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Accelerate Ashington – growing and creating local businesses

Accelerate Ashington, part of the wider Ashington High Street Innovation Programme, is a new service providing support to local businesses, to help them thrive and grow and create new commercial organisations.  Delivered in partnership with Advance Northumberland, it’s designed to improve Ashington town centre, making it more accessible and attractive to residents and visitors. “We […]

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North of Tyne business grows global market with innovative new software platform

Grant funding focused on driving economic growth through innovation has helped a Newcastle-based business to grow. Creative Technology business, Aircards, has grown its global market share thanks to a new self-developed software platform that has given them the edge and helped to create new jobs. Founded in 2020, Aircards spcialise in the development of web-based

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Saying hello to SAM

With manufacturing accounting for 15.3% of the North East area’s GVA, providing a massive 11.3% of employment, innovation within our manufacturing industries represent a huge opportunity to deliver higher productivity.  The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project supports the implementation of product and process innovation – able to plug gaps that could hinder productivity.  The initiative

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