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TMD Friction’s H&S Manager receives national football coaching award

TMD Friction’s H&S Manager receives national football coaching award

The Health and Safety Manager at TMD Friction has received a top national football coaching award. Shaun Wilson was named Adults Grassroots Coach of the Year at the National Grassroots Football Awards. The award was presented by Sir Geoff Hurst in Leicester during the...

Footwear giant Sketchers steps into Dalton Park, creating 14 new jobs

Footwear giant Sketchers steps into Dalton Park, creating 14 new jobs

Footwear giant Skechers has become the latest addition to Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Destination. Stocking its hugely popular footwear, clothing and accessories for men, women and children, the new outlet store, which opened on Friday 5th August, has created 14 new...

Experienced businesswomen launch new venture to help growing SMEs

Experienced businesswomen launch new venture to help growing SMEs

A trio of experienced businesswomen have launched a new venture to help established entrepreneurs and growing SMEs take their success the next level. Denise Fielding, Alison Machin, and Leanne Fawcett have joined forces to launch Novus Business Collective. The new...

Friends launch new website to help golf club professionals

Friends launch new website to help golf club professionals

Two successful sport-mad friends are the brains behind a new price comparison site for golf equipment aiming to help local golf club professionals. Gary Hunter and Steven Presho, both low handicappers from East Durham, have secured significant investment to drive...

Construction work at Bracken Hill Business Park ramps up

Construction work at Bracken Hill Business Park ramps up

FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) is ramping up its investment at Bracken Hill Business Park in Peterlee with the development of a 2.58-acre site, which will become home to 51,975sq ft of new industrial space. Gemini Point, for which planning approval was granted in...

Musician Dave on the right track as he relaunches studios

Musician Dave on the right track as he relaunches studios

A talented musician is hoping to hit the right notes after the coronavirus pandemic forced him to put the launch of his music studios on hold. Dave Brown, who worked in London before returning to his native North East, originally opened Big Foot Studios in Horden,...

Family business to create 10 new jobs to support growth

Family business to create 10 new jobs to support growth

A family business which successfully diversified during the coronavirus pandemic is creating 10 new jobs as it continues to grow. AAA Caring Caretaker, which is known as Caring Caretaker, was founded by CEO Richard H Tucker MBE in 2015 to support an existing property...

Issue 8 of East Durham Business magazine out now

Issue 8 of East Durham Business magazine out now

The latest issue of East Durham Business magazine is out now. Issue 8 is packed with features and news updates from businesses and organisations around the region including: Clear Climate Sotech Seaham Hall Hotel The North East BIC East Durham College’s Technical...

Global senior management team visit TMD Friction in Hartlepool

Global senior management team visit TMD Friction in Hartlepool

TMD Friction’s global senior management team – including global CEO David Baines – have visited the UK’s only manufacturing facility in Hartlepool. The party, which also included Executive Vice President Liam Booth and managers from France and Germany, spent the day...

East Durham Business Network confirms date for networking event

East Durham Business Network confirms date for networking event

Join East Durham Business Network for a B2B networking event taking place later this month. The event will give attendees the chance to tell the network and its members about their environmental challenges and find out about the opportunities available to overcome...

Seaham company in the fast lane with Bugatti contract win

Seaham company in the fast lane with Bugatti contract win

A company which provides quality and recruitment services to automotive, aerospace and rail manufacturers has secured a contract with one of the world’s leading sports car brands. Smart Manufacturing Solutions, SMS Ltd, will provided highly skilled engineers to...

Seaham-based UMi chief executive awarded OBE

Seaham-based UMi chief executive awarded OBE

Nicki Clark, chief executive of UMi, has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in The Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours list, for her services to Business and Social Enterprise in North East England. Nicki is a founding director of the...

Peterlee renewables firm has clear vision for growth

Peterlee renewables firm has clear vision for growth

A County Durham company which has built a reputation as one of leading businesses within the renewables sector has announced ambitious growth plans. Clear Climate, based in Peterlee, has signalled its intention to double turnover, from £2.5m to £5m by the end of 2022...

Peterlee company Team Evolve win prestigious business award

Peterlee company Team Evolve win prestigious business award

Two military service leavers who set up their own business in the North East have been named Start-Up Business of the Year. Entrepreneurs Lee Simpson and Stuart Allan joined forces following their Army careers to launch a business together during the pandemic, and...

eCommerce consultancy relocates to Seaham office to support growth

eCommerce consultancy relocates to Seaham office to support growth

North East eCommerce Consultancy Rogers & Rogers have expanded their business by relocating from Peterlee to a newly opened office in Seaham. The move comes after the company, which delivers expert eCommerce and marketing advice, felt that Seaham would be a more...

Peterlee company Auxillis to hold recruitment open day

Peterlee company Auxillis to hold recruitment open day

Peterlee based accident management operation, Auxillis, has announced it is holding a recruitment open day on Thursday, April 28, at its Bracken Hill Business Park contact centre. Following a significant new business win and further growth with new partners set for...

Seaham company urges businesses to have their say on economic strategy

Seaham company urges businesses to have their say on economic strategy

A pioneering North East company which creates cutting-edge green technology is urging businesses across County Durham to have their say on consultation that will shape the area’s economic future. Solar power firm Power Roll has created an ultra-thin solar film which...

County Durham bids for Great British Railways headquarters

County Durham bids for Great British Railways headquarters

County Durham’s illustrious rail heritage, thriving train building industry and pioneering cultural and economic ambitions make it the ideal home for the Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters. That is the message from Durham County Council, which has submitted a...

Seaham company IPS backs Castle Eden Dene clean up operation

Seaham company IPS backs Castle Eden Dene clean up operation

Seaham company IPS Flow Systems has given its support to a campaign to clean up the tributaries that feed into Castle Eden Dene. Rhys Donald and Mark Atkinson from IPS joined the team from the Wear Rivers Trust to help improve the water quality of Wapping Burn, which...

Over 60 people registered for business networking event

Over 60 people registered for business networking event

Over 60 people from businesses and organisations around the region have signed up to attend next week's East Durham Business Network event. The event, at Seaham Hall Hotel, will also include updates about the progression of the County Durham Economic Strategy, which...

Hetton artist hopes to paint a brighter future for Ukraine

Hetton artist hopes to paint a brighter future for Ukraine

A North East artist is helping raise money for the victims of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through the magic of art. Kelsey Wilson, 29, is selling prints of a painting of Ukraine’s national flower ahead of Mother’s Day, with all proceeds being donated to the...

East Durham Business feature: Nicola Jayne Little, MINT Business Club

East Durham Business feature: Nicola Jayne Little, MINT Business Club

In this issue’s My Working Day feature, we chat to former teacher Nicola Jayne Little, who launched MINT Business Club in 2019 after years of building up a network of small business owners who were crying out for more than just business support. EDB: You launched MINT...

Go Green Training Academy opens in Peterlee

Go Green Training Academy opens in Peterlee

A new training academy has opened its doors in Peterlee. The Go Green Training Academy will deliver qualifications in the installation, servicing and maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs), helping trades people in the area take advantage of growing demand for...

Peterlee’s Seaward wins top apprenticeship award

Peterlee’s Seaward wins top apprenticeship award

An electrical test and measurement company has been named one of North East England’s best providers of adult apprenticeship training. Seaward, based in Peterlee, has been crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ by MTC Training, which is a commercial unit of Sunderland...

Northern Rights targets growth as it celebrates ten years in business

Northern Rights targets growth as it celebrates ten years in business

An organisation which helps disadvantaged people back into secure, sustainable employment has marked its 10th year in business by announcing further plans to grow. Northern Rights was launched in 2012 by Katherine Murray and Dawn Brown, who had for many years worked...

Automotive manufacturer announces plans to recruit more apprentices

Automotive manufacturer announces plans to recruit more apprentices

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, global automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced plans to recruit even more apprentices. Currently the Hartlepool-based company employs 18 apprentices in a range of disciplines across the business, while a further 12 full...

Over 50 people attend East Durham business networking event

Over 50 people attend East Durham business networking event

Over 50 people attended yesterday's East Durham Business Network event at East Durham College in Peterlee. Representatives from businesses and organisations including Clear Climate, SMS, Digital Drive County Durham, County Durham Community Foundation, Orca, Harbro...

Issue seven of East Durham Business magazine out next month

Issue seven of East Durham Business magazine out next month

Issue seven of the area's flagship magazine, East Durham Business, is due out next month. The magazine, which launched in 2019, includes features with businesses and organisations from around the region, with the cover star of this issue being Discovering Durham, the...

Business networking event at East Durham College almost sold out

Business networking event at East Durham College almost sold out

Next week's East Durham Business Network event at East Durham College is almost sold out. Eighty people have registered with only five tickets remaining. The event will see representatives from across the East Durham and North East area descend on the Peterlee...

Apprentices in the driving seat at Peterlee’s ZF

Apprentices in the driving seat at Peterlee’s ZF

Global automotive technology leader ZF has announced the recruitment or promotion of eleven apprentices as it starts the new year in the driving seat for growth. The Peterlee-based company, which produces camera safety equipment found in vehicles across the world,...

Limited places for East Durham business networking event

Limited places for East Durham business networking event

East Durham Business Network's first networking event of 2022 is almost fully booked. Network with your Neighbour is taking place on Wednesday, January 26, at East Durham College. Businesses from around the area are invited to attend, and so far nearly 70 people have...

East Durham Business magazine feature: The Will Guys

East Durham Business magazine feature: The Will Guys

Quaysar Rafique became a regular face at the East Durham Business Networks’ Zoom networking sessions during lockdown. He dropped by Novus Business Centre in Peterlee to chat to editor Leanne Fawcett about his company, The Will Guys. In this issue’s What’s Trending Now...

East Durham Business magazine feature: Seaham House Nursery

East Durham Business magazine feature: Seaham House Nursery

Finding the right nursery for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions to make as a parent. Seaham House Nursery, located on North Terrace, just a three-minute drive from Spectrum Business Park, offers unrivalled views of the beach and docks, creating a...

East Durham networking event announced for January

East Durham networking event announced for January

East Durham Business Network is delighted to announce the date of its first networking event of 2022. Network with your Neighbour will take place on Wednesday, January 26, at East Durham College. Businesses from around the area are invited to attend. Updates will be...

Businesses asked to support the clean up of Wapping Burn in Peterlee

Businesses asked to support the clean up of Wapping Burn in Peterlee

Businesses across Peterlee's industrial estates are being asked to support the clean up of the Wapping Burn. Regional organisation Wear Rivers Trust (WRT) is now working with businesses, volunteers and partners to improve the stretch of water, which flows from the...

East Durham Business magazine feature: Seaham Hall Hotel

East Durham Business magazine feature: Seaham Hall Hotel

Nearly two years after my last visit to the wonderful Seaham Hall Hotel – a real gem in the North East’s crown – because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was with open arms and ready-to-be-pampered muscles that I returned for a much needed spa day. Anyone who knows me...

Top national award win for Seaham fitness instructor

Top national award win for Seaham fitness instructor

An experienced fitness instructor has won a prestigious national award for the contribution she has made to Seaham’s community. Andrea Tweedy-Dixon has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years and was working as an instructor at Seaham Leisure Centre. However,...

Peterlee’s ZF makes 21 temporary workers permanent

Peterlee’s ZF makes 21 temporary workers permanent

Global automotive technology leader ZF has rewarded 21 temporary workers with permanent contracts, starting as of November 1. The staff, who were initially brought in to meet a demand in orders, were appointed through the Peterlee company’s recruitment partner,...

East Durham Funeral Service celebrates 50 years in business

East Durham Funeral Service celebrates 50 years in business

A Durham-based family-run funeral service are this month celebrating 50 successful years in business. East Durham Funeral Service, headed up by owner Philip Maddison intend to mark the occasion by giving their clients some special deals on pre-payment funeral plans in...

Read all issues of East Durham Business magazine online

Read all issues of East Durham Business magazine online

Every issue of East Durham Business magazine is available to read online, by visiting eastdurhambusiness.co.uk. The website is packed with news from businesses around the region, and you can also find out more about the advertising packages which are available both...

East Durham physiotherapist targets growth within business community

East Durham physiotherapist targets growth within business community

Physiotherapist Andy Atkinson is targeting growth within East Durham’s business community as he looks to make the transition from part to full time self-employment. With over 15 years’ experience within the health and wellbeing sector, Andy launched Atkinson...

Turtle Bay announces date for the opening of its new Durham restaurant

Turtle Bay announces date for the opening of its new Durham restaurant

Turtle Bay is opening the doors to its new Durham restaurant on Friday, October 15. Durham’s first Caribbean restaurant and bar opens on The Riverwalk Durham with a brand new cocktail menu, Caribbean soul food classics and island beach shack party vibes, every day -...

Peterlee manufacturing company doubles in size after relocation

Peterlee manufacturing company doubles in size after relocation

East Durham Business magazine feature - Central Doorset Manufacturing. Earlier this year Central Doorset Manufacturing relocated its fast-growing business into the former Dewhirst building on the North West Industrial Estate in Peterlee. Just seven months on, the...

Durham firm prepares to open US head office to support global growth

Durham firm prepares to open US head office to support global growth

Durham-based outsourcing firm, Hudson Outsourcing, is preparing to open a US head office in Florida, after expansion to over 20 countries around the world. To meet this global demand, they have rebranded with a fresh look, a new website and a revised motto – ‘A global...

Issue 6 of East Durham Business magazine out now

Issue 6 of East Durham Business magazine out now

The latest issue of the area's flagship business magazine, East Durham Business, is out now. Issue six features news and updates from companies across the region, including Peterlee firm Central Doorset Manufacturing, Delanoy Funeral Services, East Durham Business...

Power Roll partners with Filia to democratise solar power

Power Roll partners with Filia to democratise solar power

Rollable solar film promises affordable, power-generating photovoltaic blackout window blinds for millions of people living in apartments Power Roll and Filia Solar have signed an Application Development Partner Agreement to explore the use of Power Roll’s solar film...

East Durham Business Service welcomes four new tenants

East Durham Business Service welcomes four new tenants

Support organisation East Durham Business Service has welcomed four new tenants to Novus Business Centre. Team Evolve, Claire McPhail Counselling, Galaxy Letts and East Durham Counselling have all moved into the Peterlee facility, which provides office space to new...

Cabinet to be asked to agree near £50m investment in growth of NETPark

Cabinet to be asked to agree near £50m investment in growth of NETPark

The North East’s premier science and technology park looks set to expand, with councillors being asked to support a near £50m investment in its growth. NETPark at Sedgefield will be extended with a new third phase, should Durham County Council’s Cabinet agree to...