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Business News in County Durham

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Fastest 50 launched to highlight the North East's top growing companies

Fastest 50 launched to highlight the North East's top growing companies

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The search to find the North East’s fastest growing companies has begun with the launch of the Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 for 2017 – the 20th time the annual survey of the region’s pace-setting businesses has taken place.

Next phase of Forrest Park scheme to begin

Next phase of Forrest Park scheme to begin

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The next phase of a development which is set to bring more than 3,000 jobs and an economic boost of nearly half a billion pounds begins this week.

£15m deal will bring Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White restaurant to Durham

£15m deal will bring Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White restaurant to Durham

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Former Shire Hall will be converted into a four-star boutique hotel, creating around 60 jobs.

Employment Survey

Employment Survey

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Police and Crime Commissioners for Cleveland and Durham and their criminal justice partners have launched a consultation to gain a greater understanding about employers attitudes to recruiting people who have previously offended.

 

 

North East sees boom in knowledge economy, official figures show

North East sees boom in knowledge economy, official figures show

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Companies in the knowledge economy grow by more than 50% in the last five years - one of the highest rates of growth in the UK.

Takeover talks ongoing as Quantum Pharma more than doubles pretax profits

Takeover talks ongoing as Quantum Pharma more than doubles pretax profits

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

North East pharmaceutical company Quantum Pharma has reported a strong half year in business, revealing healthy increases in both sales and profits.

Faerch Plast hires 50 new staff after major investment and acquisitions

Faerch Plast hires 50 new staff after major investment and acquisitions

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Over the last two years the food tray maker has acquired two rival companies

Hitachi's 65-strong fleet for East Coast main line due to enter service next year

Hitachi's 65-strong fleet for East Coast main line due to enter service next year

Monday, 21 August 2017

Hitachi Rail Europe has ramped up testing on rolling stock destined to be made in the North-East.

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Durham County Council to Showcase Investments made to Support Growth in the Region to Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Minister

Monday, 21 August 2017

Minister to be shown Durham’s innovative approach that will deliver the spirit of the Northern Powerhouse.

Adderstone Group snaps up Atom Bank HQ in major investment deal

Adderstone Group snaps up Atom Bank HQ in major investment deal

Friday, 18 August 2017

Newcastle based property company Adderstone Group has completed the purchase of the Rivergreen Centre in one of the most significant investment deals of the year.

Excellence in technology sees council shortlisted

Excellence in technology sees council shortlisted

Friday, 18 August 2017

Durham County Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in recognition of its use of technology.

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