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OPG strengthens sales team with two new appointments

In order to support their strategic growth plans, Omega Plastics Group (OPG) have recruited two new Business Development Managers to support their Technical Sales Director, Norman Hoggett.

Entertainers help businesses enter the minds of their customers

Two entertainers, who have made careers out of getting inside people’s heads, are putting on a weekly show to help businesses better understand their...

Banks Group Signs Up To ‘Time To Change’ Mental Health Initiative

North East property and energy firm The Banks Group is enhancing the mental health support it provides for its employees by signing up to the Time To Change campaign.

Newcastle Building Society Investing In New South Shields Branch

The North East’s biggest building society is set to move into a new home in South Shields’ Denmark Centre, close to the town’s new transport interchange.

Residential restoration of historic Newcastle building open for viewing

Byzantine House, located in Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond – originally built as a place of worship - has been converted into 10 one and two-bed apartments and mews by design-led local developer Provenance Developments.

Go North East invests £1.8 million in state of the art environmentally friendly buses...

The region’s largest bus company, Go North East, has invested £1.8 million in 11 brand-new, state of the art, environmentally friendly buses for its popular Green Arrow services.

Chief Executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum reacts to latest statistics on North East business

A mixed picture has emerged as two sets of government data indicates the number of businesses closing in the North East has increased –...

The Ultimate Ride to Work – staff at GT3 Architects raise over £2500 for...

Community conscious staff at GT3 architects battled difficult conditions to raise more than £2,500 for charities Recyke y’Bike and Mind. A 5-strong team cycled...

Muckle LLP appointed to £60m legal services panel

Leading regional law firm for business, Muckle LLP, has been appointed to the North East Purchasing Organisation's (NEPO) £60million multiple lot procurement framework.

Go North East teams up with Newcastle United Foundation for World Mental Health Day

Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, teamed up with Newcastle United Foundation for World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October.

Shadow Minister Insists Newcastle College Students on the Right Track

North East MPs have reassured students at Newcastle College that they're on the right track to a successful career as they launch Industry Week at the Rail and Civil Engineering Academy in Gateshead.

Slight Reduction In North East Retail Sector’s Insolvency Risk

The proportion of North East retail businesses facing a raised risk of insolvency in the next year has fallen – but more than two in five of them are still facing potential problems, according to new research by insolvency trade body R3.

Leading International Recruitment Specialist Expands Its Offering Into Four Key Areas

Leading international recruitment firm Jackson Hogg has recently made four key hires to expand its service offering.

AIS Training unveils new confined space training centre

The UK’s largest energy sector trainer, AIS Training, has opened a new state-of-the-art confined space training facility within its 20-acre training village on North Tyneside to teach people how to work in dangerous enclosed spaces.

First Digital Business Den launched for the North East

Digital business and cloud solutions experts Synergi are launching the region’s first dedicated Digital Business Den, to help businesses understand more about cloud-based tools that can improve their operations.

Top award for local apprentice who has risen to Engineering Director

Colin Barnes, 44 from Sunderland, the Engineering Director at Go North East, the region’s largest bus company, was named ‘Engineer of the Year’ at the routeone Awards last week with judges noting that “he has so much ‘oomph’ it is unbelievable”.

Business development executives join growing sales team

Newcastle-based, Activ Technology, has announced the appointment of two business development executives. 22-year-old Tom Johnston from Bedlington and 22-year-old Jessica Ivison from Whitley Bay are...

Offshore wind farm developers and supply chain head to North East England for Offshore...

North East England’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities open to UK companies from significant upcoming wind farm developments will be the focus of...

RG Corporate Finance provides advise on majority stake acquisition in Mobius Life by Phoenix...

RG Corporate Finance has advised the management team of Mobius Life in a transaction that has seen Phoenix Equity Partners acquire a majority stake...

Fulcrum expands direct delivery model to South East England with investment programme and job...

Fulcrum, the UK’s market leading independent multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, is investing in a new depot, delivery teams and vehicle fleet to serve...

Pacifica Group maintains ‘repair not replace’ commitment by achieving three millionth domestic appliance repair

Pacifica Group, the leading UK service provider to domestic appliance manufacturers, insurance companies and retailers, has achieved a major milestone by completing three million...

Young Artist Award winner unveils largest solo show to date at North East gallery

The winner of a national prize aimed at profiling young emerging artists has unveiled a new solo exhibition exploring perspective, composition and structure. Olivia Turner,...

Maxim FM Wins Major Local Authority Contracts As Business Growth Continues

The North East’s largest independent contract cleaning and facilities management firm has won contracts with two major local authorities as it continues to grow on the back of success in the public and private sectors.

North East gallery crafts new festive away day experiences

The Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest independent commercial art, craft and design gallery – is toasting the festive season with new Christmas-themed experiences.

NEL Fund Managers Passes £100m Investments Value Landmark

The North East’s longest-standing business investor has taken the total amount it has invested in growing regional companies past the £100m mark.

Newcastle’s Clothier Lacey expands with two new appointments

Newcastle Based-PR Agency Clothier Lacey & Co has announced the growth of its company with two new appointments. Abbie Osguthorpe, 26 from South Shields, a...

6th Year of Reason To Disability Triathlon Sponsored by SOS Group

Wet weather failed to dampen spirits at the popular Reason To Children’s Disability Triathlon, sponsored by SOS Group, in Newcastle today (29 September). Now in...

Alexis And Michael Take On Legal Traineeships With Hay & Kilner

Two young graduates have taken their first steps onto the legal career ladder after being chosen by North East law firm Hay & Kilner as its latest trainee solicitors.

R3 North East responds to Transport Minister’s airline insolvency plans

More consultation is needed before the Government progresses plans to change how planes are used in airline insolvencies, the North East arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has warned.

Property planning specialist expands through acquisition

An ambitious North East property planning services consultancy has acquired a sector rival to expand its client base and geographic reach.

North East businesses join forces to support Newcastle special school

Life will be made a little bit easier for children at a Newcastle special school thanks to the generosity of teams of fund-raising footballers...

Commsworld urges Newcastle and the North East to focus on a digital network fit...

Tech innovator Commsworld has urged Newcastle to invest in a digital network fit for the 21st century and wants to work with Northumberland County Council and North Tyne Combined authority on helping spread Gigabit connectivity into rural areas.

Ghetto Golf Welcomes Thousands of Guests Following Summer Opening

Ghetto Golf Newcastle has welcomed over 30,000 guests since its July opening. The over 18s leisure venue has already made its mark in the toon...

North East media agency en Route for success

North East media agency Route, based at creative hub, Generator Studios, Newcastle, with a sister office in Brighton, is expanding its team and entering new territories after a series of client wins.

Newcastle Building Society provides much-needed support to volunteer-run library in Stokesley

The North East’s largest building society has teamed up with local volunteer-run Stokesley library to help support its aim to make the library ‘a great place to go’.

Frank Recruitment Group continue US expansion, land award as top employer for women

North East success story Frank Recruitment Group has landed a prestigious award for its operations in the US, taking the top spot in the...

Newcastle Apprentices Aiming for Gold at National Final

Apprentices from Newcastle College have reached the finals of a prestigious national skills competition, to be held in Birmingham in November.

Business Leaders Sharing Ideas With Next Generation Of North East Entrepreneurs

Budding North East businesspeople have been tapping into the knowledge of experienced entrepreneurs for advice at a special networking event organised as part of the 2019 If We Can You Can Challenge.

Venator expert takes up national industry position

A Venator expert has taken up a national post as Chair of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) Responsible Care Strategy Group.

Four-Figure Sum Raised For Samaritans By Lewis And George’s Ultra Run

Two colleagues from North East property and energy firm The Banks Group have raised more than £1,300 for The Samaritans after taking part in a Lake District ultra-marathon.

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