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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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Digital trail blazers sign up to new home

Posted on the 19 January 2012

A rapidly growing North East digital agency has become the first to sign up for space in a flagship new £9.9m centre for creative industries. Digital specialist AYO Media has signed a three-year deal to take 2,100 square feet of space, which will treble its office space, in...

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Freddie rolls into Explain...

Posted on the 18 January 2012

Explain, the Newcastle based engagement and insights agency, has appointed a new quantitative market research executive to join its growing team.Freddie Wong, 32, an avid skateboarder, joined Explain in the New Year and brings with him 10 years experience from a career in public...

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The Science of Innovation explained to North East businesses

Posted on the 18 January 2012

Prolific inventor Trevor Baylis OBE will take centre stage at Newcastle City Library this January as part of Newcastle Science City's ‘The Science of' series, a programme of events supporting the city's efforts to bring the first regional Business and IP Centre to Newcastle...

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Design of the Times

Posted on the 16 January 2012

Toffee Factory based creative agency Keltie Cochrane has been named the Design Agency of the Year by The Drum marketing magazine for outstanding work and continued business growth. The Drum says that it awarded Keltie Cochrane the Design Agency of the year for its impressive port...

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Muckle LLP expands property and construction teams

Posted on the 16 January 2012

Leading North East commercial law firm, Muckle LLP, has appointed three new people to its legal teams. Gail Marshall joins Muckle LLP's Property Service Group as an associate solicitor in its Corporate Real Estate Team. Gail trained at international law firm Weil, Gotshal &...

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Muckle LLP expands property and construction teams

Posted on the 16 January 2012

Leading North East commercial law firm, Muckle LLP, has appointed three new people to its legal teams. Gail Marshall joins Muckle LLP's Property Service Group as an associate solicitor in its Corporate Real Estate Team. Gail trained at international law firm Weil, Gotshal &...

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Recite Helps Invate to innovate with new web accessibility solution for disabled users

Posted on the 12 January 2012

An innovative North East business that allows dyslexic and sight impaired users to access the web with ease has signed up another regional success story as one of its newest clients. Gateshead-based Recite, which offers a simple and cost-effective platform that can help users wit...

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