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Hays Travel Acquires 555 Former Thomas Cook Stores Nationwide

Posted on the 9 October 2019

Up to 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent, today agreed to buy the historic holiday company's high street shops.Hays Travel will acquire the entire retail portfolio of 555 former Thomas Cook shops after it signed a...

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University Partnership Promotes Digital Expertise

Posted on the 4 October 2019

An award-winning film production company which started life as a graduate business has pledged to work with Teesside University to continue building on the region’s reputation for digital expertise.Ithica Films, based in Middlesbrough’s Boho One, was set up five years ago by Tees...

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Introducing The One Signature Blend, a New Blended Whisky from The Lakes Distillery

Posted on the 3 October 2019

The One Signature Blend is a new blended whisky from The Lakes Distillery which showcases their whiskymaker’s maturation expertise and the role of casks in flavour creation. The signature expression in The One collection has The Lakes Single Malt at its heart, together with...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Bringing Specifiers and Manufacturers Together Through CPD

Posted on the 3 October 2019

The past quarter of a century has seen the RIBA CPD Providers Network become one of the most trusted and highly regarded CPD providers in the UK. Over the past two and a half decades, the RIBA CPD Providers Network has provided a platform for architects to develop professi...

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Teesside International Airport Stays Local for IT support

Posted on the 2 October 2019

Teesside International Airport has appointed Cornerstone Business Solutions, a leading local company, to provide IT support to the airport. The [3-year] agreement with Cornerstone will include an overhaul of the IT Network infrastructure, including the Wi-Fi throughout the t...

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Hudson Visit Their Boston Base

Posted on the 1 October 2019

This month Hudson visited their new office space in the Workbar, Boston. They already support multiple businesses in the US through their Discover and Succeed services, but this is their next step for moving into the American market. A growing teamT...

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New Board Member at Malhotra Group PLC

Posted on the 1 October 2019

ONE of the North East’s leading hospitality and care businesses has announced the appointment of a new Group Finance Director. Andrew McColl will join the main board of Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc when he takes up his position with the company in November. And hi...

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North East Eco-conscious Shoppers Expect Retailers to Foot the Bill for Greener Deliveries

Posted on the 30 September 2019

·  Most North East shoppers want eco-friendly online deliveries, but 65% will not pay any extra for them. ·  Retailers over-estimate how much consumers are willing to pay for ‘green deliveries’ by nearly three times. ·  93% or North East retailers are...

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Striking Quayside Office Development Approved for Former BAJA Beach Club Site

Posted on the 30 September 2019

Plans for premium office space on the site of the former Baja Beach Club on Gateshead Quayside, submitted by local property company, Adderstone Group, have been approved by Gateshead Council Planners. Gateshead Council granted approval on Wednesday 25th September for t...

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Digital Marketing Agency, Thrive Builds Responsive Website for Tech Apprenticeship Provider

Posted on the 25 September 2019

Digital marketing agency, Thrive, have built a responsive, inbound marketing-focused website, for North East digital and tech apprenticeship provider, Baltic Apprenticeships, using their specialist HubSpot knowledge. For the last 12 months, Thrive, based in Newton Aycliff...

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