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Barclays to Open Flagship Eagle Lab in Manchester City Centre to Support Entrepreneurs

Posted on the 20 July 2018

Barclays has today announced the bank will launch its first Eagle Lab in Manchester City Centre – a space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow their business and receive advice from dedicated Barclays experts.The flagship Manchester Eagle Lab will be located in Bruntwood...

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Global Health Expert Returns to his Roots for Research Collaboration

Posted on the 20 July 2018

A world-leading health expert returned to the region where his family’s roots are firmly embedded in the well-being of the community, to share his expertise with researchers at the University of Sunderland… and pick up an honorary award.Professor Ian Fraser, an authority in the f...

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Mediaworks Drives QUIZ’s e-commerce Success

Posted on the 19 July 2018

Fast-fashion clothing retailer QUIZ is celebrating fantastic achievements from 12 months of online and international retail success. Overall, the brand witnessed a 30% increase in revenue, up to £116.4m.There was a 12% rise in revenue for UK stores and concessions, while online s...

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Leading North East Lawyer Returns to his Roots at Ward Hadaway

Posted on the 19 July 2018

Ward Hadaway has welcomed back Frank Orr, a leading planning, compulsory purchase and regeneration lawyer, who has returned to his roots with the firm after 25 years. Frank, who hails from County Durham, first started out with Ward Hadaway as a trainee more than two decades...

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Gate 7 To Further Its Ink-Credible International Reach

Posted on the 17 July 2018

Gate 7, a Gateshead specialist printer for the construction machinery sector whose clients include JCB, Volvo, Hitachi and Caterpillar, plans to grow its international sales by expanding its presence in India. Established in 2000, the business offers specialist self-adh...

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Grey Street Beauty Retreat in Line for Top Award

Posted on the 16 July 2018

Newcastle leading city centre beauty retreat has been shortlisted for a top award. All About You – Urban Beauty Retreat, at the Grade II-listed Grey Street Hotel, is in the running for the North East Boutique Salon of the Year at the regional Professional Beauty Awards....

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Construction Skills Scheme Wins National Award

Posted on the 16 July 2018

An innovative training programme designed to tackle construction skills shortages has been recognised on the national stage. PlanBEE (Built Environment Education), a unique consortium consisting of Ryder Architecture, Gateshead College and other key companies from the buil...

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University Gets on Board with the Tall Ships

Posted on the 13 July 2018

Families, schoolchildren, students, sailors, a princess, and the odd ship’s captain joined thousands of others at the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus for the Tall Ships Races. The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s played host to the spectators who were keen t...

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Businesses to Benefit from Euro Cash Boost

Posted on the 13 July 2018

North East firms are set to benefit from a multi-million-pound pot of cash designed to boost skills and employment in the region.  Gateshead College has secured an additional £6.4m from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) t...

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Tees Valley Schools to be Part of Pioneering Careers Initiative

Posted on the 12 July 2018

Young people in the Tees Valley are set to benefit from an ambitious scheme to transform careers education. The pilot will secure more than £300,000 towards careers education in the Tees Valley to work with 35 schools and colleges. The Department for Education initiative w...

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