Author: Dave Stopher

Ad In The Hole

We want to introduce you to our latest business partner Ad In The Hole . They work with local golf clubs to provide a very unique advertising opportunity. If you have not heard of them before they offer advertising opportunities within the holes of golf courses. They are doing some great work thinking outside of the box. Ad In The Hole gets your brand/ services right in front of a target  AB1 customer audience . Ad In The Hole also provides the sponsors with some FREE GOLF to help build up the relationship with the host Golf Club For instance this type advertising will get your brand seen on average 50 times over a 4 hour period. As a result to our working relationship we have been able to create a opportunity where all members and associates of North East Connected receive a  10% off the price of advertising. Simple mention North East Connected to receive the saving. Attached is some information relating to benefits of taking out ad in the hole. Prices start from £50.00 per month . Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read this...

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Rory McIlroy To Play In The British Masters

Four time Major Champion joins tournament host Lee Westwood at Close House Masters Champion Sergio Garcia and defending champion Alex Noren also in the field Tickets are now on sale via britishmasters.europeantour.com   Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will join tournament host Lee Westwood and Masters Champion Sergio Garcia in the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at Close House next week. The four-time Major Champion has added the European Tour tournament to his schedule and will tee it up at the Northumberland venue before playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland a week later. Golf fans can...

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Durham Constabulary recruits new Special Constables

THE top performing police force in the country is set to recruit new Special Constables. Applications to join Durham Constabulary as a Special Constable will open at 9.30am on Monday 11th September. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22nd September. ‘Specials’ as they are known are volunteer police officers who commit a minimum of 16 hours per month to supporting front-line policing across County Durham and Darlington. They have the same powers as regular police officers, and wear the same uniform. Chief Officer Dale Checksfield, who heads up Durham Special Constabulary, said: “We’re looking for ordinary people who want...

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Communication and technology of GDPR

CIM is inviting businesses to an event at Tait Walker on 15 November specifically looking at the communication and technology aspect of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Kirsty Ramsey MCIM, who is organising the event, explained, “The introduction of GDPR in May 2018 is fast approaching it will fundamentally change the way we are allowed to market to customers, how a business can collect and hold data and how you communicate both internally and externally.”  She continued, “This event is the second in a series of three GDPR workshops, and will focus on communicating change to clients...

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Pushed to the limit on charity climb

A band of intrepid fund raisers had to race up one of Britain’s highest peaks in 40 mile per hour winds and driving rain, after traffic delays threatened to undermine their charity climb. The five work colleagues had just two and a half hours to reach the summit of Snowdon in order to conquer each of the UK’s three highest mountains within 24 hours. But by marching – and even running where possible – the Galliford Try team mates met the challenge and made it to the top in just two hours, raising almost £4,000 for mental health charity...

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Liam Gallagher Announces Newcastle Date

“Liam Gallagher proves he’s the ultimate rock ’n’ roll star at Glastonbury 2017… Never underestimate the man, he was made for sets like this.” – NME After playing sets full of emerging classics and old favourites at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Liam Gallagher announced the first arena tour of his solo career; and we are honored to announce due to phenomenal demand Liam will be live here in Newcastle at the Metro Radio Arena on Wednesday 1st November 2017 with tickets on sale 10.00am Friday 8th September 2017. Representing his first tour following the October 6th release of...

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Teesside hospitality group gains international quality mark

A corporate hospitality and events firm on Teesside has been officially recognised for its quality credentials. Hospitality Guaranteed, which offers full event management services as well as accommodation and conference venue searches for businesses, has been awarded ISO9001 accreditation, just weeks after marking its 11thanniversary by expanding its services. ISO9001, awarded by the International Organisation for Standardisation, demonstrates that an organisation operates at the highest level in terms of its internal and external processes, communications, and record-keeping, and that it strives to continually improve with regular reviews. The Wynyard Park company, which launched a corporate flight service earlier this...

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Charity music festival hits the right note for Blyth Star Enterprises

A charity music festival that was held to mark the 30th anniversary of local mental health charity, Blyth Star Enterprises, has helped to raise over £900. The event, which took place at The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval over the August Bank Holiday weekend proved extremely popular, with attendees enjoying musical entertainment from North East-based rockabilly pop group, Lana and The Lost Boys and keyboard and vocalist duet, the Kirsty Forster Duo. In addition to a domino card raffle which was drawn on the day, landlady at The Keel Row, Sharon Herron, also took the opportunity to present a...

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Vote for your favourite County Durham park

County Durham’s best kept parks and green spaces are up for a national award. Keep Britain Tidy is asking people across the country to choose their Park of the Year and six County Durham sites are in the running. Blackhill and Consett Park; Annfield Plain Park; Chester-le-Street Riverside Park; Hardwick Park, Sedgefield; Wharton Park, Durham; and Bishop Auckland Town Recreation Ground are all eligible for the People’s Choice Award as they hold Green Flag Status. The Green Flag Award recognises excellence and good practice in the management and development of parks and open spaces in England and Wales. Durham...

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Step 2 Resilience New Dean Midas Radio Show Sponsor

A popular online radio show has today announced a brand new sponsor in the shape of Step 2 Resilience. Host Dean Midas from Durham launched his weekly online show with Producer Dave back in the Spring, since then the show has grown and grown. Dean’s entertaining show aims to help unsigned musicians be heard as well as playing the music we all love. Step 2 Resilience owner Jon-Paul Gabriele said “I’m delighted to sponsor The Dean Midas radio show and be able to support such a great initiative. I’m looking forward to developing a partnership together and hopefully increase...

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The Summer Holidays are not over for British Retail

An influx of Chinese tourists to the UK is not only bolstering retail spend and but it is also supporting a boom in the retail offerings at transport hubs such as airports and train stations, according to Colliers International. Responding to the latest findings from Global Blue, which reveal that the Chinese year-on-year overseas retail spend has increased by more than eight per cent across Europe, Paul Souber, Head of Retail Agency London and Co Head EMEA Retail at Colliers International, commented : “Chinese tourists are already the biggest spending nationality when on their travels and collectively spent $261...

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Howard Russell announces new board as founder retires

A North East based construction firm, which is celebrating its 20th year in business, has announced the formation of a new board of directors following the retirement of one of its founder members. Howard Russell Construction, which employs 33 staff from its office at Apex Business Village in Cramlington, was established in 1997 by David Varty and Joe Prouse, with Ian Goss joining them in 2003 as Commercial Director. After 20 years at the helm of operations, Joe Prouse has announced his retirement and David Varty will take on the role of managing director following a share repurchase in March...

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Summer family fun in Seaham

Families in Seaham hit the beach this summer to take part in activities including sandcastle building, arts and crafts and sport sessions. Organised by Durham County Council’s One Point Service, the first session was held at the beach, with the second taking place at a local park, where families took part in fun team-building activities. In total, 25 children between the ages of four and 17 took part in the session, which also included fun activities such as stress ball-making. Abigail, aged 14, said: ”It was fun playing games with the One Point workers and getting to know them.”...

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County Durham employers offered chance to grow their skillset

Employers in County Durham are being offered the chance to grow their businesses through support and advice provided by the Durham Employment and Skills (DES) service. The organisation, which forms part of the training arm of Durham County Council, liaises with local businesses to provide bespoke, employer-relevant training to staff at all levels. There are over 40 courses on offer, from one day workshops on first aid and food hygiene, to high level management qualifications. Cllr Carl Marshall, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “Providing support and advice to our home-grown businesses is of vital importance to the economic...

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets out plans to establish Newcastle legal hub

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced plans for further expansion with the opening of a Legal Process Hub in Newcastle’s iconic Quayside, creating around 100 new jobs locally over the next 2-3 years. The firm has been running a Legal Process Hub in the city for over a year, as a pilot project. The Legal Process Hub currently employs a team of 28, which consists of lawyers, non-lawyers, paralegals, legal technologists and process designers.  This number is set to increase following the transition to the new premises, effective Novem0.ber 1, 2017. The Legal Process Hub delivers legal process efficiencies,...

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