Forum sets challenge to new entrepreneurs
Wednesday 24 April 2013 5:00New entrepreneurs in the region have been urged to think big as a challenge to find the next generation of successful business owners gets going.
Asia rises as EU stagnates for exporters
Wednesday 24 April 2013 5:00Asia has overtaken the European Union as the market in which exporters expect to see the most growth over the next five years, a new report claims.
Funding for Lending scheme extended
Wednesday 24 April 2013 5:00The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) aimed at boosting the economy by encouraging banks to lend more, has been extended and given a makeover to help more small firms.
EE enjoys strong 4G-related trade
Wednesday 24 April 2013 5:00Mobile phone network EE has seen 318,000 people sign up to its fourth generation (4G) service and says it is on track to hit one million 4G users by the end of the year.
Government to offload Urenco share
Tuesday 23 April 2013 6:00Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon has confirmed the government is moving ahead with plans to sell some or all of its one-third shareholding in the uranium enrichment company Urenco.
Marine business faces criminal charges
Tuesday 23 April 2013 6:00A global marine business which has its UK HQ on Teesside is facing criminal charges over the death of three crewmen who lost their lives when a tug boat sank on the River Clyde in 2007.
Small firms hit by cyber crime
Tuesday 23 April 2013 6:00More small businesses than ever are facing the threat of losing confidential information through cyber attacks, according to research published today by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Betfair rejects takeover approach
Tuesday 23 April 2013 6:00Online betting group Betfair has reportedly knocked back a £912m takeover approach from CVC Capital Partners and other investors.
Is Mike Ashley set for Bench debut?
Tuesday 23 April 2013 6:00Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley’s retail empire Sports Direct is reportedly considering a £100m bid to buy the group behind the Bench clothing brand.
Maintenance group on the rise
Tuesday 23 April 2013 5:00A Tyneside-based maintenance company aims to grow its operations across the North of England after becoming a member of Meddo, a national partnership of property repair and improvement businesses.
Subsea group snaps up Scottish interest
Tuesday 23 April 2013 5:00Darlington-based DeepOcean UK, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group, has acquired a 50% interest in 3D sonar visualisation company ADUS to form ADUS DeepOcean.
Seneca acquires green power firm
Tuesday 23 April 2013 5:00Hartlepool-based Seneca Global Energy has acquired a company in Yorkshire operating a large disposal site generating sufficient renewable energy to power 4,000 homes.