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Businesses around Hadrian's Wall have been picking up tips to add value to visitors' experiences of the area - and hopefully, boost tourism spending in the North East. Karen Dent reports for nebusiness
As a World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall and the surrounding area is bang on the global tourist map. But now businesses in what is known as Hadrian's Wall Country - a corridor stretching from Wallsend in the east to Ravenglass in the west - are aiming to give them a bit more information and retain them in the region for longer.
A series of workshops have been building up business owners' knowledge of the area, from Roman culture to the geology of the Wall corridor, so they can pass that knowledge on to tourists.
Results of a study on how to boost the benefits of having world heritage sites will be outlined at a conference in Northumberland today.
The first Hadrian's Wall world heritage site conference is taking place at Hexham Auction Mart.
The aim is to promote wider understanding of the Wall and how it is managed, as well as encouraging wider participation in the range of issues, challenges and opportunities.
Businesses in Northumberland can get free financial help to stay ahead of the game.
To celebrate 25 years in practice, Hexham-based accountant Patricia Arnold is organising a series of free financial seminars entitled "Finding the Silver Lining".
They are designed to help local businesses stay ahead of the game in difficult times and the ever-changing tax legislation.
The weather may be cold and wet but a new concept in flavoured ices is selling like hot cakes in Northumberland.
The Hawaiian Ice treat is flavoured 'shaved' ice served in a cone like a traditional ice cream.
Shave Ice - the company which introduced the idea to Europe - has just picked up a top award.
A new organisation designed to support and sustain businesses based in rural west Northumberland has been launched.
The Mid-Tyne Business Forum will also aim to help companies in and around the area build new, mutually beneficial links with each other, and will encourage members to buy local wherever possible to help enhance the local economy.
A seven-strong committee of local business people has been formed after an initial meeting to discuss the aims and ambitions of the forum attracted more than 30 attendees. And plans are now being put in place for the forum's first networking event, which will be held early next year.