One Awards recruiting for team administrator

One Awards in Peterlee is recruiting for a team administrator. The role requires someone with significant experience and the contract is on an initial 12-month basis. The salary is between £18,482 and £20,510. The closing date is 12 noon on December 1. To apply click...

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Peterlee’s Protech City helps families in Jakarta

Protech City, an IT Refurbishment and Asset Disposal company based in Peterlee, has donated computers to BGBJ, a community hub in Jakarta which was set up to support families living in the Bantar Gebang landfill. Every day the site sees 6000 tonnes of Jakarta’s...

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Novares apprentices celebrated at manufacturing awards

Four apprentices from Novares in Peterlee were presented with certificates after making the shortlist at the prestigious EEF Regional Manufacturing Awards. Daniel Parkin, 22, Ryan Esteris, 18, Thomas Gorham, 19, and Connor Bennett, 18, from Sunderland, were all...

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East Durham companies pursuing leads after Oktoberfest

Businesses who participated in the very first Incubator Zone at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest have secured new contracts and are following up dozens of promising leads. Twenty-one companies from across County Durham exhibited as part of a Durham Business...

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Businesses encouraged to look to the export market

Businesses are being encouraged to look at the export market to facilitate their plans for growth. And here, Helen Curry from Exportis discusses how companies can overcome common export concerns and how they can help businesses take that next step. Not enough time on...

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PBP News Issue 17 is now available

The November/December 2017 issue of Peterlee Business Park News is now available to read online. The issue featres PBP companies including Novares (formerly Mecaplast), ZF (formerly TRW), G&G Goodfellow, Charltons, Peterlee Glass, Profound Group and many more....

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HR BLOG: How to handle diabetes in the workplace

With 3.8 million people now diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, businesses are increasingly likely to have to face the challenge of managing employees with the condition. As well as wanting to help and support all employees it is wise to be aware that, in most...

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Novares apprentices up for prestigious regional award

Eight talented apprentices who work in Durham and attend East Durham College will find out on Monday if they’ve won a 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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ZF announces £30m of investment into Peterlee plant

German technology company, ZF, is expanding production at its facility in Peterlee. Significant investment has been unveiled to address the growing demand for advanced camera systems that support automated driving. The company is investing around £30 million over the...

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Schoolchildren urged to think smart for business competition

Young entrepreneurs have been set the challenge of thinking ‘smart’ when developing their business ideas for a competition designed to inspire enterprise skills among schoolchildren. Future Business Magnates (FBM) – an annual competition run by Business Durham, the...

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Former Profound apprentice secures Sotech contract

A former apprentice has taken her first step on the career ladder. Ellie-Mae Flint has achieved a level three apprenticeship in Business and Administration with Profound Services and secured a six-month contract with Peterlee company Sotech Optima. Beginning her...

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Holiday park plans for Wingate set to be approved

Plans to build a holiday park in County Durham, which would support tourism in the area, look set to be approved. The development is earmarked for land west of Wingate and south of the A181. It is proposed that ten holiday lodges be built on the site, measuring 12.5m...

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Food hub launches to support County Durham producers

Food producers from across County Durham are being given a direct route to take their products to market. Durham Food Hub, which is operating under the Food Durham Trading Limited (FDTL) company name, has been created as part of plans to champion small, independent...

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HR BLOG: Halloween HR horror stories

It’s creeping ever closer to Halloween and you don’t always need pumpkins and ghouls to have a horror show. We’ve gathered some HR nightmares from across The HR Dept to give you a scare: A nightmare from payroll After a new payroll system was implemented at a...

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Durham Oktoberfest opens its doors to businesses

Durham Oktoberfest 2017 has opened its doors to hundreds of people ready to network and do business. The event – the tenth since the show launched – was opened by County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Chairman David Land and Phil Wilson MP. Around 1,000 people...

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HR BLOG: Stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace

Sadly, we doubt that many were surprised that a male-led organisation, which holds so much power and influence, was rife with sexual harassment. What has been shocking is the sheer scale, and the allegations of sexual violence and rape, that have come out as Harvey...

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Peterlee companies nominated for prestigious business awards

Two Peterlee businesses have been nominated at the Sunderland Echo’s Portfolio business awards. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) and Peterlee Glass will find out if they’re among the winners on Thursday, October 26, at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light. EDBS is...

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