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Programme Revealed for Region's Biggest Tech Conference

Posted on the 10 June 2020

Organisers have unveiled the full programme for the region’s biggest tech conference. Dynamo announced in April that its annual conference would go ahead in a digital format this year because of the spread of COVID-19. Dynamo also confirmed the conf...

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New Business Prepares To Fight COVID In Tees Valley With Unique Cleaning System

Posted on the 8 June 2020

Chem to Kill, a start-up business based in Tees Valley, is launching a brand new decontamination service which is proven to kill COVID 19 on surfaces including soft furnishings and food preparation areas. The firm, launched by commercial director Kate Soley and operati...

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North East PR and marketing expert to deliver keynote speech at national event

Posted on the 5 June 2020

The managing director of a North East PR and marketing agency has been invited to be a keynote speaker at a national online marketing showcase. Charlotte Nichols, founder of Harvey & Hugo, will be delivering a session on how to manage PR through the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Virtual 'Walk and Talk' Challenge Raises Money to Help Feed Local People in Need

Posted on the 3 June 2020

Staff from one of the region’s leading further education colleges have completed 1,543 virtual miles to raise funds for Gateshead Foodbank. Around 75 Gateshead College employees took part in a virtual ‘walk and talk’ this year instead of their usual college campus walkathon w...

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MCR Services Provides Sewing Machines to NHS Protective Gown Initiative

Posted on the 28 May 2020

Staff at MCR Services in Cramlington have loaned two industrial sewing machines to support the manufacture of protective gowns for the NHS. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust set up a manufacturing and distribution hub in the town, in conjunction with other NHS orga...

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New Funding Available for Expert Legal Advice to Help North East Firms Get Back to Business

Posted on the 27 May 2020

Ward Hadaway has teamed up with Scaleup North East to help companies impacted by the coronavirus outbreak plan how to get back to business. Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth and has co...

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Sweet Success for North East Chocolatier During Pandemic

Posted on the 27 May 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak struck, specialist artisan chocolatier and patisserie chef Naomi Longfield was forced to close her Newcastle café and feared the worst. Naomi, who opened her café in 2019, quickly picked herself up and decided to pivot the business - focusing on...

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Matthew Taylor, Author of the Good Work Report, Sets Out Three-Day Week Proposal to North East businesses

Posted on the 26 May 2020

Matthew Taylor CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and Chair of the Review of Modern Employment, has told North East businesses he would advise the government to introduce a three-day working week, during an online video podcast with Jean-Pierre van Zyl, h...

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Gateshead College Donate Knitted Hearts to Hospital Patients

Posted on the 22 May 2020

Staff at Gateshead College have come together to make knitted hearts for patients receiving treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. In an initiative driven by the hospital, the college’s ‘knit and natter’ group have been busy knitting hearts in pairs to help...

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North East Solicitors Welcomes Two New Appointments

Posted on the 22 May 2020

An award-winning North East solicitor is consolidating its position as one of the fastest growing law firms in the region, with a further two new Solicitor appointments. EMG Solicitors, which has its head office at Abbeywood Business Park, Durham and a second office at Gos...

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