Category Archive: North East Business

Sep 16 2016

Sandman Signature Hotel celebrate fifth anniversary

A North East hotel and gastro bar, which was the first of its brand to open in the UK, has celebrated its fifth anniversary. When Sandman Signature Hotel and Shark Club Gastro Bar opened at Newcastle’s Gallowgate in 2011 – at the site of the former Scottish and Newcastle Brewery – it was a pioneering …

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Sep 12 2016

Durham Oktoberfest teams up with the NHS

EXHIBITORS and attendees at the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event are being offered free heath checks while they network. For the first time, Durham Oktoberfest has teamed up with the NHS for them to carry out Check4Life health checks. These health assessments look at an individual’s risk of developing heart disease, kidney disease, Type …

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Sep 01 2016

Northumberland Entrepreneur Inspired by President Obama

Alex Hurst, managing director at Northumberland-based Phoenix Taxis, has taken inspiration from President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg as part of an entrepreneurship exchange initiative. 27-year-old Alex was the only entrepreneur selected from the UK to take part in the Young Transatlantic Innovation Learners Initiative (YTILI). As part of the agenda he attended the 2016 Global …

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Sep 01 2016

Five North East businesses competing for national British Chambers of Commerce awards

Five North East business champions have won places to compete against national companies in prestigious awards being held in London in November. The Annual British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) awards attract leading companies and this year AV Dawson, Labman, Sound Training, Cundall and Connection Retail will be competing for top honours. James Ramsbotham, chief executive, …

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