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Creative Business Support Agency Unveils Revolutionary Digital Bootcamp Programme

Posted on the 20 July 2017

The region's largest talent and creative business support organisation Generator has confirmed that it will roll out an 8-week intensive programme to bridge the region's digital skills gap and galvanise the industry. Generator's Digital Bootcamp, which will kick start on We...

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Crafter’s Companion Partner with Local Youth Offending Service

Posted on the 20 July 2017

North-East based craft retailer, Crafter’s Companion, has teamed up with Darlington’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) to offer a six-week training programme designed to improve the self-esteem, confidence and life skills of young people in the area. The programme, which will ru...

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Apprentices Keep Sunderland Bus Firm in the Fast Lane

Posted on the 17 July 2017

A North East transport operator is creating a raft of apprenticeship posts after extending a trailblazing workforce development scheme delivered by Gateshead College. Last year Sunderland-based Arriva teamed up with the college to kick-start a training programme specifica...

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Automotive Firm Secures European Cash for Electric Car Training Scheme

Posted on the 11 July 2017

A North East automotive repair firm has kick-started a scheme to deliver electric and hybrid vehicle (EV and HV) training to 90 staff.  Blaydon-headquartered CF Motoring Services teamed up with Gateshead College to secure European Social Fund cash for the project, wh...

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Three New Sponsors Back Construction Skills Scheme

Posted on the 11 July 2017

Three high-profile national organisations have pledged their support for an innovative scheme designed to attract new talent into the built environment industry. Digital engineering hub BIM Academy, Sunderland-based engineering consultancy Desco and NBS, which provides te...

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Newcastle Business Aims to Attract Digital Start-ups with State of the Art Office Incubator Space

Posted on the 10 July 2017

As part of their commitment to supporting the local community, NBS are hoping to attract fledging digital and technology companies to their state of the art incubator space in the Old Post Office, on St Nicholas Street, Newcastle. The Old Post Office recently underwent a £5...

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W North Adds Two to its Growing Newcastle PR team

Posted on the 10 July 2017

Newcastle-based PR agency W North has made two key appointments to support parent agency W Communications’ vision for a true UK-wide operation. Based in Ouseburn’s Toffee Factory, W North, which opened its doors less than three months ago, is the Newcastle arm of London’s W C...

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Northumbria University Announced Entrepreneurs in Residence Network

Posted on the 8 July 2017

With support from the Small Business Charter, Northumbria University’s Newcastle Business School are delighted to announce that they are launching an Entrepreneurs in Residence Network in the North East – and they need our help! Entrepreneurs in Residence are owner managers...

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Powerful Business Partnership Established to Drive Change Around Newcastle Central Station

Posted on the 8 July 2017

Leading Newcastle businesses, educational and cultural organisations have joined forces to establish a powerful business association in the centre of the city. The Forth Street Business Association is being driven by Clouston Group, the visionary developer of the £200m Step...

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£300k Investment to 'Spark the Flame' in Scotland

Posted on the 7 July 2017

Flame Heating Spares is gearing up for further growth with the launch of three trade counters in Scotland, following a £300,000 investment. The fast growing Heating & Plumbing merchant has secured two sites in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh, as it prepares to expand o...

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