NEWS & FEATURES

DYER TARGETS INCREASED TURNOVER

County Durham-based Dyer Engineering has outlined plans to increase turnover to the £20m mark by 2020 as it celebrates 40 years in business. Founded in 1977 by father and son John and Paul Dyer, the company originally manufactured pipe fittings and supported the local...

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COUNTY MICRO FIRMS SOUGHT FOR 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 OF 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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E-MAX SYSTEMS WINS PRYME GROUP SOFTWARE CONTRACT

E-Max Systems is delighted to announce its newest customer, key UK manufacturing organisation, Pryme Group. After a rigorous selection process, Pryme Group has confirmed that E-Max Systems’ software is undoubtedly the best fit for their requirements. Pryme Group have...

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MADE IN THE NORTH EAST AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to an influx of requests, Insider has extended the deadline for entries to its prestigious Made in the North East awards. The final date for submissions – which can be made here – is now 28 July 2017. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise and...

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CDEMN SUPPORTS FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES COMPETITION

Talented students from an enterprising school have won a top award with their invention of a board game for Durham. Students from Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College were crowned champions of the Future Business Magnates (FBM) competition – run by Business...

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BUSINESSES TAP INTO REGION’S THRIVING RAIL SECTOR

More than 100 businesses from across the North East heard how they could tap into the billion pound rail sector at a sell-out conference. Business Durham, together with the Rail Alliance and the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network, held the event at...

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RISES 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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NHS CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CDEMN MEMBERS

It is now just over three weeks until the UK’s leading NHS procurement event of the year takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 13 July, and free tickets remain for attendance if this is an area that you would like to explore. Tickets are currently complimentary,...

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CDEMN EXHIBITS AT FUNDING AND BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENT

Over 50 businesses from around the region have been given an insight into the support available to help them grow. Peterlee Business Park Group working alongside Business Durham and LEC Communications and Design organised the ‘funding and business support’ event...

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SKILLS DINNER TO HIGHLIGHT CHALLENGES IN THE COUNTY

Building on the huge success of our previous events, CDEMN is pleased to announce a black-tie dinner to be held at the South Durham University Technical College in Newton Aycliffe on June 26. The event is based around the critical subject of skills with a focus on the...

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR CDEMN MEMBERS

Network members are being invited to book their place at two upcoming events organised by Sunderland University’s Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) programme. The first is to see the future of hydraulics on Friday, June 9, at the Industry...

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FURTHER INVESTMENT AT PARAGON

Paragon Rapid Technologies continues to invest in state of art manufacturing technology, underpinning its commitment to delivering precision parts for its growing client base. As part of the company’s ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System, the installation of a...

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FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES SHOWCASED AT CDEMN EVENT

Engineering and manufacturing companies are being given the chance to learn more about the financial support available to help their business grow. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) is hosting an event at New College Durham on Wednesday, May...

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CDEMN MEMBERS URGED TO ATTEND SUPPLY CHAIN EVENT

Businesses who are keen to expand their supply chain are encouraged to attend an event at East Durham College tomorrow (Tuesday). Peterlee Business Park and Seaham Business Park groups are hosting their monthly networking event at East Durham College which will...

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COUNTY DURHAM ENGINEERING FIRM ON THE UP

A return to ‘more normal’ levels of customer demand and the start of some important contracts has helped a County Durham-headquartered engineering company post a rise in both sales and profit. GT Group was founded more than 30 years ago by chairman Geoff...

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EDBS BUSINESS GROWTH COURSES OPEN TO CDEMN MEMBERS

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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BUSINESSES WARNED ABOUT SUBSTANCE MISUSE LEGISLATION

Businesses who don’t have a substance misuse policy could fall foul of insurance policies. That’s the message that came from an event organised by County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) in partnership with Hall and Angus. The event was attended by...

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SUCCESSION PLANNING KEY TO BUSINESS GROWTH

BUSINESSES must consider succession planning as part of their long term targets for growth. That’s according to CDEMN Director of Operations Ben Gilhepsy, who spoke at Peterlee Business Park’s February networking meeting which was focused on how employers can better...

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HUSQVARNA TO CREATE HUNDREDS OF JOBS

A LAWNMOWER maker is creating hundreds of jobs as it ramps up robotic cutter production. Husqvarna Group is taking on around 800 temporary staff to meet seasonal summer demand at its factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. However, bosses also aim to fill 75...

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COUNTY DURHAM POISED FOR SUCCESSFUL 2017

LEADER of Durham County Council, Cllr Simon Henig, has used his first address to council of 2017 to highlight that there is much to look forward to in what promises to be an exciting year ahead. Set against the backdrop of Brexit uncertainty and continuing austerity,...

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CDEMN AT HRH THE DUKE OF YORK VISIT TO SUNDERLAND

HRH The Duke of York was in the region yesterday (Wednesday) to officially launch higher and degree apprenticeships at the University of Sunderland. Ben Gilhespy, Director of Operations at County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), was among the...

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ENGINEERING FIRM BOOSTED BY OKTOBERFEST ATTENDANCE

A County Durham engineering firm secured a string of strong business leads as a result of its attendance at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Altec Engineering Group took along a team of staff from the six arms of its business to man its prominent stand at the...

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IMPRESSED AND PLEDGING TO RETURN IN 2017

AN engineering firm is forging ahead with plans to convert a clutch of valuable business leads it gained at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Impress Group, based at Blaydon, exhibited for the first time at the annual event, which has grown to become the region’s most...

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OKTOBERFEST EXHIBITION STANDS FULLY BOOKED

NEXT week’s Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing networking event, is now fully booked to exhibitors. The event, at the Xcel Centre, is in its ninth year and attracts hundreds of businesses from around the North East and beyond, who...

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