Businesses encouraged to invest in their workforce

Businesses are being encouraged to invest in their workforce to support their continued growth. HR expert Alison Schreiber from the Durham branch of the HR Dept is urging employers to think about the long-term benefits of training and development. Alison, who is the...

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Five years of support from GEM Premium People

A recruitment specialist which was Peterlee Business Park Group’s inaugural sponsor is preparing to mark five years of continuous support. GEM Premium People, based on the North West Industrial Estate in Peterlee, has been the PBP News newsletter sponsor from its...

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East Durham College celebrates 80th anniversary

East Durham College’s Houghall campus has celebrated its 80th anniversary. Staff and students of the college celebrated with a special cake featuring the Houghall crest, a part of Houghall since its very beginning. Suzanne Duncan, principal of East Durham College,...

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Horden next for affordable housing event

Horden is the location for the latest in a series of open days for affordable housing that could see attendees pick up the keys to their new home in one day.  County Durham Housing Group is opening the doors to a property in Ash Crescent, Horden, on Wednesday, 17...

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Nine jobs created as Poundland opens Peterlee store

Discount giant Poundland has opened a new store in a Peterlee shopping centre to replace Poundworld after it closed at the end of July. A ribbon cutting took place at Castledene Shopping Centre, to mark the opening of the new store which has created nine jobs. This is...

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Lecturer Alison on board to shape future of barbering

It’s another accolade for East Durham College’s extremely talented barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood who was officially made an Industry Advisory Board Member for Barbering by City & Guilds this week. As a board member, Alison will be shaping the way barbering is...

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East Durham College lecturer secures Channel 4 role

There’s a distinctive North Eastern twang to Channel 4 recently as a local lecturer from East Durham College has expanded her skills with a new position as a Continuity Announcer for the TV network. Suzi Martin, 31, from Hartlepool is a media lecturer at East Durham...

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Work to start on busy County Durham road

Major improvements to a busy County Durham road junction are to get underway next week. Durham County Council and Highways England have teamed up to deliver a £1.4 million scheme to improve safety at the A19/A179/B1280 Sheraton junction, near South Wingate. The work...

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Auxillis raises £4,000 for cancer charity

A Peterlee claims management company has raised £4,000 for a local cancer charity. Auxillis staff have raised the money for The Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust. Following last year’s successful Three Peak Challenge, 16 brave members of staff from Auxillis’...

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Free training for aspiring admin workers

A free course will offer County Durham residents the skills needed to work in business administration. County Durham Housing Group’s ‘Get Into Business Admin’ programme will help residents in east Durham keen to start a career in the sector. Running from Monday, 17...

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Peterlee office block could sell for just a few pounds

An office block in Peterlee could be sold for just a few pounds when it comes up for auction next week. That’s because the vendor has decided to risk the vagaries of the UK property market by placing his building at auction with no reserve. That means the building, at...

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HR BLOG: Is it time to upgrade your space?

If you are reading this at work*, take a look around you. Are you inspired? Are you motivated? If you struggle to feel inspired by your surroundings at work, it’s fair to say that your staff members could be feeling the same way. So, if your answers to the above were...

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