Employers across the region are set to benefit from a funding pot worth almost £15m that aims to boost the key skills of thousands of workers through education and training. The North-East Workforce Skills Programme is a European Social Fund...
The number of people in general employment in the region has continued to increase and the number of people registered as unemployed has decreased according to new statistics. The double whammy of good news was revealed in the latest figures...
The University of Sunderland has been shortlisted as University of the Year, the leading category in this year’s THE – Times Higher Education supplement’s annual awards. The nomination marks a successful 12 months for the university, with Sunderland named University...
The Autumn edition of Wear Business covers the re-opening of the North East's biggest theatre, with the headline: 'The Empire Strikes Back'. We'd like to think that sentiment applies equally to Wear Business magazine as it does to the Sunderland...
The Salvation Army and UK drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks are jointly funding a project to create employment opportunities for people in the North-East. The region has been highlighted by the Government as a priority area through its £4.8 billion Levelling...
A food operation has hit a sixer, after successfully providing authentic dishes for an international cricket team. The Funky Indian Wali, set up by Sunderland-based husband and wife team Kam and Nedhi Chera, has created and delivered traditional Indian food...
The North-East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) has given a tentative welcome to positive new employment figures for the Wear region. The latest data figures cover the April to June quarter, during which some Covid-19 restrictions were eased and the LEP’s...
East Durham College and New College Durham have partnered with Teesside University to deliver training to 600 people this year. The three higher education institutions have joined forces to offer digital skills courses that will help people improve their productivity...
Three-quarters of north SMEs expect to be trading in a year’s time, an accountancy firm’s inaugural “barometer” findings suggest. But while investment and growth is planned in the North-East, the survey reveals even more optimism in the south of the...
Hays Travel, the UK’s largest independent travel agent, is opening up franchise opportunities to new applicants across the UK. The franchise model is for those who want to run their own profitable business and benefit from the support, expertise, buying...

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