I will return any bonuses I don't deserve, says new building society boss

The Advertiser Series: TOP ROLE: Colin Fyfe

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE new boss of a North-East building society has pledged to hand back any future bonuses if he does not deserve them.

Waste-to-energy company plans to create jobs in expansion

The Advertiser Series: Workers in the control room at Sita UK's Haverton Hill Road base, in Billingham, near Stockton

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A COMPANY using waste to power the North-East wants to create jobs in an expansion.

Business park invests in hawk-eyed pest controller

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DARLINGTON’S Lingfield Point has added a member of staff to its team – she’s feathered, she friendly and she’s called Freya - the hawk-eyed pest control officer- who keeps the seagulls at bay – nature’s way.

Subsea firm secures major underwater craft deal

The Advertiser Series: Scott Macknocher, Ennsub managing director, with Barry Stewart, Rovop director and general manager

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A SUBSEA engineering firm has secured a lucrative deal to make specialist craft for the oil and gas industry.

Motorhome firms invests £150,000 to continue growth

The Advertiser Series: Jonathan Bell, right, with Derek and Elaine Armstrong

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A FAMILY-RUN motorhome business, which was founded on a driveway, is now investing £150,000 to continue its growth.

Port strengthens offshore energy reputation

The Advertiser Series: The Port of Hartlepool

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NORTH-EAST port is working with a company to strengthen its position in the offshore energy industry.

Paul hopes invention success will run like clockwork

The Advertiser Series: Paul Gill, pictured with his new Orsto smartwatch

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NORTH-EAST inventor is entering the realm of James Bond after creating a smartwatch computer.

Bosses urged to look at graduates

The Advertiser Series: Sunderland's National Glass Centre where the final RISE festival celebration will be held

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COMPANIES are being urged to look at graduates to help their businesses grow.

Small businesses 'can win work through social responsibility'

The Advertiser Series: Philip N Green

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SMALL businesses across the North-East can secure new contracts if they are more socially responsible, a senior Government aide has said.

Glaxo agrees £9.5bn drugs deal

The Advertiser Series: INDUSTRIOUS: Pupils can sign up for GSK's cadet scheme

9:45am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

GLAXOSMITHKLINE and Swiss rival Novartis are to create a consumer healthcare powerhouse as part of a string of deals in the pharmaceuticals sector today.

Management buy-out at North-East bar

11:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A NORTH-EAST bar has undergone a management buyout supported by business advisers UNW.

North-East port welcomes Dutch visitors

The Advertiser Series: Netherlands navy submarine spends four days in North Shields

2:37pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Port of Tyne was the venue as the Netherlands Navy paid a visit to the region.

North-East businesses honoured by Queen's Awards

The Advertiser Series: The team at Ikon Geopressure based at the Rivergreen Centre, Durham City

12:10am Monday 21st April 2014

NORTH-EAST innovators, exporters and entrepreneurs have been honoured by the Queen in her annual business awards, announced today.

Housebuilder creates North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series: Orleton homes get the go ahead

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A HOUSEBUILDER says it is creating North-East jobs to meet rising buyer demand.

Airport publishes blueprint for long-term survival

The Advertiser Series: Durham Tees Valley Airport chiefs hope the Government will approve their latest funding bid

3:51pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RESCUE plan to ensure the survival of a North-East airport has been published, as passenger numbers on key routes start to rise.

Pump firm goes global

The Advertiser Series: Alan Roberts expects turnover at C&A Pumps and Engineering Ltd to double next year

11:02am Thursday 17th April 2014

AN AWARD-WINNING engineering company is branching out across the globe after teaming up with one of the world's leading pump manufacturers.

Co-op Group announces £2.5bn losses

The Advertiser Series: The store is due to open by the end of April

9:28am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013, marking the worst losses in the group's 150-year history.

Teesside wind farm 'will help shape future of UK energy sector'

The Advertiser Series: The Teesside wind farm, off the coast of Redcar

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore wind farm will be a pioneering blueprint in shaping the UK's power sector, a senior energy boss has told The Northern Echo.

Hitachi deal means its full steam ahead for County Durham factory

The Advertiser Series: Work continues on the Hitachi Rail Europe site

1:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FUNDING has finally been secured to make new high-speed trains for the line linking the North-East with London and Scotland in a North-East factory. 

Mining jobs could move to Amsterdam

The Advertiser Series: Cleveland Potash

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A MINING company could move jobs to Amsterdam, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Work officially starts on £38m medical centre

The Advertiser Series: Work takes place at the Centre for Process Innovation, at Wilton, near Redcar

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WORK officially starts today (Wednesday, April 16) on a £38m North-East medical research plant.

Co-op bosses were like kids in a sweet shop, says Myners

The Advertiser Series: Lord Myners will take on the newly created role of senior independent director

2:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Co-operative Group is expected to post losses as high as £2.5bn tomorrow as the mutual faces more pain from the biggest crisis in its history.

Accountant secures growth fund cash for the North-East and Yorkshire

The Advertiser Series: Neville Baldry

1:38pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ONE of the region’s leading experts in Regional Growth Fund (RGF) applications is celebrating securing more than £4.3m for his clients.

North-East wind farm is officially opened

The Advertiser Series: The Teesside wind farm, off the coast of Redcar

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST offshore wind farm will be officially opened today (Wednesday, April 16).

North-East manufacturer features in BBC TV series

The Advertiser Series: GIVING ADVICE: Digby Jones is the newest TV troubleshooter

3:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST freezer firm will feature on primetime TV series looking at the state of the British manufacturing industry.

Insurance brokers creates jobs in expansion

The Advertiser Series: Shaun Hughes, managing director of Erimus Insurance Brokers, with, from left, Grant Jones, Neale Wytcherley and Richard Bonas

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AN insurance broker aims to create more jobs to continue its expansion.

Debenhams shake-up as profits fall

The Advertiser Series: Debenhams in Winchester

10:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEBENHAMS is to refocus its promotional strategy after a disastrous Christmas trading performance led to a sharp fall in half-year profits.

First profit is only weeks away, say North-East steel chiefs

The Advertiser Series: Cornelius Louwrens is the new UK Business Director and Chief Operating Officer at SSI UK in Redcar

12:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TWO years ago a North-East industrial icon was brought back to life when the blast furnace was re-lit at the former British Steel works in Redcar. Business Editor, Andy Richardson speaks to some of the people keeping alive Teesside steel making. 

Inflation falls to 1.6 per cent

The Advertiser Series: George Osborne has been urged to back the construction trade

9:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

INFLATION fell for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures showed today.

Biofuel bosses call for EU support

The Advertiser Series: CLOSURES: the Ensus bioethanol plant on Teesside has stopped production three times since 2010

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BOSSES at a £250m North-East refinery have called on EU bosses to increase their focus on biofuels and ease a difficult period for the industry.

Cigarette maker reveals plans to cut hundreds of jobs

The Advertiser Series: LEGAL CHANGE: Change proposed for electronic cigarettes

12:55pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CIGARETTE maker is axing more than 500 jobs after announcing plans to end UK manufacturing.

North East Lep boss to join challenger bank

The Advertiser Series: Edward Twiddy is moving from the North East Lep to new digital bank Atom

6:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

A FORMER Treasury director who helped with the nationalisation of Northern Rock is joining the UK's first fully digital bank.

Department store could double store numbers

The Advertiser Series: House of Fraser could double its number of stores

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

DEPARTMENT store House of Fraser could nearly double its number of stores after a takeover by a Chinese conglomerate.

Drugs firm alleged to have paid to boost prescriptions

The Advertiser Series: GlaxoSmithKline's factory in Barnard Castle, County Durham

10:41am Monday 14th April 2014

A DRUGS company operating a North-East factory has been accused of bribing doctors to prescribe its medicines in Europe.

Consultancy firm makes Aycliffe move

The Advertiser Series: Non-executive directors Angela Robson and Ian Batchelor, with Andrew Nicholson, centre, in the new office

4:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

AN independent management consultancy firm has moved offices as it looks to increase its presence in the region.

Business Summit returning to region

The Advertiser Series: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling talks at a previous Tees Valley Business Summit, watched by TVU's Stephen Catchpole

12:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIRMS can receive high-profile business advice on growing their business at an event in the region.

First glimpse of new look airport departure lounge

The Advertiser Series: The Aspire Lounge at Newcastle International Airport

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

NEWCASTLE International Airport will today (Friday April 11) announce a major development of its departure lounge.

Tees engineer thrusts into new markets

The Advertiser Series: A ship’s thruster being completed at Tees Gill’s North Skelton factory

7:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

A NORTH-EAST company whose products were held up by ministers as example of engineering excellence is moving into new overseas markets. 

Potash bosses stand by £1.5bn mine after rival's Government funding

The Advertiser Series: Sirius Minerals faces a challenge over its Yorkshire potash mine plan

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

MINING bosses say a Government decision to fund a rival's growth will not jeopardise their proposed £1.5bn development.

Train builder reveals luggage contract

The Advertiser Series: Hitachi's proposed factory is "a great story for Aycliffe, for County Durham and for the country as a whole,” said Vince Cable.

11:51am Friday 11th April 2014

TRAIN builder Hitachi Rail Europe has awarded a contract to fit luggage storage on its Intercity Express Programme (IEP) rolling stock.

Plastics firm warns of transitional period

The Advertiser Series: A worker at Sone watches on as its plastic containers rolls off the production line

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A BEAUTY industry plastics company says it is enduring a transitional period after lower annual profits compounded a shock contract blow.

Co-op bank reveals £1.3bn annual losses

The Advertiser Series: Investors put pressure on Co-operative Bank to tear up rescue plan in favour of alternative

12:10pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Co-op banking division has reported £1.3bn annual losses, warning its legacy issues will continue to hit its financial performance.

UK construction output falls

The Advertiser Series: Barratt says the UK housing market is improving and has seen homebuyers queue up for its properties

12:20pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE UK's construction industry output fell sharply in February after extreme weather hit building sites, a report has said.

Software specialist creates North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series: Pictured from left to right are John Sherburn, Quorum commercial director, technical director Paul Fothergill, and Janet Todd, Netpark manager

6:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A SOFTWARE specialist is bringing jobs to the North-East.

North-East growth fund winners revealed

The Advertiser Series: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg

12:10am Thursday 10th April 2014

A BID to create 125 jobs at one of the region's biggest employers, and schemes to help North-East manufacturers compete globally, won funding from the latest round of the Governments key job creation scheme.

300 North-East jobs plan at £10m retail hub

The Advertiser Series: Andrew Ward, left, of Workwear Express with Bradley Hall's Peter Bartley

6:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

NEARLY 300 North-East jobs could be created at a £10m retail park.

Interest rates held again

The Advertiser Series: FACT FINDER: Mark Carney at the Durham County Cricket Club ground Picture: ANDY LAMB

1:14pm Thursday 10th April 2014

INTEREST rates have been held at 0.5 per cent for another month.

North-East Lep unveils 100,000 jobs plan

The Advertiser Series: BIG PICTURE: Paul Woolston, chairman of the North East LEP

7:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A BOLD plan to create up to 100,000 North-East jobs and arm more young people with skills for the workplace has been unveiled.

Darlington firm rides wave of cycling fever

The Advertiser Series: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

10:44am Wednesday 9th April 2014

A CYCLE parts firm has brought scores of jobs to a North-East town as part of a £3m expansion. 

Gift chain bosses re-open stores

The Advertiser Series: Collectables in Stockton

3:29pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BOSSES at a North-East gift and furniture chain that fell into administration say they are re-opening two stores.

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