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Seaham-based property company announces latest acquisition

Seaham-based property company announces latest acquisition

Clearwater Developments, led by Ranj Gill and Gursh Kahlon, has announced the acquisition of another building, 1b Lighthouse View, in Spectrum Business Park Seaham. The Seaham-based development company, which began trading in 2011, is on a mission to rejuvenate...

Everflow strengthens nationwide reach with Veolia partnership

Everflow strengthens nationwide reach with Veolia partnership

Everflow, the UK’s leading multi-utility provider, has partnered with Veolia, the leading player in waste management and environmental solutions. The partnership underscores Everflow’s commitment to enhancing its service offerings and providing competitive rates...

Everflow CFO re-appointed to MOSL’s Strategic Panel

Everflow CFO re-appointed to MOSL’s Strategic Panel

James Cleave, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Board Member of Everflow, the UK’s leading multi-utility provider, has been re-appointed to serve on the Strategic Panel of The Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL). As the market operator for the...

Peterlee’s Asbestos Audit appoints new finance manager

Peterlee’s Asbestos Audit appoints new finance manager

Peterlee company Asbestos Audit has announced the appointment of Leanne McIntyre as finance manager. Leanne, from Blyth, will be responsible for financial planning, data analysis, payroll, bank reconciliation and credit control. With an accountancy degree from...

Trimdon among locations chosen for new home to work bus service

Trimdon among locations chosen for new home to work bus service

A bookable bus service has been launched in County Durham to make it easier for people to get to work. Durham County Council has launched Link2work, a new flexible service which allows people to get the bus to work where local bus services are not available. The...

Peterlee-based Everflow welcomes Chairperson to guide growth

Peterlee-based Everflow welcomes Chairperson to guide growth

Everflow, the leading utilities provider for businesses, has announced the appointment of Lucy Armstrong as its new Chairperson. Lucy joins Everflow to guide and support as it continues its growth journey, while also preserving its values as it expands into other...

Strong growth and recruitment for Peterlee battery manufacturer

Strong growth and recruitment for Peterlee battery manufacturer

Peterlee manufacturer Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT) plans to recruit and heavily invest in its UK and overseas sites as it embarks on an ambitious growth strategy. The company, which designs and manufactures customised rechargeable battery packs for a range of...

My Working Day: Courtney Lynn from Mullen Stoker

My Working Day: Courtney Lynn from Mullen Stoker

Courtney Lynn from Mullen Stoker on a typical working day with the accountancy firm. In this issue’s My Working Day feature, we chat to Courtney Lynn, who has recently been appointed office co-ordinator at Belmont-based chartered accountancy and IT firm Mullen Stoker....

East Durham business finance brokerage appoints two new directors

East Durham business finance brokerage appoints two new directors

A North East finance brokerage has appointed two new directors to the business. Castle Eden-based Dealer Net Finance has promoted Sam Musgrave and Kavan Young to the role of Directors within the business. The strategic internal promotions come at a time of growth for...

Blackhall man celebrates 30 years with Peterlee packging firm

Blackhall man celebrates 30 years with Peterlee packging firm

Blackhall Colliery man, Gary Bell, has celebrated his thirty-year anniversary working at BoxWay Packaging Group, the Peterlee-based innovative, customer-focussed, design-led corrugated cardboard business. Gary started work as a printer in 1992 when the cardboard...

Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into telecoms

Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into telecoms

Everflow, one of the UK’s leading business utility providers, has launched a proof-of-concept project in the telecoms sector. This adds to the water supply and waste collection services that the business already provides. As businesses navigate the complexities of the...

Key appointment at Peterlee-based manufacturer Seaward

Key appointment at Peterlee-based manufacturer Seaward

A leader in electrical safety testing technology has announced a new appointment as it continues to expand its global footprint. Bringing a wealth of experience from a diverse engineering and business development background, Richard Bennett joins Seaward,...

Go North East shaping the future of skilled workers

Go North East shaping the future of skilled workers

Go North East, the region's largest transport provider, is set to grow the number of apprentices employed within the company as the bus network continues to expand. Currently, the company is training 18 apprentices across various engineering disciplines. These...

Cleaning company directors talk about their plans for growth in 2024

Cleaning company directors talk about their plans for growth in 2024

Steven and Hollie Holmes, founders of Orca Cleaning Group, chat about their company’s growth from one man band to a team of 11 delivering contracts across the country. It’s nearly eight years since husband and wife duo Steven and Hollie Holmes founded their industrial...

UMi welcomes new neighbours to Navigators Point

UMi welcomes new neighbours to Navigators Point

Dedicated to helping businesses go further, UMi has offered a home for another like-minded business in the area following their move to Navigator’s Point. Located in Belmont Business Park in Durham, Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), a registered charity delivering...

My Working Day: Ellie Walton from Peterlee’s ZF

My Working Day: Ellie Walton from Peterlee’s ZF

Ellie Walton is HR Assistant and former apprentice at Peterlee-based global automotive technology leader ZF. Ellie, 24, tells us more about her role with the company, what it’s like working for a large multi-national and what she likes most about the job… EDB: You...

Peterlee boss celebrates first volts from Dogger Bank

Peterlee boss celebrates first volts from Dogger Bank

The Peterlee boss of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm HQ in South Tyneside celebrated the first electricity from the world’s largest offshore wind farm arriving in England this week. The electric current, which arrived from 130 kilometres out in the North Sea was recorded...

Meet the businessmen putting Seaham on the map

Meet the businessmen putting Seaham on the map

Ranjeet Gill and Gursh Kahlon are on a journey to play their part in the ongoing regeneration of their hometown of Seaham which they helped start. Today, their investment in commercial and residential property can be seen in all corners of the town and they have no...

Peterlee company opens its doors for trade event

Peterlee company opens its doors for trade event

Peterlee company Harbro Lighting and Electrical is opening its doors to showcase some of its most popular products. The Trade Show Calibration Day takes place on Thursday, September 28, at the company’s showroom on the South West Industrial Estate in Peterlee. The day...

Growth programme launched for County Durham businesses

Growth programme launched for County Durham businesses

A new programme to help businesses enhance their productivity and accelerate growth has been launched in County Durham. Durham County Council is funding the Durham Business Growth Programme, a new scheme which has been launched today by Business Durham, the council’s...

East Durham Business Network announces date for next event

East Durham Business Network announces date for next event

East Durham Business Network will host its next networking event on Tuesday, September 19, at Seaham Hall Hotel. The event will see the introduction of the group’s new co-chairmen, Ranj Gill and Gursh Kahlon, directors of commercial property company Clearwater...

Swinburne Maddison completes MBO of Washington company

Swinburne Maddison completes MBO of Washington company

Leading Durham law firm, Swinburne Maddison, has concluded work on a management buy-out (MBO) at NE&C Windows and Doors (NE&C) in Washington. The law firm advised the current management team in respect of the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of...

Work begins on £61m expansion of NETPark

Work begins on £61m expansion of NETPark

Work is underway on the £61m expansion of one of the UK’s premier science parks following the appointment of a contractor. Led by Durham County Council, the development of phase three of The North East Technology Park (NETPark) at Sedgefield has begun, after Kier was...

UMi begins new era with office move

UMi begins new era with office move

Following significant investment to bring the 10,000 sq. ft. premises up to the highest environmental and sustainability standards, Durham-based B Corp certified business UMi have now moved into their new office space at Navigators Point. The office space, based in...

New business unit for growing Seaham company

New business unit for growing Seaham company

Improving capabilities is an ongoing priority at CustomerKNECT and to support this the company has opened a new business unit within its existing premises in Seaham. The ‘Managed Services’ business unit is situated within the 140,000 sq ft main facility at Foxcover...

Work starts on £250m garden village at Seaham

Work starts on £250m garden village at Seaham

The creation of a new landscape-led garden village on the Durham Coast is underway as three housing developers lay the foundations for the development of a new thriving community. Existing infrastructure works are underway on the new Seaham Garden Village development,...

East Durham Business magazine feature: AAA Caring Caretaker

East Durham Business magazine feature: AAA Caring Caretaker

After nearly eight years in Newton Aycliffe, the firm is about to complete it’s move to flagship premises in Bowburn as it embarks on an ambitious growth journey. AAA is also under new leadership, as MD Alison Stephenson takes over from dad Richard H Tucker MBE who is...

Over 70 people book for next East Durham networking event

Over 70 people book for next East Durham networking event

Over 70 business people have booked their place at the next East Durham Business Network event. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 4, at Seaham Hall Hall and Spa. Networking and registration will open from 8.30am and the event itself will start at 9am. As...

Accountancy firm Mullen Stoker appoints its fourth director

Accountancy firm Mullen Stoker appoints its fourth director

North East accountancy firm Mullen Stoker has announced the appointment of its fourth director. Client manager Faye Allan has been promoted into the senior management role, joining founding directors Neil Mullen and Gary Stoker along with appointed director Stephen...

Dozens of businesses register for East Durham Business Network event

Dozens of businesses register for East Durham Business Network event

The next East Durham Business Network event will take place on Tuesday, 4th July within the stunning setting of the Ballroom suite of the 5* Seaham Hall Hall and Spa. Networking and registration will open from 8.30am and the event itself will start at 9am. Already...

New NSK work has strong bearing on growth for Gateshead’s Advantex

New NSK work has strong bearing on growth for Gateshead’s Advantex

Gateshead technology specialist Advantex has won a five-figure contract to provide state-of-the-art digital surveillance and security technology at a County-Durham automotive bearings manufacturer. The move sees the Follingsby Park-based firm supplying Peterlee’s NSK...

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

The next East Durham Business Network event will take place on Tuesday, 4th July within the stunning setting of the Ballroom suite of the 5* Seaham Hall Hall and Spa. Networking and registration will open from 8.30am and the event itself will start at 9am. As always...

Visit County Durham Chairman to retire after 14 years

Visit County Durham Chairman to retire after 14 years

Visit County Durham’s long-serving Chair has announced he will retire next month after 14 years of dedicated service. Ivor Stolliday was appointed Chair of the Visit County Durham Ltd board in 2009 and has proven a dedicated and inspirational ambassador for the...

New sales office and showhome to open at Bowburn development

New sales office and showhome to open at Bowburn development

Bellway Durham is preparing to open a sales arena at new housing development in Bowburn. The housebuilder is building 91 homes at Clarence Gate, which forms part of the Integra 61 commercial and residential scheme situated just off Junction 61 of the A1(M). The...

A decade of success for Peterlee-based the Employability Trust

A decade of success for Peterlee-based the Employability Trust

How one man’s passion to make a difference has changed the lives of almost 400 people from East Durham. It’s just over 10 years since businessman Bill Marley founded charitable organisation The Employability Trust – created to help disadvantaged people gain the skills...

More than 40 apprenticeships up for grabs at Durham County Council

More than 40 apprenticeships up for grabs at Durham County Council

Electricians, plasterers, civil engineers and business administrators are among more than 40 apprenticeships roles on offer at Durham County Council. Applications are open now, with a closing date of Sunday 21 May, and successful applicants will take up their posts in...

Automotive manufacturer TMD Friction secures over £2m of investment

Automotive manufacturer TMD Friction secures over £2m of investment

Automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has secured over £2m of investment to upgrade three paint lines and technology for some of its grinding machines. Bosses at the Hartlepool plant put forward a business case to upgrade the paint lines and were successful in securing...

County Durham firm opens second office as it expands regionally

County Durham firm opens second office as it expands regionally

An established North East chartered accountancy firm has opened a second office in the region as it continues to grow. Mullen Stoker, whose head office is based at Mandale Business Park at Belmont in County Durham, recently moved to One Trinity Green in South Shields...

Twelve months free tenancy up for grabs at Peterlee industrial park

Twelve months free tenancy up for grabs at Peterlee industrial park

FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) is offering businesses the opportunity to win a free 12-month tenancy - worth tens of thousands of pounds - at its new Gemini Point development on Bracken Hill Industrial Estate in Peterlee. To enter, businesses are invited to submit...

County Durham Growth Fund helps East Durham businesses to expand

County Durham Growth Fund helps East Durham businesses to expand

Since launching four years ago, the County Durham Growth Fund has supported the creation of hundreds of jobs and helped dozens of businesses expand. And recently the fund has helped two East Durham companies to move to new premises and invest in state-of-the-art...

Issue 10 of East Durham Business magazine due out next week

Issue 10 of East Durham Business magazine due out next week

Issue 10 of the area's flagship magazine, East Durham Business, is due out next week. This issue is packed with features and news from businesses around area, including The Employability Trust, East Durham Trust, The Royal George, Delanoy Funeral Services, AAA Caring...

Paid placements at Believe Housing break down barriers to work

Paid placements at Believe Housing break down barriers to work

Two paid work placements have been created by believe housing, and they are offered exclusively to customers of the housing association. The part-time administrative roles are open to people aged 24 or older, who have no prior experience but are looking to start or...

East Durham networking event almost fully booked

East Durham networking event almost fully booked

After a five month hiatus the next East Durham Business Network event will take place on Wednesday, 8th March within the stunning setting of the Ballroom suite of the 5* Seaham Hall Hall and Spa. Networking and registration will open from 8.30am and the event itself...

CEO of Seaham-based UMi joins B Lab UK board of trustees

CEO of Seaham-based UMi joins B Lab UK board of trustees

Nicki Clark OBE, Chief Executive of business support consultancy UMi, has been appointed to on the board of Trustees for B Lab UK, the non-profit network championing B Corps and driving high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and...

New MD at Murton modular housing manufacturer CoreHaus

New MD at Murton modular housing manufacturer CoreHaus

CoreHaus, a County Durham-based modular housing manufacturer, has promoted Dan Selby to managing director to drive its continued growth and expansion. Dan originally joined the company as operations manager in 2020 and was instrumental in setting up the production...

Seaham-based UMi achieves Gold Better Health at Work Award

Seaham-based UMi achieves Gold Better Health at Work Award

UMi makes it easier for businesses across the UK to do more and go further by finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance to help them make better business decisions, more quickly. The Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of...

Advertise your business in East Durham Business magazine

Advertise your business in East Durham Business magazine

The next issue of East Durham Business magazine is due out next month and there's still time to advertise your business in it. The publication is hand delivered to companies, organisations and leisure outlets across the region and posted to a database of a further 300...

New appointments spearhead growth for Peterlee’s Seaward in 2023

New appointments spearhead growth for Peterlee’s Seaward in 2023

Peterlee-based electrical test and measurement company Seaward has announced several senior appointments as it continues to invest in resources and develop expanding national and international operations. Alison Thompson has been appointed as HR Manager in a new role...

Murton company aims to be a £50m turnover firm by 2025

Murton company aims to be a £50m turnover firm by 2025

A catering company which provides equipment to hotels, restaurants and bars is fast-tracking plans to become a £50m turnover business. E Catering, based at Jade Business Park, has seen operations grow by 700 per cent since the current owner bought it in 2019....

New UK Plant Manager for automotive manufacturer TMD Friction

New UK Plant Manager for automotive manufacturer TMD Friction

Automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced the appointment of Michael Hoggart as new UK Plant Manager. Michael was previously employed at Gestamp in Newton Aycliffe as Operations Manager and with over 32 years working for the company, he brings a wealth of...

East Durham Business magazine feature: Smart Manufacturing Solutions

East Durham Business magazine feature: Smart Manufacturing Solutions

Smart Manufacturing Solutions was founded by directors Pete Williams, Craig Wood, and Adam Smith at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people called them crazy for even trying to launch a business during such challenging times. But the trio backed themselves...

Businesses asked to support Great North Air Ambulance this Christmas

Businesses asked to support Great North Air Ambulance this Christmas

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) is asking businesses to consider donating the cost of one extra meal at the staff Christmas party to help keep the helicopters in the air over the festive period. It is entirely charitably funded with each mission costing on...

Growing estate agency expands into County Durham

Growing estate agency expands into County Durham

A growing North-East estate agency has expanded its brand further into the region after the launch of Igomove Durham North. Helen Archer will lead the latest branch of a hybrid agency that prides itself on delivering a ‘more personal service at a fair fixed price’ –...