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Business News in County Durham

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Heather Mills to turn Peterlee factory into 'Silicon Valley' of vegan food

Heather Mills to turn Peterlee factory into 'Silicon Valley' of vegan food

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Former model turned businesswoman Heather Mills has revealed plans to create hundreds of new North East jobs by turning the region into the “Silicon Valley” of vegan food.

Seaham company launches digital platform to help businesses save money

Seaham company launches digital platform to help businesses save money

Friday, 16 November 2018

A Seaham based company which helps businesses save money has launched a new digital platform.

Thousands of young people to benefit from engineering programme with global rail giant

Thousands of young people to benefit from engineering programme with global rail giant

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will see 2,700 5 to 11-year-olds learn about engineering with the help of experts in the field.

Invest North East England to showcase region at UK’s biggest property event

Invest North East England to showcase region at UK’s biggest property event

Thursday, 11 October 2018

North East England will take centre stage at the UK’s largest property event later this month as Invest North East England, the region’s inward investment body, showcases the area’s property development opportunities to more than 3,000 delegates including key investors and financial institutions at MIPIM UK.

Hitachi on track for £500m Metro fleet contract

Hitachi on track for £500m Metro fleet contract

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, yesterday announced five bidders selected for detailed negotiations before a preferred bidder is selected by the end of next year.

Seaham company raises over £30,000 for four regional charities

Seaham company raises over £30,000 for four regional charities

Friday, 14 September 2018

A North East company’s 12-month fundraising campaign has raised £30,048 for four charities in the region.  

 

ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Call centre ResQ celebrated its 12th anniversary by organising a charity football match at the Stadium of Light.

Dutch manufacturer invests in North East

Dutch manufacturer invests in North East

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Lightweight Containers, a Dutch-based manufacturer of lightweight kegs for the drinks industry, has chosen to locate its first UK manufacturing plant in County Durham.

North East business park welcomes new names

Friday, 18 May 2018

A North East business park has welcomed a string of new businesses in the past 12 months.

Durham's Atom Bank raises £149m to support further growth

Durham's Atom Bank raises £149m to support further growth

Thursday, 08 March 2018

Durham-based Atom bank has raised a further £149m of investment to support its growth.

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.

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