The highs and lows of bid writing discussed at Seaham Marina

Businesses from across East Durham gathered at Seaham Marina for the latest PBP & SBP networking event. The Highs and Lows of Bid Writing was the topic of the event, held at at a new meeting and training venue, The Castleside. The event featured presentations from...

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Auxillis expands Peterlee presence

Peterlee-based accident management company Auxillis has expanded its presence on Brackenhill Business Park. The company already employs more than 550 staff at its Redmond House offices but has decided to take on more space to meet an increase in work and its projected...

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Profound and Start Energy to create 40 new jobs

Two firms on Peterlee Business Park are working in partnership to bring jobs to the area. Energy consultancy Start Energy provides a unique procurement service to businesses in the public and private sectors. The firm took on its first apprentices last year when Megan...

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More people pursue path into self employment

More budding entrepreneurs than ever are choosing a path into self-employment, statistics show. A total of 7,180 people have opened a business in the North East with the support of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), a fund available to jobseekers with a business...

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Rail sector opportunities to be highlighted at Oktoberfest

Opportunities for regional firms to capitalise on the growth of the rail sector are to be outlined at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Since the arrival of Hitachi to Newton Aycliffe, the sector has undergone major growth with many companies from the rail industry’s...

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HR BLOG: Working from home

Working from home – Keeping your remote employees engaged There are many benefits for both employers and employees in allowing staff to work from home. But it is possible that remote employees may become disconnected from their office-based colleagues. A strong...

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Permanent jobs up for grabs at Mecaplast

One of the area’s biggest automotive manufacturers is recruiting. Mecaplast Peterlee has four permanent positions on offer. The company, based at Fiennes Road on the North West Industrial Estate, is looking to bring in three maintenance technicians and one methods...

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Businesses tap into North East’s burgeoning rail sector

More than 100 businesses from across the North East heard how they could tap into the billion pound rail sector at a sell-out conference. Business Durham, together with the Rail Alliance and the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), held the...

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Double sponsorship boost for PBP

Two companies in the area have extended their long-term support of the Peterlee Business Park Group. GEM Premium People has once again committed to sponsoring the hugely successful PBP News, the bi-monthly newsletter that now goes to over 300 businesses and people in...

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Apprentices aim for full time career at Mecaplast

Four budding engineers are aiming to secure full time positions when they complete their apprenticeships with Mecaplast Peterlee. Connor Bennett, 18, Ryan Esteris, 19, Daniel Parkin, 20, and Thomas Gorham, 19, started the four-year programmes last September. Thomas...

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HR BLOG: The Holiday Headache

Is your desk strewn with holiday requests? It’s that time of year when it seems that everyone wants to take time off, with employees facing long school holidays, weddings, family getaways or festivals. But you still have a business to run, so managing who is off and...

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Confidence rises in North East after Brexit vote

Business confidence in the North East rose in the last six months, according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank, based on data gathered after the snap election had been called. The confidence index – an average of respondents’ expected sales,...

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Sport competition returns to County Durham

On your marks as sport competition returns A sports competition for people of all ages is returning this summer. The County Durham Workplace Games is a multi-sport competition aimed to encouraging people to keep fit this summer. The Workplace Games are suitable for...

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Grants offered to fund summer holiday activities

Grants of up to £3,000 for school holiday clubs Community groups offering school holiday activities are being offered a cash boost of up to £3,000 to provide meals and snacks. East Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) is currently offering grants from £250 upwards...

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North East businesses inspired by skills courses

Businesses planning for growth after attending course Businesses who attended the latest in a series of fully funded development courses are utilising the skills they learned to plan for growth. Another 40 businesses took part in the latest Boost your Business...

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Businesses turn out for funding and support event

Over 75 businesses attended today's Peterlee Business Park networking event. Around 25 exhibitors and 50 delegates took park in a speed-networking session aimed at showcasing the types of business support and funding that are out there for local businesses to tap...

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