bribery investigation in China and a strong pound, took their toll.

Return of Newcastle to Exeter flights

The Advertiser Series: Flybe will operate a 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft on the Newcastle to Exeter route

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AIRLINE Flybe has announced the return of daily Exeter flights from Newcastle International Airport.

Carney signals rate re-think

The Advertiser Series: Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England.

1:51pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BANK of England Governor Mark Carney has signalled a fresh re-think on interest rate policy after shifting the focus for any decision to pay growth.

Chemicals firm hails robust demand

The Advertiser Series: LATEST RESULTS: Johnson Matthey says it made good progress in the first quarter to June 30

12:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GLOBAL chemicals company operating North-East plants says demand for its products remains robust.

Software firm's revenue target

The Advertiser Series: DRIVING FORWARD: Marussia's Max Chilton races at the 2014 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. His team has worked with Sage Group

11:36am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A SOFTWARE firm says it remains on track to hit revenue targets as subscribers continue to sign up to its products.

IT firm helps fire service

The Advertiser Series: EMERGENCY SERVICE Left to right:: Mark Mason, Keith Lazzari

10:21am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

COUNTY Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has strengthened its IT infrastructure with the help of technology experts ITPS, to allow it to deliver more efficient and resilient 999 call handling and other services.

Darlington engineering consultant marks a decade in business

The Advertiser Series: Managing director, Shaun Ackerley, with finance director, Beverley Ackerley

8:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

AN engineering consultancy is celebrating ten years of success this month, following recent contract success.

Technology firm's Asian deal

The Advertiser Series: NEW DEAL: Arnab Basu, of Kromek, pictured with a liquid scanner

6:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH-EAST technology company is moving into new markets after winning a £360,000 deal.

Coatings firm hails global deals

The Advertiser Series: BLAST OFF: Keith Miller, Ecco Finishing Supplies' managing director, is pictured with some of the firm's abrasive blast units

6:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A GROWING coatings machine firm is maintaining its ascent after securing a number of international deals.

Engineering firm's Australia boost

The Advertiser Series: MAJOR DEAL: A Francis Brown worker

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A NORTH-EAST engineering company has been praised by energy bosses for its specialist work on an Australian project.

Civil engineer secures £800,000 deal - but warns over sector recovery

The Advertiser Series: SECTOR WARNING: John Dickson, chairman of the Owen Pugh Group

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CIVIL engineering boss has warned of a continuing stifled industry, despite his firm securing an £800,000 deal to improve a busy North-East road link.

Signs of life in housing market

The Advertiser Series:

7:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IT’S not just because I recently put my house up for sale that the state of the North-East property market is on my mind at the moment, writes Ross Smith, NECC Director of Policy.

Chemical firm's regional milestone

The Advertiser Series: NEW SITE: Huntsman Pigments' president Simon Turner, left, with Wynyard Park chief executive Chris Musgrave, at a previous announcement to reveal the firm's plans for its global headquarters in the region

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A CHEMICALS firm with global headquarters in the North-East has marked 80 years of work in the region.

Family firm helps next generation

10:27am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FAMILY firm making material and battery handling equipment opened its doors to young engineers keen to learn about the industry.

Specialist expands into North-East

10:19am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A TURNAROUND and insolvency specialist has expanded into the North-East.

Netflix profits double

The Advertiser Series: Kevin Spacey stars in House of Cards

10:13am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONLINE video service Netflix reported profits of £42m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

Data firm's new jobs in expansion

10:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DATA and information management firm has created new jobs as it continues to expand.

Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach hits public sector recruitment

The Advertiser Series: A new report says North-East jobseekers are paying the price of George Osborne's 'slash and burn' approach to the public sector.

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUBLIC sector job vacancies in the North-East have been hit hard by George Osborne’s "slash and burn approach" to public services, according to recruitment firm Venn Group.

Entrepreneurs' Forum unveils awards shortlist

The Advertiser Series: AWARDS NIGHT: ;Rob Mathieson (centre), winner of the 2013 Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s Emerging Talent award, with Steve Cram (left) and Richard Waterhouse, chief executive of award sponsor NBS

6:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

EIGHT business owners are in the running for the Entrepreneurs' Forum Awards 2014 that celebrate the cream of North-East entrepreneurial talent.

£7m trade park 'to create hundreds of jobs'

The Advertiser Series: TRADE DEAL: Paul Woolston, chairman of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, left, with Geoff Clark, of Ravensworth Property Developments, at the site of Portobello Trade Park

2:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MORE than 200 North-East jobs will be created at a £7m trade park, enterprise bosses have revealed.

Manufacturing sector 'continues recovery'

The Advertiser Series: STRONG RECOVERY: The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey says the UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing

11:24am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The UK manufacturing sector’s recovery is continuing at a pace, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, a report has said.

Why Atom Bank chose to start a banking revolution from Durham

The Advertiser Series: L-R Edward Twiddy, Chief Innovation Officer; George Garlick, Chief Executive, Durham County Council, Anthony Thomson, Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of Durham County Council

7:02am Monday 21st July 2014

ALMOST seven years since the sight of customer’s besieging a North-East lender offered irrefutable proof that the banking industry was undergoing a sea change, Business Editor Andy Richardson talks to the people behind the region’s latest foray into the world of financial services.

Director appointed to boost North-East manufacturing

The Advertiser Series: Liz Mayes is joining EEF

12:01pm Monday 21st July 2014

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed a new director to give North East manufacturers a greater voice.

Vote for the North-East to win £1m prize

The Advertiser Series: Hadrian's Wall near Housesteads. A section of the historic Roman stone wall fortification in Northern England started in AD 122. A UNESCO world heritage site. Sunrise or dusk. (8375577)

6:44am Monday 21st July 2014

THE beauty of North East England could be showcased to millions of travellers, if the region scoops the prize of £1m in free advertising at Heathrow Airport.

Hitachi unveils commuter train of the future to be built at North-East factory

The Advertiser Series: Hitachi Rail Europe's AT200 train which will be built at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

A SOON-TO-OPEN North-East factory is closing in on a deal to build trains for London commuter lines.

More than half North-East firms showing signs of growth, says R3 report

The Advertiser Series: Allan Kelly  R3's North East chairman

1:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than half of the businesses across the region are feeling direct benefits from the continuing economic recovery, according to the results of new research

Seven leading businesses pledge support to North-East entrepreneurs

The Advertiser Series: Some of the leading firms that have signed up to support North-East entrepreneurs

11:17am Monday 21st July 2014

SEVEN businesses have pledged their support to entrepreneurs in the North-East by becoming corporate partners of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum.

Clarke quits helm of troubled Tesco

The Advertiser Series: File photo dated 27/02/13 of Tesco's Chief Executive Philip Clarke who is to step down in October. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 21, 2014. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire. (8406279)

9:46am Monday 21st July 2014

TESCO chief executive Philip Clarke is to quit as the boss of Britain's biggest supermarket.

Overseas firms create 66,000 UK jobs

The Advertiser Series: John Cridland

10:07am Monday 21st July 2014

MORE than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.

Tombola teams up with Sunderland College

The Advertiser Series: Left to right: Anne Isherwood of Sunderland College with Phil Cronin and Ian Walshaw from Tombola

7:54am Saturday 19th July 2014

AN online bingo firm has announced a partnership with Sunderland College.

Work starts on £12m training centre

The Advertiser Series: The first sod was dug at the site for the new Middlesbrough College STEM Centre. (8363093)

10:04am Friday 18th July 2014

WORK has begun on a £12m centre of excellence that’s set to boost skills across science, technology, engineering and maths.

Clothes-maker aims to expand after Tesco deal

The Advertiser Series: SEW BUSY: Workers at the new clothing factory AMA at Peterlee..Picture: ANDY LAMB. (1180367)

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A CLOTHES-MAKER says it could open new factories and create hundreds of North-East jobs after securing a major supermarket deal.

Carbon project receives boost

The Advertiser Series: NEW DEVELOPMENT: Tees Valley Unlimited local enterprise partnership has appointed Pale Blue Dot Energy to push forward its carbon capture and storage scheme

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

A DRIVE to accelerate revolutionary work on industrial emissions has moved a step forward.

'Mind reading' bank Atom brings 400 jobs to the North-East

The Advertiser Series:

12:00am Friday 18th July 2014

UP to 400 jobs will be created when the world’s first “telepathic” bank opens its UK headquarters in the North-East next year.

Task group looks at housing sector

10:02am Friday 18th July 2014

BUSINESSES can help build a case for more development in the North-East housing market.

Software firm benefits from China visit

10:02am Friday 18th July 2014

A SOFTWARE firm is expanding after a move into China.

Sports Direct raises profits bar

The Advertiser Series:

10:55am Thursday 17th July 2014

RETAILER Sports Direct has revealed record-breaking profits as a strong market compensated for England's World Cup flop.

Journalist, humorist and consultant comes to Darlington

The Advertiser Series: Teesside University Darlington Campus

6:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RENOWNED humorist, business leader and journalist Guy Browning will be speaking at Teesside University’s next Business Exchange.

'The tempered temptations of Sports Direct'

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11:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

Sports Direct founder and maligned Newcastle United supremo Mike Ashley decided to forego his involvement in an employee share scheme, which would have seen him pouch a pay out of several tens of millions, as part of the wider strategy of rewarding the company’s 3,000 permanent staff with close to £200m in shares should earnings double by 2019.

Port welcomes special service

The Advertiser Series: MAJOR VISITOR: The Port of Tyne welcomes the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vessel

4:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST port has broadened its horizons after welcoming a vessel carrying construction equipment.

Port operator's £3m expansion

The Advertiser Series: REGIONAL GATEWAY: Teesport, which is operated by PD Ports

9:59am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PORT operator is building a £3m rail terminal as it looks to increase work across the country.

Warner rebuffs Murdoch offer

The Advertiser Series: Rupert Murdoch

6:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

US media company Time Warner has rejected an initial takeover approach from rival 21st Century Fox estimated at £46.6bn.

Family firm starts freezer venture

The Advertiser Series: EXPANDING BUSINESS: Pamela Petty, Ebac managing director, pictured at the firm's new Norfrost chest freezer factory in Newton Aycliffe. Picture: TOM BANKS (8127225)

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A FAMILY-RUN manufacturing firm has officially started its long-awaited venture into the freezer industry, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Apprenticeship drive 'key to employment lift'

The Advertiser Series: The Federation of Small Businesses says smaller firms are facing an increasing shortage of skilled workers

1:12pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NORTH-EAST companies are increasingly turning to apprenticeships as official figures hail the region’s employment level as a record high.

Refinery spearheads company growth

The Advertiser Series: The Ensus plant at Wilton, near Redcar

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A FIRM leading the rebirth of a mothballed £250m North-East refinery says the site has been the catalyst for increased production and revenues.

Focus on overseas markets

The Advertiser Series: MARKET VISITS: David Coppock, UKTI’s North-East regional director

2:24pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

NORTH-EAST companies can explore new business opportunities in Asia and Europe.

Pioneering work brings rewards oil consultants

The Advertiser Series:

10:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

HELPING to prevent disasters in the oil and gas industry has brought a North-East firm the highest business accolade and a growing order book.

Mike Ashley walks away from Sports Direct bonus windfall

The Advertiser Series:

9:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

TYCOON Mike Ashley has withdrawn his controversial participation in the firm's bonus scheme, despite winning approval from shareholders.

Raise a half full glass to the region

The Advertiser Series: James Ramsbotham with Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge in the background

6:32am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE North-East was once the powerhouse of British industry, the engine of the country that even supplied its own fuel in the coal we extracted from beneath our feet, writes James Ramsbotham, NECC chief executive.

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