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SPOTLIGHT ON: JACKSON HOGG RECRUITMENT

In our latest Spotlight On, we chat to Chris Beevers, head of technical at affiliate member Jackson Hogg Recruitment, which has confirmed its return to the EMCON engineering and manufacturing event as delivery partner for a second year. You’re returning as EMCON’s...

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BACON BUTTY CLUBS STILL HAVE A PLACE, SAYS BEN GILHESPY

In his latest column, Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN) looks at the importance of networking and why ‘bacon butty’ clubs still have a place when it comes to raising the profile of your business. Networking has become...

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EMN IN NORTH EAST TIMES MAGAZINE

In the latest issue of North East Times, Ben Gilhespy looks at the challenges businesses face between sticking to what they know and introducing more innovative processes into the way they work:  ...

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EMN EVENT: SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

Following the success of our previous substance misuse event we have been asked to provide another event aimed firmly at employers of all sizes to ensure your continued compliance in what can be a very complicated minefield of legalities and HR issues. The management...

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10TH BIRTHDAY FOR TANFIELD LEA BUSINESS CENTRE

More than 120 employees from companies based at a Durham business centre came together to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Among them were staff from businesses that have been based at Tanfield Business Centre, in Tanfield Lea, Stanley, since it first opened ten...

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FINANCE AND CASH FLOW THE THEME OF NEXT EMN EVENT

Two years ago one of our very first events was based around looking at financial options for your business. This revolved around the various options for maximising your cash and identifying ways of improving cash flow, finding ‘hidden’ money, sourcing an exit strategy...

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NISSAN TO PULL INFINITI PRODUCTION FROM SUNDERLAND

Infiniti vehicles will no longer be made in Sunderland from the middle of 2019, car giant Nissan has announced. The luxury arm of the Japanese giant will target its "largest growth markets" such as North America and China, and plans to withdraw from Western Europe in...

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NEW DATE ANNOUNCED FOR EMCON 2019

EMCON, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo, will return in 2019 on a new date. Historically the networking exhibition has been held on the third Thursday in October, however in response to exhibitor and delegate feedback the event will be now held...

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MEMBER MESSAGE: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Here at the Engineering and Manufacturing Network we'd like to wish all of our members, affiliate partners and the region's thriving business community a very happy new year. It's fair to say 2018 has been a year of many many highlights, and we've been delighted to...

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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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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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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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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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CDEMN MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER MINE AWARDS

Insider’s annual celebration of the region’s manufacturing sector, the Made in the North East Awards, are being launched today. Entries are now being sought for the ten awards, which this year includes three new award categories. The Made in the North East Awards are...

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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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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 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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GALLERY: OFFICIAL EMCON REBRAND LAUNCH

Today, CDEMN was delighted to welcome dozens of people from the North East’s business community for the launch of EMCON. Business leaders, exhibitors, sponsors and stakeholders attended the event at Ramside Hall, which was hosted by Leanne English, MD of LEC...

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SUCCESSION PLANNING KEY TO BUSINESS GROWTH

Businesses are being offered advice and support to put in place plans to help them ensure their long- term growth and success. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) has teamed up with a number of its affiliate members and partners to deliver an...

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JOIN OUR NETWORK TODAY

County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) is supporting over 200 businesses from across the county, helping them form new relationships, tap into funding pots and sign up for workshops that could help them grow. For a small cost (annual membership is...

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REGIONAL FIRMS AMONG THE MOST CONFIDENT NATIONALLY

North East firms are among the most confident in the UK, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Business confidence in the region rose 24 points during February to reach 42 per cent, the second highest in the country, the...

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INCUBATOR ZONE 2018 OPENS FOR BUSINESS

County Durham businesses that are keen to showcase their products and services to potential new customers are being recruited for the second phase of a support programme. Last year saw the launch of the inaugural Incubator Zone programme at Durham Oktoberfest. And...

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DYER DIRECTOR ADDED TO FINANCE EVENT LINE-UP

Richard Bradley, the finance director at Stanley-based manufacturing company Dyer Engineering, has been confirmed as a speaker at tomorrow's finance event. The event has been organised by South Durham Enterprise Agency supported by CDEMN and gives manufacturing...

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CDEMN CHAIRMAN JOINS EBAC TEAM

A manufacturing specialist, David Land has joined Ebac to drive further growth at the County Durham-based electrical goods manufacturer. It is the only British company to produce washing machines, dehumidifiers and water coolers in the UK. David’s remit is to work...

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2018 INCUBATOR ZONE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Are you a micro or small business based in County Durham, with links to the engineering and manufacturing sectors? Are you interested in breaking into new markets but don’t have the budget or resources to exhibit at an event like Durham Oktoberfest? Do you employ less...

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BANKING CHIEFS TO ADDRESS MANUFACTURING SECTOR ISSUES

Manufacturing companies in County Durham are being given the chance to learn more about financial issues facing the sector. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) is supporting an event organised by South Durham Enterprise Agency which will see...

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NORTH EAST MOST BUSINESS CONFIDENT REGION

Business confidence in the North East is the highest of any UK region but firms’ investment plans have fallen despite their optimistic outlook. That's according to the latest Business in Britain report from Lloyds Bank. Business confidence in the North East –...

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BELTING OKTOBERFEST FOR MANUFACTURING FIRM GB

A manufacturing company which makes belting products for a diverse range of sectors has secured two significant contracts after exhibiting at Durham Oktoberfest. GB Belting, which exports its products to over 70 countries worldwide, was involved in the manufacturing...

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CDEMN BOARD END OF YEAR REVIEW

Here we are, approaching the end of another year in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Generally business is buoyant with some great success stories to be found. And what’s encouraging is that these successes come from a diverse range of companies. Many of the...

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CDEMN SUPPORTS NEXT GENERATION OF ENGINEEERS

Where possible CDEMN likes to support the next generation of engineers by encouraging them to look to our sector as an aspirational source of employment. Frequently their embedded belief is still that its an industry steeped in blue overalls and oil (which of course...

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