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Sales Expert Joins Malhotra Group PLC

Posted on the 3 December 2018

A leading North East care and leisure organisation has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new sales and business development manager. Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc, which owns some of Tyneside’s most popular hotels, bars and restaurants, along with a port...

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£45Million Approved for Major Station Transformation Projects

Posted on the 3 December 2018

Projects to dramatically overhaul two of the region’s biggest stations have been granted a £45million investment by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority Cabinet. A total of £25million from the devolved £75.5million Transforming Cities Fund has been earmarked to tran...

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Craft Business Expands US Presence

Posted on the 30 November 2018

Global craft retailer, Crafter’s Companion, has announced plans to move its US headquarters to a larger space in Corona, California following a huge growth in sales from $12m to an estimated $22m over the past two years. The new office and warehouse, which will be 31,000 sq...

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Sunderland-based Hyperdrive Secures £6.7 Million Equity Funding Boost from Shareholders

Posted on the 30 November 2018

Hyperdrive Innovation, the award-winning developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology, has today announced an additional £6.7 million of equity funding from its existing shareholder base. The funding will support the Company’s ambitious growth plans in the UK...

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Phusion Gears up for Expansion with NPIF - FW Capital Investment

Posted on the 29 November 2018

Teesside-based engineering information management firm Phusion has secured a significant six figure investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and managed by FW Capital. Phusion, which serves a global client list...

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£800,000-plus Grants Available to North East Manufacturing Businesses After Launch of £5.1million Project

Posted on the 29 November 2018

More than £800,000 in Collaborative Projects Fund grants is now available to North East manufacturing businesses following the launch of a £5.1million project by the University of Sunderland. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) project is a multi-million pound scheme...

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“We're Ready to Deliver!" Tees Valley Mayor Welcomes "Nationally Significant" Multi-Billion Pound Energy Project

Posted on the 29 November 2018

The development of a world-first multi-billion pound energy project on Teesside has been welcomed by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen. A consortium of six global energy giants have today unveiled phase one of their plans to create a huge power plant on Teesside which will run o...

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North East Manufacturing Organisations to Gain Essential Marketing Advice

Posted on the 28 November 2018

Leading figures from some of the North East’s renowned manufacturing organisations will discuss how clear and connected marketing has been critical to growth. Aimed specifically at manufacturing organisations, delegates will be provided with key industry insight in to how...

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Continued Awards Success for Fast-growing North East Merchant

Posted on the 28 November 2018

Gateshead-headquartered Flame Heating Group is celebrating further success after being recognised at the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence 2018.Flame was a finalist in the Heating & Plumbing Merchant of the Year category at the awards, following another strong year. The B...

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Mayor to Bring Forward Rail Investments Totaling £45 Million

Posted on the 27 November 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has today (22 November) announced that he will bring forward a £45 million rail investment plan to the November meeting of the Combined Authority Cabinet. The funding request will provide £25 million for Darlington station and £20 million to ful...

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