Small firms count cost of cold snap
Monday 15 April 2013 6:00The exceptionally cold weather in March cost UK small businesses £174m, a new report shows.
Calm Digital hits new high
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00Creative agency Calm Digital has won its largest contract to date for £100,000 to create a health and safety online learning platform.
Spark lights up job market
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00Gateshead-based Spark eCommerce Group has announced a major new contract win with BT, creating up to 50 jobs.
Housing group's financial helping hand
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00A Tees Valley-based housing group has launched an initiative to help residents handle their finances as the government’s changes to its benefits system hit households.
Bid to turn digital fledglings into empires
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00A new programme has been launched on Teesside aimed at transforming digital start-ups into flourishing businesses.
Region takes monthly activity hit
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00The North East private sector registered a decreased level of business activity for the fourth month in a row in March, a new report shows.
UK firms want EU changes, says BCC
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00Most British companies want to stay in Europe, with some powers brought back home, according to business lobby group British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Doubts over Hitachi's nuclear plans
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00Japanese group Hitachi is reportedly growing increasingly reluctant to build the UK’s next wave of nuclear reactors and may pull out of its deal with the Government unless terms are improved.
Visitor economy boost to seaside town
Monday 15 April 2013 5:00Newbiggin by the Sea, in Northumberland, has received a £29,000 boost from industrial giant Rio Tinto in its drive to become a tourism hotspot.
The Weekly Investment Report
Friday 12 April 2013 5:00With John Dance, Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Vertem Asset Management.
Food sales lift Marks
Friday 12 April 2013 5:00Marks & Spencer has reported its best quarterly sales for two years despite a slump in clothing as food sales in the run-up to Easter surged.
Smith profits up during Swann song
Friday 12 April 2013 5:00WH Smith delivered another rise in profits during the last six months as chief executive Kate Swann prepared to leave.