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Advantex, a leading technology solutions provider based in Gateshead, has distinguished itself through its unwavering dedication to nurturing talent.
Monday 19th February 2024
Astley was established over 100 years ago and is now considered the supplier of choice for signage and creative, environmental brand graphic solutions in the UK.
Thursday 8th February 2024
When choosing a business idea, it's vital to assess your own skills, interests, and experience. Read our latest blog to find out more.
Thursday 8th February 2024
Transport Network Connect specialises in conducting Road Safety Audits and Road Safety Studies, ensuring the safety across the network.
Tuesday 9th January 2024
Are you a business in the North of Tyne area, Gateshead, or Sunderland with ambitions to grow? A brand-new funding scheme, the Business Growth Fund, is here to support you on your journey to success.
Wednesday 6th December 2023
After spending over three decades working in various roles within a production environment, Gary Simpson found himself facing redundancy. Determined to turn this setback into an opportunity, Gary made the bold decision to venture into a new career as a Mental Health First Aid trainer.
Tuesday 5th December 2023
Born out of a personal experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, the founder of Funk It felt an overwhelming sense of loneliness and disconnection while living abroad.
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Nilufer's top priorities are safety, entertainment, and happiness, and she takes all necessary steps to ensure the well-being of children and their families during her events.
Tuesday 28th November 2023
Produced by North East based Twenty Six 03, and backed by the North East Production Fund, delivered by North East Screen, this exciting new series will air on BBC One in 2024 and has been commissioned for 15x30 episodes.
Friday 24th November 2023
One of the main challenges of selling on social media is standing out amidst the large number of holiday campaigns. To overcome this, companies must adopt unique and personalized marketing tactics, such as creating a holiday-inspired theme for their pages or offering custom-made gift guides.
Friday 17th November 2023
Cabinet Member for Economy, Councillor Malcolm Brain recently embarked on a tour of Gateshead, visiting local businesses that are at the heart of the borough's economic growth. During his visit, he discussed the invaluable contributions these businesses make to the local area, providing jobs and driving income into the borough.
Friday 17th November 2023
At Saltmeadows Trade Park Waterfalls Group (WFCO Ltd) has taken a lease of unit 12 (7300sq ft) and Green Thumb Ltd has occupied unit 10 (2,000sq ft). On the adjoining Baltic Park scheme BBS Switchgear Ltd has taken a lease of unit F (2,400sq ft).
Monday 13th November 2023
Gateshead, UK - Chatterbox, the acclaimed BAFTA-winning production company behind hit TV series Meet the Khans and Charlotte in Sunderland, has announced the establishment of a new Northern headquarters, known as Natterbox, in Gateshead.
Monday 6th November 2023
When the news of its potential closure surfaced, a passionate individual stepped in to ensure the community hub would continue, marking the beginning of a journey to rejuvenate the premises and expand into a café.
Thursday 26th October 2023
Do your customers feel special? This blog post explores how to ensure they do.
Wednesday 25th October 2023
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have put together a fire safety risk assessment pack for all businesses
Friday 29th September 2023
One of the UK's leading suppliers of signage welcomed the councillor to discuss local recruitment and plans for growth
Friday 29th September 2023
Retail World at Team Valley has welcomed Specsavers as a new tenant on the retail park.
Wednesday 27th September 2023
Eco Utopia Landscapes was set up by John Moore in May 2023 due to fears over the cost of living crisis, rising interest rates and concerns over his future.
Tuesday 29th August 2023
A leading integrated plastic injection moulding group based in Gateshead has achieved ISO 14001 certification.
Friday 9th June 2023
In June 2022, 'Crafting Around with Hannah' launched in Gateshead, and business owner Hannah Charlton has never looked back.
Friday 14th April 2023
An award-winning charity retail outlet, hailed by The Guardian as the IKEA of charity shops, is launching with a bang, in Team Valley Retail Park, Gateshead on Saturday 1 April
Friday 31st March 2023
Children from five schools around Birtley are competing in an active travel and road safety challenge, with an exciting prize at stake
Monday 27th March 2023
Bonnebon Confectionary Co. is on a mission to provide the best tasting confectionary at the best prices.
Thursday 8th December 2022

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