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SPOTLIGHT ON: CDEMN MEMBER NECS CLEANING

In our latest Spotlight On feature, Leanne Fawcett chats to Gary Breach, managing director of NECS Cleaning, the Cramlington-based commercial cleaning company which was established by Gary in 2006. Here he tells us more about the company’s growth and its plans for the...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: MORALBOX

In our latest Spotlight On feature, Leanne Fawcett chats to John Dunnill from specialist training software company Moralbox, which was launched by John and business partner Gordon MacPherson two years ago. The company offers employers within sectors including...

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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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COMPANIES PURSUING WORK AFTER THIS YEAR’S EMCON

This year’s EMCON 2018 has been rated as a huge success, with close to one thousand people passing through the doors. And now, one week on, exhibitors and visitors alike are now following up on leads and new contacts made on the day. The showcase event, which has been...

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NATIONAL AWARD WIN FOR CDEMN

County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) has won a prestigious national award. The support organisation was nominated at the Small Business Awards, which was hosted by CV- Magazine. Operations Director Ben Gilhespy has now been advised that CDEMN...

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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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SPOTLIGHT ON: EMCON HEADLINE SPONSOR STADLER RAIL UK

As well as the chance to meet potential clients and suppliers, and showcase your business to companies of all sizes from the engineering and manuacturing sectors, there’s also an added incentive for exhibitors and attendees at this year’s EMCON event. That’s because...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: ADVANCED HANDLING AND STORAGE

In our latest ‘Spotlight On’ sponsor profile, EMCON communications manager Leanne Fawcett chats to  bronze sponsor Advanced Handling and Storage, http://advanced-handling.co.uk, the Shildon-based warehousing and material handling specialist, about their history and...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: ASHGARTH ENGINEERING

In our latest Spotlight On feature, we chat to CDEMN member Ashgarth Engineering, the Consett-based manufacturer of precision-machined engineering parts. The company has grown significantly since launching in July 2017 and to support its ambitious plans for continued...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: NICE NETWORK

In our latest Spotlight On feature, Leanne Fawcett chats with Nikki Lee, Head of Marketing at CDEMN affiliate member Nice Network, the Sunderland-based IT and technology solutions provider. The company recently underwent a major rebrand and as Nikki explains, also has...

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SPOTLIGHT ON: EMCON GOLD SPONSOR RM MANUFACTURING

We are delighted to announce that Newcastle-based RM Manufacturing, part of Royal Mail Property and Facilities Solutions Limited, is our second GOLD sponsor alongside Business Durham. Here we put the company under the spotlight to learn more about its products and...

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DOZENS OF MANUFACTURING COMPANIES BOOK FOR EMCON

Dozens of manufacturing and engineering companies from around the region have booked their place at this year’s EMCON event. Among those to have confirmed they’ll be exhibiting are Advanced Handling, the Bignall Group, Advance Automation, Tinius Olsen and Hiatco. Also...

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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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COMPANIES BOOK FOR INCUBATOR ZONE

Companies from across County Durham have booked their place at this year’s EMCON Incubator Zone. Those that have already signed up are; Beacon 365 Body Engineering Ashgarth Engineering Gil Devlin Business Coach System 88 NCG Solutions Climate Action North East...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… JACKSON HOGG RECRUITMENT

In our latest Spotlight On feature, we chat to Chris Beevers from member and EMCON delivery partner Jackson Hogg Recruitment about their involvement in the event and some of the trends within the engineering and manufacturing sectors. Why is Jackson Hogg supporting...

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CYBER SECURITY THE TOPIC FOR EEF EVENT

Businesses are being invited to attend a free event to raise awareness of the risks of cyber security breaches. EEF has organised the event which is open to members of CDEMN. The event is on Tuesday, July 17, from 9am to 11.30am at EEF House, Queens Park, Queens Way...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… REPROTEC

In our latest ‘Spotlight On’ feature, Leanne English chats to John Holmes, owner of surface repair and protection specialist Reprotec, about the company’s 30 years in business and its journey to position itself as a national award-winning company, passionate about...

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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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NORTH EAST BUSINESS CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO RISE

Business confidence in the North East has risen seven points since June to 35 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the North East report higher economic optimism at 41 per cent, although firms’...

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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...

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CDEMN SUPPORTING CPI TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

An innovation company is hosting a workshop to help businesses ramp up cutting-edge technology work to strengthen their marketplace standing. The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) will be offering advice on access to funding and networking opportunities for...

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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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SPOTLIGHT ON… DJM AERIAL SOLUTIONS

In the latest of a new series of member features, we shine the ‘Spotlight On’ Dan Maine, owner of Middlesbrough-based drone inspection and survey company DJM Aerial Solutions, who is aiming to break into new markets with the help of the County Durham Engineering and...

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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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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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CDEMN ANNOUNCED AS ‘MAKE YOUR MARK’ SPONSOR

Hundreds of people are expected to gather for a fourth annual business awards ceremony later this month. PWS were crowned Company of the Year during the 2016-17 Make Your Mark awards final, which is open to companies on Aycliffe Business Park, in County Durham. Seven...

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EMCON ANNOUNCES STADLER RAIL UK AS HEADLINE SPONSOR

Engineering and manufacturing expo EMCON has secured one of Europe’s biggest rail manufacturers as its first ever headline sponsor. Stadler Rail, which last year was a gold sponsor alongside long term supporter Business Durham, was so impressed with the event that it...

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SPOTLIGHT ON… SYSTEM 88 AND OWNER MATT AKTINSON

Matt Atkinson is owner of growing business solutions company System 88, which recently became a member of CDEMN. The firm, which was only launched in January, has already secured a global contract which has helped smash Matt’s first year turnover targets in its first...

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE RISES IN THE NORTH EAST

Business confidence in the North East rose 18 points during April to reach 34 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the North East report higher confidence in their business prospects at 30 per cent and...

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