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Lindy Bop recently launched an online store in Germany
£1m funding boost for Manchester-based vintage clothing retailer Lindy Bop

Richard Bell

Vintage clothing retailer Lindy Bop is looking to expand after securing a seven-figure funding package from HSBC. The Manchester-based business will use the £1m boost to increase its overseas manufacturing capacity…

Tom Warburton presenting as part of the Downing Street Forum at MIPIM
Newcastle’s potential for investment showcased on world stage

Jamie Hardesty

Newcastle’s standing as a leading European city for potential investment was demonstrated by the Invest Newcastle team at international property show MIPIM last week. A service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on…

Matthew Haynes (left) and Richard Upshall (right)
North East music entrepreneur backs London grime music label

Jamie Hardesty

North East entrepreneur Richard Upshall has made another six-figure investment in a music business, just weeks after investing in Teesside artist management startup Phresh Creative. Investing in London-based Creating Monsters Ltd…

How Far Can You See From Highcliff?
Tees Valley LEP reveals five new Board appointments

Jamie Hardesty

The Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has added five new faces to its Board to help drive economic upturn in the region. As well as experience in running successful businesses…

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What are the top five highest growth sectors for new businesses in Newcastle?

Jamie Hardesty

The number of new businesses in Newcastle has grown by 23% since 2010, according to recent research from Lloyds Bank Business Insurance. Focusing on new business growth between 2010 and 2016…

The PWA Planning team
Preston’s PWA Planning shores up growth plans with property acquisition

Richard Bell

Planning consultancy PWA Planning is relocating to a new office in Preston to support its future growth plans. The firm acquired premises in the city’s Riversway docklands area after outgrowing its…

Graham (seated) with (from left) Maxine Pott - RMT, Sarah Thompson – RBS, Denise Allan - CF Dental,
Young dentist returns to roots to acquire Broadway Dental Practice

Jamie Hardesty

Dentist Graham Murphy has returned to his Cullercoats roots to acquire the first dental practice of his own. Graham, who has spent the last eight years working in South Shields, has…

Helen and David Thomas
New showroom space for growing Wirral renovation company TREND Transformations

Richard Bell

The entrepreneurial duo behind a growing Wirral renovation business are preparing for further expansion with the launch of a new showroom. Helen and David Thomas, the owners of TREND Transformations, established…

Stuart Turner stood with barrels used in the sake making process.
Barnsley entrepreneur launches Japanese alcohol e-commerce site

Nick Hill

A Barnsley entrepreneur has launched a new website stocking the UK’s largest range of Japanese sake. Stuart Turner, who runs SushiSushi, launched new e-commerce site SakeStore.co.uk this week with the range…

Founder Emily Brocklehurst said up to 10% of wedding invites are now sent online
Wedding frustrations inspire Manchester entrepreneur’s startup Envytations

Richard Bell

Tech startup Envytations is looking to revolutionise the events world by taking its digital invitation platform global. The Manchester-based company, which uses smart analytics to track guest responses and invite opens…

KerbEdge was launched 3 years ago by Adam Bryson, a former general manager at Yo Sushi in Leeds.
Street food business KerbEdge satisfies hunger for growth with Leeds investor

Nick Hill

KerbEdge, the street food business, has received investment from funding guru and Leeds-based entrepreneur Matt Haycox. Renowned for ‘the best American burgers this side of the Atlantic’, the business was launched…

Peter Briggs, Founder
Durham brewing startup wins deal with supermarket chain one month after launching

Jamie Hardesty

Durham-based Autumn Brewing Co., a new brewing firm specialising in the production of gluten-free beers and lagers, is making an impressive start to life winning a deal with supermarket chain…