The next generation of entrepreneurs from Northern universities will do battle once again when the third University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC) is staged as part of the Educate North Awards in April.

Paul Hornby is to leave Shop Direct after 12 years to become ecommerce director at Matalan.

Acceleris has acquired London and Dubai based agency Limelight in a move that it says will create one of the UK's top 20 agencies outside of London.

ITV has commissioned a four-part factual drama about Anne Williams, the inspirational woman who dedicated her life to campaigning for justice following her son’s death at Hillsborough.

A strong performance at helped Shop Direct to a 6.3% year on year rise in group revenue for the seven weeks to December 22nd.

Label PR

Label PR has been taken over by its original founder Lee Bloor and two new directors following the company's 2016 acquisition by The Attercopia Group, which was liquidated before Christmas.

W North

Newcastle-based PR agency W North has hired Taimar Askew, Fran Clark and Rachel Jones as new account executives. 


North East start-up honcho - the UK’s first ‘reverse auction’ marketplace for car insurance - has been launched after £850k was raised through a crowdfunding campaign.

New Culture Secretary Matthew Hancock has said the BBC should consider capping the pay of its top talent at £150,000 in line with the rest of the public sector.


Victoria Gill

Victoria Gill has moved from Salford to London today after being promoted from Senior Science Reporter to Global Science Correspondent.


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