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Deloitte Appoints New Practice Leader for North East

Posted on the 15 January 2018

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has appointed Stuart Cottee as the new Practice Senior Partner for the firm in the North East and Yorkshire. Cottee is an experienced tax partner who has worked for Deloitte for 24 years. Born in Hetton-le-Hole, he and his family continu...

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Tees Valley Mayor Sets Out His Ambitious Vision for the Year Ahead

Posted on the 12 January 2018

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, has issued the following statement outlining his Plan for 2018: “2017 was an historic year for the Tees Valley. We are now just one of six areas in the UK with a Metro Mayor, meaning we’re at the top table with the likes of Manchester, Liver...

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Photokeeps Launches New Photo Book Service in Philippines

Posted on the 12 January 2018

Manila photo book manufacturer, Photokeeps, has launched its new web store to showcase its range of beautiful personalised photo books for mums with babies and toddlers. Photokeeps Managing Director, Luc Miranda, and her husband have been involved in the manufacturing of p...

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Wood Chip Shortage Brings Boost to Burnside

Posted on the 10 January 2018

A Shortage of wood pellets has triggered a surge in demand for a fledgling eco-fuel business. Billingham-based Nicholson Group set up Burnside Wood Pellets last summer to tap into growing interest in wood burning stoves and biomass boilers. But a wet autumn in Europe, cou...

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North Tyneside’s Energy Consultancy Continues to Build on Strong 2017

Posted on the 10 January 2018

A Greener Solution, North Tyneside’s premier energy consultancy is continuing to build on a strong 2017 by recruiting 6 new members of staff in the first 3 months of 2018. The Wallsend based company which formed in 2015 currently operates with 5 staff ,they will increase thei...

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The Lakes Distillery's Chairman Honoured with CBE in New Years Honours List

Posted on the 9 January 2018

Nigel John Mills, the Chairman and co-founder of The Lakes Distillery has been appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. Mills received the commendation in recognition of co-founding The Lakes Distillery and...

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RDA Become a TUCO Partner

Posted on the 9 January 2018

As part of its continued commitment to education catering, leading UK design and installation company RDA has become a TUCO Partner. TUCO, the University Caterers Organisation, is the leading professional membership body for ‘in house’ caterers operating in the higher and fu...

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Kuwait’s Albumii Adds Taopix Online

Posted on the 9 January 2018

Kuwaiti photo book printer, Albumii has invested in Taopix Online software to complement its existing Taopix Mac and Windows desktop application. The recent purchase will give Albumii’s customers the ability to design and order a range of personalised photo gifts from any de...

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CFOs Set to Rein in Costs but Still See Growth Opportunities

Posted on the 8 January 2018

CFOs see increasing risks to their business from Brexit and a slowing UK economy and are reacting with a renewed focus on cost control, according to Deloitte’s latest CFO Survey. However, domestic concerns have not blunted CFOs’ search for growth and opportunities.   11...

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Funding Boost for Employers Seeking New Apprentices

Posted on the 8 January 2018

Tees Valley employers working in key sectors are being encouraged to recruit for an apprentice through a new grant scheme which aims to further establish the area as an innovative region for apprenticeship growth. Apprenticeship Support for Employers (ASE) is provided by...

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