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This Girl Can: Engineering a Way to a Better Life….

Posted on the 22 February 2019

Ten years ago, Bethany Harrod was the girl at school who liked maths. Today, as she looks forward to graduating from the University of Sunderland, she has the world at her feet. Bethany, 22, is among an increasing number of teenage girls and young women opting to take t...

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Jarrow MP Toasts Plumbing Merchant's New Boldon Head Office

Posted on the 21 February 2019

Flame Heating Group has welcomed a key dignitary to officially open its new Boldon head office.Stephen Hepburn, MP for Jarrow, visited Flame’s premises on Boldon Business Park to tour the facility and meet staff.Flame, the North East’s fastest-growing heating and plumbing merchan...

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The NBT Group Appoints New CEO in Preparation for Further Growth

Posted on the 21 February 2019

SUPPLY chain management company The NBT Group has appointed former growth director Peter Oram to CEO as the company looks to grow and continue to build on a successful 2018. The 110-year-old Killingworth-based firm, which secured first place in 2018’s Fastest 50 Awards,...

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Digital Bootcamp in Business to Make Graduates Work-ready

Posted on the 20 February 2019

A pioneering bootcamp is set to ensure graduates hit the ground running when they move from university life into the workplace. Operated in conjunction with the Institute of Coding (IOC), the University of Sunderland is preparing to pilot a scheme that aims to bridge the g...

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Making Tax Digital: Seizing the Momentum in the Era of Digital Tax

Posted on the 20 February 2019

You’ve likely missed the saga of Making Tax Digital (MTD), which has been chugging along since 2015. Announced in the March Budget of 2015, then chancellor George Osborne unveiled a grand plan to modernise the tax system. It signalled the death of the annual tax return, wit...

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Parkdean Resorts Reveals Another Bumper Year of Investment for its Holiday Parks in £40.7M Announcement

Posted on the 19 February 2019

LEADING holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts has set out investment plans of £40.7m across its estate, with a primary focus on new accommodation for the 2019 holiday season. The company, which has its central support office in Gosforth, has pledged over £2m to enhance it...

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RDA Help to Create First Jamie Oliver’s Deli in the Education Sector

Posted on the 19 February 2019

Award winning design and installation company, RDA was recently appointed by Aramark Northern Europe to help create the first ever Jamie Oliver’s Deli in the University sector,at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen. Robert Gordon University is in the top 20% of the b...

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Tees Valley Mayor Meets Award-winning Care Worker on Visit to Homecare Firm

Posted on the 16 February 2019

Mayor Ben Houchen has applauded a Tees Valley care worker who has scooped a top industry award. On a visit to Saltburn’s Meadowvale Homecare, which supports 130 vulnerable adults within Redcar and Cleveland, Mayor Houchen met Linda McPartland, winner of The Care Show’s Care...

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Sunderland Taps into China’s Food Federation

Posted on the 15 February 2019

Bosses from China’s biggest food producers invited a Sunderland academic to present the findings of his globally recognised food safety business model which they hope will support their own ambitions for worldwide expansion. The University of Sunderland’s Dr Derek Wats...

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Coleman James Welcomes New Director to Drive Business Growth

Posted on the 15 February 2019

A fast-growth niche recruitment business has announced the appointment of a new director who joins the company to spearhead its exciting plans for expansion. Newcastle based Coleman James has welcomed on board recruitment specialist Astrid Clough to head up the facilities man...

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