Under-employment 'stubbornly high'

The Advertiser Series: TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady reminded employers it is illegal to not give someone a job on the grounds that they may have children in the future.

5:02am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PEOPLE are increasingly looking for extra working hours amid a major rise in under-employment, a report has warned.

Workers face redundancy in foundry closure

The Advertiser Series: JOBS SHOCK: A worker at Esco's foundry in FGuisborough, east Cleveland

6:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than 60 North-East workers face redundancy at an engineering firm.

Cable firm's wind farm work

The Advertiser Series: STRONG PIPELINE: A JDR worker, pictured with some of its cabling

11:43am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A POWER cable firm is supporting a major energy development.

Warning over building sector's skills shortage

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3:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A FRESH surge in construction activity has fuelled concerns over a skills shortage as firms keep pace with industry expansion.

'Cash top-ups' for bosses' pensions

The Advertiser Series: BIG SPENDERS: The High Pay Centre says executive pay is still rising, despite Government moves to halt its growth

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than half of top company directors are now receiving cash instead of contributions to their pension schemes, a study has revealed.

Outsourcing firm's contract joy

The Advertiser Series: HEATING UP: Customer complaints over energy companies are at their highest, the Energy Ombudsman has said

2:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A NORTH-EAST outsourcing firm has secured a five-year deal to work with the UK’s largest energy supplier.

'Hold interest rates', says North-East Shadow MPC

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS VIEW: Colin Fyfe, Darlington Building Society chief executive, is one of the speakers on the North-East Shadow MPC

6:38pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE North-East Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has delivered a majority verdict to maintain interest rates at their current level.

Chancellor sets Autumn Statement date

The Advertiser Series: MINISTERIAL VISIT: Chancellor George Osborne MP visits business Carroll-Meynell on Durham Lane Industrial Park near Stockton.  George Osborne MP talks to Dan Newman on the factory shop floor.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (8588347)

1:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CHANCELLOR George Osborne has revealed the date of his Autumn Statement.

Trade deal 'worth £10bn a year'

The Advertiser Series: HIGH PRAISE: Prime Minister David Cameron says the North-East is driving forward innovation

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Government has responded to criticism of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10bn a year.

Construction firms' 'optimism' for future

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

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

CONSTRUCTION firms in the North-East are more optimistic about the future than a year ago, a report has said.

Mining firm's coal focus after sale

The Advertiser Series: FINANCIAL WARNING: Hargreaves Services says its production division has been hit by pricing pressures and bad weather

11:59am Monday 1st September 2014

A MINING firm has sold a chemical transport division for £26.9m as it looks to increase its presence in the UK coal industry.

Businesses air concerns over EU withdrawal

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

1:05pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE North-East’s position as a dominant exporter will be affected if the UK withdraws from the EU, businesses have warned.

Single hub airport 'a priority' to support trade

The Advertiser Series: NEW ARRIVAL: A plane comes in to land at Heathrow Airport

6:01am Monday 1st September 2014

A SINGLE UK hub airport with spare capacity for new routes is vital to the North-East retaining its position as a key UK exporter, it has been claimed.

North-East manufacturers 'eye more jobs', despite industry slowdown

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

2:39pm Monday 1st September 2014

NORTH-EAST manufacturers are looking to create more jobs as they tackle increased work, despite the industry slowing its acceleration, a report has said.

Chartered accountancy looks to expand

The Advertiser Series: NEW ROLE: George Hardey, front, with the rest of the tax team

3:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

A CHARTERED accountant and business adviser is expanding after unveiling a new associate.

Housebuilder celebrates strong results

The Advertiser Series: Persimmon has reported a surge in pre-tax profits for the six months to the end of June.

6:01am Monday 1st September 2014

A NORTH-EAST housebuilder has hailed a strong start to the year.

Data firm's turnover delight

The Advertiser Series: Generic image of a man typing on a computer keyboard. (8341410)

6:00am Monday 1st September 2014

A DATA management firm has seen turnover increase after launching a new product.

Manufacturers positive over growth

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

12:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

GROWTH in manufacturing has eased back to more moderate levels, but firms remain confident about the economic outlook, a study has said.

Technology company's job ambitions

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH AMBITION: Dr Arnab Basu, Kromek chief executive

6:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A TECHNOLOGY firm aims to create North-East jobs to continue its expansion.

Security firm's sporting success

The Advertiser Series: RIDING STAR: Nicola Wilson, pictured during a previous event, is competing at the World Equestrian Games, in Normandy, which is being supported by Gateshead's Protector Group

2:50pm Friday 29th August 2014

A SECURITY firm renowned for keeping major sporting events safe has won another major deal.

Assessment firm deal 'will strengthen North-East' base

The Advertiser Series: LEARNING TOOL: The Test Factory provides online education tests for schools

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST company providing online education tests has been bought by the UK’s largest school assessment firm.

Airline axes 6,000 after disasters

The Advertiser Series: JOBS MOVE: Malaysia Airlines is axing 6,000 jobs as it looks to recover from twin disasters

10:40am Friday 29th August 2014

MALAYSIA Airlines is shedding 6,000 jobs.

Banknote printer's new appointment

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

5:12pm Friday 29th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST banknote printer has revealed its new chief executive.

Tesco cuts dividend in price war

The Advertiser Series: MORE TIME: Tesco's store in Bishop Auckland. Company bosses have asked for more time to turn the business around.

12:57pm Friday 29th August 2014

TESCO has issued another annual profits warning as the price war raging in the UK's supermarket aisles continues.

Firms urged to look at Indian markets

The Advertiser Series: BUSINESS POTENTIAL: North-East firms have been urged to take advantage of opportunities in India

11:33am Friday 29th August 2014

NORTH-EAST businesses are invited to take advantage of opportunities in India.

Co-op to decide on reform plans

The Advertiser Series: MEETING DATE: The Co-operative group will hold a special general meeting over plans to change its future

10:52am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Co-operative group will face the final hurdle in its plans for a radical shake-up of the way it is run.

Emirates 'here to stay' in North-East

The Advertiser Series: TAKING OFF: An Emirates plane leaves Newcastle Airport

6:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

ONE of the world’s most prominent airlines has reiterated its commitment to the North-East ahead of a milestone in the region.

UK 'must export more for growth'

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

12:57pm Thursday 28th August 2014

THE UK needs to invest and export more to prevent its world-leading growth being a flash in the pan, a business group has warned.

'No living wage' for many women

The Advertiser Series: TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady reminded employers it is illegal to not give someone a job on the grounds that they may have children in the future.

5:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

WOMEN are bearing the brunt of work poverty and earning less than the living wage in part-time work, a study has warned.

Cleaning firm's expansion hopes

The Advertiser Series: GRAND PLANS: Platinum Cleaning Products' husband and wife team Michelle and Simon Dixon

3:39pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A CLEANING firm is looking to expand and take on more workers after moving to a new factory.

Business groups plea over small firm finance

The Advertiser Series: CPP customers are to receive letters reminding them of the company's compensation package

1:22pm Thursday 28th August 2014

SMALLER firms in the North-East must be given greater help to access finance and support their growth, a business organisation has said.

Work starts on new Boho building in Middlesbrough

The Advertiser Series: Artist's impression of Boho Five

9:35am Thursday 28th August 2014

WORK has started on the latest phase of a landmark redevelopment scheme.

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

The Advertiser Series: BANK FINE: Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by The Financial Conduct Authority

10:56am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ROYAL Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m for failing to ensure advice to mortgage customers was suitable.

Firms question Scottish 'Yes' vote business case

The Advertiser Series: Business leaders do not think Alex Salmond has made a strong business case for Scottish independence.

9:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MORE than 130 businesses have signed a letter saying the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

Marine firm's job target in global vision

The Advertiser Series: PULLING TOGETHER: Pictured from left to right with the Bollard Load Test device are Alan Hewett, of the Manufacturing Advisory Service, Jeff Main, director of Tyne and Wear Marine, and Ade Walton, from Prozeus

12:09pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A MARINE engineering firm aims to create jobs as it targets global markets with a new product.

Women can be business winners

The Advertiser Series: Jo Hand, owner of Jo Hand recruitment.

6:23am Wednesday 27th August 2014

WHEN I became a member of NECC, I was encouraged to network within the organisation and meet like-minded business people, says Jo Hand.

IT firm looks to grow

The Advertiser Series: GROWING TEAM: The Razorblue team, including commercial director Chris Gill, front centre, and Dan Kitchen, technical director, front left

1:03pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AN IT specialist is expanding and creating jobs after securing work worth more than £2m.

Giles Insurance Brokers announces major rebrand following aquisition by Arthur J. Gallagher

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2:11pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

DURHAM-BASED Giles Insurance Brokers has announced a major rebrand following its recent acquisition by leading insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher.

Medical firm's cancer support

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10:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A NORTH-EAST pharmaceutical firm is working with a cancer charity on drug development.

Car parts maker drives students' learning

The Advertiser Series: PULLING POWER: Worker Adam Moffat brings goods into Nifco UK's newest factory

6:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A CAR parts maker is working with German students to give them an insight into the industry.

Pupils to get insight into green jobs

10:19am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BUSINESS park is to host an event highlighting to school pupils the opportunities that exist for careers in eco friendly technologies.

Car making restarts at Nissan Sunderland

The Advertiser Series: Nissan has called a halt to car production at its Sunderland plant

11:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CAR production has restarted at Nissan in Sunderland ending a temporary shut-down one of the world's most efficient car plants, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Services sector slows

The Advertiser Series: Professional services - including accountancy, legal and marketing firms - grew at the slowest pace since November.

9:58am Tuesday 26th August 2014

GROWTH in the services sector slowed in the three months to August, according to latest figures from the CBI.

Manufacturing pay on the rise

The Advertiser Series: Nissan has called a halt to car production at its Sunderland plant

6:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

MANUFACTURING workers are continuing to see the benefit of economic recovery in their earnings, according to the latest pay data.

Marine firm's job hopes after contract win

The Advertiser Series: OFFSHORE WORK: Tekmar is supplying protection systems to the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

3:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A MARINE engineering firm says it hopes to create jobs after a multi-million pound energy development deal strengthened its expansion.

IT company Aspire Technology Solutions supports expansion of AlphaGraphics North East

The Advertiser Series: (Left to right) Steve Jones, IT Manager for Alpha Graphics with Shaun Richardson, Account Manager for Aspire Technology Solutions.

2:47pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ASPIRE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS has announced a deal to upgrade the systems for expanding design and marketing agency AlphaGraphics North East (AGNE).

Shoe firm's £10m Indian plan

The Advertiser Series: BIG HITTER: Locals play cricket at dawn on the Oval Maidan in Mumbai, India. York's Pavers Shoes has revealed plans to invest £10m to expand its presence in the country

1:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A SHOE firm has revealed £10m investment plans to expand its presence in India.

Cleat firm's Chinese success

The Advertiser Series: MAJOR DEVELOPMENT: The Taishan Nuclear Power Project

12:26pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A CABLE cleat maker has secured a significant order to supply equipment to a Chinese nuclear power plant.

Morrisons creates 180 North-East jobs

The Advertiser Series: JOBS BOOST: Morrisons has opened a store in Blaydon, creating 180 jobs

12:58pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MORRISONS says it has created 180 North-East jobs after opening a store in the region.

Chocolate factory to be converted

The Advertiser Series: The famous Terrys of York chocolate factory

3:14pm Friday 22nd August 2014

BUILDER Henry Boot ?is to start work ?on the former Terry’s chocolate factory in York? early next year.

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