New project opens doors for students at East Durham College

East Durham College is thrilled to announce the launch of Project Sliding Door, a new initiative between the college’s Engage programme, Durham County Council and Peterlee police designed to bridge the gap between academic qualifications and the world of work. The...

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Northstar Ventures loan supports incubator companies to grow

Entrepreneurs who are part of an incubator designed to help companies grow and thrive in County Durham will now be able to access up to £10,000 of funding each. Durham City Incubator (DCI), based at Salvus House, in Aykley Heads, Durham, has recently launched, and is...

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HR BLOG: How to organise the perfect works’ Christmas party

There are times throughout the year that you may wish to reward your hardworking employees by hosting a party or a fun team-building activity. Work events such as the annual Christmas or summer party can be a great way to boost morale. They bring everyone together in...

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Tributes paid to businessman Geoff Ford

Tributes have been paid to businessman Geoff Ford, who has sadly died. A spokeswoman for the Peterlee Business Park Group said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Geoff Ford. “Geoff was an inspirational business figure within the region, someone who was...

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One Awards welcomes Senior Business Development Manager

Leading Access Validating Agency and Quality Assurance Organisation One Awards has appointed Roger Guy as Senior Business Development Manager. Roger brings a wealth of experience in business development from various roles in the further education and welfare to work...

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Food and drink support network set to launch

A network to support County Durham food and drink producers is being launched. Durham Food and Drink Network is the fifth key strand of the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), which is part of Business Durham. The network will enable small producers and...

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HR BLOG: How to spot and stop workplace bullying

Bullying in the workplace is sad but true that bullying is still a significant issue in many organisations. The TUC reported in 2015 that nearly one third of people are bullied at work, with women being more at risk than men. If left unaddressed, workplace bullying...

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Peterlee employment charity’s founder honoured nationally

Bill Marley, the man behind unemployment charity the Employability Trust, has been named as one of only 50 business figures in the UK to receive a top national accolade. Bill, who founded the Peterlee-based charity in 2012, made it onto a list compiled by Women of the...

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Durham businesses can sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant

Yesterday, we marked the centenary of the end of The Great War. Even in times of comparative peace, former and serving armed forces personnel bear great burdens. A national newspaper reported that over just six days this autumn, four veterans and one active solider...

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Businesses pursuing leads after EMCON 2018

This year’s EMCON 2018 has been rated as a huge success, with close to one thousand people passing through the doors. And now, one week on, exhibitors and visitors alike are now following up on leads and new contacts made on the day. The showcase event, which has been...

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PBP delighted to announce North Star Ventures partnership

Venture capital firm Northstar Ventures is delighted to now be a partner of Peterlee and Seaham business park groups as it looks to work with more business across County Durham. The North East Innovation Fund, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, was...

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