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Jobs boost for youngsters

Posted on the 1 February 2012

The new year is off to a great start for four young people who have been offered permanent jobs, after successfully completing a two year apprenticeship course with technology solutions firm ITPS. The four have all joined the £12m Gateshead-based company's 50-strong suppor...

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If we can, you can Challenge is back for 2012

Posted on the 1 February 2012

A search is about to be launched to find the North East's most promising new entrepreneur. Three winners of the fifth If We Can, You Can Challenge 2012, open for entries on 6th February, will be crowned with the prestigious title and receive a unique package of support to help th...

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New partner for Muckle's expanding construction and engineering team

Posted on the 31 January 2012

A NEW partner has been appointed at leading North East commercial law firm, Muckle LLP. Andrea Gardner will work alongside the Head of the Construction and Engineering Team, Rob Langley, leading on large projects and complex procurements in both public and private sectors. The ap...

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Local firm powers SSI blast furnace rebuild

Posted on the 31 January 2012

A North East electrical engineering firm has finished installing the vital power distribution plant needed to power the rebuild of the blast furnace at the Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK (SSI). The project saw equipment from Slaters Electricals' rental fleet on the Redcar plant...

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A pantomime wish comes true for schools across the North East

Posted on the 27 January 2012

Staff at professional services firm PwC have granted a wish for pupils and staff at 19 schools across the North East. Classes from schools in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Northumberland have been given free tickets to PwC's Pantomime Aladdi...

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Call For North East Firms To Make 2012 The Year For Exporting

Posted on the 27 January 2012

Search still on for best export idea - deadline extended to 31 January The North East's leading export expert, David Coppock, has called on small and medium firms (SMEs) across the region to make 2012 the year for exporting - and reminded them that there are only a few days remai...

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Entrepreneurial Telemarketing Firm doubles its workforce in 12 months

Posted on the 24 January 2012

A North East pay-by-results telemarketing firm is celebrating its on-going success after doubling its workforce and increasing its services to keep up with an expanding client base. Touchstone Leads, based in Shildon, County Durham, has made an excellent start to 2012 by appointi...

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A delightfully different online venture for local female entrepreneur

Posted on the 20 January 2012

A local business woman has moved from creative director to pleasure creator with the launch of her new online adult boutique. Elizabeth Bassnett, of South Tyneside, has launched Little Shop of Erotic Delights to capitalise on the growing female erotic market which is worth around...

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Hair extensions firm secures Dancing on Ice deal

Posted on the 20 January 2012

A Teesside hair extensions company has secured a lucrative deal with primetime reality programme Dancing on Ice to work with the show's renowned celebrity hairdresser. Stockton-based Additional Lengths, which is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of hair extensions an...

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Car rental company on the fast track to success

Posted on the 19 January 2012

Niche vehicle hire company, Car 2 U, is expanding its fleet and creating jobs thanks to a £135,000 investment from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures.The Washington-based business supplies dual-control cars and 4x4s or commer...

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