Would you pay £650m for a Gherkin?

The Advertiser Series: The Gherkin skyscraper in London

3:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LONDON'S Gherkin skyscraper has been put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers, estate agency Savills has said.

Phone technology firm's jobs plan

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS BOOST:  Alan Needle, Filtronic chief executive, right, with Dr Simon Goon, Business Durham managing director, pictured previously at the company's new Sedgefield base

6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A MOBILE phone technology hopes to create more North-East jobs as it targets broadband markets.

E-commerce firm's growth could create jobs

The Advertiser Series: GOING FOR GROWTH: Visualsoft works with companies including Canterbury, which makes England's rugby union kit, here shown by Mike Brown in a previous Six Nations match against Italy

6:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

AN e-commerce firm supporting fashion brands aims to create 50 jobs after completing a management buyout.

Carpetright points to steady progress

The Advertiser Series: MARKET BOOST: Carpetright says its performance is steadily increasing

11:45am Tuesday 29th July 2014

FLOOR coverings retailer Carpetright says its financial performance is improving steadily, though its UK division continues to prop up weaker European performances.

Average salaries growing - report

The Advertiser Series: WAGE BOOST: Adzuna says workers' average salary growth doubled in June

6:01am Tuesday 29th July 2014

WORKERS’ average salary growth doubled in June, suggesting the labour market recovery is picking up speed, a survey has said.

Electronics firm's £8m deal

The Advertiser Series: DEAL BOOST: Charlie Peppiatt, Stadium Group chief executive

3:20pm Monday 28th July 2014

A NORTH-EAST electronics firm has secured an £8m deal to maintain its growth.

Lloyds to pay out £218m over Libor

The Advertiser Series:

2:21pm Monday 28th July 2014

LLOYDS Banking Group will pay £218m fines to UK and US authorities as punishment for the rigging of interest rate benchmarks.

Ice cream firm continues growth

The Advertiser Series: MILKING IT: John Archer, pictured with with some of the Jersey cows from the company's farm

1:03pm Monday 28th July 2014

A FAMILY ice cream firm founded from adversity has secured funding to continue its growth.

Parks 'protected from fracking'

The Advertiser Series: TEAM BUILDING:The North York Moors National Park Authority wants a new IT apprentice

1:11pm Monday 28th July 2014

NATIONAL Parks in England will only be considered for fracking in exceptional circumstances, ministers have said.

Apprentice chef thrown in at the deep end at Sedgefield oyster festival

The Advertiser Series: Hardwick Hall's head chef Mark Bennett with apprentice, Chelsea Layfield

1:09pm Monday 28th July 2014

AN APPRENTICE who swapped her waitress uniform for chef whites is preparing for her biggest catering challenge to date at one of the region’s most prestigious social events.

Virgin Money creates 120 North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series:

1:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

VIRGIN Money is creating more than 100 North-East jobs in a move that will see it repay the Government £154m from a deal to buy Northern Rock.

Youth contract 'to be ended early'

The Advertiser Series: PROGRAMME SHOCK: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Youth Contract is being wound up early. Mr Clegg is pictured during a previous visit to the region, which included a tour of car parts maker Nifco's Eaglescliffe factory

1:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

A £1BN Government flagship scheme to get young people back into work is being wound up early after failing to help more than a fraction of those it targeted.

Chancellor's vow over North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series: MINISTERIAL VISIT: Chancellor George Osborne MP visits business Carroll-Meynell on Durham Lane Industrial Park near Stockton. Walking around the factory shop floor are Carroll-Meynell MD Mike Meynell, George Osborne MP and James Wharton MP.  Picture: CHRI

8:00am Friday 25th July 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has admitted the Government must do more to cut North-East unemployment.

Building bosses warn Government over apprenticeships

The Advertiser Series: Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey aims to set tougher targets as the market improves

12:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

BUILDING bosses have warned the Government must do more to address a skills shortage and get more apprentices into the trade.

Train builder delivers 300 North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series:

9:35am Friday 25th July 2014

AN engineering firm says it has created 300 North-East jobs after starting work on train control equipment for a £6.5bn transport scheme.

Banknote maker praised for export efforts

The Advertiser Series: A house note, which De La Rue uses to show customers what the company can do.

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE world’s largest banknote printer and passport manufacturer has been praised for helping to boost British exports.

GDP expected at pre-recession level

The Advertiser Series: GDP BOOST: Figures are expected to show the UK economy has emerged from a six-year downturn tomorrow

1:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE UK economy is expected to emerge from a six-year downturn tomorrow, with official figures showing gross domestic product (GDP) has recovered to pre-recession levels.

Jobs go at car parts supplier

The Advertiser Series: REDUNDANCY NOTICE: Unipart Automotive has cut jobs after going into administration

12:09pm Thursday 24th July 2014

SCORES of North-East jobs have been lost after a car part supplier went into administration.

Workers lose jobs at car firm

The Advertiser Series: JOBS BLOW: Workers at Tyneside Autobuy Limited have been made redundant

11:18am Thursday 24th July 2014

NEARLY 50 workers have been made redundant at a second hand car firm.

Facebook reports record profits

The Advertiser Series: Facebook's expansion has resulted in a sharp rise in costs.

9:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

FACEBOOK shares hit a record high after the social network posted profits growth of 137 per cent for its last quarter.

Wake-up call over interest rates peril

The Advertiser Series: The Consumer Prices Index rose to 1.9%, up from 1.5% in May, according to the Office for National Statistics.

9:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

WAKE-UP up calls must be urgently sounded to help people plan how to cope with increased borrowing costs amid the prospect of the end of rock-bottom interest rates, a think-tank has argued.

New jobs at £160m biomass plant

The Advertiser Series: NEW BUILD: An artist's impression of the biomass plant at Port Clarence

6:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

SCORES of North-East jobs will be created after at a £160m power station.

UK car production increases

The Advertiser Series:

12:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The number of cars produced in the UK increased last month.

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.

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.

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.

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



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