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Virtualisation Sparks £125k Savings For Law Firm

Posted on the 10 June 2010

Leading North East law firm Hay & Kilner is set to shave £125,000 from its IT infrastructure costs over the next five years and further its ‘green’ ambitions, after calling in technology experts ITPS to help it adopt the latest eco-friendly technology. Gates...

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World Cup Win For Mark

Posted on the 8 June 2010

A local man is over the moon as he kicks off on a trip to South Africa this week to see England take part in the World Cup, courtesy of his employers. Account director Mark Mason, who lives in Dinnington, near Ponteland, was awarded the trip by bosses at Gateshead-based tech...

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New One North East Chairman Named

Posted on the 3 June 2010

Prominent North East businessman Paul Callaghan will become the new chairman of regional development agency One North East, the Government has announced. The Sunderland-born chairman of the Leighton Group will become ‘chairman designate’ of the regional development ag...

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Funding Boost For Nomad

Posted on the 3 June 2010

Specialist internet provider Nomad Digital has landed £750,000 in investment to fuel its ongoing growth at home and abroad. The Newcastle firm, which supplies internet on rail networks, has benefitted from the first investment made by The Finance For Business North East Tec...

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Pay As You Go HR Service Taps Into A Trend

Posted on the 1 June 2010

An HR specialist is tapping into a growing market with the launch of a new, ‘pay as you go’ support service, as figures show that 64% of businesses find it more cost effective to outsource elements of their HR function.The new three tier ‘pay as you go’ se...

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Hedgehog Lab's Success Is Prickling Out Competitors

Posted on the 27 May 2010

Software developer hedgehog lab is breaking into global markets after becoming one of few North East companies to be in the planning stages of creating a razor sharp application (apps) for the Apple iPad. The business, which was set up three years ago by Sarat Pediredla and Mark...

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Everest Entrepreneurs scale the heights

Posted on the 24 May 2010

A group of entrepreneurs have returned home after completing the challenge of a lifetime – and declaring it one of the hardest, but most rewarding, things they have ever done. The effects of altitude, freezing temperatures and the sheer energy and resolve needed to tre...

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Anne Ganley Crowned Entrepreneur of the Year

Posted on the 20 May 2010

Everest trekker Anne Ganley has crowned a week of achievement by being bestowed the title of Entrepreneur of the Year by business colleagues. Anne, who returned from a 14 day trek to Everest base camp on Monday, received the prestigious award at the Entrepreneurs’ Forum gal...

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Alistair McGowan To Star At SEVEN

Posted on the 16 May 2010

Master of mimicry Alistair McGowan has stepped in to entertain North East entrepreneurs following a major business conference in the region on Thursday. The comic impressionist, best known for his impersonations of sporting and political figures, will appear at the gala dinner af...

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Final 14 Go To Public Vote

Posted on the 12 May 2010

The 14 finalists of the If we can, you can Challenge 2010 have been revealed. After a competitive entry period with over 100 aspiring and established entrepreneurs from across the North East vying to be crowned the region’s ‘Face of Entrepreneurship’, the If we...

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