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New Co-Chairman appointed to lead East Durham Business Network

New Co-Chairman appointed to lead East Durham Business Network

East Durham Business Network is delighted to announce the appointment of new co-chairmen to drive forward the group’s activities. Ranjeet Gill and Gursh Kahlon, who co-founded commercial property company Clearwater Developments over ten years ago, replace outgoing...

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

East Durham Business Network will host its next networking event on Tuesday, September 19, at Seaham Hall Hotel. The event will see the introduction of the group's new co-chairmen, Ranj Gill and Gursh Kahlon, directors of commercial property company Clearwater...

Work begins on £61m expansion of NETPark

Work begins on £61m expansion of NETPark

Work is underway on the £61m expansion of one of the UK’s premier science parks following the appointment of a contractor. Led by Durham County Council, the development of phase three of The North East Technology Park (NETPark) at Sedgefield has begun, after Kier was...

UMi begins new era with office move

UMi begins new era with office move

Following significant investment to bring the 10,000 sq. ft. premises up to the highest environmental and sustainability standards, Durham-based B Corp certified business UMi have now moved into their new office space at Navigators Point. The office space, based in...

New business unit for growing Seaham company

New business unit for growing Seaham company

Improving capabilities is an ongoing priority at CustomerKNECT and to support this the company has opened a new business unit within its existing premises in Seaham. The ‘Managed Services’ business unit is situated within the 140,000 sq ft main facility at Foxcover...

Work starts on £250m garden village at Seaham

Work starts on £250m garden village at Seaham

The creation of a new landscape-led garden village on the Durham Coast is underway as three housing developers lay the foundations for the development of a new thriving community. Existing infrastructure works are underway on the new Seaham Garden Village development,...

Accountancy firm Mullen Stoker appoints its fourth director

Accountancy firm Mullen Stoker appoints its fourth director

North East accountancy firm Mullen Stoker has announced the appointment of its fourth director. Client manager Faye Allan has been promoted into the senior management role, joining founding directors Neil Mullen and Gary Stoker along with appointed director Stephen...

New NSK work has strong bearing on growth for Gateshead’s Advantex

New NSK work has strong bearing on growth for Gateshead’s Advantex

Gateshead technology specialist Advantex has won a five-figure contract to provide state-of-the-art digital surveillance and security technology at a County-Durham automotive bearings manufacturer. The move sees the Follingsby Park-based firm supplying Peterlee’s NSK...

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

Date for the next East Durham Business Network event announced

The next East Durham Business Network event will take place on Tuesday, 4th July within the stunning setting of the Ballroom suite of the 5* Seaham Hall Hall and Spa. Networking and registration will open from 8.30am and the event itself will start at 9am. As always...

More than 40 apprenticeships up for grabs at Durham County Council

More than 40 apprenticeships up for grabs at Durham County Council

Electricians, plasterers, civil engineers and business administrators are among more than 40 apprenticeships roles on offer at Durham County Council. Applications are open now, with a closing date of Sunday 21 May, and successful applicants will take up their posts in...

New business village for Peterlee takes shape

New business village for Peterlee takes shape

A new modern business village based on the success of a previous one in Cramlington is taking shape in County Durham. Endeavour Village Peterlee is a business community where highbrid units are offered that are totally flexible, energy-efficient, low start-up cost...

Twelve months free tenancy up for grabs at Peterlee industrial park

Twelve months free tenancy up for grabs at Peterlee industrial park

FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) is offering businesses the opportunity to win a free 12-month tenancy - worth tens of thousands of pounds - at its new Gemini Point development on Bracken Hill Industrial Estate in Peterlee. To enter, businesses are invited to submit...

Seaham company performs hair raising live TV reveal

Seaham company performs hair raising live TV reveal

Magic was in the air when Tim Lichfield from Northallerton wowed audiences with his new youthful looks live on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch this month. Award-winning magician and radio presenter Tim, a regular ‘lunchmate’ audience member on the popular show...

Issue 10 of East Durham Business magazine due out this week

Issue 10 of East Durham Business magazine due out this week

Issue 10 of the area’s flagship magazine, East Durham Business, is due out this week. This issue is packed with features and news from businesses around area, including The Employability Trust, East Durham Trust, The Royal George, Delanoy Funeral Services, AAA Caring...

CEO of Seaham-based UMi joins B Lab UK board of trustees

CEO of Seaham-based UMi joins B Lab UK board of trustees

Nicki Clark OBE, Chief Executive of business support consultancy UMi, has been appointed to on the board of Trustees for B Lab UK, the non-profit network championing B Corps and driving high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and...

New MD at Murton modular housing manufacturer CoreHaus

New MD at Murton modular housing manufacturer CoreHaus

CoreHaus, a County Durham-based modular housing manufacturer, has promoted Dan Selby to managing director to drive its continued growth and expansion. Dan originally joined the company as operations manager in 2020 and was instrumental in setting up the production...

Seaham-based UMi achieves Gold Better Health at Work Award

Seaham-based UMi achieves Gold Better Health at Work Award

UMi makes it easier for businesses across the UK to do more and go further by finding and packaging the best information, expertise and finance to help them make better business decisions, more quickly. The Better Health at Work Award recognises the efforts of...

Advertise your business in East Durham Business magazine

Advertise your business in East Durham Business magazine

The next issue of East Durham Business magazine is due out next month and there’s still time to advertise your business in it. The publication is hand delivered to companies, organisations and leisure outlets across the region and posted to a database of a further 300...

New appointments spearhead growth for Peterlee firm Seaward in 2023

New appointments spearhead growth for Peterlee firm Seaward in 2023

Peterlee-based electrical test and measurement company Seaward has announced several senior appointments as it continues to invest in resources and develop expanding national and international operations. Alison Thompson has been appointed as HR Manager in a new role...

Murton based catering company targets £50m turnover by 2025

Murton based catering company targets £50m turnover by 2025

A catering company which provides equipment to hotels, restaurants and bars is fast-tracking plans to become a £50m turnover business. E Catering, based at Jade Business Park, has seen operations grow by 700 per cent since the current owner bought it in 2019....

Sunderland made Nissan Qashqai is the UK’s most popular car

Sunderland made Nissan Qashqai is the UK’s most popular car

The Nissan Qashqai is officially the UK’s favourite car of 2022, and the first British-built model to top the annual sales charts for 24 years. Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders confirm that the home-grown Qashqai – which was...

County Durham cleaning company names new MD to drive growth

County Durham cleaning company names new MD to drive growth

An up and coming County Durham businesswoman has topped off a successful year with a prestigious award win and a promotion to head up her family’s business. Alison Stephenson was recently named the winner of the ‘Rising Star’ award at the North East Business Women of...

TMD Friction announce the appointment of new UK Plant Manager

TMD Friction announce the appointment of new UK Plant Manager

Automotive manufacturer TMD Friction has announced the appointment of Michael Hoggart as new UK Plant Manager. Michael was previously employed at Gestamp in Newton Aycliffe as Operations Manager and with over 32 years working for the company, he brings a wealth of...

New expanded Levi’s store opens at Dalton Park

New expanded Levi’s store opens at Dalton Park

Staff at Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Destination are celebrating following the opening of its newly expanded Levi’s store. The store has doubled in size to an extended 2,986 sq ft unit, with significant investment to boost the shopping experience including the...

Businesses asked to support Great North Air Ambulance this Christmas

Businesses asked to support Great North Air Ambulance this Christmas

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) is asking businesses to consider donating the cost of one extra meal at the staff Christmas party to help keep the helicopters in the air over the festive period. It is entirely charitably funded with each mission costing on...

£3.5m business park in Peterlee is now complete

£3.5m business park in Peterlee is now complete

FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has completed a new £3.5m business park comprising nine industrial units in Peterlee, County Durham. Gemini Point is located at Bracken Hill Business Park and offers businesses a range of spaces with units from 5,400 sq ft to 7,400 sq...

Six very different County Durham start-ups get help to grow

Six very different County Durham start-ups get help to grow

Entrepreneurs from County Durham are set to benefit from the hugely successful Durham City Incubator (DCI) accelerator programme. The latest six companies on the programme together make up one of its most diverse cohorts yet, covering sectors including TV production,...