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PM Awards Outstanding Newcastle Philanthropist

Posted on the 8 January 2019

The Prime Minister has today, 4 January, recognised Graham Wylie CBE, from Newcastle, for providing sustainable funding to projects in the North East. Graham launched a charitable foundation in 2015 with the goal of fundraising, and providing grants, to causes across the...

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Ward Hadaway Recognised as National Leader for Dispute Resolution after Legal Award Win

Posted on the 8 January 2019

Ward Hadaway has kicked off 2019 in style after being awarded Firm of the Year in the Dispute Resolution category (outside London) as part of the Legal 500 UK Awards. It is the second time in four years that the commercial litigation and debt recovery practice has received...

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Sweet Success as North East Retail Business Launches New Site

Posted on the 7 January 2019

North East based retail dessert business Kaspas has expanded with the acquisition of a new retail site in Darlington with funding from Barclays. Kaspas is a chain of exciting new dessert houses and entrepreneurs Syed Shah and Raja Mirza who trade as S&M Traders Limited...

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Hedgehog Lab Unveils Leadership Reshuffle and Growth Ambitions for 2019

Posted on the 5 January 2019

The senior leadership team at Newcastle-headquartered digital consultancy hedgehog lab has undergone a significant reshuffle that will see co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sarat Pediredla, redouble his focus on the business’ long-term strategic goals. Beginning in Janu...

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Thrive's Director, Johnny Woods, to Visit Tanzania on Charitable Mission

Posted on the 4 January 2019

Thrive director Johnny Woods is to visit the Tanzanian village of Msitu wa Tembo in 2019, with an incredible team at Volunteer Medics, to provide some much-needed assistance.Volunteer Medics is a group of paramedics, ambulance personnel, fellow healthcare professionals, famil...

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Adderstone Group Announce Profits Increase and Forecast Record Year Ahead

Posted on the 4 January 2019

Newcastle based property development and investment business, Adderstone Group, has declared consolidated annual profits of £4.52m in the financial year to 31 March 2018, on the back of consolidated turnover of £38.1m. Profits showed a slight increase on the £4.45m poste...

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Appointments to ‘Fan the Flame’ at Heating Merchant

Posted on the 3 January 2019

Flame Heating Group is setting itself up for continued success in 2019 after making a series of new appointments across its branch network in the North East.The Boldon-headquartered heating and plumbing merchant has increased its workforce by 10 percent after welcoming six...

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Ward Hadaway's Private Client team grows with three new appointments

Posted on the 3 January 2019

Ward Hadaway's Private Client team is expanding with the appointments of three new solicitors. Joan Russell, Sarah Adamson and Lily Lynch are the newest members of Ward Hadaway's team across Newcastle and Leeds. They will advise on all aspects of private client services...

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New Year’s Honour for world-renowned cancer researcher

Posted on the 2 January 2019

Professor of Drug Development at the University of Sunderland has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Professor David (Herbie) Newell was the founding Scientific Director of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, and is Past-Chairman of the...

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Pacifica Group eyeing up continued growth following record year

Posted on the 2 January 2019

Houghton le Spring-headquartered Pacifica Group is expecting to build on a record year after posting a 32% rise in turnover to £36.1m for 2018.The national home services company saw revenues rise from £27.2m in the previous year, buoyed by a number of acquisitions and sig...

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