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Stockton Council invests in future business stars

Posted on the 19 December 2011

Stockton Council and charity Young Enterprise are inspiring young people to become budding entrepreneurs.The Council's Enterprise Culture Project is working alongside the Young Enterprise Company Programme to offer year-long enterprise projects in Yarm School, Thornaby Academy, S...

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Tyneside digital company to open Manchester office

Posted on the 19 December 2011

Fast-growing AYO Media is set to expand its digital operations with the launch of a new office in the North West. The Gateshead-based web development firm will have a base in the old rag trade district of Manchester, not far from the city's Northern Quarter, an area renowned for...

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A year to celebrate for Harland

Posted on the 13 December 2011

As the end of the year approaches, local company, Harland Corporation, has a lot to look back on and celebrate.Despite the recession, the past year has seen the Seaham-based business double its turnover and increase its website traffic by 100 percent, to over one million visitors...

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Vivienne's new role in the fast lane

Posted on the 8 December 2011

Morpeth businesswoman Vivienne Gibbs has revved up her career with a newly created role at growing family garage equipment firm Gott Technical Services.After seeing a 35 percent increase in turnover last year, Gott is motoring ahead with the recruitment of Vivienne as its first e...

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North East PR company sparkles at Downing Street

Posted on the 7 December 2011

Christmas cheer was in the air at 10 Downing Street last week following the arrival of its festive fir tree, and a local PR company was there to spawn media coverage of the event.The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA), which champions the use of sustainable real C...

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PwC Pantomime 2012

Posted on the 6 December 2011

PwC Pantomime 2012 Aladdin 9th - 11th February Journal Tyne Theatre As pantomime season gets underway across the country, PwC are taking the popular format to a whole new level. Each year PwC produce a pantomime which is solely managed and performed by their staff. It is of a pro...

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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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