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£17.3m funding boost to help drive government’s AI focus

The government is introducing new measures to support Britain’s AI sector as part of its Digital Strategy. The Strategy, due to published by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley MP on Wednesday (March…

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Business News

Brussels likely to block Deutsche Boerse merger, admits London Stock Exchange

The expected £21bn London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Boerse looks to have hit the rocks after the LSE announced…

Drax Group to enter process for the acquisition of US pellet plants

Drax Group, the North Yorkshire energy provider, is participating in separate processes for the acquisition out of bankruptcy of the…

Accelerate Places to create co-working space for Manchester’s growing small businesses

Co-working space provider Accelerate Places is establishing a centre in Manchester’s Grade II-listed 101 Princess Street. With backing from private equity…

Overseas buyer snaps up 52 Bedford Row from Lothbury

A 28,385 sq ft office building in Holborn has been acquired by a private overseas investor and entailed a £28.2m…

UK’s second all-new Costcutter store officially opens in Whitkirk, Leeds

A new-look Costcutter store on Selby Road in Whitkirk, Leeds, is officially open for business. The opening of the new store…

This week’s North West appointments

Five appointments, Harrison Drury Harrison Drury, the Preston-based commercial law firm, has made a series of promotions in its senior management…

This week’s Yorkshire appointments

Gest Walker, the York-based solicitors, has made two new appointments, with both a commercial property solicitor and a paralegal joining. Sean…

This week’s North East appointments

The latest appointment news from across the North East. David Nixon, Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance Ryecroft Glenton Corporate Finance (RGCF) has welcomed…

Work begins on £7.4m NETPark Explorer buildings

Construction work is set to begin on the latest phase of the North East Technology Park (NETPark), based in Sedgefield…

Members' News

Maritime Satellite Communication Market 2017-2027

Maritime satellite communication system market is growing significantly due to increase in need of reliable data communication across remote marine…

Reel Help for Tate from Chamber International

A NEW film about a celebrated contemporary Lebanese artist has been made by national art gallery, Tate, thanks to support…

Digital Transformation and the Healthcare Industry

In the last few years, healthcare has allied another industries in the quest to concentrate on bigger customer experience. This…

Local Radiographer To Conquer Ironman Challenge

An MRI Senior Radiographer from Nuffield Health Chester Hospital, The Grosvenor, is preparing to take on a full year of…

AWI steels itself for growth in 2017

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of round, flat, shaped and profile wire is reporting a major increase in demand…

Somerset businesses invited to debt recovery seminar

A debt recovery seminar is being held in Taunton to help Somerset businesses improve cash flow and minimise debts. The event…

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UK Ex-Pats Make Case For Move Stateside

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North East web design agency Peacock Carter delivers NHS contract

Web design agency Peacock Carter won the contract after impressing Sheffield…

Survey calls for businesses to have their say in cutting through red tape

Partners delivering a programme designed to help businesses cut through…

Monpellier offer different software solution in the North East & Cumbria

If every business is different then it begs to reason…

Creative Fuse North East calls on creative, digital and tech firms to help shape region’s future

Creative Fuse North East, a project led by Newcastle University…

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Columnists Opinion
Chaos cafe: Don’t make an online ass of yourself when commenters get your social media goat

I’m often asked what ‘good’ social media practice is. But… can…

How improving skills will grow our economy

It’s an exciting time for the North East economy. We…

The security challenges of the UK’s coworking revolution

The coworking revolution has transformed business in the UK. However…

Why May must resist Brexit navel-gazing so that UK tech can benefit from Trumpian chaos

If you needed any more proof of the potentially catastrophic…

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Columnists Advice
This Week’s hot topic: What business owners need to know about apprenticeship chnages

Are you ready for changes when it comes to apprenticeships? The…

Customer satisfaction: does your business measure up?  

Last month, the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index was released.…

Chill Factore Reveals Olympian’s Top Tips!

The North’s premier visitor attraction, Chill Factore, caught up with…

Preparing for 2017 in business rates

2016 was a tumultuous year for a variety of reasons.…

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