GEM Partnership announces key appointment

GEM Partnership has announced a key appointment which will enhance the services it offers clients, providing them with a single solution to their recruitment and training needs. Alison Golsworthy-Miller joins the company as Business Development Consultant with over 25...

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Peterlee kids pick up life-saving skills

Primary school pupils in Peterlee have been picking up free first aid training as part of a pilot scheme by one of the region’s largest housing associations. 35 students at Seascape Primary School have learned vital skills that could help their friends and families in...

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East Durham College students recogised at welding awards

Two talented engineers from East Durham College’s Technical Academy are celebrating after achieving second and third place at this year’s highly prestigious Northumbria Branch of The Welding Institute (TWI) Awards in the Student of the Year category. Adam Rutter and...

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Business groups announce Seaham Hall partnership

Two groups which support the growth and success of the Peterlee and Seaham business park communities have announced a significant new partnership. The Peterlee and Seaham Business Park Groups’ steering committee has secured the services and expertise of Seaham Hall...

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Labelling the focus of food and drink network event

Food and drink producers are being given invaluable advice and guidance around food labelling to ensure they’re complying with strict European and UK legislation. Durham Food and Drink Network has organised an event to give micro and small businesses a better...

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Jobs fair for staff affected by Country Style Foods fire

A jobs fair is being held for staff employed at food factory which was badly damaged in a fire over the weekend. Over 100 people are employed at Country Style Foods, which is based on the North East Industrial Estate in Peterlee. Permanent staff are currently working...

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New date announced for manufacturing expo EMCON

EMCON, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo, will return in 2019 on a new date. Historically the networking exhibition has been held on the third Thursday in October, however in response to exhibitor and delegate feedback the event will be now held...

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Housing improvement programme nears completion

A £250,000 improvement programme dedicated to accommodation for older people across east Durham is approaching completion. Buildings in Blackhall, Horden, Easington and Seaham that provide 92 purpose-built affordable apartments for older residents are receiving...

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HR BLOG: Making the most out of Mondays in your business

Monday could probably be put on the same shelf as Marmite, most people either love it or hate it. Some like to embrace the dawn of a new week and all it promises, whilst others see Monday as a major hurdle to overcome, with next weekend a distant prospect. That hurdle...

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Peterlee author has children’s e-book published

A Peterlee author has published an e-book to encourage children to be more active, families to spend more time together outdoors and to help tackle obesity. Eileen Idrissi-Sbai’s story is called Sporty Friends and the Great Outdoors. The synopsis reads: “Volleyball...

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