EDBS NEWS AND BLOG

EAST DURHAM THE PERFECT PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

Growing companies are being urged to look at East Durham's thriving business locations as part of their long term plans to prosper. The business parks and industrial estates in Peterlee and Seaham, as well as smaller pockets of activity in places including Castle...

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NOVUS SEAHAM IS THE FLEXIBLE OPTION FOR BUSINESSES

Businesses in the region are being encouraged to look at fully serviced, flexible office space available in Seaham. Novus Business Centre at Spectrum Business Park in Seaham is managed by East Durham Business Service (EDBS). The facility is made up of office space of...

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IN THE NORTH EAST RISES

Business confidence in the North East rose 18 points during April to reach 34 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the North East report higher confidence in their business prospects at 30 per cent and...

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS WITH THE HELP OF EDBS

Budding entrepreneurs are being encouraged to talk to a business support organisation to help them turn their dreams into reality. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) has a team of advisers who are on hand to help people who have aspirations to run their own business....

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600 PEOPLE SIGN UP FOR BOOST YOUR BUSINESS PROGRAMME

Hundreds of business owners have signed up to a business growth programme during its first year. The fully funded Boost Your Business residential course was launched last April by East Durham Business Service (EDBS) and a consortium of other North East enterprise...

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NOVUS OFFICES PERFECT FOR NEW AND GROWING BUSINESSES

Are you considering moving into serviced space to facilitate your company's growth? If you are come and take a look at our Peterlee and Seaham offices, which are perfect for sole traders right through to established SMEs. Visit our website to find out more about our...

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NORTH EAST FIRMS STRUGGLING TO RECRUIT SKILLS STAFF

North East businesses are struggling to recruit skilled staff, according to latest figures. Four in ten regional firms are reporting difficulty finding the right skilled staff, and a quarter (26 per cent) have seen increased staff turnover since June 2016, according...

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SERVICED OFFICES AVAILABLE AT NOVUS SEAHAM

Companies who are looking to grow are being encouraged to look at one the region’s fastest growing business communities. Spectrum Business Park has corporate and serviced office space available, for sole traders and growing micro and SMEs, to larger established...

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FREE COURSES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT BUSINESS GROWTH

Business owners are being given the chance to gain qualifications which could help their company grow. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) has secured funding for a three-day residential course, Boost your Business, which will be held at locations across the North...

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Budding entrepreneurs are being encouraged to talk to a business support organisation to help them turn their dreams into reality. East Durham Business Service (EDBS) has a team of advisers who are on hand to help people who have aspirations to run their own business....

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EDBS TEAMS UP WITH THE VIRGIN MONEY FOUNDATION

East Durham Business Service (EDBS) has been awarded funding from the Virgin Money Foundation to support unemployed young people living in East Durham. EDBS will run the Nurturing Skills, Developing Futures Programme to suit the needs of each participant with a view...

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IMAGERY SHOWCASES THRIVING SPECTRUM BUSINESS PARK

Companies thinking of moving to Seaham’s bustling business community won’t believe their eyes when they see the stunning new images from Spectrum Business Park. The park’s developer, Paul Wellstead, recently invested in some brand new drone photography, which has been...

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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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