MPs demand Osborne protects North-East jobs from Scottish tax threat

The Advertiser Series: STAG RETURN: Louts caused misery on flight

5:37am Friday 28th November 2014

LABOUR MPs in the region broke ranks to demand lower passenger duty at North airports after Scotland was given the power to cut the tax in a move that was labelled a "slap in the face for North-East business."

Shipbuilding returns to the Tees

11:20am Friday 28th November 2014

THE regions' reputation as a centre for shipbuilding will be revived this weekend when a Middlesbrough-built vessel is launched on the Tees.

Most popular apprenticeship 100 years ago was dressmaking

The Advertiser Series: Trades including dressmaking, carpentry, millinery, tailoring and drapery were in the top 10 apprenticeships in 1914.

4:10am Friday 28th November 2014

THE most popular apprenticeship 100 years ago was in dressmaking, compared with health and social care today, a new study has shown.

North-East risks being in Scotland's shadow under devolution plan

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7:41pm Thursday 27th November 2014

RADICAL plans for Scotland to control its air passenger taxes are a “slap in the face” to the North-East, say campaigners, who last night urged ministers to protect the region from being overshadowed by its rival north of the border.

Middlesbrough convenience store is top of the shops

The Advertiser Series: DELIGHTED: The Belle Vue Convenience Store, on Marton Road, in Middlesbrough, has won another award. Pictured are staff members Carole Nicholas and Jenny Lauro (left) PICTURE: Doug Moody

5:36pm Thursday 27th November 2014

AHEAD of Small Business Saturday on December 6, Lydia Willgress talks to one corner shop that has outdone its supermarket rival.

Scotland's new tax powers are "slap in the face" to North-East business

The Advertiser Series: STAG RETURN: Louts caused misery on flight

4:10pm Thursday 27th November 2014

HANDING Scotland the power to axe controversial airport taxes is a “slap in the face” to North-East business that risks 1,000 jobs and £400m, say campaigners who urged ministers to protect the regional economy.

Former Rockliffe boss joins Ramside Hall

The Advertiser Series: NEW CHALLENGE: Nick Holmes is stepping down from his role as managing director at Rockliffe Hall

11:32am Thursday 27th November 2014

A LEADING North-East hotelier who helped to put one of the region's best known hotels on the map is bringing his expertise to a new multi-million pound development.

Cable maker will train Nigerian workers

The Advertiser Series: CABLE WORK: Pictured is the Carousel Four at JDR Cables, in Hartlepool, which has a 4,000-tonne capacity. Worker Lee Fothergill is shown splicing 600 fibre optical ends ready for subsea termination  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (11418924)

6:01am Thursday 27th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore cable maker says it will train the next generation of Nigerian engineers in an African deal.

Crackdown on late payment

3:45pm Thursday 27th November 2014

THE scourge of late payment is set to be tackled by the government and a group of big industry players.

More businesses are choosing to set up in the North-East

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11:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

NEW figures show more businesses are choosing to set up in the North-East, but the region continues to lag well behind the national average.

Money maker suffers sharp drop in profits

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11:41am Wednesday 26th November 2014

THE company that prints UK banknotes, passports and postage stamps insisted jobs at its flagship North-East factory are safe despite group profits falling by more than a third.

New Tag Energy site owners target North-East workers

The Advertiser Series: The first four transition pieces and monopiles heading towards MPI Discovery

11:35am Wednesday 26th November 2014

OFFSHORE energy bosses behind the revival of a wind turbine parts base say they will employ North-East workers to spearhead its assault on UK markets.

Billionaire visits region in steel bid

The Advertiser Series: KLESCH BID: Tata Steel's special profiles plant in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

11:35am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A US billionaire has visited the North-East as he firms up a bid for steel mills, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Small firms urge Osborne to extend rates relief

The Advertiser Series: Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, will deliver his fifth Autumn Statement on December 3.

4:24pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN overhaul of business rates, roads and red tape should top the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement next Wednesday, according to the region’s small businesses.

Thomas Cook shares fall as boss quits

The Advertiser Series: Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green announced her surprise departure after two years in which she has overhauled the once-troubled company.

2:00pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

THOMAS Cook’s value dropped by nearly £400m after the chief executive announced she was stepping down – despite saying just five days ago that it would take years to fix the company.

MailOnline growth offsets print decline

The Advertiser Series: The MailOnline website grew advertising revenues by 41 per cent to £62m.

1:59pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN increase in digital advertising at MailOnline almost offset the decline in print circulation for the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

Marine engineering firm's major international work

The Advertiser Series: DUKE VISIT: Technician Mark Henry, left, describes a J-Tube simulator to the Duke of Gloucester on his visit to Darlington's Subsea Innovation, watched by managing director Martin Moon and factory manager Tony Forster.        Picture: ANDY LAMB (13462469)

11:35am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A MARINE engineering firm is excelling in major international projects after opening a new factory to strengthen its global position, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Newcastle and Sunderland stars at book signing

The Advertiser Series: Former Newcastle United favourite Rob Lee will join North-East writer Michael Walker at book signing events this weekend.

5:43pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

NORTH-EAST writer Michael Walker will be joined by Sunderland legend Niall Quinn and former Newcastle United favourite Robert Lee at book signing events this weekend.

Delegation targets South Africa

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS CHIEF: Dr Simon Goon, Business Durham managing director

3:11pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST trade delegation is aiming to help companies in the region forge better links with South Africa.

Catering firm's expansion plans

The Advertiser Series: BREAK TIME: Joan Cook, from UK Steel Enterprise, with Rob Collier, who has started @Thirteen

5:06pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A CATERING firm has plans to expand after setting up home at the base of a support organisation.

Consumer spending 'propping up growth'

The Advertiser Series: CONSUMER SPENDING: New data on consumer spending is likely to increase worries over the economic recovery's reliance on households, a report has said. It comes just days before Chancellor George Osborne, above, delivers his Autumn Statement

12:15pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

UK growth in the third quarter was propped up by the strongest increase in consumer spending for four years as business investment and the trade position worsened, figures have revealed.

Shopping centre's festive jobs

The Advertiser Series: FESTIVE JOBS: The Cornmill Shopping Centre, in Darlington

11:56am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A SHOPPING centre has created scores of seasonal jobs ahead of the Christmas period.

Buoyant Severfield launches recruitment drive

The Advertiser Series: Expansion of Manchester City's Etihad Stadium to give it a 61,000capacity is one of the projects Severfield is working on.

3:02pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

STEEL firm Severfield will take on multi-million pound projects after moving back into profit over the first six months of this year.

Electric vehicle firm's Malaysian expansion

The Advertiser Series: SCOTTISH VIEWS: Matt Boyle, Sevcon president and chief executive

6:16pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST electric vehicle firm has unveiled plans to start making products in Malaysia.

Life science firm bosses leave roles

The Advertiser Series: MEDICAL WORK: A worker in the production department at Immunodiagnostic Systems, in Boldon

5:23pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST life sciences company has seen two senior figures quit their roles.

Airport chief says tax cuts threaten North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series: Dave Laws

1:04am Tuesday 25th November 2014

NORTH-EAST airport bosses have joined calls to scrap tax plans that could make it cheaper to fly from Scotland.

Powerdial unveils growth plan

The Advertiser Series: Simon Williams  07889532545 (13432218)

1:17pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

AN ambitious North-East technology business is aiming to treble its turnover and double staff numbers by expanding its operations both at home and abroad.

De La Rue announces profits drop and predicts tough year ahead

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9:50am Tuesday 25th November 2014

PROFITS at banknote and passport maker De La Rue fell by more than a third in the six months to the end of September amid tougher competition and the strong pound.

Steel firm Severfield back in the black

The Advertiser Series: Severfield worked on The Shard skyscraper in London.

9:17am Tuesday 25th November 2014

BRITAIN'S biggest structural steel firm has moved back into profit

North Sea oil and gas industry wants tax overhaul

The Advertiser Series: VOTE WARNING: A report, backed by Bond Dickinson, says oil and gas firms believe the Scottish referendum is impacting on future plans

1:53am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE oil and gas industry has called for tax cuts to ensure further exploration and extraction of the North Sea is encouraged, following reports of a drop in confidence within the sector.

Potash firm's Government praise

The Advertiser Series: SITE VISIT: Transport Minister Robert Goodwill, centre, with managing director David Zvida, left

4:39pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

A NORTH-EAST potash firm has received praise from the Government.

Services sector to continue growth

The Advertiser Series: GOOD SERVICE: The UK's services sector, which includes restaurants, continues to grow, a report has said

6:01am Tuesday 25th November 2014

THE services sector will continue its robust growth into early next year, a report has predicted.

Trailer maker Tinsley Special Products collapses

The Advertiser Series: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a visit to the North-East in 2012 when he handed over cash to Tinsley Special Products.

5:02pm Monday 24th November 2014

AN ENGINEER that was recently pledged £3.5m from the Government’s key job creation fund has gone into administration, with the loss of 90 positions.

Worries over North-East devolution as network struggles

The Advertiser Series: LEP WARNING: Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says The LEP Network is struggling. He is pictured on a previous visit to youth unemployment charity, The Employability Trust, in Peterlee, east Durham

2:50pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE Government’s devolution policy is in crisis with an integral organisation facing closure, it has been claimed.

Chancellor urged to empower North

The Advertiser Series: FEEL SORRY: James Ramsbotham, North East Chamber of Commerce chief executive, says he feels sorry for people in the South-East who have to rely on the North-East for energy and water

6:01am Monday 24th November 2014

SIX Chambers of Commerce, representing more than 12,000 businesses, have urged Chancellor George Osborne to empower industry across the North and deliver UK growth.

Innovation board will 'drive investment'

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3:57pm Monday 24th November 2014

A LOCAL enterprise partnership has unveiled a new business team as it strives to increase regional investment.

Fortnum & Mason posts record profits

The Advertiser Series: A section of the Christmas window displays at Fortnum & Mason department store in Piccadilly, central London.

2:42pm Monday 24th November 2014

LUXURY food and gifts retailer Fortnum & Mason has reported a surge in profits, buoyed by new outlets and demand for its hampers and caddies of loose-leaf tea.

RBS apologises to small businesses

The Advertiser Series: The Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised after admitting it provided incorrect evidence to MPs.

2:29pm Monday 24th November 2014

THE chairman of state-backed Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised after admitting it provided incorrect evidence to MPs investigating claims that it mistreated small business customers.

CBI seeks infrastructure boost

The Advertiser Series: POLICY CHANGE: John Cridland, CBI director-general, wants EU reforms

11:10am Monday 24th November 2014

THE Chancellor's Autumn Statement must focus on infrastructure investment, encourage innovation and remove barriers to enterprise, a business organisation has warned.

Meat firm hails recovery

The Advertiser Series: BRAND RECOVERY: Cranswick says it is recovering from a fall in fresh pork sales

10:54am Monday 24th November 2014

MEAT producer Cranswick said it is recovering from a fall in fresh pork sales.

Jobs hope as buyers take on turbine plant

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1:57pm Friday 21st November 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East jobs could be created at the former base of a wind turbine parts maker.

Tata support helps youngsters on employment journey

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12:49pm Friday 21st November 2014

MORE than 150 unemployed young people have been given a foot on the jobs ladder thanks to help from a support scheme.

Jobs joy as firm builds stronger future

The Advertiser Series: GROWING COMPANY: Ann Izatt-Lowry, Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental operations director, left, with Kate Ward, Investment for Growth business adviser

6:00am Friday 21st November 2014

A FIRM at the forefront of the North-East construction industry aims to create more jobs after funding helped strengthen its order book.

Steel firm 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.


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