MEMBER NEWS

HIGH SPEEDS TRAINS MADE BY HITACHI COME HOME

New high-speed trains built in the county came home when an Azuma stopped at Durham for the first time. London North Eastern Railway’s (LNER) new fleet, which employs Japanese bullet train technology, was built by Hitachi's UK manufacturing team at the company’s 700...

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£4.9m COUNTY DURHAM GROWTH FUND LAUNCHES

More than 300 new jobs could be created with the launch of a £4.9M fund to help County Durham’s small and medium sized businesses to expand and grow. The three-year County Durham Growth Fund has been launched by Business Durham, the economic development arm of Durham...

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MEMBER NEWS: DOUBLE PROMOTIONS AT E-MAX SYSTEMS

E-Max Systems is delighted to announce that two key staff members, Fraser Walker and Fred Okwute, have recently been promoted to Technical Support Manager and ERP Projects Manager respectively. Both new roles have been created after an internal operational review...

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MEMBER NEWS: TAIT WALKER UNVEILS NEW IDENTITY

North East accountancy and wealth management firm, Tait Walker, has unveiled its new as it adopts the name of national accountancy association MHA. The rebrand of the company sees MHA added to Tait Walker’s title whilst the firm also adopts the brand of its global...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: SAGETECH MACHINERY

In our latest Spotlight On feature, we chat to Craig Williams, managing director of vertical panel saw manufacturer Sagetech Machinery, about the growth of the business and its plans for the future, including growth in Europe. Tell us more about Sagetech? Sagetech...

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MEMBER NEWS: THINK ELEVEN ANNOUNCES SCALE UP PLANS

A County Durham consultancy and software-as-service business is scaling up and creating new jobs with the help of a five-figure investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Think Eleven specialises in optimising...

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MEMBER NEWS: INVESTMENT FUND SUCCESS FOR MUCKLE LLP

Leading independent law firm Muckle LLP has advised Mercia Fund Managers (Mercia) on three regional investments from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), supported by the European Regional Development Fund, in just three months. Lawyers in Muckle LLP’s Corporate team...

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MEMBER NEWS: PROFITS UP FOR LAW FIRM MUCKLE LLP

The North East’s leading Independent law firm for businesses, Muckle LLP has reported a steady rise in income and profit for year ending April 2018. Newcastle based Muckle LLP saw income increase from £10.8m to £11.3m with profit rising from £1.2m to £1.9m. Managing...

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TRIBUTES PAID TO BUSINESSMAN GEOFF FORD

Tributes have been paid to businessman Geoff Ford, who has sadly died. Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director at the Engineering and Manufacturing Network, said: "This is a tragic loss for the industry and region. "Geoff was a truly inspirational leader whose drive and...

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FUNDING BOOST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN COUNTY DURHAM

Entrepreneurs who are part of an incubator designed to help companies grow and thrive in County Durham will now be able to access up to £10,000 of funding each. Durham City Incubator (DCI), based at Salvus House, in Aykley Heads, Durham, has recently launched, and is...

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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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MEMBER NEWS: APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED AT REPROTEC

North East based Reprotec UK, specialists in resin flooring systems and bespoke surface protection technology, has announced two appointments. Mr Elliott Lindsay, who joined the company at the age of 16 years, has been appointed to the senior position of Head of...

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