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Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into into telecoms

Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into into telecoms

Everflow, one of the UK’s leading business utility providers, has launched a proof-of-concept project in the telecoms sector. This adds to the water supply and waste collection services that the business already provides. As businesses navigate the complexities of the...

Key appointment at Peterlee-based manufacturer Seaward

Key appointment at Peterlee-based manufacturer Seaward

A leader in electrical safety testing technology has announced a new appointment as it continues to expand its global footprint. Bringing a wealth of experience from a diverse engineering and business development background, Richard Bennett joins Seaward,...

Go North East shaping the future of skilled workers

Go North East shaping the future of skilled workers

Go North East, the region's largest transport provider, is set to grow the number of apprentices employed within the company as the bus network continues to expand. Currently, the company is training 18 apprentices across various engineering disciplines. These...

County Durham-based Everflow expands to achieve record revenue

County Durham-based Everflow expands to achieve record revenue

Everflow, one of the UK’s leading business utility providers, has marked an impressive year of growth in 2023. The company reported total revenue of £154 million, a 33 percent increase from £116 million in 2022. The revenue growth, coupled with a 19 percent increase...

NETPark set to become Investment Zone ‘Growth Site

NETPark set to become Investment Zone ‘Growth Site

A thriving County Durham science park is set to be named one of only two ‘Growth Sites’ in the North East, as part of a multi-million pound investment in the region. The North East Technology Park (NETPark) at Sedgefield, owned and run by Durham County Council, is to...

Grants available for new retail businesses in County Durham

Grants available for new retail businesses in County Durham

Aspiring entrepreneurs with ambitions to set up retail, leisure or hospitality businesses in County Durham can apply for a new grant to help make their dream a reality. Durham County Council has launched the Retail Start Up Grant to support businesses in their first...

Durham hairdresser celebrates 30 years in the salon

Durham hairdresser celebrates 30 years in the salon

Lisa Price, hairdresser and salon manager at Janet Maitland Hair Excellence in Hetton, is celebrating her 30th work anniversary with the company, having joined the salon group as a Saturday girl aged 17. Lisa began her career after a chance meeting with Janet Maitland...

£6m of investment for the regeneration of Horden a step closer

£6m of investment for the regeneration of Horden a step closer

Plans to bring total investment of more than £6 million to kickstart the regeneration of Horden look set to take a step forward, with councillors being asked to support the implementation of the masterplan for the area. Durham County Council’s Cabinet will next week...

Construction work passes halfway stage at Wellfield Rise in Wingate

Construction work passes halfway stage at Wellfield Rise in Wingate

Bellway Durham has now completed half of the homes at a new development in Wingate, which will feature 20 acres of green open space when completed. The developer is building 250 two, three and four-bedroom homes at Wellfield Rise, off Wellfield Road in the village....

Durham Bus Station to open this week

Durham Bus Station to open this week

Durham City’s new bus station will open this weekend. Durham County Council has confirmed the new Durham Bus Station will open to the public on Sunday 7 January. The facility, which is located on the site of the former bus station on North Road, will be a modern...

Durham Cathedral launches a Monks’ gin for Christmas shoppers

Durham Cathedral launches a Monks’ gin for Christmas shoppers

Durham Cathedral has launched a new gin in partnership with Durham Distillery just in time for Christmas. Durham Cathedral Monks’ Gin, which is now available to buy in the cathedral shop, has been inspired by historical records of a gin distillery which was once...

Traders wanted for next year’s Seaham Food Festival

Traders wanted for next year’s Seaham Food Festival

Applications are open for traders interested in taking a stall at next year’s Seaham Food Festival. Durham County Council has confirmed the event will return to the town on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024. More than 120 traders set up stalls at this year’s event,...

Network with your Neighbour, Wednesday, December 6

Network with your Neighbour, Wednesday, December 6

The next East Durham Business Network event will take place on Wednesday, December 6, at Spectrum 5 which has been recently acquired by Clearwater Developments. The event will open for registrations from 8.30am. At around 9am there will be introduction by the chairs...

Training provider’s charity ball raised over £10,000 for good causes

Training provider’s charity ball raised over £10,000 for good causes

Learning Curve Group (LCG), a leading training provider headquartered in County Durham, raise over £10,000 in support of the LCG Charity Foundation at their 9th annual charity ball on Friday night. The annual charity ball, this year held at Ramside Hall, Durham and...

UMi welcomes new neighbours to Navigators Point

UMi welcomes new neighbours to Navigators Point

Dedicated to helping businesses go further, UMi has offered a home for another like-minded business in the area following their move to Navigator’s Point. Located in Belmont Business Park in Durham, Healthcare Management Trust (HMT), a registered charity delivering...

Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

Campaign encourages visitors to ‘Do Durham Differently’

Durham’s unique and diverse experiences, world-class attractions and eclectic accommodation are the inspiration behind a new campaign aimed at boosting the county’s visitor economy. Do Durham Differently is the latest national destination marketing campaign from Visit...

Geothermal heating scheme lined up for  Horden after funding won

Geothermal heating scheme lined up for Horden after funding won

The prospect of schools and homes in Horden being heated by clean, green geothermal energy moved a step closer this week after extra funding was given to an innovative plan to extract energy from mine water. Money is being invested in the Horden Minewater project in...

Seaham based Novo Cabelo makes history as it celebrates record growth

Seaham based Novo Cabelo makes history as it celebrates record growth

Seaham based Novo Cabelo is one of the UK's fastest growing Hair System companies and the team are making history and disrupting the hair industry with their innovative, non-invasive approach which is quite literally changing lives. Following a transformative and...

Another walking and cycling route upgrade completed in County Durham

Another walking and cycling route upgrade completed in County Durham

School runs and commutes have become much easier for people living and working in part of County Durham after a walking and cycling route was upgraded. Durham County Council has completed improvements to the path between Old Pit Lane in Newton Hall and Rivergreen at...

Seaham schoolchildren among those to enjoy road safety magic show

Seaham schoolchildren among those to enjoy road safety magic show

A fun magic show with a serious road safety message has been enjoyed by more than 1,000 County Durham school children. Allan’s Road Safety Magic Show toured 10 of the county’s primary schools in one week, performing to audiences of pupils from reception and years 1...

Peterlee boss celebrates first volts from Dogger Bank

Peterlee boss celebrates first volts from Dogger Bank

The Peterlee boss of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm HQ in South Tyneside celebrated the first electricity from the world’s largest offshore wind farm arriving in England this week. The electric current, which arrived from 130 kilometres out in the North Sea was recorded...

Try fitness classes for free as Peterlee Leisure Centre reopens

Try fitness classes for free as Peterlee Leisure Centre reopens

A leisure centre in East Durham is offering free exercise classes this weekend to celebrate its reopening following an ambitious refurbishment. To celebrate the reopening of Peterlee Leisure Centre on Monday 30 October, Durham County Council is inviting the public to...

Minister discusses NETPark expansion during visit

Minister discusses NETPark expansion during visit

Plans for the expansion of a leading science park which would generate millions for the local economy were discussed during a government visit. Victoria Atkins MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, visited The North East Technology Park (NETPark) at Sedgefield, one...

Peterlee pub to celebrate real ales during 12-day beer festival

Peterlee pub to celebrate real ales during 12-day beer festival

A range of real ales, including those from overseas brewers, will be available at The Five Quarter in Peterlee, during its 12-day beer festival. The pub in Hailsham Place will host the festival from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 22 October inclusive. The overseas brewers are...