Four Mecaplast apprentices in running for regional award

Eight talented apprentices who work in Durham and attend East Durham College have been shortlisted for a prestigious regional apprentice award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. The apprentices are all in the running for manufacturing apprentice awards....

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Peterlee firms book for Oktoberfest Incubator Zone

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are targeting new business leads after booking their place at this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those...

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Search on to find area’s most innovative business

The search for the most innovative companies in the region is now under way as part of the North East Business Awards. In the 2018 awards, the Innovation Award will be given at heats in Northumberland and Tyneside; Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside; and Teesside,...

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Double celebration for Peterlee company Auxillis

Peterlee based accident management company Auxillis has celebrated 30 years of assisting motorists and its first full year since rebranding as Auxillis. Friday, September 8, saw over 600 team members at Auxillis’ Peterlee contact centre take part in the celebrations...

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First look at new Peterlee Library

Residents are being given a first look at a new East Durham library ahead of its move to another site over the next year. Plans to move Peterlee Library from its current site on Burnhope Way to a new base within the town’s leisure centre were approved by Durham County...

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Boost Your Business courses running until March

Businesses are being urged to book their place on fully funded courses which are running until March next year. It comes as those businesses who have already attended the Boost Your Business residential courses are utilising the skills they learned to plan for growth....

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PBP and SBP firms sign up for Incubator Zone

Peterlee and Seaham firms have been confirming their places at the very first Durham Oktoberfest small business incubator. Delivered in conjunction with Business Durham’s Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), the Incubator Zone is designed to support small...

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HR BLOG: Sexual Harassment: Don’t Shake It Off

Popstar Taylor Swift recently won a lawsuit after a radio DJ groped her during a photo opportunity. The court heard that David Mueller, 54, groped Taylor’s bum in 2013 while she was on tour. Swift told Mueller’s boss, and the DJ was fired from his $150k (£116k) job....

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Investment puts recycling company at cutting edge

One of the region’s fastest growing recycling companies has announced the next phase of investment to put them at the forefront of the industry. County Durham-based J Denham Metals has purchased and installed a Lefort 1250 Amazone Shear at its facility in Bishop...

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LEC awarded Oktoberfest Incubator Zone contract

A growing communications consultancy has announced its latest business win. LEC Communications and Design has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver the Durham Oktoberfest Incubator Zone project. The Incubator Zone, which is being managed by Business Durham’s...

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Peterlee Glass completes £2.8m relocation

A local glass company has completed a £2.8m relocation, doubling the size of the space it occupies. Family business Peterlee Glass, which this year celebrates its 40th birthday, has moved into a state of the art, 60,000 sq ft facility at Mill Hill on the North West...

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HR BLOG: Keeping your best staff

Five tips to help keep your best staff It’s been another turbulent few weeks for the White House staff. The latest communications director lasted merely ten days, Trump’s chief of staff 189 days, his press secretary 182 days, and his national security adviser only 24...

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Senior appointment at Profound Group

Profound Group has appointed a new marketing manager to help the company achieve ambitious long-term growth plans. The Peterlee-based apprenticeship and training provider has appointed experienced marketing professional John Bunyan into the role. John was successful...

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Peterlee and Seaham companies nominated for MINE awards

The shortlists for Insider’s prestigious Made in the North East Awards have been released, with the cream of the region’s manufacturing industry battling it out across ten categories. And local companies Kookaburra, from Peterlee, and the Autumn Brewing Company, based...

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EDBS in search for admin apprentice

A business support organisation is expanding its team with the creation of an exciting new apprenticeship role. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) is creating the position to provide support to the busy team, which helps budding entrepreneurs to pursue a path into...

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HR BLOG: How does working overtime affect holiday pay?

Working overtime will build up holiday pay The latest in a series of rulings has now been announced. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that voluntary overtime is the same as other paid overtime and must be taken into account for holiday pay. The case...

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