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Engineering Apprenticeship Puts Rhys on a Roll at Tissue Manufacturer SCA

Posted on the 8 February 2017

A talented young apprentice has landed his dream job at one of the world’s leading hygiene product manufacturers after the firm developed a special training programme with a Tyneside college. Rhys Smith, who is 18 from West Denton, has embarked on a technical apprenti...

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The Lakes Distillery Looks South after Appointing New London Based Executive

Posted on the 7 February 2017

The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria are bolstering their presence in the South, after relocating their Events and Business Development Executive to the capital. Poppy Fisher, who lived in the original Distillery farmhouse as a child, has been with the Bassenthwaite based...

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Chesterfield Craft Store is all Heart this Valentine’s Day

Posted on the 7 February 2017

Crafter’s Companion Chesterfield will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) this Valentine’s Day with a full programme of events for its customers. The store, at Dobbies Chesterfield Garden Centre and Shopping Village, will be putting on a whole host of...

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Hospitality Guaranteed Launches Innovative New Events Management System

Posted on the 2 February 2017

A ground-breaking new online management and registration system is set to revolutionise the way events are planned, promoted and booked. Teesside-based accommodation, conference and event management specialist Hospitality Guaranteed has launched EventStop, an innovativ...

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Ward Hadaway Advises on Training Group Buyout

Posted on the 2 February 2017

Law firm Ward Hadaway has advised on the acquisition of the UK's leading sports and stadia training specialist. Corporate lawyers from the Leeds office of the UK Top 100 firm provided legal advice to the new owners of Mitre Group - former Clinigen Group plc CEO and CF...

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Otterburn Boutique Hotel for Sale as Owner Focuses on Pink Boutique with Daughter

Posted on the 2 February 2017

A North East entrepreneur has put a boutique Northumberland hotel up for sale to focus on the fashion business she helped to launch with her daughter. Julie Blackie opened the Grade II listed Otterburn Coach House Hotel last summer, after snapping up the building at auction...

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Pink Boutique Entrepreneur Alice Hall Launches Furniture Venture with Husband

Posted on the 31 January 2017

Young entrepreneur Alice Hall is adding furniture to fashion on her business CV after launching a new business with her husband. Having scored success with Pink Boutique, the fashion empire she began five years ago with just a £90 investment, Alice is looking to conquer the furni...

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NBS Announces Overseas Expansion in Two Continents

Posted on the 31 January 2017

A North East-based global provider of construction information and knowledge management services is expanding overseas into Canada and Australia. NBS, provider of technical information, specification and BIM...

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500 New Apprentices Supported Through Extra Devolution Investment

Posted on the 31 January 2017

The recently devolved Tees Valley Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) is proving popular and has already helped nearly 500 young people find new employment opportunities in Tees Valley. Following the success of the scheme, additional funding has been secured by Tees...

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Strong Growth at Newcastle-headquartered durhamlane

Posted on the 27 January 2017

durhamlane is targeting a record turnover and more than 30% growth after seeing its employee count almost double over the last 12 months. The Newcastle-based sales performance firm, which specialises in training, outsourced sales and recruitment services, is on track f...

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