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Fund Her North facilitates £1.2m worth of funding for women founders

Networking collective launches Women Angels of the North to encourage more female angel investors to back northern start-ups


Entrepreneur interview: Kate Wickham, MD of Gate 7

The managing director of the Newcastle-based manufacturing company explains how success is possible in a niche market.


Starting a business during the recession pays off for this north east business

Richard Lane and Lee Durham started their Newcastle based sales performance company, durhamlane five years ago. Since then, their business has achieved double-digit growth year on year


North East sees a boom in commercial property sales

Here's why the North East is showing potential in the commercial property sector. 


Is the North-East the new M&A capital for financial services?

A recent report by Deloittes suggested the North-East could see a large increase in M&A activity in the very recent future: below an expert from law firm Ashfords LLP calls on his experience to delve into the claim further


Regional fund backs survey business

The Finance for Business North East Technology Fund has taken its 2012 announced deal count to five by supporting The Test Factory.


Investments continue for technology fund

The Finance for Business North East Technology Fund has backed Software as a Service business Datum360 in a £500,000 fundraising round.


Fund backs two North East businesses

The Finance for North East Technology Fund has closed investment deals with digital company MymCart and university spin-out Durham Graphene Science.


Northstar backs WhatUsersDo with £150,000

Ashington-based internet business WhatUsersDo has secured a further £150,000 in funding from Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund.


KC backs £600,000 fund for North East

Broadband and telephony services provider KC has backed a £600,000 investment fund for digital and technology sector businesses and entrepreneurs in Hull and East Yorkshire.


North East acquisition deal

Technology Services Group (TSG) has purchased Rocket Solutions, in a deal which increases TSG's SharePoint and Business Intelligence (BI) services.


North East accelerator programme launched

A £1 million accelerator programme for North East England has been launched that aims to tap into Newcastle’s burgeoning technology start-ups by investing up to £100,000 in companies.