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Former Royal Navy Personnel Bring their Expertise to Marine Sector Specialist

Posted on the 12 December 2018

South Tyneside-based engineering and technical recruitment specialist, Demob Job, is helping a North East company to strengthen its workforce with the recruitment of a trio of former Royal Navy personnel. Demob Job has helped to place three ex-military personnel into S...

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All a Bit of a Dog’s Brexit

Posted on the 12 December 2018

In 2017 the former Greek Finance Minister Yannis Varoufakis aptly described the Brexit negotiations as a ‘Dog’s Brexit’ and it would appear little has changed, says Dr Derek Watson from the University of Sunderland As Theresa May delays a Parliamentary vote on her Brexit d...

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Mayor Visits Surface Treatment Specialist Making Mark on the Globe

Posted on the 11 December 2018

Mayor Ben Houchen has visited a Tees Valley surface treatment machine specialist that is seeing success on a global scale. Vixen Surface Treatments, based in Thornaby, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of equipment used in surface treatments, including wet...

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Only 10% of Gen Z in the North East are Considering a Career in Manufacturing

Posted on the 7 December 2018

New research from Barclays Corporate Banking shows that only 10% of Generation Z (16-23 year- olds) in the North East are considering a career in manufacturing.  47% of these state this is because the career path does not appeal to them, or they do not believe they have the s...

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RDA Help Create “new look” Niche for Gluten Free Diners

Posted on the 7 December 2018

RDA, one of the UK’s leading catering design and installation companies has recently helped to transform the interior of Niche, a thriving Gluten Free restaurant based in Islington London. Opened in 2013, Niche was London’s first 100% gluten-free restaurant to be accredited b...

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Mayor Agrees Terms to Buy Airport and 819 Acres of Surrounding Land

Posted on the 7 December 2018

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Peel Airports have today (4 December 2018) announced that terms have been reached to bring Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) back into public ownership. Following a period of discussions under a non-disclosure agreement, the Mayor has prese...

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North East’s Encore Envelopes Secures Future in Yorkshire

Posted on the 6 December 2018

Washington-headquartered business and the UK’s largest independent manufacturer of printed envelopes, Encore Envelopes Limited, has secured the future of its Leeds operation with a 10-year property deal. After acquiring Great Northern Envelopes from administrators in February...

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Ward Hadaway's Property Team Plots Further Growth after a Record-breaking 30th Anniversary Year

Posted on the 6 December 2018

The specialist "plot sales team" at leading law firm Ward Hadaway is targeting further growth after clocking up more than 5,000 completed transactions – representing an 8% increase on the previous year. The team, which acts for a number of the UK's leading housebuilders, s...

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Tees Valley Adult Education Budget Commissioning Portal Now Open

Posted on the 6 December 2018

The commissioning process for the devolution of Tees Valley’s Adult Education Budget has now been launched, as the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Mayor take responsibility for the region’s post-19 education budget. From August 1 next year, the Mayor and Combined Author...

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Top Businesswomen Join Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership

Posted on the 5 December 2018

Three of Tees Valley’s top businesswomen have added their voices to a group that helps drive economic transformation across the region. Brenda McLeish, Vikki Jackson-Smith and Annabel Turpin have all joined the Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following a drive...

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