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First look at Eldon Square’s rebrand with launch of new website

Eldon Square has shared a first look of its new branding with the launch of a brand new website. Featuring a bold new logo and vibrant colour scheme, the new Eldon Square website is easily navigated with its user-friendly design. The beginning of an exciting new transformation of the...

Bloom Procurement Services deliver £28 million in social value over just 12 months

A new report has revealed that Gateshead-based Bloom Procurement Services has enabled over £28 million in social value activity within one year. The figure, officially released in the procurement specialist’s new Social Value Report for 2019/2020, highlights the positive social, economic and environmental impact the business has successfully enabled...

North East entrepreneur invests in local talent to drive growth of popular eatery

A budding bistro owner is reaping the benefits of investing in young, local talent as her Newcastle-based cafes go from strength to strength. Mandeep Walia, who owns and manages Café 1901 in Jesmond, Gosforth and Manors in Newcastle has focused on each café becoming an integral part of their...

Chamber launches North East race, ethnicity and discrimination commission

One of the first business-led commissions into how to tackle barriers to opportunities created by racial and ethnic discrimination will start its work today (9 September 2020).    Established by North East England Chamber of Commerce, the commission will be chaired by Nagma Ebanks-Beni MBE, commercial director of Global Chamber member Seaham-based Prima Cheese.      She said: “There is a disconnect between society’s make-up and representation of the same people...

Newcastle Rugby Foundation to benefit from National Lottery Heritage Fund support

The Newcastle Rugby Foundation has received confirmation of a grant totalling £99,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to document the history of rugby league in the north east of England. The Foundation, the official charity of both Newcastle Thunder RL and Newcastle Falcons RU clubs, will embark on...

Super-green bus trial takes next steps at Go North East

A north-British built full-electric bus from manufacturer Optare has returned to Go North East, the region’s largest bus operator. The bus will be running on the Quaylink Q3 service alongside Newcastle’s Quayside and through the busy city centre. The trial will help shape future thoughts on electric buses and...

Sage Gateshead appeals for votes to win a share of vital funds

Sage Gateshead is asking people to get behind it and vote to help the charity win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1 million fund, supporting children and young people under the age of 18. The international music centre, which engages with more than 30,000 children and young...

November Club launch £5000 artists bursary

November Club launches £5000 artists’ bursary

An Invitation to dreamers: November Club launch £5000 bursary in memory of Maurice W.H. O’ Connell November Club re-launches a one-off artists’ bursary worth £5,000 in memory of Maurice W. H. O’Connell, aka The Lord of Misrule and the Abbott of Unreason. The bursary was originally launched at the...

Life appoints new Chair, creating its first all-women leadership team

The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne has appointed Fiona Cruickshank as Chair of its Board. The announcement follows a Board of Trustees meeting held last Friday , where the appointment was ratified. Fiona joins Life’s Chief Executive, Linda Conlon, and its five Directors to form...

Geordie science centre visitors have their voices heard with new robotic assistants

Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, is celebrating the announcement that the BBC’s new voice assistant Beeb will learn regional accents and is ready to be tested by the public. The science centre had highlighted the issue of a lack of regional accents in robotics in August...

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