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A Modern Rail Hub for a Modern Economy

Posted on the 13 March 2017

The Tees Valley Combined Authority and Darlington Council have today launched a transformational vision for Darlington Station. The event, held at CPI National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, set out vision for Darlington 2025 which include remodelling the station...

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durhamlane Calls for Change in the Professional World as International Women's Day is Celebrated

Posted on the 9 March 2017

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March), leading sales performance firm durhamlane, is championing women’s underlying role in the sales profession and looking to combat the perceived negative stereotype in the industry. Amy Palmer, sales team leader at durh...

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North East College Invited to Join National Skills Policy Debate

Posted on the 9 March 2017

A North East college has been chosen as a key destination for a fact-finding mission that could shape future policy on post-16 education in Britain.  Education Select Committee MPs met with Gateshead College staff and representatives from the North East Local Enter...

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The North East LEP's Budget Reaction

Posted on the 9 March 2017

Richard Baker, North East Local Enterprise Partnership Head of Strategy and Policy, today gave his reaction to The Budget delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. The Chancellor was able to report optimistic and positive longer term forecasts from the Office...

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Business Group and College Aim to Change Views on Apprenticeships

Posted on the 8 March 2017

A North East college has joined forces with the region’s largest business network in a bid to change commonly held misconceptions about apprenticeships.  Gateshead College and the North East England Chamber of Commerce are concerned that some employers don’t place enough value o...

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Stockton-on-Tees Business Secures Offshore Wind Farm Deal

Posted on the 8 March 2017

Teesside headquartered business Francis Brown Ltd today announced expansion plans after securing a major new contract with funding / assistance from Barclays.  Family run business Francis Brown Ltd was established in 1903 and is now managed by 3rd and 4th generation father...

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Soaring International Sales Secure Craft Company’s Spot on Sunday Times SME Export 100 List

Posted on the 7 March 2017

MARKET-LEADING craft retailer Crafter’s Companion has ranked at number 52 in the prestigious 2017 Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list, following international sales of £6 million over the past two years. One of four North East companies to make the list, the Du...

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Prominent Trio of Investors Back Rising North East-based Tech Firm

Posted on the 7 March 2017

A Newcastle-based CRM technology specialist is accelerating its growth, thanks to support from three of the North East’s most prominent business figures. ION, which is pioneering the provision of Salesforce CRM software and cloud computing solutions, has secured major private...

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2017 is Set to be a Very Exciting Year for Activ, Thanks to £500k Investment

Posted on the 7 March 2017

Activ is very excited to announce the news, we have secured £500k funding from FW Capital to aid our future growth plans after being advised by Newcastle law firm Muckle LLP and business advisors UNW. Ian Gillespie, Managing Director at Activ, commented: “The funding come...

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Chamber Calls on Chancellor to Unleash North East's Potential

Posted on the 7 March 2017

North East England Chamber of Commerce has set out the policy announcements and changes its members want to see delivered in the Chancellor’s Budget.  In a written submission to the Chancellor, the Chamber highlights recent economic successes as evidence of the North Ea...

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