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Proud to be Partnering with St Oswald’s Hospice

Posted on the 14 March 2017

You may have spotted our announcement that we now have a charity committee within Activ, and are proudly focusing our time to fundraise for a fantastic local charity -St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth. From participating in lantern walks and zip wire challenges, to putting toget...

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Tees Valley Ahead of the Curve on Apprenticeships

Posted on the 14 March 2017

To mark Apprenticeship Week, the Tees Valley is celebrating the successful recruitment of higher numbers of apprenticeships, with many more benefiting from high quality training and job opportunities. The uptake of apprenticeships in every area of the Tees Valley is abov...

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Local Mum Graduates from Kids’ Crafts to Heading up Flagship Store

Posted on the 13 March 2017

A multi-tasking mum with over a decade of retail experience has been selected by North East-based craft company, Crafter’s Companion, to head up its flagship Newton Aycliffe store. Amy Rodger, 28, from Chester-Le-Street joins the leading international craft company as store m...

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Shout Expand Operations in US and UK

Posted on the 13 March 2017

A North East headquartered digital agency is to widen its remit in both the UK and the United States. Shout Digital, which already operates its business development functions from offices in London, says it is in advanced stages of adding day-to-day client delivery capa...

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A Modern Rail Hub for a Modern Economy

Posted on the 13 March 2017

The Tees Valley Combined Authority and Darlington Council have today launched a transformational vision for Darlington Station. The event, held at CPI National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, set out vision for Darlington 2025 which include remodelling the station...

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durhamlane Calls for Change in the Professional World as International Women's Day is Celebrated

Posted on the 9 March 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March), leading sales performance firm durhamlane, is championing women’s underlying role in the sales profession and looking to combat the perceived negative stereotype in the industry. Amy Palmer, sales team leader at durh...

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North East College Invited to Join National Skills Policy Debate

Posted on the 9 March 2017

A North East college has been chosen as a key destination for a fact-finding mission that could shape future policy on post-16 education in Britain.  Education Select Committee MPs met with Gateshead College staff and representatives from the North East Local Enter...

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The North East LEP's Budget Reaction

Posted on the 9 March 2017

Richard Baker, North East Local Enterprise Partnership Head of Strategy and Policy, today gave his reaction to The Budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. The Chancellor was able to report optimistic and positive longer term forecasts from the Office...

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Business Group and College Aim to Change Views on Apprenticeships

Posted on the 8 March 2017

A North East college has joined forces with the region’s largest business network in a bid to change commonly held misconceptions about apprenticeships.  Gateshead College and the North East England Chamber of Commerce are concerned that some employers don’t place enough value o...

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Stockton-on-Tees Business Secures Offshore Wind Farm Deal

Posted on the 8 March 2017

Teesside headquartered business Francis Brown Ltd today announced expansion plans after securing a major new contract with funding / assistance from Barclays.  Family run business Francis Brown Ltd was established in 1903 and is now managed by 3rd and 4th generation father...

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