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Significant Growth for The Encore Group with Eight appointments

Posted on the 25 September 2019

A leading North East supplier of print and packaging solutionsis celebrating a significant boost to its team with the announcement of eight new appointments to drive forward plans for future growth. The Encore Group is strengthening the teams across its divisions at Encore...

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Nicholson Group Launches Niche Logistics Firm

Posted on the 24 September 2019

TEESSIDE-based Nicholson Group has launched a new niche transport and logistics company targeted at e-commerce and online traders. Burnside Distribution will provide warehousing and a pick and pack distribution service for companies that do not have their own fulfilment fa...

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Moody Logistics Calls for Increase in Driver Apprenticeships as Part of ‘Love the Lorry’ Week

Posted on the 24 September 2019

The Managing Director of North East-based Moody Logistics is calling on haulage firms to help solve a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers by creating more apprenticeships. Caroline Moody, speaking during the Road Haulage Association’s ‘Love the Lorry Week’, (16-22 Septembe...

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Are Women Working Harder on the Rugby Pitch Than Men?

Posted on the 23 September 2019

While the Rugby World Cup is upon us as 20 nations descend on Japan to battle it out for the men’s trophy, a Sunderland academic’s research is helping to enhance the women’s game on the field. University of Sunderland sports scientist, Dr Eddie Bradley, has spent the past...

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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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