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Samuel Knight International Announced As Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Finalist

Posted on the 26 July 2018

Today, Samuel Knight International has been shortlisted for the ELITE by London Stock Exchange Group Scale-Up Business of the Year and The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year awards for the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.Headquartered in Newcas...

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VentureFest North East

Posted on the 25 July 2018

Is your business innovative? Do you use clever ideas to develop new products or services to gain a competitive advantage in your field? If the answer is yes, then VentureFest North East is a must-attend event this winter. What’s more, the region's innovation conference is...

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Investment in Skills and Equipment Fuels Glass Processing Firm’s Growth

Posted on the 24 July 2018

A glass processing specialist with more than 80 years’ history has outlined ambitious growth plans that will be supported by a skills programme with Gateshead College. Tyneside Safety Glass, which supplies toughened, laminated, heated and bullet-resistant glass to the defe...

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W North Shortlisted as Top North East PR Agency

Posted on the 23 July 2018

Newcastle-based PR and communications agency, W North has been shortlisted for four awards at the upcoming CIPR North East Awards, including the region’s outstanding agency gong. The agency, which was only launched in May last year as part of London agency W Communications UK...

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Professor Jumps in at the Deep End for Cause Close to his Heart

Posted on the 23 July 2018

When Professor Kevin Petrie decided to take on a summer challenge, he really took the plunge. The University of Sunderland academic, who is head of the School of Art and Design, decided to swap the lecture theatre for the North Sea in memory of his mum. Now, Kevin has develo...

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Barclays to Open Flagship Eagle Lab in Manchester City Centre to Support Entrepreneurs

Posted on the 20 July 2018

Barclays has today announced the bank will launch its first Eagle Lab in Manchester City Centre – a space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow their business and receive advice from dedicated Barclays experts.The flagship Manchester Eagle Lab will be located in Bruntwood...

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Global Health Expert Returns to his Roots for Research Collaboration

Posted on the 20 July 2018

A world-leading health expert returned to the region where his family’s roots are firmly embedded in the well-being of the community, to share his expertise with researchers at the University of Sunderland… and pick up an honorary award.Professor Ian Fraser, an authority in the f...

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Mediaworks Drives QUIZ’s e-commerce Success

Posted on the 19 July 2018

Fast-fashion clothing retailer QUIZ is celebrating fantastic achievements from 12 months of online and international retail success. Overall, the brand witnessed a 30% increase in revenue, up to £116.4m.There was a 12% rise in revenue for UK stores and concessions, while online s...

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Leading North East Lawyer Returns to his Roots at Ward Hadaway

Posted on the 19 July 2018

Ward Hadaway has welcomed back Frank Orr, a leading planning, compulsory purchase and regeneration lawyer, who has returned to his roots with the firm after 25 years. Frank, who hails from County Durham, first started out with Ward Hadaway as a trainee more than two decades...

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Gate 7 To Further Its Ink-Credible International Reach

Posted on the 17 July 2018

Gate 7, a Gateshead specialist printer for the construction machinery sector whose clients include JCB, Volvo, Hitachi and Caterpillar, plans to grow its international sales by expanding its presence in India. Established in 2000, the business offers specialist self-adh...

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