Something in Common | Craig Huntingdon
02nd Nov 2023
For more months than I wish to remember, I’ve worked alongside far too many businesses dealing with suppressed demand and falling revenues. Conversely, yet less frequently, I get to enjoy dealing with the growing pains of businesses and brands driving growth, increasing market share and outperforming their sector. This may not sound unusual, there will always be winners and losers, but as someone who takes comfort from finding order in chaos, I think 2023 has started to provide an evidence base to support some of my general observations. Can these be used to better align businesses for growth?
Generating Content for Your Website Post-ChatGPT - Paul Rainford
01st Nov 2023
Around a year has passed since Open AI unleashed the generative AI chatbot ChatGPT on the world. For months afterwards, it seemed like every article about generative AI included the rabbit-out-a-hat trick of starting with a tract of text, itself written by ChatGPT. So I’m not going to do that
Growth Engine Gains Momentum with Innovative Marketing Automation Software
30th Oct 2023
Michelle Veasey, the visionary leader and innovative force behind Growth Engine, is disrupting the sales and marketing landscape for B2B Sales Directors in Manufacturing, Engineering, and UK home services within the renewable energy sector who want to transform their sales acquisition.
Inside RTC North: Andy Brown - The Artistry of Cassettes
26th Oct 2023
Andy Brown is a Business Support Manager at RTC, this month we caught up with Andy to hear all about his passion for making unique and bespoke pictures from old cassettes. Join us as we delve into the world of an artist who breathes new life into forgotten cassettes and harnesses their essence to create stunning pictures.
North East STEM Awards 2023 Recognises Outstanding Achievements in STEM Education and Employment
12th Oct 2023
The North East STEM Awards, delivered by RTC North, are a prestigious event dedicated to celebrating excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), is delighted to announce this year's special recognition awards and commendable organisations that have excelled in promoting STEM engagement and education.
Introducing Northern Spotlight: A Fresh Perspective on Business Success across the North
09th Oct 2023
RTC North is thrilled to announce the official launch of our brand-new podcast, Northern Spotlight, aimed at providing valuable insights and inspiration to business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to thrive in the world of business.
North East England launches new regional defence cluster to become national hub for digital defence technology
22nd Sep 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – The North East Regional Defence and Security Cluster (NERDSC) has been launched in a strategic move to boost regional prosperity and position North East England as a national driving force of the UK's digital defence technology revolution.
Join Us in Supporting Maggie's Charity: RTC North Takes on the Great North Run
05th Sep 2023
RTC North and our dedicated staff are on a mission to make a significant impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. In an inspiring display of determination, our team will be taking on the challenge of the Great North Run this Sunday, all in aid of the incredible Maggie's Centres.
Inside RTC North – Simon Monaghan: Business Coach Turned Published Author
24th Aug 2023
This month we have caught up with Simon, Innovation and Growth Specialist at RTC. During lockdown he discovered a newfound talent in writing and has now published several books with the intention of writing many more.
Connecting Education to Industry with the Red Arrows
19th Aug 2023
The North East STEM Hub team recently visited RAF Waddington, Lincoln to conduct a series of videos with the Red Arrows, aimed at showcasing the wide-ranging opportunities that young people can access if they continue studying STEM subjects.
Creating Visibility in a Crowded Space – The Crucial role of Marketing and Branding for Innovative SMEs
16th Aug 2023
Today’s business landscape is rapidly evolving. Innovative SMEs are driving change and introducing ground-breaking new products, services and solutions. Yet, this alone is not enough to ensure success...
Artificial Intelligence, will it make us all redundant? Mark Harrison
14th Jul 2023
I thought long and hard about writing this as I’ve never been a bandwagon jumper and the press are obsessed with Artificial Intelligence, largely because no one knows what might be possible which gives license to endless speculation, nothing is too frivolous.
Applications now open for Accelerating FemTech early-stage innovations programme
31st May 2023
There are enormous opportunities to bring new innovation to women’s health – from female-specific areas such as maternal health, fertility, gynaecological cancers and menopause, to conditions that affect women disproportionally or differently, including osteoporosis or cardiovascular disease.
County Durham Franchise sees growth & increase in business efficiency
31st May 2023
Zedcomms, a marketing company based in County Durham successfully implements changes geared towards business expansion through the support of Supply Chain North East. Paul Harper, Managing Director of Zedcomms, helps develop business in the UK and overseas, and in June 2020 he engaged with Jim Barr and John Heslop from the Supply Chain North East team.
RTC North Celebrates 25 Years of Dedicated Service from Employees Suzanne, Terry and Michael
16th May 2023
RTC North, a leading business specialising in supply chain, commercialisation and innovation support is proud to celebrate the 25-year service anniversaries of three incredibly valued employees.
RTC Secures bp Sponsorship for Environment and Energy Zone at STEMFest
14th Apr 2023
RTC has announced that bp will sponsor the Environment and Energy zone at STEMFest - an inspirational three-day exhibition, set to connect more than 3,000 North East schoolchildren to future career options in industries linked with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Back by popular demand, a last chance for businesses to take up Scaleup Bootcamp offer!
22nd Mar 2023
Calling all business leaders, this is your last chance to join Scaleup North East’s bootcamp where you’ll be able to test yourself, meet new people and leave with a clear plan of action to move your business forward Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
An amazing opportunity for Leeds companies
06th Feb 2023
We interviewed our Senior Innovation Specialist here at RTC North, Glyn Selway, who is one of many advisors that are helping to deliver Connecting Innovation. Here’s what he had to say about the programme, and why businesses in the Leeds City Region need to take advantage of it!
Scaleup North East helps recruitment firm boost turnover and create nine new positions.
03rd Feb 2023
A successful North East based recruitment organisation has thanked Scaleup North East for helping them increase turnover by 539% as well as creating nine new positions within the company and has ambitions plans for the years ahead.
Mental Health, Wellbeing and Reflecting at RTC - By Mica MacInnes
02nd Feb 2023
RTC has always believed that our people are the most important asset we have in our business. Two weeks before the first 2020 lockdown was announced, I remember sitting on a train back from London, writing a Covid-policy for our office, which had the welfare of our employees and clients at its heart – never really thinking it would be required. How wrong could I be…
Collaboration is key for regional cross-industry organisations
16th Jan 2023
The group comprises NOF, the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), NEPIC, Advanced Manufacturing Forum, the Department for International Trade, Dynamo, Entrepreneurs’ Forum, The Engineering and Manufacturing Network, RTC North, Constructing Excellence in the North East, MAKE UK, Innovation SuperNetwork, The North East England Chamber of Commerce, Beacon House Events and We are UMI.
STEMFest 2023 Sell Out in Less than 24 Hours
12th Jan 2023
STEMFest is returning in 2023 for another year of exciting, hands-on, interactive activities. Coordinated by the North East STEM Hub, the event will take place at the VERTU Motors Arena in Newcastle over 3 days on the 4th, 5th and 6th July 2023.
North East STEM Awards 2022
15th Nov 2022
The North East STEM Awards was held on Friday at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. The celebration event was a prestigious ceremony held to recognise North East STEM Ambassadors and STEM organisations who, through their interaction, have inspired, engaged and enthused many young people and their teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) over the past year.
We Were Delighted, In Collaboration With Redcar and Cleveland College, To Deliver Yet Another Amazing STEMFest Event
27th Oct 2022
On Thursday 20th October Redcar and Cleveland College welcomed 12 schools and businesses to take part in STEMFest Tees Valley. The STEMFest events hope to inspire and encourage young people to dive into subjects relating to STEM through bringing education and industry together.
equiwatt Positioned to Reward More Energy Savers Thanks to The Experience Bank
30th Sep 2022
A North East Based company which is primed to help householders save energy, increase earnings and reduce CO2 is now placed to surge forward for funding after securing three new founder advisors thanks to The Experience Bank.
Nuffield Research Placements Provided for Students Over Summer
06th Sep 2022
The North East STEM Hub put 50 Nuffield students into placements this summer. The programme has been a great success, providing valuable hands-on experience to students whilst exposing them to future careers within STEM in the North East.
10 Categories Celebrating Committed People Across the North East at the STEM Awards
31st Aug 2022
The North East STEM Awards is a prestigious ceremony to be held in November at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. It’s a celebration to recognise North East STEM Ambassadors and STEM organisations who, through their interaction, have inspired, engaged and enthused many young people and their teachers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) over the past year.
CyberFirst Programme hits the North East
15th Aug 2022
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a programme in the North East of England to enhance and expand the region’s cyber skills at every level, including through a world-class and diverse cyber profession that inspires and equips future talent. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a programme in the North East of England to enhance and expand the region’s cyber skills at every level, including through a world-class and diverse cyber profession that inspires and equips future talent.
Who is Jeni Smith?
08th Aug 2022
NetKno was founded by Jeni Smith in April 2020, just as the world closed its doors to in-person networking events for the very first time.
Despite its challenges, NetKno has gone from strength to strength delivering networking training and consultancy remotely, and through pre-recorded video content, working with corporate clients and universities all over the world.
UK's Largest STEM Education Organisation Partners With Leading Power Technology Company
01st Aug 2022
A PARTNERSHIP between a leading power technology company and the UK’s largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) education organisation will prepare pupils to seize the opportunities provided by the North East’s green industrial revolution.
RTC Client Kinewell Energy launches next-generation KLOC inter-array cable layout optimisation software with cloud-based web-app interface.
27th Jun 2022
Kinewell Energy has unveiled a game-changing evolution of their unique artificial intelligence-based inter-array cable layout optimisation technology, KLOC, at Global Offshore Wind 2022.
North East businesses urged to take advantage of funding extension
13th Jun 2022
Supply Chain North East is urging businesses throughout the local authority areas of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and County Durham to take advantage of business support funding that has been extended until June 2023.
Experience Bank Group Helps Reshape Future of GNAAS
Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has been working closely with Experience Bank Group to secure a strong executive and non-executive leadership team to take the charity into a new, exciting era which will soon enable them to help even more people