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It's all you need to grow.

The North-East's Premier Business Event comes to the Telewest Arena next week with the aim of helping your business to grow and succeed.

Business North East is a free event, in association with The Journal, on October 1 and 2. It will bring the region's business community together, face-to-face under one roof, offering the perfect platform to network and do business.

More than 110 businesses will be exhibiting with thousands of services and products, covering every sector, from finance to website design, hotels to training, food & drink to marketing - in fact everything a business needs to develop and grow.

You'll also find plenty of prize draws, competitions and discounts, including the chance to win a case of wine, pounds 500 for your business and a night's stay at Matfen Hall Hotel.

The Business Advice Zone is a one stop shop for advice that can help your business find the guidance it needs.

Sponsors of this area include Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank plc, Business Link, DTIU, Inland Revenue, Lloyds TSB Banking, School of Flexible Learning, Tenon, Tyne & Wear Development Company and The Big Small Business Initiative (BSBI).

The Creative Village will showcase companies who have creative flair, including media, design and crafts. Exhibitors include Cohesion - Glass Network, Engrave-IT, Fuse Box Design and The Sponsors Club for Arts & Business.

The New Business Sector, sponsored by One NorthEast, features companies that have been in business under a year.

New businesses exhibiting include, Absolute Energy, Autoserve GB Ltd, B2B Manufacturing Centre, Broome & Associates, CP Engineering Ltd, Caspian Learning Ltd, Nesme, Oneweb Solutions, Plant City, Sellick Partnership, The Bigger Scene Ltd and Work Matters.

The Service Network Village, sponsored and created by Service Network has many of its key members exhibiting. These include Bond CRM, CEM Event Management, CMDK, Lycetts, NRG plc, Onyx Internet, Partners in Excellence, Paul Wright Associates and Service Network who will be showing how you can become a member.

The Mind & Body Zone is the perfect place to chill out and relax.

The County Durham Village, sponsored by the County Durham Development Company, is for companies that are exclusively based in County Durham who are looking to do business with the region.

Meet The Buyer, sponsored by City of Sunderland, is a chance to do some serious business and sourcing new contracts. Business North East is offering exclusive 20-minute appointments with important and well-known buyers from across the public sector.

Buyers include, City of Sunderland, Northumbrian Water, Government Office for the North East, Gateshead Council, Stockton on Tees Borough Council, South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council, Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police. To book an appointment contact Catharine Popham on Freecall (0500) 026-120, as places are limited.

If you plan to attend Business North East simply register at or just turn up and register on arrival at the Telewest Arena.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 23, 2003
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