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Business News in County Durham

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Could your company be one of two startups or scaleups tech giant Sage is looking for?

Could your company be one of two startups or scaleups tech giant Sage is looking for?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Newcastle-headquartered technology leader Sage is on the hunt for two North East-based startup or scale-up businesses to take part in a residential visit to Atlanta.

 

Middle Eastern king strikes deal with small business based in Newton Aycliffe

Middle Eastern king strikes deal with small business based in Newton Aycliffe

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A SMALL business which champions North-East craftsmanship has just completed a job with its most high profile client to date – a Middle Eastern king.

Richard Whittaker and Paul Mitchell of Orcuma, based at Tanfield Lea Business Centre

Software firm Orcuma on cloud nine after making exclusive contracts shortlist

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tanfield Lea Business Centre tenants  hopes getting on the G Cloud 9 framework will opens doors to a host of new lucrative contracts

Maven Capital Partners opens Durham office to manage  £20m Finance Durham Fund

Maven Capital Partners opens Durham office to manage £20m Finance Durham Fund

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Newly recruited team will provide flexible funding packages for local SMEs.

North East manufacturing sector is growing faster than any other region

North East manufacturing sector is growing faster than any other region

Monday, 24 July 2017

The North East’s manufacturing sector is enjoying a resurgence with new firms launching at a faster rate than anywhere in the UK.

North East tech firms join up with Generator to launch Digital Bootcamp

North East tech firms join up with Generator to launch Digital Bootcamp

Monday, 24 July 2017

North East business support organisation Generator is launching an 8-week programme aimed at helping to plug the region’s digital skills gap.

County Durham Housing Schemes Set for Green Light

County Durham Housing Schemes Set for Green Light

Monday, 24 July 2017

Almost 600 new homes could be built across County Durham after three separate planning applications, including one that was blocked just five months ago, were recommended for approval ahead of a planning committee meeting tomorrow (25 July).

Port of Tyne diversification supports County Durham energy firm Oxbow

Port of Tyne diversification supports County Durham energy firm Oxbow

Monday, 24 July 2017

Officials at the Port of Tyne say this month’s first 50,000-tonne shipment of petroleum coke from County Durham energy operator Oxbow highlights its future intent.

Senior hire at Aycliffe based Finley Structures

Senior hire at Aycliffe based Finley Structures

Friday, 21 July 2017

Newton Aycliffe-based Finley Structures has made a senior appointment from national structural steel giant Severfield.

Engineering firm sees Aycliffe move as fertile land for scaleup

Engineering firm sees Aycliffe move as fertile land for scaleup

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Engineering consultancy M5tec has moved to a larger office space in County Durham to facilitate its ongoing growth.

Pharma firm GSK to invest millions in North East

Pharma firm GSK to invest millions in North East

Thursday, 20 July 2017

GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) factory in Barnard Castle is set to receive a share of a £140m investment at the same time that the future of its Cumbria plant is put at risk.

From left, Hardwick Primary School pupils Charlie Townes 10, Phoebe Wright 9, Jake Robinson 10, Eleanor Savage 10 and Lochlan Allan 10 with their winning letters and with NETPark Manager Janet Todd and Project Manager David Dixon of Interserve.

Children predict future inventions for NETPark time capsule

Thursday, 20 July 2017

SYNTHETIC computer gel skin and a device that absorbs polluted air were just two of the predictions on children’s minds when they were asked to think about what the inventions of the future might be.

Bishop Auckland plastics firm moulding bright future after record results

Bishop Auckland plastics firm moulding bright future after record results

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A PLASTICS firm has reiterated expansion plans after marking its 15th anniversary with a record financial performance.

Lighting firm's Spennymoor plant could play major role in £850m Tottenham Hotspur stadium work

Lighting firm's Spennymoor plant could play major role in £850m Tottenham Hotspur stadium work

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A LIGHTING firm’s North-East plant is likely to play a major role in illuminating a football club’s new £850m stadium.

Durham's Esh Group lays foundations for future with £5m tech investment and major restructure

Durham's Esh Group lays foundations for future with £5m tech investment and major restructure

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Construction company Esh Group is driving forward a multi-million pound restructure and investment programme to prepare for future growth, its new managing director has revealed.

Durham University and Durham County Council sign partnership to work together to benefit Durham

Durham University and Durham County Council sign partnership to work together to benefit Durham

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Durham University and Durham County Council have signed a new partnership to work together for the good of County Durham.

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