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Vertu Motors adds Hyundai franchise to Silverlink site

Vertu Motors is adding a Hyundai franchise to its dealership based at Silverlink Business Park in Newcastle. The site will be renamed Bristol Street...

Best Law Firm Accolade for Boutique Litigation Solicitors

Commended for commercial dispute resolution, North East boutique litigation firm, TT Law has secured a place in The Times Best Law Firms 2020, putting it in the company of the “Magic Circle” of elite law firms and a host of other major City players.

Property Investment Advisors at Walton Robinson hit £40m transaction milestone

Walton Robinson, the Newcastle-based property specialists, has achieved a significant milestone having advised on the sale and purchase of £40m worth of investment property...

Over 20 new jobs available at Newcastle tech firm Hive HR

One of the North East's 'Best Places to Work', Newcastle-based Hive (HR) has announced they will be recruiting over twenty new roles in the first half of 2020—including Software Engineers, Marketers and Customer Success Managers.

Electric cars in 2020: What’s next?

With car manufacturers around the world getting ready to announce new electric models this year, 2020 looks set to be the year of the...

North East specialist SEO agency Evolved Search enjoys continued growth

SEO and content marketing agency Evolved Search has made four new appointments to its team in Newcastle. The multi-award-winning agency, which announced in July it...

Year-End Fall In Insolvency Risk For Majority Of North East Industry Sectors

The insolvency risk facing businesses in the majority of North East industry sectors has experienced a year-end fall, according to new research by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3.

Year-long charity drive raises £20,000 at MHA Tait Walker

LEADING accountancy practice MHA Tait Walker is ending 2019 on a high by celebrating the team’s fundraising efforts which have raised thousands of pounds throughout the year for North East charities.

Warrens Group steps in to provide new school shoes for children as poll reveals...

WASTE recycling and sustainability firm, Warrens Group, has stepped in to provide new school shoes for children as a poll by the National Education Union has revealed growing fears over child poverty.

Openreach ready to keep the North East connected this winter

Openreach is getting ready for the worst of the winter weather after stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, snow socks for vehicle tyres, bags of salt and litres of screenwash.

Ease the January blues with cheaper bus travel

Unlike some other public transport, Go North East bus fares will not be increasing at the start of the year. In fact, the region’s largest bus operator will be introducing some new tickets from 2 January to help with any new year blues and encourage

Independent gallery café crafts new rustic afternoon tea menu

An independent café housed in a Newcastle art gallery has unveiled a new weekday rustic afternoon tea menu. The Factory Kitchen, located on the first...

Go North East raises funds for Gateshead Foodbank at special farewell bus event

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, welcomed hundreds of people to its special farewell bus event in Gateshead earlier this month.

Call For Government Clarity On Insolvency Sector Reforms

A North East insolvency expert is calling on the Government to clarify its intentions for reforming the UK’s insolvency framework.

Newcastle solicitors serve up festive lunch to help homeless charity

Ten solicitors from Newcastle-based law firm Muckle LLP volunteered with Oasis Community Housing to serve a special Christmas dinner to people in need.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) expands operations into Tyne Dock

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK) has expanded its business operations by acquiring a new building to support its after sales division. The company, which supplies heavy...

Gateshead Quayside’s Brett Wharf plans approved

Proposals to develop 269 apartments for private rent on Gateshead Quayside have won unanimous approval from the borough’s planning committee. High Street Residential – part...

CIP investment Adepto acquired by US firm

One of the investments made by Conviction Investment Partners (CIP), skills-based Total Talent SaaS platform Adepto, has been acquired by Degreed, as part of...

Galago Group makes acquisition of Northern Recruitment Group in strategic move for further growth

Northern Recruitment Group (NRG) has been acquired by fast growing recruitment organisation Galago Group. The acquisition will see Newcastle-based NRG and its Recruitment Processing Outsourcing...

Blagdon Park Cricketers At Cutting Edge After Banks Group Pitches In With Mower Grant

A Northumberland community cricket club is aiming to be a cut above the rest next season after purchasing a new mower to help improve its pitch preparation.
New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

New report highlights growth potential for FinTech in the North East

The North East can offer growing FinTech firms a highly attractive base from which to build their future growth, according to a new report...

Developer reconfirms its commitment to plans for ambitious Quayside West ‘urban village’ in Newcastle

Developer Newby has confirmed it remains committed to delivering the best possible regeneration of the old Calders site on Skinnerburn Road in Newcastle. Newby and...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum strengthens exchange programme with three new members

Three North East businesses have become exchange members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, committing to continuous professional development for their teams. Funky Chunky Furniture, Park Commercial...

Muckle helps Dance City Reach A New Special Festive Audience

Over 100 young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their carers enjoyed an exclusive relaxed performance of The Little Prince at Dance City last week thanks to the support of commercial law firm Muckle LLP.

Class of 2019: five newly qualified lawyers secure roles at leading North East law...

Five former trainees are celebrating after becoming fully qualified lawyers at leading North East independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP.

Shout Digital announces new partnership with Northumbria University’s Business Clinic Scheme

AWARD-WINNING digital product design company Shout Digital has announced a new partnership with Northumbria University’s Business Clinic scheme, which enables students to undertake real-life business projects as an alternative to the traditional diss

MHA Tait Walker expands data insights team as demand for services continues to grow

NORTH EAST accountancy firm MHA Tait Walker is gearing up for further growth on the back of its specialist Data Insights team, which helps provide strategic growth and insight to businesses across the North East and the UK.

Former ‘Driver of the Year’ handed managerial role at Moody Logistics

A former ‘Driver of the Year’ with Moody Logistics has swapped the lorry cab for a managerial position – ensuring the family-run firm’s delivery...

Go North East gears up to boost bus capacity during Metro strike

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, is gearing up to boost capacity on its services on the days of the Tyne and...

Developers advised to prepare for Green Brexit

After a decisive win in last week’s general election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will now push on with his plans to ‘get Brexit done’...
Finnmark Sauna

County Durham based Finnmark Sauna Expands With New Hires And Is Moving To New...

The company is known in the industry for their uncompromising dedication to quality and authenticity when it comes to the sale of sauna equipment and bespoke installations.

Growth surge for ecommerce experts thanks to luxury fashion and beauty brands

Global luxury fashion and beauty brands are sparking growth at North East based international ecommerce agency Fostr.

PayByPhone offers festive parking tips as it takes over as mobile parking payment provider...

PayByPhone has replaced RingGo as the mobile parking payment provider in South Tyneside. In partnership with South Tyneside Council, PayByPhone is offering residents and visitors to the area some handy tips to make parking stress-free this Christmas.

The history of Hydraulic Torque Wrenches

The early 1960s saw the Hydraulic Torque Wrench being conceptualised and later being invented in 1968 by George Sturdevant. Ever since then, tool manufacturers...

The hidden foundations of the digital world: How datacentres stay cool

People spend around 6 hours and 42 minutes every single day online. Suffice to say we have, as a whole, become reliant on the...

Cash Management Savings Company Expands By Internalising Finance Function

One of the UK’s leading cash management savings services has expanded its team, in order to bring all finance provisions inhouse. The decision by Cascade...

NEFirst Credit Union Teams Up With The Banks Group To Encourage Better Money Management

A successful North East-focused credit union has teamed up with a major regional employer to provide better money management and workplace saving opportunities across its workforce.

Shining Child to Help North East Families

A North East based consultant in clinical and forensic psychology has written and released a book to help families going through separation and divorce,...

NRL’s Sunderland team announce charity partnership with Grace House

“We’re really excited to bring NRL’s Sunderland team on board as a Grace House corporate supporter in 2020 and look forward to working together in partnership over the coming year.”

School children get a taste for a career in construction

Children from a County Durham school put on their wellies and high visibility jackets this week to learn first-hand how to build a house and what is involved in the construction process.

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