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Bondgate IT urges North East businesses to donate unwanted laptops to tackle home learning...

Bondgate IT is appealing to North East businesses to donate refurbished laptops to Tees Valley schools and support those lockdown students struggling to access...

Work begins on transformation of historic Darlington Victorian Market

Wharton Construction has begun work on the first phase to transform Darlington’s historic indoor market. Over the next three months, it will install an eco-friendly...

Employers would jeopardise good ‘lockdown-will’ of workers with retrospective contract changes

Responding to reports that the UK Government is considering changes to labour laws in a post-Brexit shake up, Patrick Lonergan, director of North East-based...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum optimistic over vaccine boost for economy despite latest ‘sobering’ figures

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has described the latest figures that reveal the UK economy shrank by 2.6 percent in November as “sobering”. However, its chief executive...

World beating bicycle brought to market by North East company

A North East company has brought a British designed road bicycle to the market that offers a radical and revolutionary approach to the classic...

Darlington HR expert calls on government to make vital furlough tweak

Nicky Jolley, the founder and managing director of Darlington-based HR2day, is urging the government to make an essential change to the furlough scheme, which...

CBK Adventures ‘Hits Refresh’ On Brand Identity Ahead Of Growth Plans

CBK Adventures - an award-winning North East business - has unveiled a refreshed brand identity as it moves forward with plans to expand its existing offering across the region.

Tier One Capital appoints senior business development expert

Newcastle based wealth management and property lending specialists Tier One Capital (Tier One) has appointed experienced consultant Martin Stout to support its new North...

North East comparison site Trufl, set to donate 100 computers to local schools to...

Comparison site Trufl, headquartered in Sunderland plans to donate 100 computers in the coming weeks to local schools in an effort to help make...

Demand for lateral flow tests soar as employers fight to protect their businesses and...

Medi-Inn (UK) Ltd, the North East-based supplier of medical and hygiene consumables, has reported a surge in demand from businesses for lateral flow tests,...

Managing director of Teesside outsourcing company says working from home doesn’t mean call centres...

As the UK enters another COVID-19 lockdown, Martin Anderson, managing director of Lemon Business Solutions, has warned that remote working is no excuse for...

Catterick-based manufacturing firm invests seven figure sum in eco-friendly operation

Hellens Group, which has businesses in the construction, manufacturing, property and social housing sectors across the North East and North Yorkshire, has invested in...

Brothers Building Positivity Through The Power of Writing

Two brothers have both launched successful literature collections to help people through the challenges life is currently throwing everyone’s way. Gabriel and Tolu’ A. Akinyemi...

NHS Covid nurse hopes to win dream wedding by raising money for Daisy Chain

A healthcare assistant at James Cook University Hospital has entered a competition to win a dream wedding, hosted by the Teesside-based autism charity, Daisy...

Evolved Search welcomes new Head of Digital PR

Newcastle-based search marketing specialist agency, Evolved Search, has announced it has added Andrew Dipper to its senior team as Head of Digital PR. The firm,...

Ryecroft Glenton extends its support of Primary Care Recruitment after NHS Framework deal

Leading North East Business and Tax Advisory firm Ryecroft Glenton (RG) is to extend its support of Primary Care Recruitment, which has secured a...

Employees reminded not to forget working from home and other tax relief

As the Tax Return deadline approaches, it may be useful to consider whether employees are still missing out on tax refunds and reliefs. These...

Businesses in the north inspired to follow The Turquoise Brick Road

In his insightful new book, The Turquoise Brick Road, changemaker Rhys Marc Photis reveals how a theory created by US psychologist, Dr. Clare W. Graves, some 60 years ago can help create a viable way forward for modern society.
Schneider Electric & Advanced Power Technology Deliver Data Centre Digital Transformation Project for Newcastle City Council

Schneider Electric & Advanced Power Technology Deliver Guaranteed Data Centre Uptime for Newcastle City...

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has delivered a new data centre digital transformation project for Newcastle City...

Greaves West & Ayre announces two partner promotions

Greaves West & Ayre (GWA), one of the region’s leading accountancy firms, is pleased to announce that two Associates, Carol Lindsay and Stuart Millar, are to become partners from 1 January 2021.

The Materials Processing Institute responds to the UK’s only baby-specific hospice appeal with £500...

The Materials Processing Institute is continuing its support of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice with a £500 donation. Previously, the charity was a regular beneficiary of...

Under-eight footballers prove a match for the adults thanks to My Property Box sponsorship

A junior football team is proving to be a real match for their adult counterparts, thanks to financial support from My Property Box. The lettings...

£1m cybersecurity investment unveiled by Odyssey Systems

Odyssey Systems has completed a £1m investment in new technology to help businesses protect data from cyberattacks. With more than 90 percent of all business...

Retailer targeting 25 new stores in 2021

One of the UK's fastest growing retailers has unveiled plans to open 25 new stores in 2021.

North Shields Business Chamber strengthens its governing body

The North Shields Business Chamber has strengthened its governing body with the appointment of two new committee members. Philip Lancaster and Ken Mosley will join in January

Scott Bros supports Teesside Hospice with annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Scott Bros is supporting Teesside Hospice with its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. Last year hospice volunteers collected 1,400 Christmas trees and raised more than...

North Shields Business Chamber appoints a new Chair

A North Shields businessman, who has been based in the town centre for the past 18 years, has been appointed Chair of the North Shields Business Chamber. Rob Gibbons, co-owner of YPD Creative on Howard Street, will take over the reins in January.

Clive Owen LLP provides tax tips for 2021

As we near the end of 2020 and with finances stretched, Lee Watson, tax director at Clive Owen LLP, asks whether it is time...

Synergi boosts turnover to £4m after helping businesses switch to cloud

A focus on helping businesses use cloud technologies to fight economic conditions caused by COVID has seen tech experts Synergi achieve over 30% growth this year.

CrankWheel partners with Yell to guide SME sales teams through the COVID crisis

The Iceland-based company CrankWheel has teamed up with Yell to help the UK's SMEs continue selling through the coronavirus crisis. Having recently celebrated its 100th...

North East Ed-Tech specialist eQS completes MBO with £20M investment

North East-headquartered eQuality Solutions (eQS) is embarking on a major growth strategy, having completed a management buy-out (MBO) of the business led by CEO...

Pacifica Group acquires West Midlands-based Domestic Appliance Company to expand UK appliance repair operation

Pacifica Group has announced its latest acquisition as part of an ongoing strategy to grow the expertise and geographic coverage of its domestic appliance...

Bondgate IT highlights the significant cyber breaches of 2020

Bondgate IT has identified its top three significant cyber breaches of 2020 – highlighting the need for businesses to remain alert as the number...

Launch of World-First Tailored Takeaway App

FoodPenny, a revolutionary takeaway comparison app has launched for the Teesside area today, providing regional consumers with a brand-new way of ordering, by comparing...

Education Round Up on Teacher’s Challenges

Education is one arena that has suffered greatly throughout the 2020 Pandemic. Here, experienced practitioner Scott Biggs explores the industry looking at the challenges that...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum identifies important business trends for 2021

Chief executive Jonathan Lamb said each has grown in prominence over the past nine months as businesses have adapted to overcome the challenges and...

New Data Suggests Female Entrepreneurs are Driving Economic Recovery

A recent study undertaken throughout two UK lockdowns shows a significant rise in the number of women launching their own businesses for the first time. Print-Print, a nationwide leader in the provision of printed leaflets, brochures, posters, and bu

City leaders back groundbreaking new partnership

An innovative and ambitious new partnership, seeking to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle and transform the provision of health and social care in the City, has today (17 December) been formally agreed.

Rapid rise in customers for ethical lender during pandemic

CREDIT lenders Smarterbuys Store has seen a rapid rise in new customers this year and a 235 percent increase in loan applications since the UK’s Coronavirus outbreak was announced in March.

Consultant on Vertu BMW deal takes on top job

Vertu Motors plc has appointed Anthony Masterson as franchise director for its newly acquired BMW and MINI dealerships in the North East and North...

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