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Sunday chefs announced for Seaham Food Festival

Sunday chefs announced for Seaham Food Festival

The full celebrity line up for Seaham Food Festival has been confirmed with the announcement of the final chefs who will be taking to the cookery stage. The Durham County Council-run festival will return to Seaham’s coastline on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, with...

‘Fatal four’ causes of crashes shared with young drivers

‘Fatal four’ causes of crashes shared with young drivers

Young drivers have been learning about the ‘fatal four’ causes of collisions as part of a programme to improve safety on roads. Durham County Council’s road safety team, in partnership Durham Constabulary and County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, has...

Seaham-based property company announces latest acquisition

Seaham-based property company announces latest acquisition

Clearwater Developments, led by Ranj Gill and Gursh Kahlon, has announced the acquisition of another building, 1b Lighthouse View, in Spectrum Business Park Seaham. The Seaham-based development company, which began trading in 2011, is on a mission to rejuvenate...

UMi welcomes Julie Cutherbertson as Director of Strategic Projects

UMi welcomes Julie Cutherbertson as Director of Strategic Projects

Julie Cuthbertson has joined UMi as the new Director of Strategic Projects, bringing a wealth of experience in commercial finance and organisational leadership. With over 22 years in finance and business development, Julie’s expertise underpins UMi’s aspirations to...

Everflow strengthens nationwide reach with Veolia partnership

Everflow strengthens nationwide reach with Veolia partnership

Everflow, the UK’s leading multi-utility provider, has partnered with Veolia, the leading player in waste management and environmental solutions. The partnership underscores Everflow’s commitment to enhancing its service offerings and providing competitive rates...

Popular TV chefs to star at Seaham Food Festival

Popular TV chefs to star at Seaham Food Festival

Two popular TV presenters are among the first celebrity chefs to be announced for Seaham Food Festival. The Durham County Council-run festival will return to Seaham’s coastline on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August, with two days packed with celebrity cookery...

Everflow CFO re-appointed to MOSL’s Strategic Panel

Everflow CFO re-appointed to MOSL’s Strategic Panel

James Cleave, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Board Member of Everflow, the UK’s leading multi-utility provider, has been re-appointed to serve on the Strategic Panel of The Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL). As the market operator for the...

Peterlee’s Asbestos Audit appoints new finance manager

Peterlee’s Asbestos Audit appoints new finance manager

Peterlee company Asbestos Audit has announced the appointment of Leanne McIntyre as finance manager. Leanne, from Blyth, will be responsible for financial planning, data analysis, payroll, bank reconciliation and credit control. With an accountancy degree from...

Everflow welcomes Chairperson to guide Growth

Everflow welcomes Chairperson to guide Growth

Everflow, the leading utilities provider for businesses, has announced the appointment of Lucy Armstrong as its new Chairperson. Lucy joins Everflow to guide and support as it continues its growth journey, while also preserving its values as it expands into other...

More than 150 traders confirmed for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

More than 150 traders confirmed for Bishop Auckland Food Festival

Curries, crepes, cocktails and mocktails will be among the mouthwatering delights on offer at next weekend’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival. Durham County Council, which organises the festival, has confirmed more than 150 traders from County Durham and beyond will be...

Strong growth and recruitment for Peterlee battery manufacturer

Strong growth and recruitment for Peterlee battery manufacturer

Peterlee manufacturer Alexander Battery Technologies (ABT) plans to recruit and heavily invest in its UK and overseas sites as it embarks on an ambitious growth strategy. The company, which designs and manufactures customised rechargeable battery packs for a range of...

Believe Housing is five years old this week

Believe Housing is five years old this week

One of the largest housing associations in the North East of England is celebrating its fifth anniversary. In 2019, believe housing was launched with a vision of delivering “life without barriers” for customers, communities and colleagues. It was established through...

Town board appointed to deliver Spennymoor vision

Town board appointed to deliver Spennymoor vision

A town board to oversee the long-term development of Spennymoor is being established as residents are asked to give their views on what they would like to see for the community. Durham County Council has appointed Alan Boddy as the independent Chair of the new...

Delivery of full MEP services as NETPark Phase Three moves forward

Delivery of full MEP services as NETPark Phase Three moves forward

South Tyneside-based, Castle, has been appointed to design, coordinate and install mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) services to eleven industrial units, each including office space, at North East Technology Park, (NETPark) Sedgefield. Castle has been...

Castle Eden business finance brokerage appoints two new directors

Castle Eden business finance brokerage appoints two new directors

An East Durham finance brokerage has appointed two new directors to the business. Castle Eden-based Dealer Net Finance has promoted Sam Musgrave & Kavan Young to the role of Directors within the business. The strategic internal promotions come at a time of growth...

Pupils get inspiring advice from working women

Pupils get inspiring advice from working women

  Young women in County Durham were inspired to achieve their career ambitions no matter their gender, this International Women’s Day. To mark the international day, which is celebrated all over the world on 8 March, Durham County Council hosted a dedicated event...

Seaham children’s author tells people ‘dare to be different’

Seaham children’s author tells people ‘dare to be different’

From University of Sunderland graduate to successful children’s author and mentor to hundreds of north-east female business owners – Kylie Dixon shares her remarkable career journey as part of International Women’s Day. Kylie, from Seaham, County Durham, graduated...

Blackhall man celebrates 30 years with Peterlee packging firm

Blackhall man celebrates 30 years with Peterlee packging firm

Blackhall Colliery man, Gary Bell, has celebrated his thirty-year anniversary working at BoxWay Packaging Group, the Peterlee-based innovative, customer-focussed, design-led corrugated cardboard business. Gary started work as a printer in 1992 when the cardboard...

Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into telecoms

Peterlee-based utility provider ventures 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...