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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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Podcast: Planet Pod visits North East BIC

Podcast: Planet Pod visits North East BIC 23rd May 2019

Planet Pod visits three very different world-leading projects, protecting wildlife and acing sustainability in the North East.  Amanda was recently the guest of Climate Action North who act as her guide visiting various locations including BIC’s...

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5th Anniversary for Outstanding North East Adoption Agency

5th Anniversary for Outstanding North East Adoption Agency 20th May 2019

Since opening their doors in 2014, Wearside based ARC Adoption North East, have continued to go from strength to strength experiencing many highlights, including growing from an initial team of seven to 22 employees,...

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Startup competition partners with leading regional businesses as it returns for 2019 20th May 2019

North East-based competition, the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Challenge, has unveiled its regional business partnerships for 2019 as it launches the 11th year of its annual startup challenge. Amongst the partners is...

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Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics

Health visitor aims to set a high standard in aesthetics 20th May 2019

A North East health professional who is passionate about improving standards in the aesthetics industry has launched her own treatments clinic. Having worked for the past 30 years as a nurse, midwife and health...

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Local musician takes to the stage

Local musician takes to the stage 14th May 2019

Local musician Will Jennison will be reaching new heights this Thursday when he, along with his live band, will take to the stage at iconic Newcastle venue The Cluny for a very exclusive musical...

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