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Lemon aid local firm Power Tech to become a 24 hour service

Lemon Business Solutions, a business outsource partner based in Stockton, has helped local engineering firm Power Tech stay on top of a workload which has dramatically increased due to this summers’ lockdown.

The UK’s energy regions amplify voices across the country for the development of the...

The UK Energy Regions Collaboration is delighted to welcome NOF, a UK energy sector business development organisation based in the North East of England,...

North East firm places in prestigious FT Adviser top 100 list, for second year...

Reeves Independent Ltd, based in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, has been placed in the FT Advisers Top 100 list, for the second year in...

Former NS&I worker marks retirement with trip down memory lane at Milburngate

The team at Milburngate has helped a former employee of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) mark her retirement with a trip down memory lane. Gill...

Par Equity Forges Partnership with The Experience Bank Group

Par Equity and the Experience Bank Group have created a new partnership to back the region’s most ambitious entrepreneurs with a powerful network of...

Suit Direct invests £35,000 in North East flagship and creates 6 new jobs

Suit Direct, one of the UK’s leading men’s formal wear retailers, has opened a new flagship store in the Metro Centre during the pandemic,...

Original rooms at historic Redworth Hall get specialist makeover

S Nicholson and Sons, a bespoke painting and decorating service, has been renovating five of the original bedroom suites at the Grade II listed Redworth Hall in Heighington, County Durham.

The Towns & Cities Drinking The Most Coffee In The UK

We’re a nation of coffee-lovers, and when the pandemic hit back in spring, we never needed it more. Fast forward a few months, and we’re...

Moody Logistics’ apprentice driver Alex gains maximum LGV distinctions

Moody Logistics and Storage has praised the dedication of Alex Skelton after he joined a distinguished group of candidates to have gained a clean...

North East property investment fund announces three deals totalling £5.6 million

Leading North East property lending fund, TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC (PBLT) has confirmed the completion of a significant transaction and reached agreement...

Caroline Moody wins national Freight Leader award

Caroline Moody, the managing director of Moody Logistics and Storage, has been announced a winner in the prestigious 2020 Amazon everywoman in Transport &...

Jobs boost at flooring company

A flooring wholesale has created 50 new jobs with plans for more as demand for its products increase.

Retailer prepares for Newcastle store opening

A flooring retailer is preparing to open its newest store in the North East.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum welcomes two new board members

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum has appointed two experienced business leaders to its board. Brian Palmer, chief executive of Tharsus, and Aman Chahal, who co-founded TaperedPlus, are...

Scott Bros continues long term sponsorship of Tees Valley Mohawks

Scott Bros has confirmed it is continuing its long association with Tees Valley Mohawks, as main sponsor for the under-18’s team for the 2020/2021...

Northern Employment Platform launched in response to COVID-19

Employment, apprenticeships, and training courses are among the opportunities to be found on a newly launched website, which is specifically designed to support people...

DSW Angels rebrands to DSW Ventures

DSW Angels, the venture capital investment business of the Dow Schofield Watts group, has changed its trading brand to DSW Ventures (dsw.vc) to reflect the increasing scale and reach of the business at a time of a massive increase in market activity.

Boiler Plan UK founder Ian Henderson named in national ‘One to Watch’ list of...

Ian Henderson, the founder and managing director of Boiler Plan UK, has been included in LDC’s One to Watch category as part of its...

CMS ensures swift reopening of care home to ease pressure on NHS

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd (CMS) helped ease pressure on the NHS at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by enabling Four Seasons Health...

Managed Services Firm Scores Six Figure IT Support Contract with Newcastle United Football Club

Perfect Image has been appointed by Newcastle United Football Club to be its managed IT services provider. The multi-year deal covers the support of the club’s IT infrastructure, spanning three sites.

Fimatix Appoints Harvey Neve as Director of Health and Education Progressing Strategy for Growth...

Fimatix has announced the appointment of Harvey Neve as Director of Health and Education. Leading the govtech and fintech company's office at The Core, Newcastle Helix, Harvey will drive further growth and investment in the North East.

‘Day by day’ approach can work for firms under lockdown pressure, says HR expert

Companies in Durham and Tees Valley will need to show even more flexibility once the replacement for the furlough scheme is introduced in November, according to Nicky Jolley, managing director of HR2Day in Darlington.

Newcastle’s KOMODO announces first fully-remote hire in Senior role

KOMODO has announced it has welcomed Jamie Hill, a widely-experienced software engineer based in Glasgow, to its permanent team as Senior Software Engineer. His appointment...

Product demand leads Crewe’s historic food manufacturer to expand workforce

Crewe-based food manufacturing specialists Wrights Food Group has announced plans to expand its team of operatives to help meet product demand. The family-run business which...

Active calls for action at the Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must do more to protect consumers and give them choice, according to Karl Pemberton, managing director at Active Chartered Financial Planners.

Entrepreneurs’ Forum continues charity support despite online switch for North East Entrepreneurial Awards

The North East Entrepreneurial Awards will be held online for the first time in its 17-year history - as it continues to highlight exceptional...

Professional development strategy continues with latest Associate Director promotion DPP Planning

DPP Planning, the UK planning consultancy, has announced the promotion of Kayleigh Dixon to the role of Associate Director, as part of its professional...

Bookswap – Innovative new start-up launches in the UK

This month sees the UK launch of Bookswap – an innovative award-winning start up from Estonia – a new, more sustainable way, to enjoy...

The Shred Centre acquires Shred Base to fuel North East expansion

The Shred Centre has acquired fellow independent shredding firm Shred Base as it continues to grow its client numbers across the North East. The deal...

Cascade’s Dr Emma Black Named Start Up Entrepreneur of The Year

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2020 has named Dr Emma Black of Cascade Cash Management as it’s North East Start Up Entrepreneur of the...

Programme to boost SME recovery kicks off

A new, fully-funded leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience, tackle the challenges they’re facing during Covid-19, and drive future growth, is now underway with its first cohort from across the region.

OLED Medical Technology Saving Patient’s Sight During COVID-19 Pandemic

North East MedTech company PolyPhotonix have secured an investment deal with Japanese tech giant Pioneer

Tier One Capital agrees partnership deal with fund management specialists Liontrust

Newcastle-based wealth management and property lending experts, Tier One Capital has established a new partnership with London-headquartered specialist fund management company Liontrust. Tier One Capital,...

Love for Nelson Leads To Big Business

A North Tyneside woman has launched an international business aimed at pooch lovers, which has become an instant success. The company, Nel-Luxe, was born when...

Apprentices receive recognition at Make UK Awards

A pair of Cleveland Bridge UK apprentices have achieved recognition from Britain’s leading manufacturing industry body, Make UK. Daniel Boyes, 21 from Marske-by-the-Sea and Leo...

Beyond Housing recognised for commitment to Armed Forces

Beyond Housing has been recognised as a leading employer for its commitment to supporting the armed forces community, gaining the prestigious Armed Forces Covenant...

Safe workplaces provide lockdown hope, says HR expert

As new lockdown arrangements come into effect across Durham and Tees Valley, local firms need to keep talking with staff and keep their workplaces safe, according to Darlington-based HR experts HR2day.

Digital pioneers secure £250k NPIF funding for construction industry ‘game changer’

Two construction experts who aim to revolutionise the industry through the use of digital technology have raised £250,000 to bring their smart building software to market.

Education Entrepreneur Secures £40,000 Innovate UK Grant

A North East entrepreneur has successfully secured a £40,000 Innovate UK grant to grow his on-demand learning and teaching marketplace, Tutorbloc, with the hope of making personalised support more accessible through a unique mobile-first application

TeesAmp welcomes latest technology-based businesses hoping to increase presence in the region

TeesAMP, the landmark £55m advanced manufacturing Business Park adjacent to Riverside Park industrial development on the banks of the River Tees, has welcomed its...

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