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Business Travel launch

Sunderland-headquartered Hays Travel, who is the UK’s largest independent travel agency, has acquired one of the region’s largest independent business travel agencies. The Gateshead-based corporate travel company is headed up by Christine Nugent who, as part of the deal, has joined Hays to lead its corporate travel division. After...

It’s all new at Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club are excited to introduce you to their brand new team adventure for 2017 – The Crystal Maze. The iconic 90’s TV show is soon to be re-invented and will be returning to our screen later this year. Why not join in the...

The Lakes Distillery looks south after appointing new London based executive

The Lakes Distillery in Cumbria are bolstering their presence in the South, after relocating their Events and Business Development Executive to the capital. Poppy Fisher, who lived in the original Distillery farmhouse as a child, has been with the Bassenthwaite based distillery since its inception in 2014. Poppy will...

BBC Return to answer ‘The Big Questions’

Event Northumbria are proud to welcome the BBC back to host their live debate show ‘The Big Questions’ on March 5th. Showcasing both the flexibility of the venue and expert technical support team, Event Northumbria will provide studio space for this Sunday morning show hosted by Nicky Campbell. The...

Best Small Hotel Company Winner 2017

In January this year Jurys Inn was announced as the winner of the Best Small Hotel Company catergory at the 2017 Business Travel Awards! The judges felt Jurys Inn offered good value accommodation with quality rooms and service in key locations, with big investment in refurbishment. They said Jurys...

Persimmon appoints Gateshead College to support its growing Combat to Construction initiative

The UK’s leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has appointed Gateshead College to support its programme to re-train ex-military personnel for a career in the construction industry. Gateshead College will train all of Persimmon’s Combat to Construction employees. The college will also support Persimmon with its new programme, ‘Up-skill to Construction’,...

A new UK-wide survey has revealed why Brits love holidays in Newcastle upon Tyne

Just last year, Newcastle was officially named the happiest city in the UK – with visitors from far and wide making their pilgrimage to this North Eastern treasure in search of a British break. 10,000 people in the UK were asked by holiday company City Breaks in Newcastle for...

Engineering apprenticeship puts Rhys on a roll at tissue manufacturer SCA

A talented young apprentice has landed his dream job at one of the world’s leading hygiene product manufacturers after the firm developed a special training programme with Gateshead College. Rhys Smith, who is 18 from West Denton, has embarked on a technical apprenticeship at Prudhoe-based SCA Hygiene after completing...

International conference success in NewcastleGateshead

Digital construction enthusiasts from all over the world travelled to the North East of England last week for the innovation in technology led show, BIM Show Live. The two day, sell-out event, was attended by over 400 delegates at the newly renovated Grade II* listed Boiler Shop in Newcastle’s...

Highest level of professional recognition for lecturer

Northumbria University, Newcastle, lecturer Susan Bickerton has been named a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The high-profile appointment recognises Susan’s business achievements and contributions to the profession of management and leadership throughout her career in the third sector. Companionship is the highest level of CMI membership and...

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