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North East Business Owners Inspire Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

Posted on the 17 October 2017

Several North-East businesses are backing a programme designed to help budding young entrepreneurs from Newcastle and surrounding areas. Business Sparks, a programme led by Reviving the Heart of The West End (RHWE) offers a package of support including group workshops,...

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Looking Classy, Pretty and Dressi

Posted on the 17 October 2017

With the school’s just back for the new academic year, the increasingly popular prom or graduation ball may appear a long way off, but for one north east entrepreneur, now is the perfect time to start a new fashion business to supply the ever-increasing demand for stylish, af...

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Deloitte CFO Survey: Optimism Rebounds from Post-election Hit

Posted on the 17 October 2017

Optimism among Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) has recovered from its post-election low and is close to levels seen at the end of last year, according to Deloitte’s latest CFO Survey. However, while perceptions of uncertainty have eased, corporate risk appetite remains bel...

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Major Win for W North: Award-winning Agency’s New Regional Hub Retained to Paint the Future for Reeves and Snazaroo

Posted on the 16 October 2017

Two brands from the Colart Group, Reeves and Snazaroo, have appointed W North as their retained agency – a landmark win for W’s second UK office, which was officially launched in Newcastle this summer.  Reeves is an iconic British arts brand with 250 years of experience...

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Brothers in Arms of Property Business Growth

Posted on the 16 October 2017

Two ambitious brothers are proving that age is no barrier to business growth as they build a multimillion pound portfolio and their reputations among property investors across the UK. Anthony Hunter, 26, and elder brother Chris Hunter, 28, who bought his first property aged j...

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George Clarke Promotes Tees Building Initiative at Top National Conference

Posted on the 13 October 2017

TV architect George Clarke is promoting the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education (MOBIE), a social enterprise which works with Teesside University to deliver revolutionary home building courses, at UK Construction Week with support from the Tees Valley Combined Autho...

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Lift-rite Group Acquired by Subsea Services Business

Posted on the 13 October 2017

Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance and Square One Law have advised on the sale of Lift-Rite Group to Benbecula Subsea Services Ltd, a business led by Ally MacDonald, former CEO of Wellstream and MD of Technip Umbilicals and current Chairman of Tekmar Energy. Lift-Rite Grou...

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Pipelay System Order

Posted on the 12 October 2017

Ardmore Craig, the North East of England based design and consultancy business is pleased to announce receipt of a contract award for concept and detail design of a modular pipe-lay spread for an un-named customer.The new system, deemed a disruptive technology, wil...

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Partnership Engineers Next Generation of Industry Talent

Posted on the 12 October 2017

An innovative engineering firm and a North East college have kick-started a dynamic partnership to develop the next generation of talented engineers. Ford Engineering Group has joined forces with Gateshead College to deliver a six-month traineeship which prepares young peop...

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Moulded for the Top

Posted on the 11 October 2017

The MD of a young Tyne Valley business has been shortlisted to the final three in the 2017 North East Businesswoman of the Year STEM Awards.  Over the past few months Tyne Valley Plastics (TVP) has seen its turnover increase by 100% and Managing Director Gill Rice...

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