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Business News in County Durham

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Aycliffe-built Hitachi train completes maiden journey

Aycliffe-built Hitachi train completes maiden journey

Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Intercity Express trains built in Newton Aycliffe have completed their first journey in ahead of entering passenger service later this year.

County Durham Pallet Firm Backed By Barclays Boost

County Durham Pallet Firm Backed By Barclays Boost

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A Durham-headquartered pallet services provider is set to expand after securing a funding boost from Barclays.

Fresh jobs hope as Compound Photonics' Newton Aycliffe plant bought by US firm Kaiam Corporation

Fresh jobs hope as Compound Photonics' Newton Aycliffe plant bought by US firm Kaiam Corporation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

AROUND 100 highly-skilled jobs have been secured after a US firm confirmed a deal for a North-East microelectronics factory.

Ground Breaking At Barnard Castle GSK

Ground Breaking At Barnard Castle GSK

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

GSK’s manufacturing site in Barnard Castle today hosted a ground breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the site’s new aseptic sterile facility supporting the manufacture of medicines. This is part of GSK’s £92 million investment in the site announced last July.

Alex Wilby, Swinburne Maddison LLP

BLOG: Business growth: a lawyer’s perspective

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

As part of our spotlight on enterprise Alex Wilby a partner in the Corporate & Commercial Department of Swinburne Maddison LLP wrote this blog giving his views on business growth from a lawyer's point of view.

Durham brewing startup wins deal with supermarket chain one month after launching

Durham brewing startup wins deal with supermarket chain one month after launching

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Durham-based Autumn Brewing Co., a new brewing firm specialising in the production of gluten-free beers and lagers, is making an impressive start to life winning a deal with supermarket chain Booths.

North East water company named one of the most ethical firms in the world

North East water company named one of the most ethical firms in the world

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The North East’s main water supplier has been named one of the most ethical companies in the world after being one of just four UK firms to make it onto a global list.

Twenty new jobs just the start following launch of GAS Academy

Twenty new jobs just the start following launch of GAS Academy

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A growing North East employer is creating 20 jobs by launching the first phase of a new rolling apprenticeship initiative.

Oktoberfest Lands Transport Company Six Figure Contract

Oktoberfest Lands Transport Company Six Figure Contract

Monday, 20 March 2017

A MANUFACTURING company which makes plastic products from recycled milk cartons has awarded a six-figure transport contract on the back of a Durham Oktoberfest meeting.

Fund manager announced for £20m investment programme

Fund manager announced for £20m investment programme

Monday, 20 March 2017

AN INNOVATIVE local authority has announced its new funding partner for a £20m investment programme which will help businesses in County Durham grow and create thousands of jobs.

County Durham equestrian sportwear designer on track to make first million at 21

County Durham equestrian sportwear designer on track to make first million at 21

Friday, 17 March 2017

AN equestrian sportswear designer from the region is set to make her first million this year at just 21 years of age.

Work Gets Underway On Grade ll Listed Four Star Hotel

Work Gets Underway On Grade ll Listed Four Star Hotel

Friday, 17 March 2017

Work has now started on site to transform the Grade II listed Old Shire Hall in Durham City Centre into a stunning four-star 83-bedroom Hotel Indigo plus an 88-cover Marco Pierre White Steak House Bar and Grill, designed by leading architectural practice, Howarth Litchfield.

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