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Region mourns the loss of a small business hero

Posted on the 12 August 2010

The region’s small business community is mourning the loss of one of its most proactive champions, John McNally. John was managing director and a presenter at Northumberland broadcaster Lionheart Radio and was also a regular contributor to Radio Newcastle. However, his real...

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Teamwork Bring Tech Benefits For Law Firm

Posted on the 10 August 2010

A collaboration between Watson Burton LLP and technology experts ITPS has seen the law firm achieve a first in the northern region. The firm’s in-house IT team worked alongside ITPS experts to configure Apple’s new lightweight iPad to access Watson Burton’s...

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hedgehog lab revs up Nissan subsidiary Infiniti's car launch

Posted on the 10 August 2010

Software development company hedgehog lab has created an iPad app to gather feedback at the international launch of Infiniti’s latest car Infiniti M. Infiniti is a luxury car division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Newcastle-based hedgehog lab - a small business software com...

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Transport Group Emerges Stronger From The Recession

Posted on the 21 July 2010

A Tees Valley transport business has emerged stronger from one of its toughest ever challenges. Billingham-based Nicholson’s Transport increased market share by a quarter during the recession, at a time when many transport businesses were forced to close. The comp...

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Research Business Spreads Global Reach

Posted on the 20 July 2010

A legal research firm has revealed plans to expand into Asia and Australia after enjoying a 104% leap in sales, taking it beyond the £2m-a-year mark. Newcastle-based Acritas, which supplies clients with evidence-based research into the legal market, is to target new bu...

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Explain To Lead Cancer Research Project

Posted on the 19 July 2010

Explain has been appointed to carry out two cancer awareness measurement (CAM’s) projects with a combined value of over £100,000. The quantitative studies will be conducted across NHS Medway, Kent, Hull, The East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire/York and Lincolnsh...

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Explain appoint new quant researcher

Posted on the 15 July 2010

Jill Pate has joined Explain as a researcher in the quantitative team, based at their head office in central Newcastle. With an academic background in Human Geography she is currently finishing off her Masters dissertation at Newcastle University and started work this month for E...

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Event company R&B builds on success with CIH

Posted on the 14 July 2010

Despite the forecasts of doom and gloom all around, events, production and communication experts, R&B Group, have just completed a very successful conference project for the Chartered Institute of Housing. The event, held in Harrogate in June, represents one of the largest ga...

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An award winning year for Cornerstone

Posted on the 13 July 2010

Chris Petty, founder of Cornerstone Solutions in Thornaby, is celebrating after an award winning first half of 2010. Chris was crowned the 2011 Face of Entrepreneurship for Middleborough after coming through a tough judging period in the 3rd annual If we can, you can Challenge, r...

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Aspire Technology Solutions Win at STEP Awards

Posted on the 1 July 2010

Aspire Technology Solutions were shortlisted for the Innovation in Technology category in the South Tyneside Enterprise Partnership (STEP) Business Awards 2010. The awards, now in their 13th year, are open to any business based in South Tyneside and celebrate the success of...

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