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Apprenticeships Help Brewin Dolphin Swim in the Fast Lane

Posted on the 18 September 2019

Wealth management company Brewin Dolphin teamed up with Gateshead College in 2017 to invest in apprenticeships for the first time, hiring three business administration trainees to work in its business support division. Since then Brewin Dolphin has taken on apprentices at re...

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Senior Appointment at Adderstone Group

Posted on the 18 September 2019

Newcastle-based property company, Adderstone Group has appointed Andy Kahn to head up the development and management of its expanding estate. Andy joins Adderstone in November 2019 from the Port of Tyne, where he has been Head of Estates for the past six years, respon...

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'Funky' North East Furniture Brand to Exceed £1.6m Turnover

Posted on the 17 September 2019

Jarrow-based solid wood furniture manufacturer, Funky Chunky Furniture, has achieved a record turnover of £1.6m in its sixth year of business. From a cottage industry start-up, in 2013, the rustic furniture and shelves business now has its own manufacturing facility and co...

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University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine Opens its Doors

Posted on the 17 September 2019

The University of Sunderland today welcomed its first medical students as the doors opened on its new School of Medicine in a watershed moment for the city and the North East. The School saw 50 students arrive on Monday as they embark on their journey to become a qualified...

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Horizon Works Gears Up for Further Growth

Posted on the 13 September 2019

North East-based B2B marketing agency Horizon Works has appointed a new business development director to support its growth strategy. Scott Duncan has joined the firm to spearhead business development activities, build relationships with key stakeholders and businesses fr...

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Flame Heating Group Founder Urges Political Leaders to Scrap 5% Energy Charge After Brexit

Posted on the 12 September 2019

Flame Heating Group founder John Savage has written to the leaders of the three main political parties urging them to scrap the 5% VAT rate on domestic energy as soon as the country departs the European Union. The Managing Director of the North East’s fastest growing heatin...

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Inspired by nature, The Lakes Distillery introduces The Whiskymaker’s Reserve single malt whisky.

Posted on the 12 September 2019

The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the first in a series of widely available single malt whisky releases that will showcase the house style defined by their whiskymaker, Dhavall Gandhi. Inspired by nature, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1 is an artistic exploration of matu...

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£1.4Million Fund Launched to Help Local Business to Work Together

Posted on the 11 September 2019

The Tees Valley Mayor has today launched a new £1.4million fund for organisations in the region to help them work together on collaborative projects. Over the three-year period, it will support micro and small to medium sized enterprises to work together, along with univer...

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IGNIFI fulfilment service celebrates 1.5 million milestone

Posted on the 11 September 2019

The fulfilment arm of Sunderland-based healthcare creative agency IGNIFI has reached a major landmark, having handled 1.5 million items of marketing collateral on behalf of its national and global healthcare clients. In addition to developing major healthcare advertising...

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Student Paramedics Learn Lifesaving Skills During Traffic Crash Exercise

Posted on the 10 September 2019

Student paramedics worked alongside operational firefighters in a joint exercise aimed at saving the lives of those involved in serious vehicle collisions. Trainee paramedics from the University of Sunderland joined members of the Green Watch crew, from Sunderland Central F...

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