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Ward Hadaway Urges SMEs to Take Advantage of International Trade Opportunities

Posted on the 15 October 2018

Ward Hadaway is urging North East businesses to take full advantage of international trade opportunities with the Department for International Trade (DIT). The Top 100 law firm has been working closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT) North East for the last...

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Tackling the Late Payments Issue

Posted on the 15 October 2018

Heads above the parapet: dealing with late payments shouldn’t make or break a small business, now help is at hand via the Small Business Commissioner's free service. It can be difficult for any business dealing with late payments and the impact this can have; worrying...

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Digital Media Expert Appointed Visiting Professor at Sunderland

Posted on the 12 October 2018

Digital media entrepreneur and academic Alex Connock has been appointed Visiting Professor in e-commerce video at the University of Sunderland. Dr Connock will work with the team at the University’s David Puttnam Media Centre hosting annual masterclasses for Broadcast M...

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The Italian Awards honours Gateshead's Sorella Sorella with Best Team award

Posted on the 12 October 2018

This article first appeared in The Chronicle. A Gateshead restaurant is celebrating after taking a bite out of the competition and winning a top honour at the English Italian Awards 2018.On Sunday night over 450 guests descended on The Principal Hotel in Manchester to celebr...

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Shortlisted Over Plastics

Posted on the 12 October 2018

Gill Rice, the woman heading up a thermo-plastics moulding company in the Tyne Valley - which is currently shortlisted for a NE industry award for manufacturing companies with a turnover of less than £25million - is setting out to achieve the environmental accreditation ISO140...

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North East firm builds world-first cable test rig to improve subsea cable performance

Posted on the 11 October 2018

North East engineering specialist Osbit Ltd has developed a bespoke, state-of-the-art cable bend fatigue test rig for the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult that will support the development, and improve the performance and reliability, of subsea cables.Northumberland...

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Moody's driving forward apprenticeship agenda as MD 'gets behind the wheel'

Posted on the 11 October 2018

Caroline Moody, Managing Director of Moody Logistics, is ‘practicing what she preaches’ after passing her HGV qualification, at a time when the company is driving forward the futures of young transport apprentices.Complementing Caroline’s qualification, the transport and warehous...

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Mediaworks on the Move to Accommodate Expansion

Posted on the 10 October 2018

One of the largest digital marketing agencies in the North East is moving offices to accommodate its recent increase in numbers. Mediaworks, which has operated in Team Valley since it was founded in 2007, will relocate its team of over 100 colleagues to Honeycomb at The Wa...

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Digital Cities to Visit the North East

Posted on the 10 October 2018

BBC Academy is set to bring its popular Digital Cities initiative to the North East for the first time later this month, with a series of events hosted between October 15-19th across Sunderland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Gateshead.  The five-day Digital Cities agenda...

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North East charity welcomes Duchess as Patron

Posted on the 8 October 2018

North East-based charity, Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs, has welcomed Her Grace, The Duchess of Northumberland as Patron. Best known for redeveloping The Alnwick Garden, the Duchess of Northumberland is a British businesswoman and has served as Lord Lieute...

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