MEMBER NEWS

MEMBER NEWS: SHRED DIRECT DITCHES PLASTIC BAGS

A shredding company owned by a former professional footballer is making major changes to its collection processes as it celebrates its fifth birthday. Shred Direct was launched by Newcastle United footballer Graeme Carter in May 2013 and has experienced significant...

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NETPARK SCULPTURE CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE

A bold sculpture specially designed to be visible on satellite imagery has been installed at the new gateway to one of the country’s leading science parks. The entire structure, created by inflating and stretching stainless steel, has been designed and made by...

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NEW TAX DIRECTOR AT CDEMN AFFILIATE TAIT WALKER

Tait Walker, the largest independent accountancy firm in the North East, has appointed Andrew Fitton as tax director to join its growing tax team. Andrew joins the Tait Walker team with a wealth of experience in corporate and business tax. Andrew’s prior experience...

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SMEs TO RECEIVE FREE TRAINING TO ADDRESS SKILLS GAP

Small businesses across County Durham are to receive free training to help address skills gaps as part of a £6m Government initiative. The two year programme aims to future proof supply chain companies by providing consultancy support to identify key needs including...

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LLOYDS BANK TO HOST DIGITAL WORKSHOP

Affiliate members of County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) are invited to a half day workshop organised by Lloyds Bank, which is designed to help businesses improve their digital and the digital skills of their employees. The workshop, on Monday,...

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CDEMN MEMBER HELPING TO MAKE THE WORKPLACE SAFER

Business is full of risk, but a Sunderland-based firm is helping companies develop a safety-first approach by tackling alcohol and substance misuse. Trevor Hall and Gordon Angus are making workplaces safer places. Their firm, Hall & Angus, is at the forefront of...

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INDUSTRY 4.0 SUBJECT OF TAIT WALKER ANNUAL EVENT

An accountancy firm’s annual round table brought together manufacturing and technology leaders to debate matters affecting the industry, with the spotlight on how businesses can prosper from Industry 4.0. Tait Walker’s event, chaired by managing partner Andrew Moorby,...

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GREAT YEAR FOR DYER AS GROWTH CONTINUES

Dyer Engineering has been changing over the last four years under the astute leadership of Graeme Parkins who spoke to Insider about recent milestones. Revenues, production, staff numbers and profits have all increased since Graeme took over the business from previous...

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STILLER EMBARKING ON £2M EXPANSION

A family transport firm is embarking upon a £2m expansion bosses say could create up to 25 jobs. Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is building a new delivery centre. The company, based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, says the 50,000sq ft base will help it cope...

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CDEMN MEMBER SAGETECH TARGETS EXPORT MARKET

A County Durham machinery firm hopes a factory switch can be the catalyst for export growth across South Africa and the US. Sagetech Machinery has moved to a larger unit on Chilton Industrial Estate, near Ferryhill, in a bid to extend its market presence. The business...

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ASSOCIATE MEMBER TAIT WALKER MOVES INTO DURHAM

Associate member Tait Walker has opened offices in Durham. The company new base will bridge the gap between their Newcastle, Morpeth and Teesside offices that are home to 155 staff, giving full coverage of the region. Tait Walker’s new office, situated at Salvus House...

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CDEMN MEMBER MECAPLAST REBRANDS AS NOVARES

One of the world’s leading automotive manufacturing groups has revealed its new identity. French-owened Mecaplast Group and US firm Key Plastics will be called Novares, following their merger earlier this year. The rebranding exercise reflects both the evolution and...

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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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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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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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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 Centre....

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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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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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