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About The Sphere Group

The Sphere Group is a Newcastle-based insurance broker and risk management firm. It provides insurance broking services to a variety of businesses as well as high net worth individuals.On April 8th, 2022, The Sphere Group was acquired by JM Glendinning. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Sphere Group Headquarter Location

Newcastle, England,

United Kingdom

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North East deals of the week: key investments, contracts and acquisitions

Apr 12, 2022

North East deals of the week: key investments, contracts and acquisitions Companies sealing deals this week include Sphere Group, Womble Bond Dickinson, Fabric Academy and PragmatIC Semiconductor 03:00, 12 APR 2022 Ben Foster, relationship director at HSBC UK and Nigel Emmerson, head of Womble Bond Dickinson's Newcastle Office (Image: Kevin Gibson Photography Ltd) Sign up to FREE email alerts from BusinessLive - North East - a direct briefing of the latest headlines to start the day Something went wrong, please try again later.Invalid Email Subscribe We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Thank you for subscribing!We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has received £4m in funding from HSBC UK to support its move into Newcastle city centre to take up space in a new landmark office building. The company, the region’s largest law firm, has been based on the Quayside for more than 20 years, with its 420 staff currently spread over two offices. Later this year, however, the firm is bringing them together under one roof at the new Spark building at Newcastle Helix. Newcastle Helix represents a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Legal & General and Newcastle University, bringing together industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers to form an internationally renowned innovation cluster. Established in 2009, The Sphere Group was a Gauntlet Group network member before being acquired by JM Glendinning Group, which has its head office in Leeds. The business will continue to trade as The Sphere Group and retain its team of seven insurance professionals, including managing director Alan Oliver. It will move to the premises of JM Glendinning Insurance Brokers North East, at Gosforth Business Park, which has been part of the JMG Group since 2013, joining 23 JM Glendinning staff who work predominantly with SME clients in the Newcastle office. Church Point Holiday Park, Newbiggin by the Sea, which is part of Parkdean Resorts (Image: Parkdean Resorts) The Newcastle-based company, which has 66 parks around the UK, is making the spend on new accommodation, new and upgraded activities and facilities, and installing park-wide Wi-Fi to further improve customers’ experience in the continuing staycation boom. The firm, which has its head office in Gosforth, said its advance bookings are at record levels, prompting a recruitment drive for 7,000 seasonal jobs, as well as a number of full-time jobs, across sales, food and beverage, and housekeeping, to add to the 2,000 jobs created last year. Left to right: Fabric Academy's Lisa Eaton and Maddy Houghton with Jonathan Armitage of NEL Fund Managers. (Image: NEL Fund Managers.) Fabric Academy creates and delivers webinars and courses for marketers at all stages of their careers, to help them boost the skills needed to develop successful marketing campaigns. Set up at the beginning of the pandemic, the firm has seen more than 600 people complete its courses over the last 15 months, with candidates signing up from all over the UK and Europe, and from as far afield as the US, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. The Fabric Academy has worked with regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers to bring in a £45,000 North East Small Loan Fund investment, supported by the European Regional Development Fund. It will use investment to enhance its website and digital marketing activities, as well as to bring in skilled staff to help it grow. Two new jobs are expected to be created in the coming months, with more to follow as the business expands. A high-tech manufacturer of flexible electrical circuits that are thinner than a human hair is launching a £68m ($90m) factory in County Durham. A CGI showing what PragmatIC Park will look like. (Image: Supplied by PragmatIC Semiconductor) PragmatIC Semiconductor - which already runs a production line at nearby NETPark - has s ecured £68m series C funding including £3.8m ($5m) from Swiss packaging company Amcor and will launch the North East manufacturing facility which is estimated to double its workforce, creating 125 highly skilled jobs by the end of this year. Work is currently under way to build the factory and commission the FlexLogIC fabrication line which expected to ramp up production to billions of circuits by 2023. The investment is PragmatIC's largest to date and the new site - called PragmatIC Park - will provide space for at least four additional production lines to support continued growth in demand for its products. John Johnston, Bernicia chief executive (Image: Supplied by Gordon Arnott) The investment will focus on building at least 600 new homes across the region, delivering major works to improve existing properties and neighbourhoods and helping people into work. Tenants’ views have helped shape Bernicia’s new corporate strategy, which outlines how it will deliver its services at a time of major financial pressures on households. Read More

  • When was The Sphere Group founded?

    The Sphere Group was founded in 2009.

  • Where is The Sphere Group's headquarters?

    The Sphere Group's headquarters is located at Newcastle.

  • What is The Sphere Group's latest funding round?

    The Sphere Group's latest funding round is Acquired.

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