Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles

Mieka Smiles is a reporter specialising in family features and fashion. She has been with us since 2007.

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NewcastleGateshead is moving on up

For the first time NewcastleGateshead has entered the UK top 10, and European top 100 for hosting international conferences and events.

University has what it takes to host the region’s top events

AUNIVERSITY is fast proving its credentials to become a top events location.

Tyneside Cinema – a unique venue at the heart of the city

TYNESIDE Cinema is your first stop for a stylish and original event.

Contract wins put IHC firm in strong position for year ahead

IHC Engineering Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Dale as managing director of IHC EB.

Metrology centre of excellence is based in South Tyneside

TYNESIDE Standards Limited (TSL) is nearing completion of a three-year expansion plan part-financed through a Grant for Business Investment Award which was delivered by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Highly skilled region is built on engineering excellence

WITH a highly skilled workforce, a strong supply chain and transport links second to none, South Tyneside is the perfect launch-pad for engineering excellence.

‘Geordie values’ of quality and excellent customer service

BUCKET repairs was how family-owned Miller UK started building its reputation 34 years ago when current chairman Keith Miller established a business repairing buckets for the quarry, mining, construction and associated industries.

AS THE construction industry braces itself for public sector spending cuts, clients face tougher procurement decisions with capital spending.

The emphasis is on value for money, and construction companies like Willmott Dixon have to be innovative in developing new ideas that help clients achieve their ‘more for less’ agenda.

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea heritage centre on track to open as iconic building in coastal village

THE arrival of a new landmark – representing the heritage as well as the future of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea – takes a major step forward this month.

Keeping options open in a crisis

DESPITE latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showing that UK GDP declined by 0.5% in the final quarter of 2010, our latest Business Factors Index reveals some very promising signs regarding the outlook of small and medium-sized businesses in the North East and their prospects for growth in 2011.

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