Digital Union: News in Briefs

Digital Union: News in Briefs

We catch up with members of the North East’s Digital Union, to find out what’s making the news in their world.

I, Daniel Blake Star And NE Businesses Help Homeless Charity

A North East homeless charity is celebrating success with the star of I Daniel Blake, Dave Johns, agreeing to appear at its fundraising Gala Dinner and regional businesses rallying to give support. The Gala Dinner will be held on 29 March at the Sage Gateshead with comedy stars Simon Donald from Viz and Gavin Webster joining Dave Johns on stage. Emma Burridge, a trustee for North East Homeless said: “The charity has seen a huge increase in the need for its services so it is currently providing three hot meals a week in Newcastle and advice and signposting for people, who are not able to access support by more traditional routes.”


Dentsu Aegis Network Newcastle Bolsters Leadership Team

Dentsu Aegis Network has bolstered its management team in Newcastle as the business continues to invest in the North East following a period of significant growth. Steve Underwood has been promoted to the role of Managing Partner of Dentsu Aegis Network Newcastle while Ed Ammon takes on the newly created role of Group Business Director. The promotions come as Dentsu Aegis Network Newcastle plans to expand its office to support the strategic ambitions of the business and its sustained growth. The media and digital communications agency currently employs almost 30 people across its Carat and iProspect businesses and is taking up additional office space in its current base in Central Square, Newcastle.


North East Life Sciences Sector Is Open For Business

A delegation of international trade experts is heading home today ready to spread the word about the North East of England and the impressive investment opportunities in life sciences and pharmaceuticals our region offers. Representatives from the international postings of Department of International Trade (DIT) from countries as diverse as Canada, Israel and New Zealand spent the day with the region’s inward investment and Life Sciences networks to learn more about the strength of the North East’s health and life sciences sector and the world-class inward investment opportunities available.


O Invests Six Figure Sum As It Moves To New Premises

Newcastle agency O Communications is investing £650,000 in new space and hires as it gears for growth in creative and digital services. The creative communications agency, whose client list includes Flymo, Goldsmiths and British Masters, was previously located in Ouseburn and has bought a circa 4,000 sq ft office space to provide room for growth with dedicated studio space.

Kari Owers, founder and managing director at O, said: “We are proud to be based in the North East and be working with many of this region’s best businesses as well as increasingly national brands outside the region that want to connect with customers across the UK. This investment is really putting down roots for the future and we are excited to have the space to continue our growth into 2018 and beyond,”


Leading data science consultancy taken over popular regional meet ups

Jumping Rivers, whose passion is data, has taken over the running of both the ‘North East R’ and ‘Data Science’ groups. The Newcastle based company is committed to giving back to the data science community that has given so much to them. As well as providing data scientists with a platform to meet new colleagues and friends, the meetups are a great way to share skills, both old and new. Especially to a group of like-minded professionals, with common interests. The groups are running every other month in Newcastle and are looking for speakers and new attendees.