£5m fund to help COVID-hit businesses now open

£5m fund to help COVID-hit businesses now open

Businesses are set to benefit from a new £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the economy and recovery is likely...

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East Durham Trust boosted by new Seaham Hall partnership

East Durham Trust boosted by new Seaham Hall partnership

Seaham Hall Hotel is increasing its presence in the community by announcing a new partnership to support Peterlee-based charity East Durham Trust. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown last year, the five-star hotel has been...

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HR BLOG: Are you hoping for success? Or planning for it?

HR BLOG: Are you hoping for success? Or planning for it?

2020 is drawing to a close and what an eventful year it has been. New year celebrations are on the horizon, and while they will be very different this year due to the continuation of lockdown restrictions, plenty of people will be eager to acknowledge the end of this...

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Residents asked to give their view on digital services

Residents asked to give their view on digital services

Residents across County Durham are being invited to take part in a survey about digital services over the next month. Durham County Council is hoping the survey will help to identify any barriers facing people across the county, in a bid to improve access for its...

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New eaterie launches in Peterlee creating seven new jobs

New eaterie launches in Peterlee creating seven new jobs

An experienced publican and restaurateur launched a new food place with a difference earlier this year – despite the obvious Covid challenges. But now their Mediterranean dishes are proving hugely popular at their newly-refurbished outlet near Peterlee – creating...

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HR BLOG: Are you retaining staff after making redundancies?

HR BLOG: Are you retaining staff after making redundancies?

We know that sadly many employers are finding they have no choice but to reduce costs and make redundancies in their business. This is just one of the economic consequences of the pandemic, and has meant that unemployment is at an all-time high. Because of this, some...

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Permanent role at ZF for former apprentice Lewis Charlton

Permanent role at ZF for former apprentice Lewis Charlton

Global automotive technology leader ZF has proven its commitment to investing in young talent after promoting one of its former apprentices into a permanent technician role. Lewis Charlton, 21, joined the Peterlee company two and a half years ago as a quality...

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National apprenticeship recognition for Durham County Council

National apprenticeship recognition for Durham County Council

A North East council has been acknowledged as one of the top employers in the country for its apprenticeship opportunities. Durham County Council was awarded a place in the government’s Top 100 Apprenticeships Employers list announced last week, joining ten other...

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HR BLOG: Five tips from HR for successful remote inductions

HR BLOG: Five tips from HR for successful remote inductions

Sometimes change can lead to good things. If your business is in the position to be hiring at the moment, chances are you and your team are fairly busy, and business is going well. After finalising your recruitment process, which may have been arduous with...

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