Miner's aim to lead UK industry

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

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A MINING firm says it is well positioned to spearhead the UK market’s long-term future, despite ongoing market volatility.

Ministers given four point plan to unlock North-East growth

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10:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

NORTH-East businesses have presented the Government with a four-point plan to empower the region and deliver sustainable economic growth.

Bus operator's revenue boost

The Advertiser Series: DRIVING FORWARD: Go-Ahead says pre-tax profits increased 45 per cent to £91.2m for the year to June 28

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A TRAVEL operator running buses across the North-East says its regional services have boosted revenues.

Carpetright founder steps down

The Advertiser Series: test

10:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARPETRIGHT boss Lord Harris of Peckham has called time on more than 50 years in the carpet trade by announcing he is to leave the business he founded 26 years ago.

North East Equality Awards winners revealed

The Advertiser Series: Mark Savage (11712448)

10:07am Tuesday 21st October 2014

EMPLOYERS and individuals have been rewarded for their strong commitment to equality and diversity.

Fabrication firm's helideck work

The Advertiser Series: SAFETY FIRST: Pictured on the helideck are, from left to right, Steve Hadwin, offshore industrial fire tutor, Paul Hutchinson, D&S Construction Services' project manager, and Chris Brown, technical services manager

3:53pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A FABRICATION and engineering firm secured a large contract to work on a renowned training base.

Costa sales keep Whitbread on boil

The Advertiser Series: ARRIVING INN: An artist's impression of the Feethams Leisure Development, in Darlington, including a new Premier Inn hotel

3:48pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

PREMIER Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread said profits have lifted by nearly a fifth.

New plans for derelict North-East hotel

The Advertiser Series: The Swallow Hotel in Stockton has stood empty for the last five years.

11:34am Monday 20th October 2014

A DERELICT North-East hotel is set to become accommodation for 130 students following a change of ownership.

Funding delight for vehicle firms

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

6:01pm Monday 20th October 2014

THREE North-East vehicle parts firms will share millions of pounds of Government funding to address skills shortages and strengthen the UK automotive industry.

Job hopes in food producer deal

The Advertiser Series: FOOD PRODUCTION: Production line workers pictured previously at Tanfield Foods, in Consett, County Durham

2:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A CONVENIENCE food maker has revealed plans to create North-East jobs after buying a specialist firm.

Royal Mail seeks 19,000 Christmas temps

The Advertiser Series: The Royal Mail has started its annual recruitment drive to help with the Christmas post, saying 19,000 temporary jobs will be available. The positions will start in mid-November until early January, with work peaking in December.

10:02am Monday 20th October 2014

ROYAL Mail has started its annual recruitment drive to help with the Christmas post, saying 19,000 temporary jobs will be available.

Funding for steel towns

The Advertiser Series: Peter Taylor (left) with Simon Hamilton.

1:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

BUSINESSES in the North will be amongst those to benefit from a new £6m scheme launched by UK Steel Enterprise.

Nortech launches new division

The Advertiser Series: The Nortech team

2:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

ENGINEERING design and project management company Nortech has launched a new division to serve the oil & gas industry as well as new and emerging sectors.

UK growth 'will slow down sharply'

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH WARNING: 	The EY ITEM Club's Autumn forecast has predicted lower GDP growth than the Bank of England, pictured, the CBI or the International Monetary Fund

11:21am Monday 20th October 2014

UK growth will slow down sharply next year amid political uncertainty at home and abroad, a leading business group has predicted.

Energy firm's Grid work

The Advertiser Series: ENERGY WORK: Fastflow pictured at work with National Grid

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

AN energy contractor has secured a major deal with National Grid.

Supply chain moves 'could deliver 500,000 jobs'

The Advertiser Series: STRONGER ECONOMY: Katja Hall, CBI deputy director-general, has hailed the UK's economic growth

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

MORE than 500,000 jobs could be created across the UK if domestic supply chains are revitalised, a report has claimed.

Virgin Money delays flotation plans

The Advertiser Series: Sir Richard Branson and Jayne-Anne Gadhia. Virgin Money said underlying profits jumped to £59.7m in the first six months of the year, from £13.1m a year earlier.

1:15pm Friday 17th October 2014

NORTH-EAST bank Virgin Money has delayed flotation plans amid stock market turbulence.

Government accused of 'laissez faire' attitude on steel bid

The Advertiser Series: MAJOR SITE: Tata Steel's special profiles factory, in Skinningrove, east Cleveland

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

AFTER what was called a “doubly sad day” for North-East industry, The Northern Echo business team assess efforts to rescue troubled Tag Energy Solutions and Tata Steel.

Hint over interest rates

The Advertiser Series: RATES RISE: The Bank of England says interest rates could remain at their existing level until after next year's General Election

1:25pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE Bank of England has revealed interest rates are unlikely to rise until the middle of next year due to gloomier economic prospects.

Chemical firm's new jobs

The Advertiser Series: MINISTERIAL VISIT:  Justice Minister Simon Hughes, left, pictured at Chemoxy International with chief executive Ian Stark	Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (11591894)

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A FIRM with a base on the site that gave birth to Teesside’s chemical industry has created new jobs.

Rolls-Royce dashes growth hopes

The Advertiser Series:

3:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

ROLLS-ROYCE has dashed hopes for a return to growth after seeing customers delay or cancel orders due to worsening economic conditions.

Concerns over asset stripping at wind turbine company

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

4:48pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AN MP has voiced concerns about potential asset stripping after a £28m factory tipped to lead the region’s green energy revolution was mothballed with the loss of about 100 jobs.

Ministers hold urgent Tata Steel talks

The Advertiser Series:

12:42pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH-EAST MPs have held urgent Government talks over a North-East steel mills sale.

Investor targeting Teesside steel mills plays down job cuts fears

The Advertiser Series:

9:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of North-East steelworkers face an uncertain future after Tata Steel announced it was in talks to sell off its loss-making long products business.

Funding plans approved for park extension

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH PLANS: Councillors have been urged to approve funding for expansion at Sedgefield's NETPark

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

PLANS for a £13m business park expansion have been approved, paving the way for hundreds of North-East jobs.

Conference will focus on North-East innovation

The Advertiser Series: Joe Faith

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE North East’s progress towards becoming an international centre for innovation is coming under the spotlight at a major conference.

Buffett offloads more Tesco shares

The Advertiser Series: Warren Buffett

12:33pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE turmoil at Tesco has triggered a fresh sale of shares by investor Warren Buffett after he labelled his investment in the chain a "huge mistake".

Insolvency risk falls in North-East

The Advertiser Series: Allan Kelly

12:27pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NEW research has uncovered further evidence of the improving resilience of the regional economy.

100 jobs lost as wind farm factory is mothballed

The Advertiser Series:

10:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

NORTH-EAST wind turbine manufacturer Tag Energy Solutions is on the verge of going into administration with the loss of about 100 jobs. 

Crafting boss' award hopes

The Advertiser Series: CRAFTING SUCCESS: Sara Davies, founder of Crafter's Companion

6:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE boss of a North-East craft firm, who founded the company in her student bedroom, has been shortlisted for a number of industry awards.

Unemployment falls below two million

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

9:56am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNEMPLOYMENT fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, official figures show.

Defence workers strike over pay

The Advertiser Series: ON GUARD: A Foxhound light protected patrol vehicle roams an area close to the Patrol Base Wahid, in Helmand, Afghanistan. DSG is responsible for maintaining such vehicles

12:24pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

WORKERS at a Ministry of Defence vehicle repair firm have walked out over a pay dispute.

Cable maker reveals job hopes

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)

5:50am Wednesday 15th October 2014

AN offshore cable maker aims to create jobs as it continues to secure work.

Gas project brings £90m to North-East economy

The Advertiser Series: Construction of platforms in the Cygnus gas field is supporting 400 North-East jobs

1:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A MAJOR North Sea gas project is supporting hundreds of manufacturing jobs and generating almost £90m in the North-East economy.

Calls for urgent talks over steel sell-off

The Advertiser Series: Workers at Teesside Beam Mill at Lakenby, will be affected by the potential sale announced by Tata steel today.

11:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

STEEL unions have called for urgent talks with the boss of Tata Steel, and asked the Government to intervene, over a proposed sell-off that would affect 750 North-East jobs.

Nissan plant secures new model

The Advertiser Series: SUNDERLAND BOUND: The Nissan Juke Nismo RS

6:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A RECORD-BREAKING North-East car plant will start work on a new vehicle in the coming days, The Northern Echo can reveal.

Former steelworker bids for steel plants

The Advertiser Series: Gary Klesch, a former steel worker from Cleveland, Ohio has bid for steel plants in Cleveland, UK.

11:02pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A BILLIONAIRE former US steel worker has launched a bid for North-East steel mills, sparking fears for the future of 750 jobs.

PM agrees to meet MPs to discuss Tata Steel sale

The Advertiser Series:

4:55pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DAVID Cameron has agreed to meet MPs representing communities affected by the announcement of plans by Tata Steel to sell its Long Products division, which employs thousands of workers at several sites in the UK.

Dealership drives up revenues

The Advertiser Series: RESULTS JOY: Robert Forrester, Vertu Motors' chief executive, left, has hailed the firm's results. He is pictured with staff member James Collingwood

1:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

CAR dealership Vertu Motors says new businesses and a strengthening used vehicle market has helped increase profits.

Port operator's P&O deal

The Advertiser Series: TRADE BOOST: PD Ports says it is working with P&O Ferries on a new service from Teesport, pictured, to Zeebrugge

12:51pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A NORTH-EAST port is working with a shipping firm to expand North Sea business.

Dismay as sale of Teesside steel operation by Tata considered

The Advertiser Series: STRIKE WARNING: Unite says workers at Tata Steel’s Teesside Technology Centre could take action

10:15am Wednesday 15th October 2014

UNION chiefs have reacted with dismay to news that North-East steel firm Tata has signed a memorandum of understanding ahead of a possible sale of its Long Products Europe business.

Accountants hail grant successes

The Advertiser Series: STEELING ITSELF: Gary Dawson, AV Dawson's managing director, pictured previously at the company's intermodal park. In the background, work is carried out on its rail-served automotive steel store

6:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A FIRM of accountants and business advisers has secured more than £110m of grant funding for clients.

Decision due on park expansion

The Advertiser Series: GROWTH PLANS: Councillors have been urged to approve funding for expansion at Sedgefield's NETPark

6:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A DECISION is expected today (Wednesday, October 15) on plans to extend a business hub, which could deliver hundreds of jobs.

The Brazilian North-East: Brazil’s final frontier?

The Advertiser Series:

6:02am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THERE is more to Brazil than football, carnival and questionable waxing techniques, writes Nynzi Maung.

North-East housebuilder reports record profits

The Advertiser Series: test

11:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

NORTH-EAST based housebuilder Bellway has posted record annual profits and said it is well placed for further growth after strong trading in recent weeks.

Inflation hits five year low

The Advertiser Series: test

9:57am Tuesday 14th October 2014

INFLATION fell to a five-year low of 1.2 per cent in September as the supermarket price war and lower petrol prices kept a lid on the rise in the cost of living.

House prices hit record high

The Advertiser Series: House asking prices County Durham and Teesside have among the furthest distance still to recover, according to a property website.

10:08am Tuesday 14th October 2014

UK house prices surged to a new record high of £274,000 in August after increasing by 11.7 per cent over the previous 12 months, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported.

Interest rates rise not expected until after General Election

The Advertiser Series: Mark Carney said financiers should be "custodians of their institutions"

2:38pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

INFLATION fell sharply to a five-year low last month to fuel expectations that the Bank of England will not raise interest rates until after next year's General Election.

Cleat maker's new appointment

The Advertiser Series: NEW RECRUIT: Kelly Brown has joined cleat maker Ellis

2:14pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A CABLE cleat maker, founded by a former RAF bomber pilot, has expanded its export team to maintain its global expansion.

North-East brewer raises a glass to new chairman

The Advertiser Series: Cheers: Founder of Jarrow Brewery, Jess McConnell (left), with new chairman, Tim Cottier.

12:08pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A NORTH-EAST brewer has appointed a new chairman to help lead its ambitious growth plans.



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