UNITE protests against latest Building Agreement

This morning protests will take place in Newcastle, as construction industry workers unite against the Building Engineering National Services Agreement. Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, along with seven other leading building firms and the HVCA trade body, have signed a new national working agreement, which aims to serve the current and future…

NOF Energy help local businesses looking for investment

North East energy businesses are to be given a crash-course on how to attract interest from major business investors. NOF Energy will hold a roundtable discussion at their Durham office on October 12 at 9am, where specialist advice from business investment expert and director of North East Business Angels, Andrew Burton, will be available. The session…

Behind the scenes at Particular.Pro

Deb McGargle and Matthew Rippon from Particular.Pro take some time out of their busy schedule to talk to bdaily about their new venture. The online legal support service provides subscribers with information to help them expand their knowledge of legal business and commercial issues. They tell us about who will get the…

Online legal service Particular.Pro is launched

On Tuesday night bdaily went down to Cargo Fleet, Middlesbrough to witness the launch of Particular.Pro, a new online legal support service has been launched which provides subscribers with information to help them expand their knowledge of legal business and commercial issues. The first play of their launch video was followed by…

European Funding boost for local fisheries

Harbours and fish producers in Northumberland have received a funding boost of over £100,000 from the European Fisheries Fund. £46,000 of the money was split between Lindisfarne Oysters, Swallow Fish and L Robson and Sons, who will put the money towards processing equipment, wile the remaining £57,000 will go towards improving…

PFIs put NHS trusts at risk

Paying for hospitals through Private Finance Initiatives is putting some healthcare trusts at risk. The BBC reports that 22 trusts are facing billions of pound of costs due to the PFI agreements, which allow the NHS to pay an annual fee over several years to replace old buildings. However, this is putting…

NECC form training partnership with local college

Tyne Metropolitan College is celebrating after winning a hard fought bid to provide training for the NECC.A range of business support programmes, including Train the Trainer, Emotional Intelligence and Marketing and PR will be delivered as part of the new contract.Director of Business Development at TyneMet, Vic Reid, successfully led…

Deloitte welcomes executive pay proposals

Deloitte have welcomed the proposals set out in the governments executive remuneration discussion paper, but recognises much work has still to be done to achieve best practices. Yesterday Vince Cable expressed concerns over the way executives are paid, and proposed shareholders receive a bigger say on pay deals. Stephen Hall, tax partner…

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