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20/04/2004 A French festival in the North East
20/04/2004 The FBC supports South Shields company at major tradeshow
20/04/2004 Promoting the North East Region and its sectors of expertise
20/04/2004 Promoting Language Learning in Schools
20/04/2004 Helping the Region talk with the world
20/04/2004 German and French activities in the Region
20/04/2004 French Christmas Market
20/04/2004 FBC Celebrates 10 years during Entente Cordiale Centenary Year
20/04/2004 Positive contacts at Intertech 2003
20/04/2004 Anglo-French Defence : opportunities for the North East
28/03/2004 Sophia Antipolis leads by example
10/01/2004 Award-Winning Alliance Française lecture sponsored by the FBC
10/01/2004 Bienvenue Tyne & Wear
10/01/2004 Helping the region talk with the world
10/01/2004 One NorthEast and the FBC: a growing partnership
10/01/2004 Bienvenue en France or German Circle?
10/01/2004 Creating a European centre of business culture
10/01/2004 Bastille Day @ Baltic Sold out event
10/01/2004 EasyJet backs Bastille Day
08/01/2004 South Tyneside companies on French mission
08/08/2003 North East glass exhibition in France
06/08/2003 Cosmetics and Concorde - the quiet success of Capalex
29/03/2003 French Market Whitley Bay
28/03/2003 International law firm to host Bastille Day
28/03/2003 New Project Manager at FBC
28/03/2003 New trainee at FBC
28/03/2003 North East business makes £1M deal at MILIA 2002
28/03/2003 North East glass on international stage
28/03/2003 Focus on France Event
28/03/2003 Trade Partners UK build stronger links with FBC

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20/04/2004 A French festival in the North East

A French Festival in the North East

The FBC is coordinating the first ever region-wide French Festival in the North East to celebrate the ’Entente Cordiale’ treaty signed by France and the United Kingdom in 1904...



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20/04/2004 The FBC supports South Shields company at major tradeshow

The FBC accompanied Prestige Seating Technology Ltd (PST Ltd), a South Shields-based firm, to ICE, the world’s largest International Casino Exhibition and gaming tradeshow...


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20/04/2004 Promoting the North East Region and its sectors of expertise

The FBC is working closely with the Inward Investment Team of One NorthEast to promote the North East at key international business events to attract further investment to the Region...


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20/04/2004 Promoting Language Learning in Schools

In May 2003, the FBC was invited to speak to students from Emmanuel College in Gateshead about the importance of learning foreign languages and to present how language skills can provide new opportunities for students when they enter the workplace...


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20/04/2004 Helping the Region talk with the world

As part of the Regional Language Network North East team (RLN NE), the FBC continues to help SMEs and larger businesses based in Co. Durham and Northumberland to develop their international communication skills...


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20/04/2004 German and French activities in the Region

The German Ambassador, Mr. Thomas Matussek visited the North East in October 2003. The visit, which was organised by the German-British Chamber of Commerce (and partly by Wibke Baumann in her function as Secretary of the Chamber), brought Mr. Matussek in contact with different companies and educational organisations in the North East...


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20/04/2004 French Christmas Market

On 3-4 December 2003, the FBC organised a French Christmas Market in Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne...


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20/04/2004 FBC Celebrates 10 years during Entente Cordiale Centenary Year

If the Entente Cordiale can be described as “this most surprising diplomatic achievement”, then the 10th anniversary of the French Business Council may come as a surprise to some, but not to those who have followed its development, not only of initiatives and projects, but of collaborative leadership, values, sheer determination and innovation...


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20/04/2004 Positive contacts at Intertech 2003

In October 2003, Sylvie Larocque and Wibke Baumann of the FBC attended Intertech 2003, an “international business partnering event for technology related enterprises” organised by County Durham Development Company (CDDC)...


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20/04/2004 Anglo-French Defence : opportunities for the North East

Although the final shape and size of the next generation of aircraft carriers is still to be determined, and the exact role of both the French company Thales and BAE Systems clearly defined, there is another, more recent development which could influence the picture...


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28/03/2004 Sophia Antipolis leads by example

The success of Europe's largest science park, Sophia Antipolis, is attracting the attention of economic development agencies all over the world...

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Sophia Antipolis leads by example
Sophia Antipolis leads by example
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10/01/2004 Award-Winning Alliance Française lecture sponsored by the FBC

On the 27th of November 2002, the Alliance Française de Newcastle upon Tyne invited John Ardagh, the eminent freelance journalist and writer on European Affairs, to give a fascinating public lecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne...


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10/01/2004 Bienvenue Tyne & Wear

It’s not every day of the week that a French delegation heads for the UK to see if they can learn from us.
But that was the aim of a high-level French government delegation on a whistle-stop tour of Tyne & Wear in October 2002.


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10/01/2004 Helping the region talk with the world

Would you like your company literature translated into Spanish? Are you planning to go abroad on business in Italy and need some cultural background information? Would you like to know whether there is some funding available to exhibit at an international trade fair in Germany?


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10/01/2004 One NorthEast and the FBC: a growing partnership

Investments by French companies in the North East of England are of prime importance for the Region. Forty French companies, employing over 13,000 people, have chosen the North East of England as the location for their business.


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10/01/2004 Bienvenue en France or German Circle?

Are you a French or German national living in the North East? Did you know that there
are fun and informal French and German events organised in the region?



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10/01/2004 Creating a European centre of business culture

Wibke Baumann, a German national who graduated with a Masters degree in Cultural
Studies and History at the University of Bremen in Germany, joined the FBC team in
September 2002. Pierre Scotto Di Freca, a French graduate from Marseille, joined the FBC team in October 2002...




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10/01/2004 Bastille Day @ Baltic Sold out event

On the 17th July 2003, the FBC is organising its annual Gala event to celebrate the
French National Day (Bastille Day) in the North East. This year’s soirée, sponsored by One NorthEast and easyJet, is taking place in the
Rooftop Restaurant of the Baltic with...



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10/01/2004 EasyJet backs Bastille Day

Fly direct from Newcastle to Paris Cdg from only £17.50 single. Daily flights start 1
Aug 03. Book early for best fares!



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08/01/2004 South Tyneside companies on French mission

In November 2002, the French Business Council organised a trade mission to France for South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council bringing six South Tyneside based companies to the Paris region.




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08/08/2003 North East glass exhibition in France

A group of seven North East glass artists who participated in a French Business Council mission in 2001 are exhibiting in France this summer, with support from Trade Partners UK, Outline and Newcastle City Council.


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06/08/2003 Cosmetics and Concorde - the quiet success of Capalex

Capalex has been a quiet success story. Since the mid 1980s it has striven to expand its trading links with France and has enjoyed some notable achievements along the way.


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29/03/2003 French Market Whitley Bay

Following the two successful French Markets...


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28/03/2003 International law firm to host Bastille Day

With a Paris office, an international network and a long standing commitment to the North East, law firm Eversheds seems the natural choice ...

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28/03/2003 New Project Manager at FBC

Sylvie Larocque, a language and business graduate from the University of Ottawa in Canada ...

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28/03/2003 New trainee at FBC

Studying for a French degree in commercial and business administration, Caroline Charnay has recently been appointed ...


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Sylvie Larocque joined the team
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28/03/2003 North East business makes £1M deal at MILIA 2002

Milia is an international interactive media show held annually in the South of France...

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Successful participation of North East businesses at MILIA 2002
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28/03/2003 North East glass on international stage

Two North East glass artists who participated in a French Business Council mission last October are exhibiting in France this summer.

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Effie Burns and Sarah Blood exhibit in Saint-Yrieix
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28/03/2003 Focus on France Event

North East businesses interested in accessing the French market are invited to a seminar...

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An event focusing on France
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28/03/2003 Trade Partners UK build stronger links with FBC

Trade Partners UK build stronger links with FBC via Business Link Tyne & Wear

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Trade Partners UK build stronger links with FBC via Business Link Tyne & Wear
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