Businessman takes bite out of the Big Apple’s arts scene

A Whitley Bay born company director has launched a digital firm which allows some of New York’s most exciting talent sell their work in the UK, Europe and beyond. By trade, Mike O’Brien sells technology to some of the world’s biggest investment banks, spending much of his time at Wall Street… More →

‘Deadgood’ future for North East company

Having won contracts with the BBC and Phillips, a North East furniture design company is making ambitious plans for expansion creating 3 jobs in the process. Newcastle based Deadgood is looking to more than double its workforce after seeing demand for two of its main products soar. In addition to its base… More →

TTE tap into international markets

Middlesbrough based TTE Technical Training Group has appointed an experienced sales and marketing specialist to manage and generate global sales. Hamada Alafifi, 51, has been appointed as Technical Sales Manager to foster international business. TTE has established a reputation as a leading global provider of training solutions and has operations in the… More →

Science holds the key for region - says North East MP

The region’s shadow Minster for Business believes that science and technology could hold the key to the North East’s economic development. MP Chi Onwurah thinks that the region’s growing science sector could spearhead the resurgence of the region’s economy, generating jobs for the future. She hopes that the North East can learn from countries… More →

From Washington to Washington

Eight software firms from across the region are heading to the states this week in a bid to open up new opportunities with leading players in the global software industry. Representatives of local companies SaleCycle, Artigence, Teflabs, Guroo, LamasaTech, Viper, The Test Factory and Pagination are taking part in the 17,000… More →

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Small firms helped to bid for procurement ‘billions’

David Cameron has announced a series of measures to help small and medium-sized firms compete for billions of pounds worth of central government contracts.

He said the aim was to give businesses greater access to the bidding process by eliminating “excessive bureaucracy and petty regulation”.

Firms should no longer have to input their information each time they apply for a new contract, for example.

The CBI, however, said the government could have gone much further. But what do you think? 

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