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Business News in County Durham

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General Business News

Shredding company ditches plastic bags as it celebrates fifth birthday

Shredding company ditches plastic bags as it celebrates fifth birthday

Friday, 25 May 2018

A shredding company owned by a former professional footballer is making major changes to its collection processes as it celebrates its fifth birthday.

18 North East firms make list of UK's 1000 most inspiring companies

18 North East firms make list of UK's 1000 most inspiring companies

Friday, 25 May 2018

A total of 18 firms from across the North East have been singled out among the UK’s most inspiring after making it into a prestigious annual list from the London Stock Exchange.

ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Call centre ResQ celebrated its 12th anniversary by organising a charity football match at the Stadium of Light.

£2m distribution centre near completion for Stiller warehousing firm

£2m distribution centre near completion for Stiller warehousing firm

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Newton Aycliffe logistics firm, Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is set to open its doors to potential employees as part of its latest recruitment campaign ahead of another expansion which is close to completion.

County Durham academy creates 25 new apprenticeships with Learning Curve Group

County Durham academy creates 25 new apprenticeships with Learning Curve Group

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Learning Curve Group has embarked on a significant recruitment drive as part of the launch of its new ‘Purple People Academy’.

Dutch manufacturer invests in North East

Dutch manufacturer invests in North East

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Lightweight Containers, a Dutch-based manufacturer of lightweight kegs for the drinks industry, has chosen to locate its first UK manufacturing plant in County Durham.

Funding and support available for manufacturing with printed and flexible electronic technologies

Funding and support available for manufacturing with printed and flexible electronic technologies

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, is a key partner in supporting the latest phase of a project encouraging innovative companies to access new markets with printed electronics.

Ronco Engineering becomes first firm to secure investment from £120m North East Fund

Ronco Engineering becomes first firm to secure investment from £120m North East Fund

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

A growing engineering firm has become the first to secure investment from the new £12m North East Fund.

PragmatIC reinvents electronics manufacturing for the mass market

PragmatIC reinvents electronics manufacturing for the mass market

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

PragmatIC, a world leader in ultra-low cost flexible electronics, is proud to announce that the first FlexLogIC™ “fab-in-a-box” has now been installed and commissioned in its facility at NETPark, Sedgefield, UK.

Barnard Castle company wins second innovation award

Barnard Castle company wins second innovation award

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Honeyman Group Ltd, Barnard Castle based pharmaceutical water specialist, has won its second innovation award in a month.

Caterpillar staff recognised for breathing new life into Peterlee wildlife habitat

Caterpillar staff recognised for breathing new life into Peterlee wildlife habitat

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A group of passionate volunteers who have given up their time to bring a neglected wildlife habitat back to life have been recognised with a Caring for Your Environment award.

Business owners invited to mark £120m investment opportunities at North East Fund's Durham event

Business owners invited to mark £120m investment opportunities at North East Fund's Durham event

Monday, 21 May 2018

County Durham companies looking for investment to help grow their business, create jobs and deliver new innovations are being invited to a special event being held to mark the launch of the North East Fund (NEF), a £120m investment pot delivering significant funding opportunities to regional SMEs. 

Durham University and Northumbrian Water sign partnership to tackle water challenges

Durham University and Northumbrian Water sign partnership to tackle water challenges

Monday, 21 May 2018

Durham University and Northumbrian Water have joined together to help tackle water-related challenges and opportunities affecting society and the environment.

Apply for an apprenticeship at Durham County Council

Apply for an apprenticeship at Durham County Council

Monday, 21 May 2018

An award-winning former apprentice is encouraging others to follow in his footsteps by applying for one of 36 new roles being offered at Durham County Council.

Amazon announces Academy business event for SMEs in the North East

Amazon announces Academy business event for SMEs in the North East

Monday, 21 May 2018

Amazon have officially opened registrations for its first ever Amazon Academy event in Newcastle, taking place on Tuesday 5 June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Forth Street.

Atom Bank sponsors North East tech careers event

Atom Bank sponsors North East tech careers event

Monday, 21 May 2018

Atom bank, the bank built exclusively for smartphone and tablet, has partnered with Tech Talent 2018 to take advantage of expertise in the region as it expands its technology team.

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