Jo Blakemore

Jo Blakemore

Jo Blakemore is an experienced journalist who had a varied range of roles at ncjMedia. Jo left the company in September 2015.

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Brenda McLeish, Chief Executive Learning Curve Group advertorial

Flexible study options with LCG an ideal way to learn this summer - sponsored feature

School may soon be out for summer but that won't keep thousands of adult learners from their books, says Brenda McLeish of Learning Curve Group - sponsored feature


Northumberland College and Blueline Taxis deliver journey to work - sponsored feature

Unemployed drivers and call centre workers have been helped into work thanks to new academy run by Blueline Taxis and Northumberland College - sponsored feature

South Tyneside-based Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) has appointed Jason Cartwright as project manager

People on the Move

Our weekly round-up of professionals being recruited or promoted within the North East business community.

Antonia Lee-Walker, ElringKlinger (GB)

Appointments: Antonia looks to break the mould for women in engineering

ElringKlinger (GB) has added to its team with a young engineer from Redcar who has already carved out an impressive career to date

Jen Pearson has joined Swinburne Maddison

Appointments: Swinburne Maddison boosts dispute resolution team

A Durham law firm has announced the arrival of a litigation specialist, adding further to its growing team

Phil Renton is the new chairman of IT consultancy Perfect Image

Appointments: Perfect Image appoints chairman

North East-based IT consultancy Perfect Image has appointed Phil Renton as company chairman

Alan Watson, Lowes Financial Management

Appointments: New CTO for Lowes Financial Management

Newcastle-based chartered independent financial adviser firm Lowes Financial Management has appointed Alan Watson to the position of chief technology officer

Luke Gallagher, head of sustainability at Keepmoat

Appointments: Keepmoat strengthens senior team with new head of sustainability

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has strengthened its senior team by appointing Luke Gallagher as head of sustainability

Appointments: Senior appointment sees Drayton put its best foot forward for expansion

Recruitment consultancy Drayton Partners is expanding its reach into fashion and sportswear with the appointment of Wayne Mabbott

The Cottage, Marshall Lands Farm, Whickham

Property gallery: Whickham cottage offers a rural lifestyle

The chance of living a true countryside lifestyle, yet still being accessible to the conurbation for work purposes, was what attracted Mark and Elaine Wilson to their historic cottage


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