EDBS NEWS AND BLOG

NOVUS TENANT WINS CONTRACTS AFTER OKTOBERFEST

Exhibitors who participated in a new programme at the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo have secured more than 10 new contracts worth over £200,000 between them. Twenty one companies from across County Durham signed up to the very first Incubator...

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NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

Business confidence in the North East is the highest of any UK region but firms’ investment plans have fallen despite their optimistic outlook. That’s according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank. Business confidence in the North East –...

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GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN NOVUS

Novus Business Centre is the perfect environment to expand your business. Whether you're a sole trader, a micro business adding to your workforce or an SME that wants more office space, our facilities in Peterlee and Seaham are the ideal locations for you. At both...

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INCUBATOR ZONE WORKSHOP HELD AT NOVUS

Several businesses who exhibited within the Incubator Zone at Oktoberfest have been sharing their successes at a networking event. Shred Direct (a tenant at Novus Business Centre), Harbro Electrical, Steadfast Storage, Protech City, Bespoke Electrical, Concision and...

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BUSINESS DURHAM ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW MD

The new managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team. Brian Archer has joined Business Durham, which is part of Durham County Council, where he will also build on...

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NOVUS PETERLEE WELCOMES NEWEST TENANT

Shred Direct has moved into a new office within Novus Business Centre in Peterlee. The office gives owner Graeme Carter and his new apprentice Callum Summerill a base from which to grow. The move comes after Shred Direct underwent major growth and Graeme felt the time...

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BUSINESS SUPPORT CLINIC AT NOVUS SEAHAM

Businesses who are looking for financial or development support to help them grow are being urged to attend free advice clinics. Maven Capital Partners is holding ‘Venture Investment Clinics’ available to businesses across East Durham by appointment only. Maven...

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NOVUS TENANT MORALBOX SECURES £40,000 INVESTMENT

A new investment fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners, has completed its first incubator investment. Moralbox, a Seaham-based technology start-up which helps employers and employees work together to manage training records, has received £40,000 from the Finance...

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EXPORTIS URGES COMPANIES TO TARGET EXPORT MARKET

Businesses are being encouraged to look at the export market to facilitate their plans for growth. Peterlee company Exportis is offering advice to those companies who believe they could win enw work by expanding overseas. Helen Curry from the company explains how...

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FLEDGLING BUSINESSES OFFERED HELP TO GROW

Budding entrepreneurs are being offered extra help to get their fledgling businesses off the ground. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) in partnership with Business Durham has launched the Enterprise Plus programme aimed specifically at those people affected by low...

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BOOST YOUR BUSINESS COURSES RUNNING UNTIL MARCH 2018

Businesses are being urged to book their place on fully funded courses which are running until March next year. It comes as those businesses who have already attended the Boost Your Business residential courses are utilising the skills they learned to plan for growth....

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NOVUS PETERLEE TENANT ANNOUNCES LATEST CONTRACT WIN

A growing communications consultancy has announced its latest business win. LEC Communications and Design has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver the Durham Oktoberfest Incubator Zone project. The Incubator Zone, which is being managed by Business Durham’s...

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APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY AT EDBS

A business support organisation is expanding its team with the creation of an exciting new apprenticeship role. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) is creating the position to provide support to the busy team, which helps budding entrepreneurs to pursue a path into...

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COURSE ATTENDEES SOUGHT FOR OKTOBERFEST INCUBATOR ZONE

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are being given a unique chance to be part of this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those companies who have...

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BUSINESSES WARNED ABOUT THE DANGERS OF CYBER CRIME

Businesses are being given the chance to learn more about the dangers of crime at an event being organised by Durham Constabulary. The open evening is aimed at businesses across the area to shed light on the growing risks posed by cyber criminals. Attendees will be...

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DOZENS MORE REGISTER FOR BOOST YOUR BUSINESS COURSES

Dozens of businesses have signed up to take part in the latest in a series of fully funded business courses being held around the region. The Boost your Business three-day residential course is part of a series of funded programmes organised and promoted by East...

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MORE PEOPLE PURSUE PATH INTO SELF EMPLOYMENT

More budding entrepreneurs than ever are choosing a path into self-employment, statistics show. A total of 7,180 people have opened a business in the North East with the support of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), a fund available to jobseekers with a business...

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE HIGH AFTER BREXIT VOTE

Business confidence in the North East rose in the last six months, according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank, based on data gathered after the snap election had been called. The confidence index – an average of respondents’ expected sales,...

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NORTH EAST BUSINESSES INSPIRED BY GROWTH COURSES

Businesses planning for growth after attending course Businesses who attended the latest in a series of fully funded development courses are utilising the skills they learned to plan for growth. Another 40 businesses took part in the latest Boost your Business...

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FORMER FOOTBALLER ON TARGET FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

A former Newcastle United footballer has announced plans for growth as his shredding business celebrates its fourth birthday. Graeme Carter from Wheatley Hill launched Shred Direct in 2013 and now has a portfolio of over 250 clients from Scarborough in the south to...

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FREE RECRUITMENT SERVICE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Businesses are being offered a free recruitment service which could help young people into work. East Durham Business Service has introduced the service aimed at small businesses in the area who are looking to bring in additional support. The scheme would enable...

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HUNDREDS SIGN UP FOR FUNDED BUSINESS COURSE

Over 200 people have registered to attend a fully-funded course aimed at helping business owners and managers grow their firms. The Boost your Business three-day residential course is part of a series of funded programmes organised and promoted by East Durham Business...

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FUNDING SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS GROWTH UNVEILED

Funding support worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to assist business growth is being outlined next month. Peterlee Business Park Group has organised a ‘Funding and Business Support for SMEs’ networking event to show employers in the area what assistance they could...

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6,000 NEW JOBS ON THE WAY FOR THE REGION

More than 6,000 new jobs will be created over the next three years by firms investing in the North East, new figures reveal today. The statistics unveiled by Invest North East England on behalf of the region’s seven local authorities and the North East Local...

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PETERLEE FIRM EXPANDS INTO THE MIDDLE EAST

AN INTERNATIONAL management consultancy firm based in Peterlee is expanding its portfolio in the Middle East. Exportis, which is based at Novus Business Centre on Peterlee Business Park, has experienced significant growth since it launched just one year ago. The...

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APPRENTICESHIPS CAN BE FOR LIFE

EDBS employment consultant Simon Naisbett has provided a Q&A piece for Peterlee Business Park's Careerwise newsletter, which aims to help bridge the gap between education and employment in East Durham. There used to be a stigma attached to Apprenticeships......

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SEAHAM SAFETY FIRM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

FAMILY business Seaham Safety Services is toasting 10 successful years in business. The company was founded by Gordon MacPherson Snr in 2006 and provides health and safety consultancy services and training. Shortly after the company was founded, Gordon’s son, Gordon...

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SPECTRUM SET TO SHINE IN 2017

TEN years ago a piece of former colliery land off the coast of Seaham stood desolate and disused. But, after being purchased by businessman Paul Wellstead, the blank canvas was transformed into a thriving hub of businesses big and small thanks to his vision and drive....

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INNOVATION PRIZE FOR NOVUS TENANT

FORMER professional dancer and successful social entrepreneur Bethany Ainsley is celebrating after receiving the David Goldman Prize for Business Innovation at Newcastle University Business School. Formed in 2008, Nouveau Wellbeing Community Interest Company (CIC)...

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GEORGE FINDS HIS CAREER CALLING

A 21-YEAR-OLD who left school without any career direction and with few qualifications has secured himself a job -  with the enterprise organisation that originally put him on the right path. Peterlee man George Manser dipped in and out of several college courses...

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FORGING A PATHWAY INTO WORK

YOUNG people in East Durham are being given the tools to steer them on the right path into the world of work. 16 to 24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training are being given the chance to gain valuable job skills with the help of East Durham...

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EDBS SEAHAM NEARS FULL OCCUPANCY

A BUSINESS facility is giving more SMEs the chance to grow as it nears full occupancy. The Novus II Centre in Seaham was opened in 2013 as part of East Durham Business Service’s plans to encourage a more people in the area to take the chance at being their own boss....

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ENERGY AUCTION DRIVING DOWN PRICES

BIDEX Energy Auction, the Peterlee based business energy auction specialists, continue their rapid growth as more and more companies make enquiries about using their innovative energy auction system. Established in 2015, the company has a high tech approach that uses...

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10 YEARS AT NOVUS FOR TACS

A TRAINING company which has helped to upskill hundreds of employees has celebrated its 10th birthday. TACS Ltd (Training, Assessment and Consultancy Services) was one of the first firms to take up tenancy in Novus Business Centre, which is managed by East Durham...

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