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Business News in County Durham

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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.

 

Hitachi unveils first UK built commuter trains at Newton Aycliffe factory

Hitachi unveils first UK built commuter trains at Newton Aycliffe factory

Friday, 13 October 2017

TRAIN builder Hitachi has unveiled the first UK built commuter trains to be completed at its Newton Aycliffe factory.

New taskforce to promote region as customer contact centre hotbed

New taskforce to promote region as customer contact centre hotbed

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Newcastle-based recruiter NRG has partnered with local authority investment team including Business Durham and LEPs as part of a new initiative to promote the north east’s growing reputation as a contact centre hotbed and encouraging more talent into the booming industry.

‘Major breakthrough’ as Hitachi trains pass vital tests

‘Major breakthrough’ as Hitachi trains pass vital tests

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department for Transport.

Hitachi Rail skills on track thanks to Aycliffe training provider

Hitachi Rail skills on track thanks to Aycliffe training provider

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hitachi Rail Europe says it hasn’t struggled to recruit skilled people at its new train assembling factory – thanks to the support of local training providers.

Atom Bank remains in region with Rivergreen Centre move

Atom Bank remains in region with Rivergreen Centre move

Monday, 10 July 2017

A MOBILE bank has confirmed its future in the North-East by reaching a long lease agreement.

Trainbuilder Hitachi smashes 1,000-job figure and reveals more work could come to Newton Aycliffe plant

Trainbuilder Hitachi smashes 1,000-job figure and reveals more work could come to Newton Aycliffe plant

Wednesday, 05 July 2017

A TRAINBUILDER now employs more than 1,000 workers and could soon bring further contracts to its North-East plant.

North East challenger bank secures £30m of new funding

North East challenger bank secures £30m of new funding

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

North East challenger bank Atom has secured £30m of new funding as it moves to the next stage of its growth.

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.

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