A Great Season Continues At Pace

Team Blumilk.com, our cycle team, continues to go from strength to strength with yet another three podium place finishes. At the Hetton Lions Country Park course on 6 June, Alan Nixon and Adam Robertson blew away the pursuing peloton to finish first and second. And, yet again on 14 June, at the Nissan automotive test…
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June 18, 2015


The Power of Online Trading, Grows and Grows

Amazon’s have announced that around 200 jobs will be created directly or indirectly as the result of their new distribution centre in Sunderland. This development underlines the power of on-line marketing. The Sunderland facility is one of 13 delivery stations operated by Amazon Logistics across the UK. And, creates opportunities for nine independent local delivery…
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June 17, 2015


Hard as Nails

It’s confirmed. Our Managing Director is as hard as nails. Colin is now officially an Ironman. Shugborough Estate and Chase Water in Staffordshire set the scene for the latest Ironman 70.3 – one of a global series of long distance triathlon races organised by the World Training Corporation. The field of 2700 competitors included professional…
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June 17, 2015


A First Opens for Business

Northumbria Healthcare opens England’s first purpose-built hospital dedicated to emergency care. The new hospital, at Cramlington, Northumberland is the result of a £95 million investment by the Healthcare Trust, a Blumilk client since 2011. The hospital signals changes to the delivery of emergency care in Northumberland and North Tyneside. This new facility at Cramlington will…
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June 16, 2015


Life changing achievements by North East learners celebrated

Life-changing achievements by North East learners of all ages were celebrated in Newcastle last Friday 12 June at the Celebration of Learning Awards 2015. The eagerly anticipated annual event was organised by quality assurance and accreditation provider “One Awards”. Keynote speaker was Dr Richard Spencer MBE, finalist at the inaugural Global Teacher of the Year…
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June 16, 2015


Blackwell’s Britain: Why Newcastle is the next stop for everyone from Marvel to JK Rowling

From Jony Ive to JK Rowling, Marvel to Mortal Kombat, Newcastle’s understated creativity has been bringing big names to the north-east, writes Lewis Blackwell. When we judge creativity, size doesn’t really matter. And that over-used word ‘innovative’ doesn’t really carry so much weight either. What really matters is that difficult to define thing called quality….
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June 15, 2015


New Kid on the Media Relations Block

There’s a new media relations kid on the block with a brand identity designed by Blumilk Creative and a new website designed and built by Blumilk Digital. In reality, it’s not so much a new kid. In fact, the business might be new but it has award-winning experience at its core. Led by Brian Aitken,…
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June 12, 2015


North Sea Giant, Port of Tyne, Close to Doubling Profit

The latest figures show that profit for Port of Tyne, the gateway for so much business in the North East, nearly doubled in 2014 to £10.2m. The Port is also taking care of the region’s trading future, spending £11 million last year on new machinery and developing their plants. They have also started their £25…
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June 9, 2015


College Students to Fix Our Cars This Summer

Northumberland College engineering students aim to be carrying out MOTs very soon. They plan to open up shop over the summer from a brand new facility in Ashington. The car workshop in Ashington, is part of a major £9.5 million makeover to the College’s campus in the town and their Kirkley Hall campus which specialises…
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June 1, 2015


Northumberland National Park Named Best in World

Officials at (the) park are celebrating after it was named the best in the world. The breathtaking landscapes in Northumberland National Park have helped it top Condé Nast Traveller’s list of the world’s best National Parks. Landmarks include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, historic Pennine Way and Gold Tier International Dark Sky…
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May 22, 2015


David Johnson Delivers Championship Winning Performance

Team Blumilk’s David Johnson has been crowned North East Divisional Champion. An award winning performance at Barton, North Yorkshire saw David raise the coveted award. A strong field of riders couldn’t catch him he crossed the finishing line in pole position. David’s Championship win follows his triumph at the prestigious Sloan Trophy event in Northumberland…
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May 21, 2015


10 out of 10 for Blumilk!

A Newcastle-based creative, digital and design agency has recently gained so much work from outside of the region – particularly in healthcare and education – that they have opened new offices in London and Glasgow and have taken on four new members of staff. The company’s headquarters will remain in their current office at the…
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May 19, 2015


Google’s Big Moves Favour Mobile Friendly Websites

Changes to Google’s search rankings on smart phones came into play yesterday. Faced with ‘Mobilegeddon’, lots of companies are having website MOTs done to make sure they are seen on mobile devices. Last week, Google came under fire for plugging its own services through its searches. Even so, the web giant has around a 9/10 market share. And there…
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May 13, 2015


Social Media Advertising Spend to Exceed £15.5 Billion in 2015

Social media received another big boost this week. eMarketing’s latest survey predicts a £15.5bn advertising spend in Western Europe this year on social networking sites. This is based on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, plus apps and games like Clash of Clans. This 28.3% increase on last year is not quite as high as…
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May 13, 2015



The Blumilk race team has made a dramatic start to the 2015 season. The first weekend of serious competition (21 and 22 March) saw six riders represented in 3 different races with one – John Cann – spending a night in hospital for treatment to a broken shoulder blade and collarbone. This followed a major…
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March 23, 2015


More Capacity. More Opportunities. Greater Reliability

The first of Northern Rail’s four carriage electric trains started operating between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool via Newton-le-Willows on 5th March. And, more electric trains will be introduced during 2015. In total the new trains will deliver an extra 3000 seats during peak times. The plan is for two fast trains an hour between Victoria…
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March 11, 2015


Well Done Nick!

Blumilk Race Team rider Nick Spencer finished off last season in fantastic style, with 15th place in the National Hill climb held on Pea Yoyd Lane in Stocksbridge, near Sheffield. With 197 entries Nick‘s finishing position was just 24 seconds off the winner, Dan Evans. All the more remarkable, as Nick has to fit in race…
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January 23, 2015


A Genuinely Warm Welcome

International students studying at York St. John University are guaranteed a warm welcome. There’s a full week of activities starting 19 January which will introduce students to the University and to the beautiful City of York, North England. A welcome pack and two programme z-cards published by the University and designed and printed by Blumilk…
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January 11, 2015


We’re Over the Moon

For years we’ve worked with a wide range of education organisations. From Primary Schools to Further Education Colleges, training businesses to advice agencies. We’ve done prospectuses and promotion campaigns, renaming and branding; website and interior makeovers; a full range of services. We had not broken into the Higher Education sector until we pitched for and…
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December 9, 2014


Facing Up To A Challenging Future

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) based in Newcastle is one of ten NHS ambulance providers in England and is under severe pressure. Seriously large NHS cutbacks are running side by side with the demands generated by 360,000 emergency or urgent calls each year. That’s around 1000 a day on average and demand is increasing….
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November 7, 2013

Understanding Learning Difficulties, Improving Service Levels

People with learning difficulties often get a poor level of service from clinicians and other medical staff in doctors’ surgeries and hospitals. The West Bromwich based Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has taken steps to put things right by tackling the underlying causes. The Trust commissioned Blumilk to develop an awareness raising campaign for…
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November 7, 2013


New Social Housing Business to Launch in 2015

A major new social housing provider with over 10,000 properties, based in Durham and operating across a large part of North East England is set to launch in 2015. Still under wraps is the branding developed by Blumilk in conjunction with the senior management team of the new enterprise. The business actually has four elements;…
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November 7, 2012