Issue five of East Durham Business magazine out now

Issue five of East Durham Business magazine out now

Issue 5 of of the area’s flagship magazine, East Durham Business, is out now and has been distributed across Seaham’s thriving business community. The magazine, which was launched by the team at LEC Communications and Design in 2019, includes features, news and...

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HR BLOG: Tips for businesses that are recruiting

HR BLOG: Tips for businesses that are recruiting

June 21st, the date designated for the final lifting of lockdown restrictions, is fast approaching. You may however have seen in the news some uncertainty as to whether everything will go ahead as planned. Despite the ambiguity surrounding this date, we are pleased to...

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College to help train young recruits at technology specialist

College to help train young recruits at technology specialist

North East technology specialist Advantex has appointed two new apprentices as it invests further to secure its future workforce needs and strengthen core technical skills. Luke O’Connell and Taylor O’Connell – sons of company founders Dave O’Connell and Steve...

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HR BLOG: HR troubleshooting for businesses that are reopening

HR BLOG: HR troubleshooting for businesses that are reopening

Last month we witnessed the welcome return of outdoor hospitality, non-essential retail, and other businesses such as gyms and hairdressers. And next week we are preparing for further restrictions to be lifted, which will allow indoor dining and more relaxed mixing...

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GEM Training continues successful partnership with Husqvarna

GEM Training continues successful partnership with Husqvarna

Four supervisors at lawnmower manufacturer Husqvarna have boosted their chances of progressing on the leadership career ladder after completing qualifications during the coronavirus pandemic. Paul Roscher, Supply Chain Manager, Moulding/Automotive, and Ellis Cook,...

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Luciano among host of East Durham venues to reopen

Luciano among host of East Durham venues to reopen

Luciano Bar and Bistro is one of many East Durham leisure facilities that have now re-opened, as further lockdown restrictions are lifted. From today, Monday, April 12, gyms, non-essential retail, hair and beauty salons and restaurants and bars, for outdoor...

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Peterlee company LEC features in Northern Insight magazine

Peterlee company LEC features in Northern Insight magazine

Leanne Fawcett is Managing Director of Peterlee-based LEC Communications and Design, which she launched in 2012. Did you always envisage a career in the Media industry? Yes, from a young age all I wanted to be was a journalist. I was fascinated by newspapers and used...

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Shred Direct owner Graeme targets growth after Covid-hit year

Shred Direct owner Graeme targets growth after Covid-hit year

A shredding company owned by a former professional footballer is bouncing back with plans to grow regionally and recruit further personnel after a Covid-hit year. Shred Direct, owned by Graeme Carter, who was once on the books at Newcastle United, was looking ahead to...

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HR BLOG: Managing holiday requests as lockdown eases

HR BLOG: Managing holiday requests as lockdown eases

After more than a year of ups and downs, cancellations and lockdowns, holidays have been in short supply. So as lockdown restrictions begin to gradually lift, many people will be eager to find out when they can book their next break. Simultaneously, the easing of...

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Horden to be transformed in £6m regeneration scheme

Horden to be transformed in £6m regeneration scheme

Vacant buildings that have blighted a County Durham village for years can now be demolished and replaced with high quality homes thanks to a £6 million investment. Durham County Council has allocated £4.5 million from its Towns and Villages Investment Plan for a major...

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Peterlee company among four to benefit from recovery grant

Peterlee company among four to benefit from recovery grant

The Durham Business Recovery Grant has awarded £119,000 to four businesses across County Durham to enable them to expand into new markets. Launched in January, the £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council is aimed at businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis...

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