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New business venture is set for single success

A North East entrepreneur has swapped sandwich making for the single life in a bid to tap into the lucrative singles market – worth an estimated £600m in the UK. Pamela Ferguson has returned to her North East roots after selling her seaside coffee shop in Whitby to set up ‘Singles who Mingle’. The company, which organises mingle-style parties in the North East, is aimed at young professionals who have no interest in current dating concepts such as online flirting, speed-dating and traditional lonely hearts services. Pamela Ferguson said: “The singles market is booming at the moment and there was definitely a niche in the market for bespoke events which are relaxed and informal, allowing people to socialise romantically at their own pace. “With more people finding themselves single and feeling apprehensive about dating, I wanted to create social opportunities for people and felt that this was something that Newcastle needed.” The office of National Statistics reveals that there are currently 11 million single people in the UK which is set to rise to 16 million by 2010.The first Singles who Mingle will take place at Apartment, Newcastle on Thursday 29th June, 8pm – 1am. Tickets cost £25 each and are available at: www.singleswhomingle.co.uk.

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