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Business News in County Durham

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Inward Investment News

6,000 jobs coming to the North East over the next three years from inward investment

6,000 jobs coming to the North East over the next three years from inward investment

Monday, 15 May 2017

More than 6,000 new jobs are set to be created across the next three years by businesses investing in the North East.

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi starts work on East Coast rolling stock

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi starts work on East Coast rolling stock

Friday, 05 May 2017

A County Durham TRAINBUILDER has started work on rolling stock for a key rail link.

Rap star will.i.am joins Durham company Atom Bank as 'strategic advisor'

Rap star will.i.am joins Durham company Atom Bank as 'strategic advisor'

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Rap superstar will.i.am has joined the board of County Durham company Atom Bank in one of the more unusual business link-ups the North East has ever seen.

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi Rail Europe smashes 900-job target

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi Rail Europe smashes 900-job target

Thursday, 06 April 2017

A TRAINBUILDER has now created more than 900 jobs as it ramps up production of next generation rolling stock.

Aycliffe-built Hitachi train completes maiden journey

Aycliffe-built Hitachi train completes maiden journey

Thursday, 23 March 2017

New Intercity Express trains built in Newton Aycliffe have completed their first journey in ahead of entering passenger service later this year.

Plastics firm creates 75 jobs with new state of the art paint plant

Plastics firm creates 75 jobs with new state of the art paint plant

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A GROWING automotive components company will create 75 new jobs over the next few years when it builds a high-tech paint plant at its new premises.

Atom Bank raises £83m from investors

Atom Bank raises £83m from investors

Monday, 06 March 2017

Existing investors have pumped a further £83m into Durham-headquartered Atom Bank, meaning the app-based bank has now raised more than £200m.

Law firm completes on first Atom Bank transaction

Law firm completes on first Atom Bank transaction

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Swinburne Maddison, one of the region’s fastest growing law firms, has completed its first commercial secured lending transaction for Atom Bank.

GAS named one of UK’s top 100 Apprenticeship Employers

GAS named one of UK’s top 100 Apprenticeship Employers

Thursday, 26 January 2017

A County Durham business cost reduction specialist has been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.

Hitachi unveils the first batch of its new Durham-made trains

Hitachi unveils the first batch of its new Durham-made trains

Friday, 09 December 2016

Rail company Hitachi will today unveil the first of its new 125mph Intercity Express trains that are being built in County Durham.

Banks "playing with dreams", says Durham's Atom as it launches mortgage service

Banks "playing with dreams", says Durham's Atom as it launches mortgage service

Thursday, 08 December 2016

A MOBILE bank has accused traditional lenders of “playing with people’s dreams” after launching its bid to help homeowners get on the property ladder.

Award-winning GAS Apprenticeship Scheme to represent North East on national stage

Award-winning GAS Apprenticeship Scheme to represent North East on national stage

Thursday, 08 December 2016

A North East cost management specialist has been named as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards, where the best schemes in the country will be announced in January 2017.

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi Rail Europe to have 900 workers by Easter

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder Hitachi Rail Europe to have 900 workers by Easter

Thursday, 01 December 2016

A TRAINBUILDER will have nearly 900 staff at its North-East plant by Easter.

Women in Business: What the barriers are and what Hitachi is doing to address them

Women in Business: What the barriers are and what Hitachi is doing to address them

Thursday, 24 November 2016

When you try to think of a female manufacturing icon, how many people come to mind?

Business breakfast shines a light on Durham

Business breakfast shines a light on Durham

Friday, 11 November 2016

Business leaders from across the region gathered together this week as part of an initiative by Durham County Council to promote the county as a great base for businesses looking to invest in the area.

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