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Virtual Reality Boom Paves Way for New Skills Programme

Posted on the 14 June 2017

Gateshead College has teamed up with Europe’s first virtual reality centre of excellence to launch a new skills programme that helps firms capitalise on the commercial power of emerging technologies. The Level 3 programme in Virtual and Augmented Reality – the first of its ki...

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Mayoral Visit to Dynamic Hartlepool Cable Company

Posted on the 12 June 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a high performance offshore power cable and umbilical manufacturer, which has forged an international reputation as a supplier to landmark offshore renewable energy projects. JDR Cables, which employs 200 people at Greenland Road,...

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Diamond is a Girl’s Best Friend

Posted on the 9 June 2017

Recently, the famous Pink Star diamond sold for $71.2 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, however, another pink / diamond relationship was sealed on Tyneside as one of the region’s fastest growing IT businesses gave flawless service and perfect clarity to one of Europe’s rising entre...

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Teenage Boxing Champion on Talent Pathway to National Success

Posted on the 9 June 2017

A teenage boxer with aspirations to become an Olympic medal winner has been selected for a national scheme which fast-tracks the development of elite sporting talent. Gateshead College student Brodie Stephenson is now enrolled on the England Boxing Talent Pathway Programme...

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Key Regional Appointment at Barclays

Posted on the 7 June 2017

Barclays today welcomes Andrew Lawrence to the North East team as the new Head of Small and Medium Business with responsibility for businesses across the North East. Lawrence, who has worked at Barclays for ten years, has a wealth of experience having worked across the R...

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Ward Hadaway Does a Double at Northern Law Awards

Posted on the 7 June 2017

Ward Hadaway was the proud recipient of two Northern Law Awards at the 2017 ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel on June 1st. The corporate team was crowned Corporate/Commercial Team of the Year, with their employment colleagues receiving the accolade of Employment Team of th...

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Investing Trumps Selling?

Posted on the 6 June 2017

Brewin Dolphin are holding an investment seminar at their Newcastle office on 4th July on whether "Investing Trumps Selling?"Hosted by Ben Gutteridge, Brewin Dolphin's Head of Fund Research, the event will discuss:- With markets at all-time highs, is this a time to be investing o...

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Hyperdrive Innovation to Triple Turnover After Winning a Host of Major Clients

Posted on the 6 June 2017

The firm which makes batteries for electric vehicles has gained a number of clients working on their own clean energy products North East electric battery company Hyperdrive Innovation is on track to triple its turnover this year after winning a host of major clients. Hy...

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Business Leaders Join LEP Board

Posted on the 6 June 2017

The Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has strengthened its Board with the appointment of two new members. The new appointments, which were confirmed at the Combined Authority AGM on 31st May 2017, are: ·  Graham Robb, Senior Partner at Recognition PR ·&n...

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Travel Safe Initiative Launched To Help North East Businesses Travelling Abroad

Posted on the 4 June 2017

A joint initiative between Travel Bureau Corporate and Athena Risk has been launched to help the region’s businesses protect their employees when travelling.The two North East-based companies have joined forces to launch Travel Safe to provide a combined booking and safeguarding...

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