BRICS economies help secure record sales for Ford
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00Tyneside manufacturer Ford is looking to outpace its traditional yearly £1m increase in annual turnover, and has set targets to reach £15m by 2016.
Brickwork Services sees upturn in contracts
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00Building services firm Brickwork Services says it is finally enjoying an upturn in its order book after a tough five years - and plans to create 40 new jobs on the back of it.
Biggest out of town deal of 2013 goes through
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00A North Tyneside office building has been sold to an undisclosed private investor for more than £4m, marking the biggest out of town deal in the region so far this year.
Northumbria Optical Coatings optimises overseas markets
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00An optical filter manufacturer has doubled its factory space in South Tyneside to meet the demands of the overseas marketplace.
Bomb threat protection deal heads north
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00Pensher Skytech has won a major contract to secure the security nerve centre of an unnamed UK retail site visited by millions of shoppers annually from bomb and bullet attack.
Home from home helps Izumi land new contract
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00Bishop Auckland based manufacturer Izumi Products has secured a £20,000 contract through using a training centre’s facilities.
Oil firms face petrol price fixing claims
Wednesday 15 May 2013 6:00Pressure is reportedly mounting on regulators to investigate claims that oil giants may have been involved in fixing prices for more than a decade.
BA boss offers helping hand to his native Teesside
Wednesday 15 May 2013 5:00British Airways chief executive Keith Williams has vowed to do “everything I can’’ to promote Teesside and help the region.
Severn Trent rejects takeover offer
Wednesday 15 May 2013 5:00Water company Severn Trent has rejected a £5.3bn takeover approach from a consortium of international investors, saying it was too low.
Former Mere Mortal to drive DigitalCity forward
Wednesday 15 May 2013 4:00One of the North East’s leading entrepreneurs has joined DigitalCity Innovation at Teesside University to help develop the next generation of businesses.
Hitachi deal sees factory plan finally rubber stamped
Tuesday 14 May 2013 6:00The plan to bring train building back to the North East has overcome one of its final hurdles ahead of the new investment and job creation that will follow Hitachi’s move into the region.
New campaign targets region's export hungry firms
Tuesday 14 May 2013 5:00Business secretary Vince Cable is targeting 100,000 potential exporters across the region as the government rolls out a new exports campaign this week.