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East Durham Business Magazine Issue 6 Features

A fond farewell

A fond farewell

In 2020, John Delanoy and Julie Stout launched Delanoy Funeral Services, which pledged to change the way funerals are conducted, giving people the send over they want and deserve. In that time they have managed dozens of funerals and have recently invested in a new...

LEC scores double sponsorship deal

LEC scores double sponsorship deal

Peterlee company and East Durham Business Network founding member LEC has agreed two annual sponsorship deals with grass-roots football teams. Communications and design firm, LEC, which is based at Novus Business Centre in Peterlee, has been confirmed as the new kit...

A twenty-year journey for twin brothers

A twenty-year journey for twin brothers

Stuart and James Parkin started working at engineering firm Hiatco as 17-year-old apprentices in 2001. Two decades on and they’re celebrating as directors. In May 2001, Stuart Parkin started a new apprenticeship at Aluminium Welding & Fabrication company, Hiatco....

Welcome back… spa days

Welcome back… spa days

Nearly two years after my last visit to the wonderful Seaham Hall Hotel – a real gem in the North East’s crown - because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was with open arms and ready-to-be-pampered muscles that I returned for a much needed spa day. Anyone who knows me...

New venture is no scary business

New venture is no scary business

EDB designer Alan Sawyers talks about his new ecommerce project and turning leisure into business. People have been turning personal interests into businesses for a long time. It’s nothing new. But for East Durham Business’s resident magazine designer, it’s becoming a...

Physiotherapist Targets Growth

Physiotherapist Targets Growth

A physiotherapist is going for growth within East Durham’s business community as he looks to make the transition from part to full time self-employment. With over 15 years’ experience within the health and wellbeing sector, Andy Atkinson launched his business,...

Seaham’s Best Start In Life

Seaham’s Best Start In Life

Finding the right nursery for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions to make as a parent. Seaham House Nursery, located on North Terrace, just a three-minute drive from Spectrum Business Park, offers unrivalled views of the beach and docks, creating a...

What’s Trending Now: Quaysar Rafique

What’s Trending Now: Quaysar Rafique

Quaysar Rafique became a regular face at the East Durham Business Networks’ Zoom networking sessions during lockdown. He dropped by Novus Business Centre in Peterlee to chat to editor Leanne Fawcett about his company, The Will Guys. In this issue’s What’s Trending Now...

My Working Day: Hina Joshi

My Working Day: Hina Joshi

Hina Joshi is an adviser from East Durham Business Service, based at Novus Business Centre on Peterlee Business Park. In this issue’s My Working Day feature, we chat to East Durham Business Service adviser Hina Joshi, who has been with the Peterlee-based organisation...

My Down Time: Keith Gill

My Down Time: Keith Gill

Keith Gill is one of the founders of Phileas Fogg, the Consett company that pioneered tortilla chips in the UK. In this issue’s My Down Time feature, we chat to Phileas Fogg snack brand founder and first-time novelist Keith Gill, who currently runs The Old Post Office...

Early Doors for Central Doorset Manufacturing

Early Doors for Central Doorset Manufacturing

Earlier this year Central Doorset Manufacturing relocated its fast-growing business into the former Dewhirst building on the North West Industrial Estate in Peterlee. Just seven months on, the company now employs 25 people and has smashed initial targets, putting it...