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Darlington IT company experiences huge increase in demand as thousands across the North East...

Bondgate IT has experienced a huge rise in demand for its services in the week that thousands of North East employees began working from...

Redcar businesses rally round children’s services during coronavirus crisis

Cygnet Family Law is leading the charge to encourage local businesses to support the Children’s Services Department at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council by...

Primary Care Recruitment aims for growth with six-figure funding round

Primary Care Recruitment, one of the North East and Cumbria’s largest nursing and care staffing companies, has secured a six-figure funding package to further...

Children encouraged to get creative with home bridge building challenge

Cleveland Bridge UK is helping parents make home schooling fun and engaging during the COVID-19 situation fun with a social media bridge building challenge. The...

CMS offers support service to NHS to keep hospitals running

Commercial Maintenance Services (CMS) UK Ltd is offering its expertise to the NHS should any of its critical building systems fail during the current...

Darlington solicitor introduces ‘drive thru wills signings’ to help social distancing clients

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington has introduced a ‘drive thru will signing’ facility to meet the recent increase in demand for services. The firm has...

Ryecroft Glenton partner and his family embark on food package deliveries for the North...

Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance (RGCF) Partner, Carl Swansbury and his family are offering support to vulnerable people and key workers in the North East...

Sunderland company produces snack bar to help local organisations

A food manufacturer in Sunderland has created a snack bar which it will be donating to organisations who help people in need.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum calls on North East business to work together to overcome challenges of...

The chief executive of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum has written an open letter to North East businesses, urging them to treat one another with consideration...

Rearranging Your Event Successfully – SK Click Events Gives Top Tips

Many, many events have been cancelled in the last few weeks. An unavoidable tragedy, but decisions have sensibly been made that could save lives. Moving...

Use your time and gain the skills, says training specialist

A regional training specialist is highlighting its free learning on offer during the current downtime as a way of constructively helping people’s job prospects for now and the future.

COVID-19 crisis proves the need to repatriate more industry to the UK, says NOF...

NOF Chief Executive George Rafferty has praised the resilience of the energy sector supply chain during the COVID-19 outbreak and believes a repatriation of...

Tyne Tunnels offers temporary jobs for those struggling to work during COVID crisis

TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels, is creating a number of temporary customer service agent roles, which will be offered to friends...

Health and safety software firm in second funding round

Notify Technology – the Newcastle-based health and safety software business – has completed a £370,000 investment round to drive product development and expand its team.

Moody Logistics joins 700 UK haulage businesses to offer emergency delivery service

Moody Logistics and Storage is one of more than 700 logistics businesses across the UK to put their combined fleet of 23,500 vehicles at...

Redcar law firm suggests ‘sensible approach’ to shared custody arrangements during lockdown

Cygnet Family Law in Redcar has suggested to its clients with shared care arrangements that a ‘sensible approach’ must be taken to ensure the...

Government Update on MOTs During Coronavirus

The Government has announced a temporary six-month extension to any vehicles due to renew its current MOT after 30th March 2020. Motorists that were due...

Darlington law firm gets creative to support clients during lockdown

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington are providing creative solutions to support its clients during the three-week lockdown announced by the government on 23 March. Following...

Pop-up shop launches at University Hospital of North Tees for NHS staff during COVID-19

University Hospital of North Tees has launched a pop-up shop to provide NHS staff with essential groceries during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Forgetting to Invoice Losing Micro Businesses £875million – £1.7billion Annually

* Many small businesses lose customers because they can only take cash payments * Amaiz offers customers mobile card readers with no monthly costs as hygienic alternative to handling cash * Businesses can invoice from app while still with customers

Redcar solicitor warns of domestic violence danger of potential lockdown

Cygnet Family Law in Redcar is raising concerns for those at risk of domestic violence should the country face a complete lockdown in the...

Flooring wholesaler expands into the North East

A flooring wholesaler has opened a 20,000 square foot depot in County Durham as part of its UK expansion strategy.

Ty lends his ‘Voice’ to new store opening

One of the stars of this year's television programme The Voice has helped opened a new £150,000, 5,000 square-foot store in Stockton.

Young fundraiser rewarded for helping cancer patients

A Bishop Auckland youngster has been presented with an award for his efforts to support a charity that helps local people living with cancer. Stephen...

Sky’s the limit for cloud IT firm after £2m investment

An award-winning Newcastle IT company, which provides cloud and network solutions to blue-chip clients nationwide, has secured a £2m investment from the Northern Venture Capital Trust Funds (VCTs), which are managed by Mercia.

Start-up secures £350k to develop smart system for care homes

A Sheffield company, which has developed a more advanced ‘nurse call’ system for care homes, has secured £350,000 investment from NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance that is managed by Mercia and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund.

Tech experts Synergi offer a free helping hand to businesses

With an increasing number of people using collaborative software Microsoft Teams to work from home, Gateshead-based Synergi is offering free webinars to help staff get to grips with the software.

Darlington HR expert: “Communication is key in coronavirus confusion”

HR2day, a Darlington-based HR provider, is reminding businesses that communication with staff is key while navigating the current confusion caused by coronavirus. The firm, which...

County Durham cyber security firm calls for vigilance when working from home

CyberWhite, a County Durham cyber security firm, has called for businesses to be vigilant when supporting staff working from home, including informing the individuals...

Simon Bailes Peugeot supplies purpose-built minibus to Ripon Community Link

A purpose-built minibus supplied by Simon Bailes Peugeot is already making a huge difference to a Ripon charity. The Peugeot Boxer – now christened James...

Years of graft deliver ‘overnight success.’

Overnight, Sean Egan became regional managing director with one of the UK’s top five housebuilders. The challenge was created by the £1.1 billion acquisition of...

No place like home for Cleveland Bridge with contract award for A19 Testo’s flyover...

Maintaining its proud association with North East England, Cleveland Bridge UK has secured another project in the region to manufacturer a new structure in...

High Street Group completes its first Build to Rent development for Grainger plc

The High Street Group has completed the first project in its build-to-rent pipeline, delivering much-needed new rental housing in central Milton Keynes on behalf...

Entrepreneurs’ Forum exchange event delivers positive customer experience

More than 70 per cent of organisations still fail to grasp the crucial difference between customer experience and customer service – and may be...

Businesses could turn to ‘force majeure’ clauses to counter effects of Coronavirus on business...

Square One Law commercial law specialist Helen Brain is predicting a rise in businesses trying to action ‘force majeure’ clauses in contracts to mitigate...

Darlington solicitor reacts to Sunak’s post-Brexit budget

Latimer Hinks Solicitors in Darlington has reacted to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first budget, and what the implications will be for local people and businesses. The...

Venturi Ltd founder completes MBO to drive further growth

International specialist technology staffing company, Venturi Ltd is targeting further growth and scale-up of its operations following the completion of a vendor-initiated management buyout. The...

Heritage building specialists Austin Newport Group acquired by Artelia Group

RG Corporate Finance has advised the owners of specialist property business, Austin Newport Group, in its sale to global project management, engineering and consultancy...

Putting energy into peak time power solution

A Durham based business is generating interest in the energy sector, securing land and planning permission for a power plant that will bridge the...

Simon Bailes Peugeot says that 2020/21 is the perfect time to invest in all-electric...

There are significant advantages to both businesses and company car drivers when they switch to pure electric vehicles, says Simon Bailes Peugeot. From next month,...

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