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Data drives directors in a new direction

Data drives directors in a new direction 30th July 2019

A PAIR of directors who swapped the insurance industry for the tech sector are reaping the rewards with the continued expansion of their fast-growing start-up. Jason Turner and Sarah Burns launched Data2Action in 2017,...

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Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market

Sheila’s Mini Mart fills gap in Filipino market 22nd July 2019

A HUSBAND and wife team with experience of working as a joiner and an architect, have used a gap in the market to set up their own business specialising in Filipino food products. Marc...

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Businesses in the North East urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August 11th July 2019

More than 10,000 businesses in the North East, with a turnover above £85,000, have signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD). HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now urging the remaining businesses, that are...

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Bricklaying firm cements 20 years in business

Bricklaying firm cements 20 years in business 8th July 2019

SPECIALIST brickwork contractor, Steven Lynn, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of running his own business. Steven, from Grangetown, Sunderland set up his building firm SJL Brickwork in May 1999 with a small advert in...

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23,400 entrepreneurs supported by EU|BICs generating over 22,600 jobs, in 2018 1st July 2019

Toulon, France, 27 June 2019 – Today, the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN) has officially launched the ‘EU|BIC Impact and Activity Report 2019’ during the Annual General Meeting (AGM), Toulon (France). This...

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New incubator aims to hothouse the region’s business ideas

New incubator aims to hothouse the region’s business ideas 28th June 2019

An incubator facility designed to hothouse ideas that offer solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges has opened in Sunderland. The Innovation Zone has been created by the North East Business and Innovation...

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i-Stage Group shortlisted for National Tribute Music Awards

i-Stage Group shortlisted for National Tribute Music Awards 27th June 2019

North East-based events business i-Stage Group is hoping to add a prestigious industry accolade to its collection of awards. BIC-based i-Stage Group has been shortlisted in the National Tribute Music Awards for the illustrious...

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Fitness instructor turns entrepreneur with sports massage venture

Fitness instructor turns entrepreneur with sports massage venture 25th June 2019

A POPULAR fitness instructor is flexing her business muscles, after making the leap into self-employment, setting up a new sports therapy venture. Gemma Drinkald, a fitness instructor who has led fitness and weight-loss classes...

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Sunderland businesses asked to become dementia friends

Sunderland businesses asked to become dementia friends 30th May 2019

SUNDERLAND businesses are being invited to take part in free sessions to help increase their understanding of people dealing with dementia. Dementia Friends is an initiative set up nationwide by the Alzheimer’s Society, to...

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Life Kitchen founder to open Sunderland Food and Drink Festival

Life Kitchen founder to open Sunderland Food and Drink Festival 28th May 2019

AN ACCLAIMED food writer who has won national recognition for his innovative support for cancer sufferers will be sharing his expertise on the opening day of the first Sunderland city Food and Drink Festival....

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