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Flame Heating Spares Launches 'Revolutionary' App to Support North East Installers

Posted on the 26 April 2017

Flame Heating Spares, the North East of England’s fastest growing Heating & Plumbing merchant, is to support the region’s installers with the launch of its ground-breaking app. Flame, which operates seven branches throughout the North East, is now offering its trade cus...

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County Durham Business Secures Million-pound Investment

Posted on the 26 April 2017

A Newton Aycliffe business has secured a million pounds’ worth of investment from a major private equity firm. Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) has received a £1.1 million investment from Maven Capital Partners, a prominent UK private equity house, and worked alongside another...

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UK Online Retail Experts Expand to Dubai

Posted on the 22 April 2017

E-commerce and online marketing provider Visualsoft has announced that the company has expanded into the Middle East with a hub in Dubai. North East based full service digital agency Visualsoft, has taken the company’s unrivalled e-commerce platform and online marketing serv...

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Niven Architect’s Stu Kent with the Designs for St James House

Posted on the 21 April 2017

AN old bank is to unlock a bright new future as part of the redevelopment of a town centre. Niven Architects have drawn up plans to convert the former Lloyds Bank in Middlesbrough into high quality student accommodation. The ground floor of the five-storey building, on th...

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Hedgehog Lab in Line to Double Revenues After Blistering First Quarter

Posted on the 21 April 2017

NEWCASTLE technology consultancy hedgeghog lab is on track to hit 100% growth targets after a blistering start to the year. The app developer, which also has offices in London, Denmark, India and the US, won more work in the first quarter of 2017 than in the whole of 2015....

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The Lakes Distillery Set Sail - The ONE British Isle Blended Whisky Selected for Brittany Ferries

Posted on the 20 April 2017

From April, the Award winning British Isle blended whisky, The ONE, will set sail onboard all nine routes across the Brittany Ferries portfolio. This is another key milestone for the multi-award winning Lakes Distillery located in the heart of The Lake District. The Lakes...

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Robertson Signs up to Construction Skills Initiative

Posted on the 20 April 2017

A national infrastructure specialist has signed up to a scheme that has developed an innovative new way to attract talent into the built environment industry.    Robertson, one of the country’s largest independently owned construction, infrastructure and support ser...

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Accountancy Business Drives Growth with Funding from Barclays

Posted on the 20 April 2017

A Durham based accountancy business has launched with a new name following buy-in from a new partner with funding from Barclays.  Local Accountant Chris Tindle has successfully negotiated a deal to become a partner of former practice Westwaters (Durham) and the new par...

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Architects Shortlisted for Two Awards

Posted on the 19 April 2017

AN in-patient unit which is providing invaluable care to hospice patients and their families has been shortlisted for a prestigious design award. Designed by Niven Architects, the St Teresa’s Hospice unit in Darlington joins a new leisure centre that has transformed the tow...

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Harvey Nichols Deal for Handbag Clinic Takes Designer Repair Firm into North West

Posted on the 19 April 2017

Handbag Clinic has teamed up with luxury department store Harvey Nichols in a deal to take its services into the North West.The Burnopfield business, which has spruced up handbags and accessories worth more than £20m since its launch three years ago, is launching an exc...

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