Care firm’s model could go global
Monday 29 April 2013 5:00A North East care enterprise could be replicated in the UK and abroad for its success in bringing together the private, public and third sectors.
Business lending to rise this year
Monday 29 April 2013 5:00Bank lending to UK firms is on track to rise in 2013, the first increase for four years, according to a financial services forecasting study.
Chaotic infrastructure plan holding growth back
Monday 29 April 2013 5:00Poor decision making and a lack of forward thinking around the Government’s infrastructure plans are harming the economy and hindering growth, politicians and economists have reportedly warned.
Small companies paying bills faster, figures show
Monday 29 April 2013 5:00The UK's smallest businesses - those with one or two employees - significantly improved their payment performance during the first quarter of this year, paying their bills more than 4.5 days faster than in 2012.
Examiner site makes rapid start to business
Monday 29 April 2013 5:00A digital recruitment service for the higher education sector has captured more than a fifth of the market within just a few months of launching, with 30 universities across the UK now signed up to its services.
MPs call for an end to external accountants
Friday 26 April 2013 7:00MPs are calling for a ban on external accountants working within government, to prevent them telling clients about tax loopholes they have uncovered.
Samsung enjoys record quarter
Friday 26 April 2013 7:00Electronics giant Samsung has posted a record quarterly net profit of £4.2bn, on the back of growing smartphone sales.
Stadium CEO quits to join Home Office
Friday 26 April 2013 7:00Electronics company Stadium Group has announced that its CEO Stephen Phipson is to leave his post to take up a senior role at the Home Office working to promote the interests of the UK security industry.
Business leaders encouraged by growth figures
Friday 26 April 2013 6:00Better-than-expected economic growth was yesterday described as “encouraging” by Chancellor George Osborne, although he also warned that tough decisions were ahead to address the UK’s economic problems.
Mining giant faces fraud office probe
Friday 26 April 2013 6:00Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has reportedly launched a formal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption at Kazakh mining giant ENRC.
Weekly investment report
Friday 26 April 2013 5:00With John Dance, chief investment officer and CEO of Vertem Asset Management.
US trade opens up after mission
Thursday 25 April 2013 22:00A group of Sunderland's software companies and glass and ceramic artists have forged business links with the US following a successful joint trade mission to Washington DC.