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Horizonworks Appoints First Apprentice

Posted on the 30 November 2017

Newcastle-based strategic marketing company Horizonworks has strengthened its operations team with the appointment of its first apprentice. Brad Rogers has joined the team as business and finance co-ordinator.  Supporting the operations director, Brad will gain experience...

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LEP Backs New Digital Bootcamp

Posted on the 30 November 2017

The North East is home to the fastest growing tech economy in the UK, yet workers are yet to have the skills to match the fast-paced, demanding needs of the industry. To help bridge this gap, leading creative and digital support agency, Generator, has announced that it will ro...

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North East Entrepreneur Rolls Dice to Success with Clothing Range

Posted on the 29 November 2017

A North East entrepreneur who quit university to pursue a career in the fashion industry has expanded his online clothing business. James Boyle, 25, launched Paradice in 2012 after successfully selling tie-dye t-shirts to fund his university place. Following his initial succ...

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Apprenticeship Awards Recognise Businesses with Edge

Posted on the 29 November 2017

Two North East businesses have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to supporting the next generation of skilled employees at a regional awards ceremony which celebrates apprenticeships. Newcastle-based wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin has been named as Large Em...

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Events Company Is On The Ball With New Gadget

Posted on the 28 November 2017

A North East production management and audio visual company is making audience participation events easier than ever before with a brand new invention....

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Flame Officially Launches Durham 'Virtual Reality' Showroom

Posted on the 28 November 2017

Flame Heating Group is celebrating the official launch of its 1,500 sq.ft bathroom showroom – Durham’s only 4D bathroom design experience. The North East’s fastest growing Heating & Plumbing merchant has invested in excess of £100,000 to open the bathroom showroom, after...

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Ward Hadaway 'Highly Commended' at Top Industry Awards

Posted on the 28 November 2017

Ward Hadaway, a leading UK Top 100 law firm, has been 'Highly Commended' in the coveted 2017 Law Society Excellence Awards. The annual awards ceremony, which took place in London, saw a range of UK leading law firms competing across a number of categories. Ward Hadaway...

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£123million to Kick Start the South Tees Development Corporation

Posted on the 27 November 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today hailed the Chancellor’s announcement that £123 million will be given to Tees Valley to kick-start the work of the South Tees Development Corporation (STDC), as well as a number of other positive funding announcements for the region. Th...

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The Iceberg Budget: Small Impact on Exchequer but Significant Changes Lurking Beneath Surface

Posted on the 27 November 2017

Stephen Hall, office senior partner at Deloitte in the North East, said: “The Chancellor had a difficult path to tread in putting together his first Autumn Budget. Overall, the announcements have a small impact on the Exchequer, with changes averaging less than £2 billion on...

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Retail Venture Approaches £1m Milestone

Posted on the 22 November 2017

A pioneering retail venture has benefited dozens of budding entrepreneurs and generated almost £1m of sales since its launch three years ago. In 2014 Gateshead College and shopping centre owner intu teamed up to create an environment where students and retail entrepreneurs...

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