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Mayor Agrees Terms to Buy Airport and 819 Acres of Surrounding Land

Posted on the 7 December 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Peel Airports have today (4 December 2018) announced that terms have been reached to bring Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) back into public ownership. Following a period of discussions under a non-disclosure agreement, the Mayor has prese...

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North East’s Encore Envelopes Secures Future in Yorkshire

Posted on the 6 December 2018

Washington-headquartered business and the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of printed envelopes, Encore Envelopes Limited, has secured the future of its Leeds operation with a 10-year property deal. After acquiring Great Northern Envelopes from administrators in February...

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Ward Hadaway's Property Team Plots Further Growth after a Record-breaking 30th Anniversary Year

Posted on the 6 December 2018

The specialist "plot sales team" at leading law firm Ward Hadaway is targeting further growth after clocking up more than 5,000 completed transactions – representing an 8% increase on the previous year. The team, which acts for a number of the UK's leading housebuilders, s...

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Tees Valley Adult Education Budget Commissioning Portal Now Open

Posted on the 6 December 2018

The commissioning process for the devolution of Tees Valley’s Adult Education Budget has now been launched, as the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Mayor take responsibility for the region’s post-19 education budget. From August 1 next year, the Mayor and Combined Author...

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Top Businesswomen Join Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

Posted on the 5 December 2018

Three of Tees Valley’s top businesswomen have added their voices to a group that helps drive economic transformation across the region. Brenda McLeish, Vikki Jackson-Smith and Annabel Turpin have all joined the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following a drive...

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College Makes Double Appointment

Posted on the 5 December 2018

Gateshead College has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of two assistant principals. Deni Chambers will lead a number of curriculum areas including digital tech, while Suzanne Slater will be the strategic lead for the delivery of apprenticeship...

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Lakes Distillery Lands Additional Listings with World Duty Free

Posted on the 4 December 2018

The Lakes Distillery’s iconic Steel Bonnets blend of English malt and Scotch malt whisky and The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur have secured placements as the number of its products stocked at World Duty Free expands. Steel Bonnets launched in World Duty Free’s specialist W...

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RDA win Distributor of the Year – North of England at the Catering Insight Awards 2018

Posted on the 4 December 2018

t’s celebrations for RDA after being crowned the winner of Distributor of the Year – North of England in the Catering Insight Awards. Voted for by the Catering Equipment industry, the company beat off stiff national competition to scoop the prestigious award. RDA were also f...

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£7Million Investment Approved for new Fujifilm Biocampus

Posted on the 4 December 2018

A £7million investment into a major biotechnology facility has today (November 30) been agreed by the Tees Valley Mayor and the Tees Valley Combined Authority Cabinet. The investment, which will aid the development of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ £14.5million BioCampu...

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North East Outperforms the UK Average for Productivity Growth Across Multiple Sectors

Posted on the 3 December 2018

A report by Deloitte has found that the North East is potentially closing the productivity gap with the rest of the UK, as it has outperformed national average productivity growth across a broad range of business sectors. While the region ranks mid-table for productivity on...

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