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New Appointments at BMC Recruitment Group Bolsters Team Growth

Posted on the 6 May 2019

BMC Recruitment Group, situated in Newcastle upon Tyne, is pleasedto announce several key appointments. Four new team members join the rapidly growing recruitment consultancy. BMC Recruitment Group is a trusted recruitment partner to leading North East, national and internati...

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Ward Hadaway Announces Senior Promotions Round

Posted on the 3 May 2019

Ward Hadaway has announced the promotion of 13 lawyers across the firm to recognise the great talent within the business. Gillian Chinhengo has been promoted to partner in the Employment team and Simon Thirtle becomes a partner in the Housing team. In addition, 11 lawyers ha...

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Students Name Sunderland the Top University in the North East

Posted on the 3 May 2019

Students have named Sunderland as the top university in the North East, and in the top 20 universities in the UK, in the 2019 Whatuni Student Choice survey. The WhatUni Student Choice Awards are the only national awards voted for by students, who voted Sunderland number 16...

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National Award Success for 0800 Repair

Posted on the 30 April 2019

Houghton le Spring-based 0800 Repair is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award.The heating, insulation and renewables firm was named Domestic Heating Contractor of the Year at the 2019 H&V News Awards.The achievement follows a successful year for the company,...

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A Greener Solution Powering on with Small Loan Fund Investment

Posted on the 30 April 2019

A North Tyneside renewable energy consultancy is powering on towards a brighter future with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. A Greener Solution provides energy assessment, procurement,...

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‘Crafting Queen’ Sara Davies Enters the Den as Youngest Ever Dragon

Posted on the 25 April 2019

BBC Two has announced that the latest Dragon to enter the Den will be entrepreneur Sara Davies, founder of worldwide crafting company, Crafter's Companion.Sara steps into the role following the departure of Jenny Campbell, who stood down from the programme in February. She will b...

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Solving inequalities in society

Posted on the 24 April 2019

Students are searching for solutions to the rising tide of inequalities locally, nationally and globally as part of the very first Masters programme of its kind launched in the North East. With welfare reforms and the rising cost of living since the recession in 2008 push...

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Crafter’s Companion Wins International Merchandising Award

Posted on the 18 April 2019

Crafter’s Companion is celebrating after winning a prestigious international award from US TV shopping network, HSN. The company received the Merchandising Excellence accolade, in the Home category of HSN’s Vendor of the Year Awards, out of hundreds of the network’s partne...

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Pharmacists’ Oral Health Advice Aiming to Save NHS Millions

Posted on the 18 April 2019

A pilot scheme to improve oral health through pharmacies proved so successful that it is being rolled out across the North East in a bid to save the NHS money. Poor oral health is a significant public health concern, costing the NHS in England £3.4bn annually, with tooth...

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Car Repair Firm’s Apprenticeship Scheme Hits the Road

Posted on the 17 April 2019

One of the country’s best-known vehicle servicing and repair firms has teamed up with Gateshead College to launch an apprenticeship programme in the North East. Halfords Autocentres is rolling out a national apprenticeship programme with eight colleges around the country to...

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