Member News

New engineer-led business to focus on offshore wind

Posted on the 28 June 2010

Entrepreneurs' Forum member Tony Trapp is pleased to announce the creation of a new business, called O-Power Limited. O-Power (OP) will develop new technology in offshore engineering and hopes to make a significant contribution to the rapidly growing offshore wind market. OP...

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Students Turn Up The Heat With PR Award

Posted on the 23 June 2010

As part of its commitment to nurturing young talent, leading PR agency O Communications has awarded a group of Tyneside students for their ingenious use of PR and marketing within their own Young Enterprise company. Award winning firm O Communications has been a supporter of Youn...

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Challenge winners unveiled

Posted on the 16 June 2010

The winners of the ‘If we can, you can’ Challenge 2010, the North East’s regional entrepreneurial campaign celebrating entrepreneurship, are announced today. The seven regional winners are Emily Pitkethly of Emily’s Ark, Joanna Feeley of Trend Bible, Darre...

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Dying Matters - A Good Death

Posted on the 16 June 2010

Market research company Explain has been commissioned to carry out regional research about what people think makes 'A Good Death' with the objective of ensuring that 'the voices of individuals, groups and organisations across the North East are given an equal oppor...

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Marketwise Strategies Shows Graduates The Wise Career Move

Posted on the 13 June 2010

Specialist market research company Marketwise Strategies is proving that graduate research careers outside academia can be a wise career choice after taking on Durham University Masters student Laura da Costa. Newcastle-based Marketwise Strategies is dedicated to recruiting the b...

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Young Enterprise North East Is The Bees Knees

Posted on the 10 June 2010

Newcastle University students who set up a business which helps save the decreasing population of UK honey bees are buzzing after winning a top national award. The five entrepreneurial girls, who set up Queen Bee Candles as part of their Young Enterprise North East Graduate Progr...

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Virtualisation Sparks £125k Savings For Law Firm

Posted on the 10 June 2010

Leading North East law firm Hay & Kilner is set to shave £125,000 from its IT infrastructure costs over the next five years and further its ‘green’ ambitions, after calling in technology experts ITPS to help it adopt the latest eco-friendly technology. Gates...

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World Cup Win For Mark

Posted on the 8 June 2010

A local man is over the moon as he kicks off on a trip to South Africa this week to see England take part in the World Cup, courtesy of his employers. Account director Mark Mason, who lives in Dinnington, near Ponteland, was awarded the trip by bosses at Gateshead-based tech...

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New One North East Chairman Named

Posted on the 3 June 2010

Prominent North East businessman Paul Callaghan will become the new chairman of regional development agency One North East, the Government has announced. The Sunderland-born chairman of the Leighton Group will become ‘chairman designate’ of the regional development ag...

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Funding Boost For Nomad

Posted on the 3 June 2010

Specialist internet provider Nomad Digital has landed £750,000 in investment to fuel its ongoing growth at home and abroad. The Newcastle firm, which supplies internet on rail networks, has benefitted from the first investment made by The Finance For Business North East Tec...

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