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Bringing Traditional Skills to a New Generation

Posted on the 16 January 2020

A new exhibition is highlighting the work of young artists who are bringing some of the tried and tested skills of traditional printmaking into the modern world. The Print Club exhibition is at the University of Sunderland’s Showcase Gallery until 22 January.  The exhi...

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The Lakes Distillery to Fast-track Growth Plans Following £4.25m Investment

Posted on the 16 January 2020

The Lakes Distillery has secured multi-million-pound funding from Comhar Capital, an investment company focused upon providing capital to businesses run by forward-thinking, growth-orientated owner-managers. In partnering with The Lakes, Comhar has invested £4.25 million of...

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Animmersion Founder Hails 'Strong Export Potential'

Posted on the 14 January 2020

The founder and managing director of Animmersion has hailed the company's "strong export potential."

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Loganair Bolsters Commitment to North East with Newcastle United Partnership

Posted on the 13 January 2020

This article was originally published on Bdaily.Regional airline Loganair has confirmed its commitment to the North East region with the a new partnership with Premier League club Newcastle United.The partnership will see Loganair advertising at live televised Premier League game...

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A Change of Status as Leading Digital Agency Becomes Qrious

Posted on the 13 January 2020

Newcastle based agency Status Digital has rung the new year changes, unveiling a new status. Rebranding as Qrious, after a year of rapid growth and the announcement of eight new appointments at the end of 2019, the business will refocus on people, innovation and curiosity as...

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Gateshead College Student Selected as Rising English Rugby Star

Posted on the 10 January 2020

An aspiring young rugby player from South Shields has been selected for England’s National Talent Development Group as she takes one step closer to achieving her dream of playing for her country. April Ishida, 16, started playing rugby when she was 11 and is now part of Gate...

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Adderstone Group Announce Impressive Results and Growing Investment Portfolio

Posted on the 8 January 2020

Newcastle based property investment and development business, Adderstone Group, has declared annual profits of £5.98m in the financial year to 31 March 2019, an increase of 32% on the prior year, with consolidated turnover increasing from £38.1m to £45.1m. The accounting pe...

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Saving the Planet and Unlocking Lost Worlds

Posted on the 8 January 2020

Science is the thread that weaves through Austen Atkinson’s remarkable career –from creating fictional worlds for Doctor Who to finding real lost worlds. Today that career takes a new turn as he becomes a Visiting Professor of Immersive Technologies at the University of Su...

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Cashing In on Business Skills for Charity

Posted on the 7 January 2020

Young North East students have turned £25 into thousands of pounds for a local charity, as part of an annual business challenge. Starting with £25, teams of students from the University of Sunderland’s Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, worked together to raise as much...

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Funky Chunky Furniture Sales Reach Record Levels

Posted on the 7 January 2020

Christmas sales at Funky Chunky Furniture were the strongest ever as the Jarrow-based furniture manufacturer and online retailer continues its rapid growth. Sales rose by 31% in December and 17% in November compared with the same trading period in the previous year. The s...

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