HR BLOG: Flu may be coming to an office near you!

According to the online tool Flusurvey, 61.7% of the people currently reporting flu symptoms are employed – and with health professionals warning that this week’s cold snap is likely to increase the number of cases, the flu could hit your business very soon. This is a...

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Free digital training to help businesses grow overseas

A series of free training courses have been designed to enable businesses to crack overseas markets digitally. The pilot project is part-funded by the European Commission’s European Regional Development Fund and the UK’s Department for International Trade. Courses are...

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New County Durham business district could create 6,000 new jobs

Plans to attract more than 6,000 private sector jobs delivering a £400 million boost for County Durham’s economy could take a very significant step forward next week (17 January). Hailed as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to help transform the county’s economic...

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Encore Packaging awarded major industry standard

A Peterlee-based leading supplier of packaging solutions has been awarded the BRC Global Standard’s highest grade following an extensive audit process. Encore Packaging Solutions, that produces solid board boxes, direct mail packaging and e-commerce solutions, as well...

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Auxillis awarded Better Health at Work accolade

Having just been shortlisted for North East Contact Centre of the Year at the upcoming North East Contact Centre Awards, Peterlee firm Auxillis have also achieved the Better Health at Work Bronze Award. The main aim of the Better Health at Work Award is to encourage...

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Merry Outstanding Christmas from Profound

Christmas time is well and truly here and behind the scenes the team at Profound has been working hard to hit deadlines, develop new courses and teach learners but they know it’s the season to be jolly. This year the Profound Christmas campaign ha beens bigger with...

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Local businesses support Caterpillar Christmas toy appeal

There is still time to support a toy appeal to ensure local children don’t go without this Christmas. Caterpillar has organised a toy donation drop off centre at its Peterlee Business Park facility, with many local companies including Kookaburra getting involved. The...

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East Durham College lecturer nominated for prestigious award

An East Durham College lecturer has been nominated as Teacher of the Year in this year’s prestigious TES FE Awards finals. Alison Scattergood, a barbering lecturer at the college’s Peterlee Campus, has been shortlisted in the 2018 awards nominations after judges...

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Temporary library opens while new facility is built

A temporary library facility which has been set up while a new, modern library is built will be open to residents from next week. The current Peterlee Library, on Burnhope Way, will close its doors on Friday, 15 December. From Monday, 18 December, residents can access...

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Peterlee carer named Britain’s Best Nurse

Julie Noble, a nurse at HC-One’s Jack Dormand Care Home in Peterlee, County Durham, has been named Britain’s best nurse after winning the Nurse of the Year award at the prestigious National Care Awards 2017. Julie, a resident of Easington Lane, Tyne and Wear, who...

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HR BLOG: Santa needs to get his elf data in shape for the GDPR

It’s only six months to go until the new data laws come in – and whilst Santa’s getting ready to deliver billions of presents, he’s also got to think about how to make sure his employees’ personal data is ready for the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). As CEO...

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