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Craft Business Appoints Commercial Expert

Posted on the 23 January 2017

County Durham-based Crafter’s Companion has followed-up an impressive year with a high-profile hire that will help the company to continue its growth into 2017. After making a multi-million-pound investment into its retail operations and doubling its head...

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Bus Companies Face Potential Rethink Over Disabled Passengers

Posted on the 20 January 2017

Bus operators face a potential rethink over disabled passengers' rights following a Supreme Court ruling, a leading law firm has warned. Lawyers at Ward Hadaway say that companies will need to "carefully review" their policies, terms and conditions and driver training a...

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Wor Geordie Has a New Home

Posted on the 20 January 2017

Activ is very pleased to welcome a new addition to their family, the snow dog Wor Geordie. Activ directors Ian and Lynne Gillespie attended the Great North Snowdog Auction on 6th December at the Sage Gateshead and placed the winning bid on the loveable pup Wor Geordie. The suc...

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O Continues to Grow

Posted on the 19 January 2017

Newcastle communications agency O PR has started 2017 with several new faces as it continues to win new business across the UK. Lauren Regan-Ingram joins the agency as digital account manager, specialising in blogger and influencer outreach and digital communications suc...

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Gateshead Based Agency Awarded Military Tattoo Contract

Posted on the 19 January 2017

Edinburgh and Gateshead based Intimation Creative is pleased to announce our appointment as marketing partners for the 2017 Highland Military Tattoo.Working in conjunction with the Highland Tattoo’s Board, Intimation has been tasked with the planning, management, execution and de...

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North East Trade Supplies Firm up for National Industry Award

Posted on the 17 January 2017

The North East’s fastest growing heating and plumbing merchant, Flame Heating Spares, is in the running for a prestigious, national industry award.The Gateshead-headquartered firm, which has a presence in Ashington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, South Shields, Stockton and...

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Indian Photo Retailer, G K Vale Invests in the Taopix Photo Commerce Platform

Posted on the 17 January 2017

The Bangalore company first opened its doors in 1910 and has built a hugely successful business specialising in portraiture, wedding photography and photo personalisation services. The company currently operates 25 photo lab stores and has diversified into the camera re...

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British Steel and Sembcorp to Address Tees Valley Firms at TEN Event

Posted on the 17 January 2017

The Tees Valley business community is to be given an insight into the supply chain opportunities available within the energy and engineering sectors by key figures from two leading firms at a breakfast briefing.  Senior figures from British Steel and Sembcorp w...

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Adderstone Group Announce 38 Per Cent Profits Increase on Annual Results

Posted on the 13 January 2017

Newcastle based property development and investment business, Adderstone Group, has declared annual profits of £4.33m, on the back of consolidated turnover of £35m to year end March 2016. The results highlight continued growth for the Group, with annual gains increased b...

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Education Debate Outlines Way Forward for Schools

Posted on the 13 January 2017

Education leaders in the North East have a clear vision of the way forward for the region's schools in 2017 following a high-level debate hosted by law firm Ward Hadaway. More than 30 leading figures in the sector gathered at the firm's offices on Newcastle's Quayside...

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