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Business News in County Durham

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General Business News

New jobs created as Galliford Try starts on four schemes worth more than £13m

New jobs created as Galliford Try starts on four schemes worth more than £13m

Friday, 26 May 2017

A raft of new jobs are set to be created at developer Galliford Try Partnerships North, which is working on new projects with a combined value of more than £13m.

Durham architects set to work on Chorley-based digital startup hub

Durham architects set to work on Chorley-based digital startup hub

Friday, 26 May 2017

Durham-based architecture practice Howarth Litchfield has won a deal to develop the next stage of an £8.4m digital office park in Lancashire.

Esh Group names successor to the late Brian Manning

Esh Group names successor to the late Brian Manning

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Esh Group has announced the appointment of Andy Radcliffe as Chief Executive of Esh Group, following the passing of Brian Manning.

Specialist Scheme Creates Over £12m New Business For North East Manufacturers

Specialist Scheme Creates Over £12m New Business For North East Manufacturers

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Businesses participating in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) are achieving impressive results, with businesses involved so far reporting a forecasted increase in turnover of over £12.7m, achieving over 20% growth per annum on average.

Delight for bosses at Seaham's Spectrum Business Park as Northumbrian Water agrees tenancy deal

Delight for bosses at Seaham's Spectrum Business Park as Northumbrian Water agrees tenancy deal

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

BOSSES at an office hub say the development has secured its largest private sector tenant.

Workshops to win business with Durham County Council

Workshops to win business with Durham County Council

Monday, 22 May 2017

Workshops to help businesses find out how to provide products and services to Durham County Council are being held this month.

Hi-tech jobs come north as Seaham's BE Group invests in artificial intelligence company

Hi-tech jobs come north as Seaham's BE Group invests in artificial intelligence company

Monday, 22 May 2017

Hi tech jobs will be created in the North East after a County Durham company invested in an up-and-coming technology business.

BLOG: 10 Finance Terms Explained

BLOG: 10 Finance Terms Explained

Friday, 19 May 2017

Our spotlight topic for May and June is Finance. Here our Innovation Development Manager Jenny Kwok has explained ten finance terms that you may or may not have come across in business. How many do you already know?

Hargreaves Services Disposes Of Underground Mining Equipment

Hargreaves Services Disposes Of Underground Mining Equipment

Friday, 19 May 2017

Durham-based mining, energy and logistics company Hargreaves Services has signed a deal to sell its surplus underground mining equipment to an overseas buyer.

Bishop Auckland micro business beats off competition from across the UK

Bishop Auckland micro business beats off competition from across the UK

Friday, 19 May 2017

Bishop Auckland small business Durham Hens Limited has scooped the national award for Micro Business of the Year, beating off stiff competition, at this year’s FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards. The award winners were announced by Tim Campbell MBE at a glittering ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on the 10th May.

Businesses Flock To Oktoberfest As Event Marks 10 Years

Businesses Flock To Oktoberfest As Event Marks 10 Years

Friday, 19 May 2017

DOZENS of businesses have already booked their spot at Durham Oktoberfest, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday.

Can-do attitude is key to success for County Durham Marmax

Can-do attitude is key to success for County Durham Marmax

Friday, 19 May 2017

From its early beginnings of using recycled plastic to make potato storage boxes, Marmax is now responsible for a raft of goods, ranging from picnic tables to dog agility equipment.

Homeware manufacturer upbeat despite profit dip

Homeware manufacturer upbeat despite profit dip

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A County Durham homeware manufacturer believes it is in a "strong position" from which to grow despite Brexit increasing costs and ultimately impacting its profit performance.

County Durham Community Club Is Boxing Clever With Gordon Brown Law Firm

County Durham Community Club Is Boxing Clever With Gordon Brown Law Firm

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A COUNTY Durham boxing club has secured a larger new home in the shape of a disused church with the help of the Small Business Services Team at Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP (GBLF).

Fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures manages £57.5m fund to help businesses across the North

Fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures manages £57.5m fund to help businesses across the North

Thursday, 18 May 2017

North East fintech firm Growth Capital Ventures is set to help ambitious businesses access capital to grow from a £57.5m investment fund.

North East furniture manufacturer hopes to make an impression at London design festival

North East furniture manufacturer hopes to make an impression at London design festival

Thursday, 18 May 2017

A North East furniture manufacturer steeped in heritage will be taking its wares to the UK’s leading design festival in London this month.

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