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Barclays launches a £500 million lending fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England

Posted on the 31 May 2018

Barclays has launched a new £500m growth fund* for small and medium-sized businesses in the North of England as part of the bank’s commitment to support the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative. The new fund is available from today to inject investment into bus...

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RDA launches new website

Posted on the 30 May 2018

One of the UK’s leading catering design and installation companies, RDA has launched a new website. The new website has been designed to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality while allowing customers to see the full rang...

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Ward Hadaway announces big promotions round with eight solicitors becoming associates and two new partners

Posted on the 29 May 2018

Ward Hadaway has announced the promotion of 10 lawyers within its team to reward the great talent within the business. Steven Roper has been promoted to partner in the Commercial team and Richard Greensit becomes a partner in the Healthcare team. In addition, eight lawyer...

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Whisky auction expected to make history

Posted on the 29 May 2018

A bottle of three-year-old single malt whisky is set to break the record for the most expensive English whisky sold at auction, an historic moment which will confirm the country’s young industry as an authentic new world challenger to the established distilleries North of...

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New Scheme to Create Tech Skills for the Future

Posted on the 26 May 2018

A revolutionary scheme is underway in the region to bridge digital skills gaps and create the next generation of technology entrepreneurs. Businesses and education providers have teamed up to carry out a study on the potential for a new incubation studio that would tackle v...

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Crafter’s Companion flagship store celebrates second successful year

Posted on the 26 May 2018

NORTH-EAST based craft retailer, Crafter’s Companion, is celebrating the second anniversary of its flagship store in Newton Aycliffe with a four-day long event this weekend. Since opening its doors in 2016, the Newton Aycliffe store has sold over 250,000 products and...

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Diamond Group Brightens the Day for Local Elderly Community

Posted on the 25 May 2018

Team Valley-based technology solutions provider, Diamond Group Ltd, opened its doors on Saturday 5th May to provide an afternoon of delicious home-cooked food and entertainment to members of the local elderly community. Diamond Group, which recently secured a three-year...

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Clock the Duke and Have a Butchers at Byker…

Posted on the 25 May 2018

Two of Tyneside’s oldest pubs are raising a glass to the future after receiving a new lease of life. The Duke of Northumberland at Clayton Street and The Butchers Arms, at Shields Road, Byker, have each undergone a £250,000 refurbishment by Newcastle-based owners the Malhot...

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Wag & Company Volunteers Unite for Dementia Action Week

Posted on the 24 May 2018

North East-based charity, Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs, invited its volunteers to become Dementia Friends at the first ever ‘Wag Event' at The Baltic in Gateshead last week, ahead of Dementia Action Week (21st - 27th May).  Wag & Company aims to red...

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Charity 'Scores' with Flame Heating Group's Fundraising

Posted on the 24 May 2018

A North East cancer charity is to benefit from Flame Heating Group’s first fundraiser of 2018.The event has racked up £1,200 in donations so far, as its staff, customers, suppliers and other local businesses laced up their boots and competed in a charity football tournament.A tea...

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