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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…

Doreen and Philip
Sunderland son returns home to relaunch mother’s popular puppet business

Jamie Hardesty

Professional puppeteer Philip Thompson is relaunching a puppet show business in Sunderland, originally set up by his mother Doreen in 1999. Now retired, the woman known by hundreds as The Puppet…

"ART OF WHAT", Airco Caravan , Amsterdam, 2016
Byker Community Centre to host International Art Exhibition direct from NYC!

Nicky Harrison

In January over 700 artists from around the world took part in the sell-out “Nasty Women” exhibition in New York, a fundraiser for women’s health charities. Now Newcastle is hosting…

The new stage will measure 212 ft by 140 ft and reach a height of 40ft
The Space Project’s new 30,000 sq ft main stage takes shape

Richard Bell

Work is progressing on the new main stage at The Space Project in Manchester, with TV production crews offered a first glimpse of the development’s huge steel frame. The new 30,000…

Auricular 2017 - Nicole Vivien Watson by Tanya Mills
Surface Area Dance Theatre presents Auricular, 2017

Nicky Harrison

Auricular is a multi-disciplinary performance art piece inspired by British Sign Language (BSL), sensory processing and communication.  The piece was conceived by Director and founder of Surface Area Dance Theatre…

Moneycorp’s London HQ.
Brexit fuels international income growth at FX firm Moneycorp

Billy Wood

London-based currency and international payments firm, Moneycorp, has revealed robust growth across its business operations as Sterling’s post-Brexit volatility has driven demand for its FX advisory services. According to the company’s…

Lynn Talbot, Gallery Owner; Cllr Neil Foster and Kathryn Watson, Project Manager at Durham County Co
Bishop Auckland art gallery brushes up with council backing

Jamie Hardesty

Bishop Auckland’s Bondgate Gallery is one of a number of small businesses to have taken advantage of support from Durham County Council. Art gallery owner Lynn Talbot was able to refurbish…

Jemma Morland, director of EMG Solicitors, has been nominated in the Rising Star category
North East solicitors nominated for major awards

Sorted PR

A COUNTY DURHAM law firm is celebrating after being nominated in a range of categories in a prestigious awards ceremony. EMG Solicitors, based at Abbeywoods Business Park is in the running…

Hainan Airlines Airbus A340-600 B-6509
Hainan Airlines to expand Beijing services at Manchester Airport

Richard Bell

Hainan Airlines has confirmed plans to ramp up its presence at Manchester Airport. The Chinese carrier will increase the frequency of its flights at Manchester from four per week to five. Subject…

The potential of drama-based training is untapped by most businesses.
All work and no play? How drama can help you build a better business


The most successful enterprises have always thought outside the box and boosted performance levels through creative thinking. Over the past two decades, the business world’s appetite for alternative methods of boosting…

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…