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The Lakes Distillery in High Spirits - Five-star Success in 2017

Posted on the 28 June 2017

The Lakes Distillery will be celebrating their third birthday at the end of the year, and are revelling in their many achievements and accolades in the first 6 months of 2017. A further milestone has been reached this month via Trip Advisor with over 500, 5 star reviews....

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Tees Valley Mayor Praises AV Dawson During Site Visit

Posted on the 28 June 2017

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen visited an historic family Middlesbrough business, which continues to go from strength to strength. AV Dawson, an integrated freight and logistics provider that has been based in Tees Valley for more than 78 years, welcomed the Mayor, who tour...

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Award-winning North East Creative Agency Expands Team

Posted on the 23 June 2017

An award-winning North East creative marketing agency has appointed two new talented members of the team following growth. r//evolution, the results agency, has welcomed Alec Pritchard as Lead Backend Developer and Oliver Cook as Account Executive to their office at the Nor...

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Nicholson Group Growth Comes with Caution

Posted on the 23 June 2017

A Teesside transport group is trading back at pre-recession revenue levels but has noted an air of caution for the future. The Nicholson Group, which comprises Nicholson’s Transport, crane operator Nicholson Hiab, storage business Box Clever and furniture retailer J N Rust...

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Tees Valley Chosen to Host Leading Industry Road Show

Posted on the 23 June 2017

A UK trade body has chosen Tees Valley to hold its first ever event in the North East. With the support of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Composites UK is staging a road show for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - supporting Composites Industry Growth in the...

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Team Behind durhamlane Receives £125k Investment to Launch New Venture

Posted on the 21 June 2017

The team behind renowned sales consultancy firm durhamlane has received £125,000 investment to help them grow a software development spin-out company. The funding comes from the Finance for Business North East Proof of Concept Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures. Powerhouse...

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Professional Services Firms Back Gateshead Business Network

Posted on the 20 June 2017

Two of the North East's leading professional services firms are backing Gateshead Business Network. Law firm Ward Hadaway and accountancy firm RSM are supporting and sponsoring the network, which has more than 800 members from businesses across Gateshead. Gateshead Busi...

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Expansion for AR Controls After Funding Deal

Posted on the 19 June 2017

Sunderland-based AR Controls Limited, the engineering and technology specialist services company has purchased new larger premises, after securing a funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The £600,000 premises in Sunrise Enterprise Park will be jointly funde...

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Blue Kangaroo Invests in Future Growth after Re-organisation Deal

Posted on the 18 June 2017

Brand creative agency Blue Kangaroo has designs on growth after a major investment and reorganisation deal. The Gateshead-based design agency, whose impressive list of global clients includes The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures and Mattel, is planni...

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Mediaworks Wins Best Use of Search Big Chip 2017 Award

Posted on the 18 June 2017

North East digital marketing agency Mediaworks has won the prestigious Best Use of Search award at the Big Chip Awards 2017. Now in its 19th year, the Big Chip Awards are one of the most prominent industry awards, recognising both digital and technological excellence. The B...

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