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Business News in County Durham

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General Business News

Graphene helps sportswear brand get a run on competitors

Graphene helps sportswear brand get a run on competitors

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A UK sportswear brand has become the first company to incorporate graphene into running and fitness shoes, with the help of experts at the University of Manchester where the new wonder material was first isolated.

CPI and Durham University collaborate to commercialise nanotechnology-enabled products

CPI and Durham University collaborate to commercialise nanotechnology-enabled products

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Durham University have announced a new collaboration to help SMEs in County Durham to accelerate the commercialisation of nanomaterial-enhanced products, supported with funds from the European Regional Development Fund. 

Train firm to create skilled jobs as it expands into County Durham

Train firm to create skilled jobs as it expands into County Durham

Monday, 11 December 2017

A TRAIN company is to open a large production site in County Durham and create 30 specialist engineering jobs over the next three years.

 

Luxury Hexham hotel partners with North East craft distillery

Luxury Hexham hotel partners with North East craft distillery

Friday, 08 December 2017

Slaley Hall is continuing to forge links with independent local suppliers after entering into a new collaboration with Durham Distillery.

Shooting stars of region's contact centre industry shortlisted for annual awards

Shooting stars of region's contact centre industry shortlisted for annual awards

Friday, 08 December 2017

THE SHOOTING stars of the North East’s contact centre industry have been unveiled as the North East Contact Centre Awards announces its shortlist, following record entries.

£4m programme to help businesses embrace digital technology

£4m programme to help businesses embrace digital technology

Thursday, 07 December 2017

A £4M programme will help small businesses in County Durham thrive in a digital world by gaining a competitive edge and maximising their growth.

Banks Mining invests six-figure sum into massive shovel at Shotton mine

Banks Mining invests six-figure sum into massive shovel at Shotton mine

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Banks Mining has doubled down on its commitment to the Shotton surface mine in Northumberland, after investing a six-figure sum in new earth moving equipment.

New MD announced for economic development organisation

New MD announced for economic development organisation

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

THE NEW managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team.

Durham City couple plan software revision for Special iApps educational venture

Durham City couple plan software revision for Special iApps educational venture

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

A COMPANY founded by a couple frustrated at the lack of educational apps available for their disabled son is preparing to launch a major software revision.

Bishop Auckland firm targets growth in £50m packaging market

Bishop Auckland firm targets growth in £50m packaging market

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

A PLASTICS firm aims to drive forward in a £50m re-usable packaging market after helping motormouth Jeremy Clarkson and friends get on the road.

Second six-figure steel investment for JDP Contracting

Second six-figure steel investment for JDP Contracting

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

JDP Contracting Services, the County Durham-based construction company, is looking to further growth following a second six-figure investment from UK Steel Enterprise.

Plans revealed for 6,000 job scale up initiative

Plans revealed for 6,000 job scale up initiative

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

A multimillion-pound scheme designed to create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the number of scaleup businesses in the North East has launched.

Three North East breweries toast new contract wins with convenience retail giant Co-op

Three North East breweries toast new contract wins with convenience retail giant Co-op

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Three breweries and a tea maker are among a host of producers in the region to raise a glass, or a cup, to new contract wins with the Co-op.

FBM Challenge 2 Workshop

FBM Challenge 2 Workshop

Monday, 04 December 2017

The unexpected snowfall added to the excitement of a fun-filled workshop last week.

Durham law firm completes tenth deal for leading city software house

Durham law firm completes tenth deal for leading city software house

Monday, 04 December 2017

Swinburne Maddison LLP, (Swinburne Maddison) Durham Citys pre-eminent law firm, and one of the leading law firms in the North East, has completed advice on its tenth commercial contract in 12 months for Singletrack Systems Limited (Singletrack), a financial software house based in the City of London.

Smashing deal for Consett glass maker

Smashing deal for Consett glass maker

Monday, 04 December 2017

A GLASS maker has strengthened its order book after securing a deal with a digital signage firm.

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