BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN THE NORTH EAST RISES

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN THE NORTH EAST RISES

Business confidence in the North East rose 18 points during April to reach 34 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the North East report higher confidence in their business prospects at 30 per cent and...
NORTH EAST FIRMS STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLS STAFF

NORTH EAST FIRMS STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLS STAFF

North East businesses are struggling to recruit skilled staff, according to latest figures. Four in ten regional firms are reporting difficulty finding the right skilled staff, and a quarter (26 per cent) have seen increased staff turnover since June 2016, according...
IMAGERY SHOWCASES THRIVING SPECTRUM BUSINESS PARK

IMAGERY SHOWCASES THRIVING SPECTRUM BUSINESS PARK

Companies thinking of moving to Seaham’s bustling business community won’t believe their eyes when they see the stunning new images from Spectrum Business Park. The park’s developer, Paul Wellstead, recently invested in some brand new drone photography, which has been...
HELP AVAILABLE FOR SMES AFFECTED BY CARILLION COLLAPSE

HELP AVAILABLE FOR SMES AFFECTED BY CARILLION COLLAPSE

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has announced a £50 million package of support to its small business customers, as part of a range of emergency measures for those businesses within Carillion’s supply chain which are now in financial difficulty, as a result of Carillion’s...
NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

Business confidence in the North East is the highest of any UK region but firms’ investment plans have fallen despite their optimistic outlook. That’s according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank. Business confidence in the North East –...
BUSINESS DURHAM ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW MD

BUSINESS DURHAM ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW MD

The new managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team. Brian Archer has joined Business Durham, which is part of Durham County Council, where he will also build on...