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Apprentice Driver Wins Driver of the Year Award

Posted on the 22 March 2017

Dean Dodds, 25, from Blyth, has been named Driver of the Year in the annual Moody Logistics and Storage awards. Not only is he the youngest driver of the Cramlington-based company’s 20-strong fleet, but he is also the newest, having only joined the family-owned firm 18 mon...

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Tees Valley Gets Opportunity to Vote for a New Mayor

Posted on the 22 March 2017

On 4 May there will be a huge shift in the way the Tees Valley is run, Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy said on a visit to the Tees Valley Combined Authority today. Local people across the Tees Valley will have the power to vote for a brand new Tees Valley Mayor to...

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Careers Scheme Hailed a Resounding Success

Posted on the 21 March 2017

Tees Valley Combined Authority last year successfully secured funding to deliver the Careers and Enterprise initiative to strengthen the links between schools, colleges and employers across the region. More than 40 people have volunteered from local businesses to be Careers a...

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Storage and Handling Equipment Business Secures Land in Shildon

Posted on the 21 March 2017

North East headquartered business Advanced Handling and Storage Ltd today announced expansion plans with the purchase of an additional 1.8 acres of land with funding from Barclays.  Advanced Handling and Storage Ltd is a rapidly expanding business established 1996 by e...

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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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