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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Right to left: Graham Smith, fitness manager, Linda Wood, administrator, Ray Minghella, cluster sales manager, Christina Allen, cafe bar manager, Daisy Bell, reception manager and Samantha Marshall, senior fitness adviser

Appointments: Bannatyne’s health club has appointed Nicola Turner as new general manager

Bannatyne’s health club in Chester-le-Street has appointed Nicola Turner as its new general manager

Peter Gilson To Manage North East Social Investment Fund

Appointments: Peter Gilson to manage North East Social Investment Fund

One of the North East’s most experienced investment managers has been chosen to run a new, social enterprise fund

NCT appoints business development manager Corey Skeen

Appointments: NCT appoints business development manager Corey Skeen

NCT Skills has welcomed Corey Skeen as business development manager

Martin Smith, Sanderson Weatherall

Appointments: Sanderson Weatherall promotes Newcastle building consultancy expert to partner

Newcastle chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has recognised the outstanding performance of Martin Smith by promoting him to partner

Neil Gardiner has been appointed channel manager, Aspire

Appointments: New appointee has national role for Aspire

One of the country’s fastest-growing IT companies has appointed a new UK channel manager

Penny Wilkinson receiving award from Durham mayor John Robinson

Appointments: Home education mum hits the textbooks and finds new job

A County Durham mother who spent five years schooling her child at home has landed her dream job after gaining a string of qualifications

Alex Thompson, left, Gillian Warnock and Simon Hunter on a housing development where SCL is providing utility services

Appointments: New jobs with fast-growing utilities specialist

A burgeoning utilities infrastructure specialist has taken on three new people following a huge growth in business

Richard Hogg, left, with Chris Beevers

Appointments: Specialist recruiter Jackson Hogg aiming for growth after upbeat performance

Growing specialist recruitment firm Jackson Hogg is aiming to build its team in 2015 on the back of strong manufacturing performance in the North East during the first quarter

From left, Lorren Winlow, Anthony King, Emily Watson, Ryan Willis of Crosbys Catering Equipment

Appointments: Apprentices cook up new careers at catering firm

A catering equipment supplier is bolstering its growing team with a string of new appointments and internal promotions

Julia Caiger, Watson Burton

Appointments: Watson Burton retains talented rising star

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

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