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Partnership Engineers Next Generation of Industry Talent

Posted on the 12 October 2017

An innovative engineering firm and a North East college have kick-started a dynamic partnership to develop the next generation of talented engineers. Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship which prepares young peop...

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Moulded for the Top

Posted on the 11 October 2017

The MD of a young Tyne Valley business has been shortlisted to the final three in the 2017 North East Businesswoman of the Year STEM Awards.  Over the past few months Tyne Valley Plastics (TVP) has seen its turnover increase by 100% and Managing Director Gill Rice...

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Greggs Launches National Apprenticeship Programme

Posted on the 11 October 2017

An iconic UK bakery food-on-the-go retailer has launched an apprenticeship scheme to fast-track its national expansion plans and develop the next generation of retail talent. Newcastle-headquartered Greggs has teamed up with local training provider Gateshead College to deli...

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Oktoberfest 2017 Launch

Posted on the 10 October 2017

International design practice Ryder Architecture, leading north east law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP, and leading wealth manager, Brewin Dolphin, have joined forces to help raise vital funds for Doddie Weir‘5 and The Newcastle United Foundation.The event to be held on 19 Octo...

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Osbit Enters China Offshore Wind Market with MaXcess Project

Posted on the 9 October 2017

Osbit Ltd, the offshore engineering and technology company, has secured its first project in the China offshore wind market for the delivery of one of its innovative and reliable crew-transfer ‘walk-to-work’ access systems. The Northumberland-based company has produced an im...

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Newcastle upon Tyne Hair Salon Expands with Funding from Barclays

Posted on the 9 October 2017

Newcastle upon Tyne gentleman’s hair salon Kamran’s Barbers today announced expansion plans with the purchase of premises with support from Barclays. Kamran’s Barbers was established in 2006 with the launch of their first salon in Newcastle upon Tyne. Entrepreneur Kamran Zar...

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Mexican Photo Gift Retailer, Imprimart, Invests in Taopix Online

Posted on the 7 October 2017

Mexican photo gift retailer, Imprimart, has invested in Taopix Online to complement its existing Taopix Desktop version. The business, based in Naucalpan (North Mexico City), was founded eight years ago and specialised in the printing and binding of high quality coffee table...

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Not Just Any Spirits Listing, It's a M&S Listing....for The Lakes Distillery

Posted on the 6 October 2017

The Lakes Distillery are proud to announce their launch into 26 Marks and Spencer stores across the North of England. From October, The Lakes Distillery’s spirits will be stocked in North West stores; Penrith and Carlisle.   In the North East, the spirits will be stocked...

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Record Year Sees Pharma Specialist Attract Investment

Posted on the 6 October 2017

Pharmaceutical and life sciences expert ramarketing is eyeing up a US base after attracting backing from high profile business figure Fiona Cruickshank OBE. The six-figure investment follows a record year for the business that has seen the creative agency grow by 70% and doub...

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High-growth Tech Firm Invests in Sunderland

Posted on the 5 October 2017

Fast-growing technology business AR Controls has completed a £600,000 expansion to a new factory in Sunderland, enabling it to create jobs and win further contracts with global manufacturers. The company supplies control panels and electrical design, inspection and test...

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