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In conversation with Toby Bridges, Executive Chair, The NBT Group and Business Growth Board member at the North East LEP, about the importance of digital adoption in driving operational efficiency

In conversation with Toby Bridges, Executive Chair, The NBT Group and Business Growth Board member at the North East LEP, about the importance of digital adoption in driving operational efficiency

How has the pace of digital adoption in the manufacturing sector impacted the work you do? I chair The NBT Group, a supply chain management company that works closely with manufacturing businesses across the region and beyond. We’ve been working with our clients on automation for at least the last five years. We’ve created and…
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New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

A new business support programme aimed at helping manufacturing SMEs in the North East increase digital technology adoption, innovation and skills has launched in the region. Made Smarter Adoption North East connects manufacturing businesses to digital tools that can transform the way they work. The programme, which is backed by government, aims to drive growth…
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Absence of physical meetings leads to digital innovation

Absence of physical meetings leads to digital innovation

The Big Picture People work with large organisations to help them communicate complicated messages to their employees in innovative ways. It helps senior professionals in some of the world’s most respected organisation create, curate, design, refine and share their big pictures with their people. The Big Picture People create toolkits that visualise a company’s strategy…
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Free digital diagnostic available for limited number of small/micro businesses

Free digital diagnostic available for limited number of small/micro businesses

COVID-19 has pushed businesses to embrace technology, transforming companies and the way we do business.  We’re delighted to be piloting a new digital diagnostic, positioned specifically to support small and micro businesses (3-10 employees), helping them adopt new technologies.  We have a limited number of places available. The diagnostic is free and will help businesses…
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Sunderland music hub expands online offering

Sunderland music hub expands online offering

The Bunker is a music facility in Sunderland that sits at the heart of the local community. With a 40-year history in the city, The Bunker offers music training, tuition, performance spaces, recording studios, and it also runs a small record label. People of all ages use its facilities and The Bunker is seen as…
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The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and new rules are here.

The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Act now to keep your business moving Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules…
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