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Local paralympian throws himself into the games with support of new chair

Posted on the 5 December 2011

A local Paralympian is expected to make a significant impact at the 2012 games having worked closely with Tharsus engineers to design a bespoke chair.The professional athlete competes in Club Throw, and was keen to develop a chair to suit his needs following a hip injury.Stephen...

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Entrepreneur outlines plans to make Kinmel Hall a luxury destination

Posted on the 5 December 2011

An entrepreneur has outlined plans to turn a run-down country estate, dubbed the jewel in the crown of North Wales, into an internationally-renowned luxury hotel destination. Sherod Walker says he has a team in place ready to develop plans for 19th Century Kinmel Hall near Aberge...

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From spin doctors to wind up radios - science of success explained

Posted on the 1 December 2011

SPIN-doctor Alastair Campbell and prolific inventor Trevor Baylis OBE will take centre stage at Newcastle City Library in the New Year as part of Newcastle Science City's ‘The Science of' series, a programme of events supporting the city's efforts to bring the first regiona...

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Entrepreneurs Encouraged to SUMO - 'Shut Up And Move On' to create and enjoy a brilliant life

Posted on the 1 December 2011

For those enough lucky enough to have heard from Paul McGee at today's high energy workshop they will already be no doubt embedding some of the SUMO principles relayed by Paul.With his unique brand of Mancunian motivation - "Tell it as it is, no bull, be really practica...

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North East project delivers disability first

Posted on the 30 November 2011

A Tyneside collaboration between training provider e-Quality Learning and digital business AYO Media has produced the UK's first website that provides comprehensive one-to-one training for individuals with disabilities. The new website (www.e-qualitylearning.com) is the first of...

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Grant success helps Tharsus manufacture 80 jobs for South East Northumberland

Posted on the 24 November 2011

Engineering firm Tharsus has been successfully offered £690,000 from the Government's Regional Growth Fund to aid its bid to lead this region's manufacturing and engineering industry into a global future. The grant will allow the high tech manufacturing firm, which is locat...

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Tech expert steps in to boost growth

Posted on the 22 November 2011

One of the region's top technical experts has joined £12m ICT solutions firm ITPS, as part of the company's plans to double turnover and create at least thirty new jobs. Andy Hunter, who is credited with establishing the North East's first secure data centre a decade ago, t...

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Gott keeps wheels in motion for emergency services

Posted on the 22 November 2011

Family firm Gott Technical Services is shifting up a gear after winning a four-year contract to keep the emergency services moving in the North East. The Morpeth-based motor equipment supplier won a competitive five-way pitch to inspect and service vehicle maintenance equipment a...

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OPR is onwards and upwards at PRIDE

Posted on the 21 November 2011

Creative public relations agency OPR picked up eight awards at this year's North East PRide awards, held at the Hilton Gateshead November 18.The Newcastle-based agency scooped the most awards of the evening, impressing judges with their creativity and beating off stiff competitio...

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A rocking performance by North East PR company

Posted on the 18 November 2011

Newcastle based PR company Uniquethinking teamed up with the British Sausage Appreciation Society earlier this month to create a sizzling combination for British Sausage Week.The agency worked closely with the society to welcome Slade front-man, Noddy Holder to the North East leg...

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