Guappo nominated for top regional hair industry awards

An East Durham hair salon is aiming for further success after being nominated for two honours at the North East’s leading industry awards. Guappo, based in Shotton Colliery, is in the running to win the 5 Star Salon Award, while owner Philip Unsworth is up for Stylist...

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Home Office reveals Brexit toolkit for employers

The HR Dept, which provides HR advice to small and medium businesses across the region, has highlighted that the Home Office has launched a content toolkit to help employers communicate important Brexit processes to their EU national employees living in the UK. The...

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Urgent food donations needed during summer holiday season

A local charity is urging businesses and residents across East Durham to help those who are struggling to feed themselves. East Durham Trust operates Food Emergency East Durham (FEED) which helps support local families and individuals, who may otherwise go hungry, by...

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Peterlee office move for Be Smart Solutions

Be Smart Solutions has moved to new offices at Novus Business Centre in Peterlee. The move is part of plans by the company to raise its profile to companies in the Peterlee Business Park area. Owner Jim Box said: “There are so many businesses based in the area who are...

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HR BLOG: Six steps to preparing for an intern

If you’ve never had an intern before, you could be forgiven for thinking you hire one to pass on your wealth of business knowledge, so your legacy lives on after you retire. That, and to have some extra hands on deck to order your lunch when the going gets tough. To...

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Business groups announce new joint chairmen

Two leading figures from the Peterlee and Seaham business communities have been appointed to spearhead the area’s continued growth. Kareen James-Rawson from automotive manufacturing firm Novares and Paul Wellstead, the developer behind Spectrum Business Park, will...

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Young people reap benefits of apprenticeship scheme

Apprentices have been speaking about the valuable skills and experiences they have gained since joining a council’s workforce. Durham County Council offers apprenticeship opportunities across a range of areas, from civil engineering and business administration to...

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HR BLOG: How to keep control over workplace instant messaging

Instant messaging (IM) is such a common form of communication these days that text speak acronyms are used daily. Your personality could even be defined by your most used emoji. Instant messaging apps are accessible communication tools with growing popularity. So, it...

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Businesses share good news at networking event

Businesses from across Peterlee and Seaham have come together to share their stories of growth. At the latest Network with your Neighbour event, held at Seaham Hall Hotel and organised by the Peterlee and Seaham business park groups, over 30 people gave updates on how...

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Steadfast staff raise money for Peterlee girl Daisy Sayers

Staff at Peterlee company Steadfast are fundraising to send a young girl battling leukaemia on the holiday of a lifetime. Daisy Sayers, of Peterlee, is currently undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia – a condition that progresses rapidly and...

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Peterlee office complex up for auction

A 70,000 sq ft office complex in Peterlee is going under the virtual hammer this month. Landwood Property Auctions will seek a buyer for the detached Grade A property, located on Whitehouse Business Park, with a guide price of £725k. The business park is already home...

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HR BLOG: Dress codes and discrimination

Dress codes can be subjective and your idea of dressing to impress may be different to someone else. In a diverse workforce made up of different cultures and backgrounds, it’s probable that you will come across varying opinions on what is and isn’t suitable for work....

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HR BLOG: How to manage fathers returning to work

It is not uncommon to hear about the difficulties that working mothers can experience when returning to work after maternity leave. What is less apparent are the struggles that can affect stay-at-home fathers re-joining the workforce after a career break. The...

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Property expert is positive about future of East Durham

As Peterlee, Seaham and the surrounding areas of East Durham continue to thrive, Paul Wellstead from Spectrum Business Park in Seaham looks at the challenges and opportunities the property market faces. The last 12 months have been encouragingly busy at Spectrum...

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