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"They'll say you can't do it. Don't believe them."

Posted on the 28 February 2020

Ryan Davies is not great when it comes to being told what to do. He knows it. But it’s a characteristic that has determined his outlook on life, affected his career, and turned him into the entrepreneurial boss of a company now turning over around £1million. Not bad...

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First North East Ambassador for Prince's Trust 'Women Supporting Women' Initiative is Announced

Posted on the 27 February 2020

A former winner of the North East ‘woman entrepreneur of the year’ has become the first ambassador for The Prince’s Trust’s new initiative, Women Supporting Women in the North East. Kari Owers, founder of creative communications agency O Communications has announced a thre...

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Photocopier, Print and Telecoms Specialist Triples Floor Space with Move to New Premises

Posted on the 26 February 2020

North East based photocopier and print specialist, Document Solutions UK Ltd has tripled its operations with the move to an impressive 15,000 sq. ft warehouse and office space at Baker’s Yard, Gosforth, Newcastle. Document Solutions are the largest suppliers of Develop...

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HLA Services Secure Their Latest Long-Term Contract with Another North East Educational Establishment

Posted on the 25 February 2020

From a single unit in Sunderland, 17 years ago, to multiple offices across the North of England, HLA Services’ latest milestone sees them agree to look after the heating, air conditioning and ventilation at Middlesbrough College. With contracts already in place at colleges...

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Unwritten Welcomes New Head of Client Services to Complete its All-Female Senior Management Team

Posted on the 24 February 2020

Founder and Managing Director, Lisa Eaton, will focus on growth and scaling the communications agency, as Laura Dearden heads up client services managing a team of marketing experts. Nicola Quinn leads the public relations function as Communications Director and long-standing...

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A Rose for Leila Lily's

Posted on the 21 February 2020

One of Newcastle’s newest restaurants has received a prestigious accolade in recognition of its “culinary excellence.” Leila Lily’s, at Grey Street, has been awarded a sought-after AA rosette after an unannounced visit from inspectors earlier this month. And not only do...

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New Creative Apprentices will Support Sector Growth

Posted on the 20 February 2020

Four North East businesses are among the first in the country to take advantage of a new apprenticeship that’s been designed by industry to meet the needs of the UK’s fast-growing creative sector. Northumbria Police, Prima Cheese, Karbon Homes and NCFE have joined forces with...

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Best In Class Businesses from Across Northern Powerhouse Feature in Export Awards

Posted on the 20 February 2020

More than 45 of the North’s most exciting and innovative exporting businesses have made the shortlist of this year’s PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, powered by UMi. The awards attracted over 120 nominations, from Manchester to Middlesbrough and South Shields to S...

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Ward Hadaway to Champion Region on International Stage at MIPIM 2020

Posted on the 20 February 2020

Members of the Built Environment Team at leading law firm Ward Hadaway, will champion the region at the world’s largest international property conference in Cannes next month. The UK top 100 law firm, alongside major public and private sector players from Newcastle’s pr...

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Made in Sunderland: Business Owner's Graduate Passion

Posted on the 19 February 2020

It’s fair to say businessman Michael Ditchburn has a passion for the University of Sunderland – as all his employees are graduates. The city-born businessman is himself a graduate of the University having earned a Geography degree back in 2002. Today he runs ThinkBiscuit...

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