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Entrepreneurs’ Forum urges government to extend ‘game changing’ COVID-19 tests to business

Entrepreneurs’ Forum urges government to extend ‘game changing’ COVID-19 tests to business

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is calling upon the government to extend the introduction of ‘game changing’ swab and DNA coronavirus tests to business to help...

0800 Repair to provide home heating services for North Star Housing Group

0800 Repair, part of Pacifica Group, is to provide a range of home heating services to 3,500 homes on Teesside. North East-based housing association North...

Caroline Moody calls on chancellor to stimulate economy by maintaining lower fuel prices

Haulage boss Caroline Moody is calling on the government to maintain the current lower price of diesel over the next 12 months to stimulate...

Just Williams launches sales and marketing ‘Hybrid’ to deliver SME success

Just Williams has launched a new blended approach to sales and marketing designed to lay the foundations for long-term business growth. After the introduction of...

HW Global appoints RG Corporate Finance to support acquisition strategy

RG Corporate Finance has been appointed by HW Global to support the international executive search firm’s continued growth and acquisition strategy. Launched in 2006, HW...

Onyx Health Expands with New Management Appointment

Onyx Health have continued to grow throughout the COVID-19 downturn and have expanded the agency further by appointing Alix Stonehouse as their new Account Manager.

Twelve more businesses complete Entrepreneurs’ Forum Scale-up programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is celebrating the latest cohort of entrepreneurs to graduate from its Scale-up Leader’s Academy. Twelve North East entrepreneurs completed the six-month programme...

Lift-off as specialist lifting firm doubles turnover following acquisition

North East engineering company JK Lifting Equipment is celebrating a successful first year under new ownership, which has seen the firm double its turnover and headcount.

Newcastle media agency wins host of national accounts

North East media agency Route, based at creative hub, Generator Studios, Newcastle, with a sister office in Brighton, has picked up a raft of new national accounts, driven by the boom in online sales.

Walton Robinson beats pandemic restrictions to submit new property licencing applications for £15m worth...

Walton Robinson, the Newcastle-based estate and letting agent, has overcome the challenges of pandemic restrictions to help landlords in the city meet new regulations...

Recreated 1960s supercar worth £1.8m rolls out of County Durham workshop

County Durham's Aston Works has unveiled its latest stunning project - a bespoke recreation of an iconic 1960s supercar worth £1.8m

Leading cancer diagnostics company joins the fight against the coronavirus

MDNA Life Sciences, the world's leading developer of cancer detection tests based on mitochondrial DNA, is making a COVID-19 virus testing service available from its Newcastle upon Tyne laboratory directly to commercial businesses.

Onyx Health Tackles Diabetes with New Client

Onyx Health have continued to grow as an agency during the COVID-19 downturn, expanding theirr business into the South East of England by winning a new Surrey based client.

300 Year Old Solicitor Practice Invests For Business

Gibson & Co. Solicitors Limited, a firm of solicitors with offices in Newcastle and Hexham, has placed its trust in Andrew Marsh to help...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum highlights members’ creative solutions for returning to the workplace

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum says its members are looking at creative working solutions as businesses plan their return to the office. However, many are keen to...

NHS standard deep cleaning service helps thousands of students safely return to 29 North...

NTH Solutions, the provider of estates and facilities services to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, has helped students return to 30 schools...

Caroline Moody named as finalist in everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards

Caroline Moody, the managing director of Northumberland-based Moody Logistics and Storage, has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Amazon everywoman in Transport...

Northumberland Market Town cafe battles pandemic to save 30 year old family business.

A family run cafe which has been in business in the town for more than 30 years, vowed to battle through the pandemic.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum welcomes introduction of one metre plus social distancing

A reduction in social distancing rules to one metre plus has been welcomed by the Entrepreneurs' Forum - which says the decision will have...

Pandemic presents opportunity to strengthen UK energy supply chain with repatriation of manufacturing and...

NOF, the business development specialists for the energy sectors, is encouraging the government to back UK manufacturing and engineering by supporting the reshoring of...

RGCF predicts growth in MBO activity as it enters its 10th year in operation

RG Corporate Finance (RGCF) is predicting a rise on Management Buy Out (MBO) activity in the second half of 2020 on the back of...

Square One Law advises online rental business Hirestreet on latest fundraising

Commercial law firm, Square One Law has advised online rental fashion business, Hirestreet on securing a round of funding from its existing shareholders. Last year...

Newcastle facilities manager one of first men to donate blood, stem cells and living...

A Newcastle facilities manager who has been dubbed ‘one of UK’s most generous people’, is believed to be the first person in the North...

The mathematics of lockdown learning as GCSEPod partners with BBC Bitesize

Newcastle-based EdTech provider GCSEPod has joined forces with BBC Bitesize to curate online maths lessons as the schools' lockdown continues for most age groups.

Newcastle-based video production firm appoints Director of Photography

Turps Film, an independent video production company based in the north-east, has announced the appointment of Krishna Muthurangu as its new Director of Photography. Following...

MCR Services provides sewing machines to NHS protective gown initiative

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...

North East property investors, Tier One Capital, grows property portfolio despite sector challenges

The TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC, (PBLT) managed by Newcastle based wealth management experts, Tier One Capital, has achieved another year of encouraging...
JCT600 opens new Ferrari after sales centre in Newcastle

JCT600 Ferrari after sales centre opens in Newcastle

JCT600 has completed a five month project to create a brand new Official Ferrari Service Centre and Ferrari Approved Showroom in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Entrepreneur raises £1.2m for ‘build your own’ mobile app software

A Newcastle tech company whose software allows businesses to create their own mobile apps has raised £1.2m to further develop its product and expand its team.

CMS confident of future after gaining significant contract wins in care home sector

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS) has marked its 20th anniversary with two significant contract wins. As a result, the Gateshead-based company – which provides...

Four new recruits join software engineering firm, KOMODO

North East product design and software engineering agency, KOMODO, has announced four new recruits have joined the business, to create further robustness in the...

Significant milestone in £120m regeneration of Newcastle’s Strawberry Place with completion of land assembly

The High Street Group has finalised the purchase of the land at Strawberry Place, which will be transformed into a new living, working and...

The new kids on the pod

A witty podcast from a Darlington-based firm has gained over 5,000 listeners who enjoy its financial wisdom and no-nonsense style of chat.

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd welcomes chancellor’s decision to extend furlough scheme.

Nic Smith, managing director of Gateshead-based Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd, has welcomed today’s announcement by the chancellor that he is extending the furlough...

Newcastle students want a return to face to face lectures, according to new study...

University students in Newcastle want to see a return to face to face lectures rather than remote studies, according to new research from estate...

£100,000 investment allows North East company to deliver app to tackle nationwide teacher shortage

Angel investor Gary Dewhurst has injected £100,000 into a North East company to fund the development of an innovative mobile app that is set...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum launches Forward initiative to support long-term business success

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has launched its Forward initiative to encourage North East businesses to look towards the future with confidence. The Forum has been carefully...

Events platform finds new success with afternoon tea and comedy

An events booking platform which faced a loss of business during the lockdown has found renewed success - delivering afternoon teas to families at home, and providing corporate entertainment for staff ‘meetings’.

Brothers raise £400k for new software to help firms boost sales

A Newcastle tech start-up whose software helps sales staff to find and close new leads has raised £400,000 to further develop its product and expand its team.

Heathline opens new £500,000 commercial vehicle service and repair centre amid coronavirus lockdown

Heathline Commercials Limited has opened its new £500,000 service and repair centre to ensure commercial vehicles remain on the road during the COVID-19 emergency. The...

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