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Hats Off To Tyneside PR Firm

Posted on the 16 September 2010

PR agency O Communications is celebrating an industry award hat trick after being shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of PR’s top regional award for the third year running. The Newcastle firm, which despite 2009’s global recession, grew by 40 percent last year and...

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Agency gains a cool 19 nominations

Posted on the 16 September 2010

Public relations company Cool Blue Brand Communications is topping off a year of expansion and growth with a record-breaking 19 shortlistings in the annual industry awards!Earlier this year the firm which has its HQ in the Tees Valley opened a second office in Newcastle to servic...

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Cornerstone Sets Sights On £3.5m In Two Years

Posted on the 13 September 2010

A Stockton-based business solutions company which has more than doubled in size and won scores of industry awards in its first two years has now set its sights on hitting a £3.5m turnover by 2012. Cornerstone Business Solutions - which was founded by Chris Petty in June 200...

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hedgehog lab books itself into luxury hotel

Posted on the 13 September 2010

Software developer hedgehog lab has finished creating its first high-tech booking system for the North East’s newest five star hotel, golf and spa resort. The Newcastle software company, which was set up by Sarat Pediredla and Mark Forster three years ago, has just launched...

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Desert Fox Janice Gets Sahara Charity Boost

Posted on the 12 September 2010

AS 30-year old Janice Harvey steps up her training for a tough 100km trek across the Sahara to raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance Service, her bosses at technology experts ITPS have stepped in by donating the £1500 raised at a recent golf day towards her sponsors...

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Explain welcome three top performers

Posted on the 6 September 2010

Explain, the Newcastle based insights agency, has just added 3 new staff to its team of researchers. Jill Pate, having just completed her MA in Human Geography at Newcastle University with a background in research, planning and finance will work in the quantitative department. Sh...

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Recruitment Drive At Teesside Transport Firm

Posted on the 25 August 2010

A Teesside transport company has taken on four new staff in response to increased workloads. Billingham-based Nicholson’s Transport has employed two new drivers and additional positions in its warehouse and transport office, taking the total workforce to 26. The recruitment...

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Region mourns the loss of a small business hero

Posted on the 12 August 2010

The region’s small business community is mourning the loss of one of its most proactive champions, John McNally. John was managing director and a presenter at Northumberland broadcaster Lionheart Radio and was also a regular contributor to Radio Newcastle. However, his real...

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Teamwork Bring Tech Benefits For Law Firm

Posted on the 10 August 2010

A collaboration between Watson Burton LLP and technology experts ITPS has seen the law firm achieve a first in the northern region. The firm’s in-house IT team worked alongside ITPS experts to configure Apple’s new lightweight iPad to access Watson Burton’s...

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hedgehog lab revs up Nissan subsidiary Infiniti's car launch

Posted on the 10 August 2010

Software development company hedgehog lab has created an iPad app to gather feedback at the international launch of Infiniti’s latest car Infiniti M. Infiniti is a luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Newcastle-based hedgehog lab - a small business software com...

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