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Lakes Distillery Lands Additional Listings with World Duty Free

Posted on the 4 December 2018

The Lakes Distillery’s iconic Steel Bonnets blend of English malt and Scotch malt whisky and The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur have secured placements as the number of its products stocked at World Duty Free expands. Steel Bonnets launched in World Duty Free’s specialist W...

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RDA win Distributor of the Year – North of England at the Catering Insight Awards 2018

Posted on the 4 December 2018

t’s celebrations for RDA after being crowned the winner of Distributor of the Year – North of England in the Catering Insight Awards. Voted for by the Catering Equipment industry, the company beat off stiff national competition to scoop the prestigious award. RDA were also f...

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£7Million Investment Approved for new Fujifilm Biocampus

Posted on the 4 December 2018

A £7million investment into a major biotechnology facility has today (November 30) been agreed by the Tees Valley Mayor and the Tees Valley Combined Authority Cabinet. The investment, which will aid the development of FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies’ £14.5million BioCampu...

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North East Outperforms the UK Average for Productivity Growth Across Multiple Sectors

Posted on the 3 December 2018

A report by Deloitte has found that the North East is potentially closing the productivity gap with the rest of the UK, as it has outperformed national average productivity growth across a broad range of business sectors. While the region ranks mid-table for productivity on...

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Sales Expert Joins Malhotra Group PLC

Posted on the 3 December 2018

A leading North East care and leisure organisation has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new sales and business development manager. Newcastle-based Malhotra Group plc, which owns some of Tyneside’s most popular hotels, bars and restaurants, along with a port...

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£45Million Approved for Major Station Transformation Projects

Posted on the 3 December 2018

Projects to dramatically overhaul two of the region’s biggest stations have been granted a £45million investment by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority Cabinet. A total of £25million from the devolved £75.5million Transforming Cities Fund has been earmarked to tran...

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Craft Business Expands US Presence

Posted on the 30 November 2018

Global craft retailer, Crafter’s Companion, has announced plans to move its US headquarters to a larger space in Corona, California following a huge growth in sales from $12m to an estimated $22m over the past two years. The new office and warehouse, which will be 31,000 sq...

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Sunderland-based Hyperdrive Secures £6.7 Million Equity Funding Boost from Shareholders

Posted on the 30 November 2018

Hyperdrive Innovation, the award-winning developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology, has today announced an additional £6.7 million of equity funding from its existing shareholder base. The funding will support the Company’s ambitious growth plans in the UK...

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Phusion Gears up for Expansion with NPIF - FW Capital Investment

Posted on the 29 November 2018

Teesside-based engineering information management firm Phusion has secured a significant six figure investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) and managed by FW Capital. Phusion, which serves a global client list...

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£800,000-plus Grants Available to North East Manufacturing Businesses After Launch of £5.1million Project

Posted on the 29 November 2018

More than £800,000 in Collaborative Projects Fund grants is now available to North East manufacturing businesses following the launch of a £5.1million project by the University of Sunderland. The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) project is a multi-million pound scheme...

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