EDBS NEWS AND BLOG

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MESSAGE FROM DENISE FIELDING

East Durham Business Service is continuing to offer business support during these difficult times. Denise Fielding, Operations Director, said: "Whilst we are not able to offer the same on site assistance because of the Government restrictions on social distancing to...

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MUSICIAN DAVE OPENS STUDIOS WITH HELP OF EDBS

A talented musician who worked for studios in London before returning to his native North East is seeing his dream project finally hit the right note. Dave Brown from Peterlee recently opened Big Foot Studios in the former Parkside Club at Horden Welfare Park, having...

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SARAH SLAVEN APPOINTED INTERIM MD AT BUSINESS DURHAM

Sarah Slaven has been appointed Interim Managing Director at Business Durham following the departure of Brian Archer. Sarah will hold this position while recruitment for a replacement Managing Director takes place. She was part of the management team that established...

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OFFICE SPACE AND ROOM HIRE AVAILABLE AT NOVUS

Are you considering moving into serviced space to facilitate your company’s growth? If you are come and take a look at our Peterlee offices, which are perfect for sole traders right through to established SMEs. We offer flexible terms to ensure we can adapt to your...

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TENANT NEWS: GRAEME CARTER IN EAST DURHAM BUSINESS

Each issue we chat to a different business figure about their job and what their typical day involves – My Working Day. This time around we speak to Graeme Carter from Shred Direct, the data destruction and shredding company which was launched in 2013 by the former...

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SEAHAM FOOD FESTIVAL TO RETURN IN 2020

A seaside town will serve up a second helping of culinary fun when a successful food festival returns next year. Organiser Durham County Council has announced the second annual Seaham Food Festival will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June 2020. County...

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TENANT NEWS: SHRED DIRECT EXHIBIT AT EMCON 2019

Dozens of businesses have pledged to return to EMCON 2020 as they pursue leads to new business made at last week’s expo. Social media has been buzzing with positivity since the event with hundreds of comments on the show and how successful it had been. Over 100...

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TENANT JIM SEES THE LIGHT TO LAUNCH NEW BUSINESS

An experienced design engineer is utilising waste glass and gin bottles to diversify his business into the arts and crafts retail market. Jim Box, Managing Director of Peterlee-based Be Smart Solutions, saw a gap in the market to customise discarded glass bottles...

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SHRED DIRECT IN THE REGIONAL MEDIA

We love to see our tenants featured in the regional media. This week it was the turn of Graeme Carter and his company Shred Direct - Graeme was interviewed by Business News North East for the It's My Business feature. Below is the interview in full: The subject of our...

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BOOST YOUR BUSINESS SUPPORTS GROWTH OF ONLINE STORE

The owner of a County Durham based online store has achieved a 30% increase in trade on the back of free training designed to help local businesses boost skills and secure growth. Alis Stoica has seen sales of her exclusive range of personalised mugs, gifts and...

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BUSINESS FUNDING EVENT COMES TO PETERLEE

County Durham and Wearside business owners looking for funding to help growth, create jobs and develop innovative products and services are being invited to an event that will help companies attract investment. North East Fund, a £120m investment pot delivering...

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FOOD LABELLING THE FOCUS FOR NETWORK EVENT

Food and drink producers are being given invaluable advice and guidance around food labelling to ensure they’re complying with strict European and UK legislation. Durham Food and Drink Network has organised an event to give micro and small businesses a better...

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REGIONAL MEDIA EXPOSURE FOR TENANT LEC

It’s My Business is a new feature platform the Business News North East team has introduced, allowing company owners, directors or managers the chance to answer a series of questions about their business. The subject of our first interview is Leanne Fawcett, managing...

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TREEMENDOUS TRAINING HELPS COMPANY WIN WORK

Free training designed to help local companies boost skills and win new work is proving to be the root of success for a County Durham tree cutting business. Rhys Williams, together with his parents Karen and Lee, who run Eden Dene Tree Services from their Peterlee...

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TENANT MESSAGE: HAPPY NEW YEAR

The team at East Durham Business Service would like to wish all of our tenants a very happy new year. We return on January 2 and are looking forward to supporting current and new businesses to grow. So as we wave goodbye to 2018, here's to a successful 12 months ahead...

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DURHAM FOOD AND DRINK NETWORK TO LAUNCH

A network to support County Durham food and drink producers is being launched. Durham Food and Drink Network is the fifth key strand of the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), which is part of Business Durham. The network will enable small producers and...

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FORMER TENANT ONE OF ONLY 50 TO WIN NATIONAL AWARD

Bill Marley, the man behind unemployment charity the Employability Trust, has been named as one of only 50 business figures in the UK to receive a top national accolade. Bill, who founded the Peterlee-based charity in 2012, made it onto a list compiled by Women of the...

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TENANT NEWS: SSK RECRUITMENT PLANS FOR EXPANSION

An East Durham recruitment company is looking to expand across the region. SSK Recruitment, a general recruiter with a particular focus on construction, industrial, engineering and education, is aiming to open two further locations in Bishop Auckland by the end of...

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DIGITAL MARKETING MASTERCLASSES COME TO NOVUS

A series of fully funded masterclasses on social and digital media and marketing are being held in Seaham. Business owner Michelle Rose, who runs Custard and Bear, is delivering the masterclasses as part of an NBSL programme of support for SMEs in the region. The...

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SPEEDY GROWTH FOR NOVUS TENANT QUICKREBATES

An accountancy firm which specialises in helping people reclaim money owed to them has doubled in size with plans for further expansion. QuickRebates was launched by husband and wife Glenn and Donna Cooper 17 months ago and has seen its portfolio of clients increase...

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