EDBS NEWS AND BLOG

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EAST DURHAM BUSINESS SERVICE

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EAST DURHAM BUSINESS SERVICE

We'd like to wish all our of tenants, partners and the East Durham community a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It's been a tough year and I think we're all hoping for a better 2021. The East Durham Business Service team is back on Monday, January 4.

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ISSUE FOUR OF EAST DURHAM BUSINESS MAGAZINE OUT NOW

ISSUE FOUR OF EAST DURHAM BUSINESS MAGAZINE OUT NOW

Issue four of the area’s flagship publication, East Durham Business magazine, is out now and East Durham Business Service is featured in the news pages. Themed around ‘bouncing back from COVID-19’ the magazine features businesses from across the area, which are...

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TENANT NEWS: AIMEE LAUNCHES FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM

TENANT NEWS: AIMEE LAUNCHES FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM

An independent financial adviser with more than six years’ industry experience has launched her own company. Aimee Watson has set up Aimee Financial, which provides bespoke financial planning and pension advice to clients. Although specialising in retirement planning,...

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SOCIALLY DISTANCED MEETING SPACE AVAILABLE AT NOVUS

SOCIALLY DISTANCED MEETING SPACE AVAILABLE AT NOVUS

A business support organisation is encouraging firms in the area to take advantage of its meeting space as social distancing remains in place. East Durham Business Service, which manages Novus Busines Centre in Peterlee, has several rooms available for external hire....

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COUNCIL EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT SCHEME

COUNCIL EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS BUSINESS SUPPORT SCHEME

More businesses are set to benefit from a financial support scheme set up to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Durham County is widening the eligibility criteria for its local Discretionary Grants Fund so that hundreds more businesses can...

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BUSINESS SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

BUSINESS SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Budding entrepreneurs across East Durham are being encouraged to seek advice from business support experts as the country continues to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. East Durham Business Service helps people throughout the area to turn their business dreams...

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SELF-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME IS OPEN FOR CLAIMS

SELF-EMPLOYMENT SCHEME IS OPEN FOR CLAIMS

The Government’s world-leading scheme to support the self-employed has opened for claims – weeks ahead of schedule. As of last week, self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been adversely affected by coronavirus will be able to apply...

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VIRTUAL NETWORK WITH YOUR NEIGHBOUR, MAY 14, 11AM

VIRTUAL NETWORK WITH YOUR NEIGHBOUR, MAY 14, 11AM

East Durham businesses are being given the chance to network with fellow companies as the coronavirus lockdown continues. Following the success of their first virtual networking event, Peterlee and Seaham business park groups are once again bringing people together...

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: MESSAGE FROM DENISE FIELDING

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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