Member News

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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Full Steam Ahead for Ward Hadaway's 30th Anniversary

Posted on the 12 July 2018

It was full steam ahead with the first of Ward Hadaway's special events to mark its milestone 30th anniversary. The Discovery Museum in Newcastle was a hive of activity on Thursday, July 5th as celebrations got under way set against the backdrop of the iconic Robert Steph...

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Malhotra Group on the Move

Posted on the 11 July 2018

Leading North East hospitality and leisure business Malhotra Group plc, is to relocate following a £4m purchase. The family-owned group has strengthened its investment within Newcastle city centre with the purchase of 42-50 Grey Street. Its aim is to relocate head office s...

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North West Expansion Pays off for Building Services Experts

Posted on the 11 July 2018

Facilities management and building service specialist HLA Services is marking its 15th anniversary by establishing a permanent base in Carlisle, and holding a number of events and schemes to thank tis loyal customers and staff. The company attributes much of its success to...

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Barclays Launches £100,000 Unsecured Lending, as New Research Shows the Value of Faster Finance to SMEs the North East

Posted on the 10 July 2018

Barclays has today launched £100,000 unsecured lending – doubling its maximum for unsecured business loans for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from £50,000 to £100,000. The bank has also identified more than 40,000 SME clients in the UK, from dentists to manufactu...

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r//evolution Expands with New Talent to Meet Demand

Posted on the 10 July 2018

Newcastle Gateshead based creative marketing agency r//evolution has appointed two new managers to its growing team, following a series of client acquisitions including an international tourism brand and national membership organisation.  The agency has ap...

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Major Innovation Partnerships Drive Hedgehog Lab's Growth

Posted on the 9 July 2018

Newcastle-based technology consultancy hedgehog lab has revealed another innovation partnership as the company continues to sustain their remarkable growth. The organisation's latest agreement will see them partner with Home Group, a social enterprise and one of the UK's lar...

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