MEMBER NEWS

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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MEMBER NEWS: REPROTEC CELEBRATES 30TH BIRTHDAY

Congratulations to North East based company, Reprotec, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  John Holmes, MD of Reprotec, said: “We at Reprotec are delighted to be celebrating our 30th birthday. We are an SME working across all industry sectors, and the success...

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EU EXPERTS PRAISE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT

A project designed to help County Durham businesses to make financial savings through energy efficiency has been praised by European experts. Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) received recognition from the Interreg Europe programme for the excellent support it...

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MEMBER NEWS: OFFICE MOVE FOR BE SMART SOLUTIONS

Member company Be Smart Solutions has moved to new offices at Novus Business Centre in Peterlee. The move is part of plans by the company to raise its profile to companies in the Peterlee Business Park area. Owner Jim Box said: “There are so many businesses based in...

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FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES WINNERS ANNOUNCED

A street lighting system which is triggered by passing cars and pedestrians, and a rewards app for people who scan their rubbish before throwing it away, were just two of the top entrepreneurial ideas students taking part in a popular county-wide competition came up...

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EDM ZONE WINS PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

Engineering company EDM Zone has won a prestigious national award. The company, a member of CDEMN, was named winner of the Insider Media Made in the UK 'Manufacturing Apprenticeship/Training Scheme' award. The win came after Newcastle-based EDM Zone won the regional...

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CDEMN MEMBER HYDRAM ENGINEERING ACQUIRED

Dynamic Aerospace and Defence Ltd. confirmed their acquisition of Hydram Engineering Ltd. on June 7th 2018, acquiring the total shareholding in the business. Dynamic (www.dynamicindustrial.com) is a privately-owned business with its main headquarters in Michigan, USA....

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APPRENTICESHIP AWARD FOR SOUTH WEST DURHAM TRAINING

Engineering training provider South West Durham Training is celebrating after winning an award for its apprenticeship scheme. SWDT was nominated by businesses on Aycliffe Business Park for the Apprenticeship and Training Award, sponsored by Gestamp, for implementing...

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