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North East LEP Careers Lead Named Career Educator of the Year

Posted on the 16 March 2017

The North East man helping to transform the quality of careers education in schools and colleges across the region has been named Career Educator of the Year at the prestigious Career Development Institute UK Career Development Awards. Ryan Gibson, Facilitator for the Care...

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Tees Valley Combined Authority is Granted New Powers to Accelerate Development

Posted on the 16 March 2017

Tees Valley Combined Authority has now become the first authority outside of London empowered to create Mayoral Development Corporations. In the Tees Valley Devolution Deal, it was agreed that the Tees Valley should have the power to create locally-accountable Mayoral Dev...

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Teesside Companies Take Part in Government Industrial Strategy Consultation at TTE

Posted on the 15 March 2017

The TTE Technical Training Group hosted a discussion event with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for Teesside businesses to gives their views on the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Led by Andrew Battarbee, Area Director for Yorkshire, Humbe...

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O Cultivates Growth of Consumer Client Roster

Posted on the 15 March 2017

NEWCASTLE creative communications agency O PRhas added to its growing portfolio of clients in the homes and gardens sector with national household names Flymo and McCulloch. Lawnmower and outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna UK Ltd has appointed O to handle its in...

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Combined Authority Sets out New Routes for Crossing the Tees

Posted on the 15 March 2017

Tees Valley Combined Authority has announced further details of plans for new routes to cross the River Tees. As a result of thorough investigations looking at 14 options, two complementary routes have been identified to take forward to the next stage of development.1. A Central...

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College Inspires Budding Female Engineers

Posted on the 14 March 2017

Apprentices and students at a North East college are inspiring the next generation of female engineers, architects, digital creatives and software experts through interactive workshops. Gateshead College teamed up with four primary schools from across the region – Bede Commun...

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Proud to be Partnering with St Oswald’s Hospice

Posted on the 14 March 2017

You may have spotted our announcement that we now have a charity committee within Activ, and are proudly focusing our time to fundraise for a fantastic local charity -St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth. From participating in lantern walks and zip wire challenges, to putting toget...

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Tees Valley Ahead of the Curve on Apprenticeships

Posted on the 14 March 2017

To mark Apprenticeship Week, the Tees Valley is celebrating the successful recruitment of higher numbers of apprenticeships, with many more benefiting from high quality training and job opportunities. The uptake of apprenticeships in every area of the Tees Valley is abov...

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Local Mum Graduates from Kids’ Crafts to Heading up Flagship Store

Posted on the 13 March 2017

A multi-tasking mum with over a decade of retail experience has been selected by North East-based craft company, Crafter’s Companion, to head up its flagship Newton Aycliffe store. Amy Rodger, 28, from Chester-Le-Street joins the leading international craft company as store m...

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Shout Expand Operations in US and UK

Posted on the 13 March 2017

A North East headquartered digital agency is to widen its remit in both the UK and the United States. Shout Digital, which already operates its business development functions from offices in London, says it is in advanced stages of adding day-to-day client delivery capa...

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