Rural ‘micro’ enterprises to get £100,000 boost

Rural start up businesses and ‘micro’ enterprises are to get a boost with the announcement of a special £100,000 fund to support smaller projects in the region. Individuals or groups with a suitable new start up business or established micro enterprise looking to expand and develop in Teesdale, Weardale, West Derwentside… More →

Training company takes on more apprentices

North Tyneside based training provider Trade Training Associates (TTA) has welcomed more new recruits to its expanding team. Rachel White, 21, from Heaton, has joined TTA as a full time receptionist along with Gillian Freeman, 32, from Whitley Bay, and Thelma Turnbull, 49, from Heaton. It is hoped that once apprentices qualify,… More →

Bosses can lead the region’s recovery

A new consultancy service has been launched to help North East bosses drive their firms through the tough economic terrain towards higher profits and a brighter future. Evolution Consulting has been formed by North East-based accountancy and advisory group Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP with the aim of helping managing… More →

Youth unemployment could hit the one million mark

With the ONS set to release the latest unemployment figures tomorrow, many experts are predicting youth unemployment to hit the one million mark. Carmen Watson, managing director of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership said, “It’s alarming that employment is continuing to rise among young people. “Given Britain’s ageing population, it is important that young… More →

NECC supports Government’s plan to tackle red tape

The North East Chamber of Commerce has backed the Governments announcement last week to tackle red tape and to provide additional funding for SME’s to take on apprentices. Speaking at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) annual conference, Chancellor George Osborne revealed he had just signed off a new round of… More →

National minimum wage to rise to £6.08

The national minimum wage for adults is set to increase by 15p to  £6.08 from October the Government confirmed yesterday. The 2.5% increase had been recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). Chairman of the LPC David Norgrove,said: “We welcome the Government’s acceptance of our recommendations. “The Commission was again unanimous, despite… More →

AIS continues to expand

A manufacturing and training company is strengthening its team to cope with the increase in demand from the booming oil and gas sector. Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS), which is based on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate in North Shields, provides specialist training for the oil and gas industry including rope access,… More →

New contract wins for AECOM

A North East-based engineering consultancy has announced a string of contract wins for its Newcastle office as it looks to cement a stronghold in the market. AECOM has been appointed by Stockland, a leading diversified property group, to provide services advice and prepare tender documents for the redevelopment of retail units… More →

North East firm takes on the youth unemployment

A training provider which is helping the region fight back against rising youth unemployment has secured work placements for 21 youngsters in 21 days thanks to its new ICT apprenticeship scheme. County Durham-based Baltic Training Services, which largely specialises in industrial, administrative and customer service training schemes, recently diversified into offering… More →

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