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Changes to training support for large companies.

Changes to training support for large companies.

Monday, 03 August 2015

The Government announced that it will introduce a levy on large UK employers to fund the new apprenticeships from 2017/18.

Facilitating Collaboration & Enhancing Process Industrial Innovation

Facilitating Collaboration & Enhancing Process Industrial Innovation

Monday, 03 August 2015

On Tuesday 22 September NEPIC will bring industry together with the region's five universities to showcase process sector innovation and expertise and facilitate academic-industrial collaboration.

County Durham-based Altec Engineering secures £6m investment from BGF

County Durham-based Altec Engineering secures £6m investment from BGF

Friday, 31 July 2015

A County Durham engineering firm is putting a ‘buy and build’ strategy into action after securing a £6m investment to power its growth plans.

Communicator launches new product significantly cutting down time for email marketers

Communicator launches new product significantly cutting down time for email marketers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Communicator, a strategic email service partner, has achieved a new landmark in its history after launching its biggest ever product update. Now in its 12th year, the company, which has a North East base, was acquired by publisher Trinity Mirror for £8million in 2012 and continues to go from strength to strength.

Ferryhill metal specialists Hydram Engineering plan for further expansion after 15% sales lift

Ferryhill metal specialists Hydram Engineering plan for further expansion after 15% sales lift

Thursday, 23 July 2015

County Durham metal work firm Hydram Engineering is poised to make further capital investments to support its growth, having reported a 15% rise in turnover in latest accounts.

Electrical engineering firm launches in Durham

Electrical engineering firm launches in Durham

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

An assembly and logistics centre for a newly formed industrial electrical products company has opened in Durham – and is already looking at expansion.

Explorer Group motors back into profit

Explorer Group motors back into profit

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

County Durham-headquartered Explorer Group Ltd reported pre-tax profit of £276,895 for the year to 31 December 2014, up from the £223,379 loss made during the 16 month period to 31 December 2013.

Contract Opportunity: Durham’s Healthcare Strategy Pitstop Challenge Programme

Contract Opportunity: Durham’s Healthcare Strategy Pitstop Challenge Programme

Friday, 17 July 2015

Business Durham is currently developing a strategy which positions County Durham as a living lab to tackle the healthcare causes and consequences of social isolation, working with Durham County Council’s Public Health and Housing teams to link economic development activity with transformative public health outcomes.

Cities sign up for high street regeneration scheme

Cities sign up for high street regeneration scheme

Friday, 17 July 2015

Durham and Sunderland have been named among 34 towns and cities which are set to benefit from a programme designed to increase footfall, stimulate job creation and reduce the number of vacant properties in 100 UK high streets.

County Durham based Finley Structures awarded major schools deal

County Durham based Finley Structures awarded major schools deal

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Newton Aycliffe construction company Finley Structures has secured a multimillion-pound contract to build new schools across the region.

Funding secured for female entrepreneurs

Funding secured for female entrepreneurs

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Nearly £75,000 has been made available to help female entrepreneurs in County Durham benefit from broadband.

Durham’s Quantum Pharma extends manufacturing operations with £9.34m acquisition

Durham’s Quantum Pharma extends manufacturing operations with £9.34m acquisition

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Quantum Pharma Plc has announced the acquisition of NuPharm Group Limited for £9.34m.

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