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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Motel One construction set to start

Motel One, the German hotel operator, are forging ahead with their plans for new hotels in Newcastle, London, Manchester and Glasgow. With their fast track plans they aim to open four new hotels in quick succession.

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Expansion of Collingwood Legal employment services

Collingwood Legal solicitors in Newcastle have added to their team in order to meet increasing demand for their specialist employment services. Sarah Fitzpatrick has joined the firm as an associate solicitor and will be working with lawyers Liane Atkin, Jane Sinnamon and practice founder Paul McGowan.

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Top industry award for Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House, one of the most upmarket hotels in Newcastle and the North East has been awarded one of the tourist industry’s most prestigious awards. The hotel has been given a César award by the Good Hotel Guide 2012. It is the most recent prize for the luxurious hotel which was opened in 2005 by Michelin Award-winning chef Terry Laybourne and developer Peter Candler. It is located next to one of Newcastle’s largest green spaces.

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International partnership secured for UNW accountants

It is hoped that a partnership between Newcastle accountants UNW and BKR International will open up a new client base for the two companies across the world. BKR is one of the world’s top ten global accounting organisations and Newcastle based UNW will benefit from the firm’s contacts and resources through their new partnership.

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Accountants finish gruelling charity challenge

Tait Walker accountants in Newcastle braved the terrible British weather to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours; raising £15,000 for charity. They completed the challenge as part of their company’s pledge to raise £75,000 for North East charities to celebrate their firm’s 75th anniversary.

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Belfast’s Lansdowne Hotel bought by Metro Inns

The Lansdowne Hotel in north Belfast closed suddenly and went into administration in May and has now been bought by UK hotel chain, Metro Inns. The closure of the 25-bedroom hotel resulted in the loss of around 30 jobs and customers who had arranged functions at the hotel lost their deposits. Metro Inns own hotels in Newcastle, Gloucester, Derby, Manchester, Liverpool, Doncaster, Teesside and Falkirk. They were formed in 2006 and are headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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