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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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NEW BUSINESS DURHAM MD ANNOUNCED

NEW BUSINESS DURHAM MD ANNOUNCED

The new managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team. Brian Archer has joined Business Durham, which is part of Durham County Council, where he will also build on...

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OKTOBERFEST 2018: BOOK TO EXHIBIT NOW

OKTOBERFEST 2018: BOOK TO EXHIBIT NOW

Do you want the opportunity to forge new relationships and win new work? If the answer is yes, then you should be booking your spot as an exhibitor at our 2018 event. Durham Oktoberfest is the perfect platform to showcase your business to an audience of over 1,000...

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BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO GROW CLOSER TO HOME

BUSINESSES ENCOURAGED TO GROW CLOSER TO HOME

Successful businesses who have established their brand nationally and internationally are being encouraged to look closer to home as they continue to grow. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) is working with companies in the area to look at...

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FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES COMPETITION LAUNCHES

FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES COMPETITION LAUNCHES

Young entrepreneurs have been set the challenge of thinking ‘smart’ when developing their business ideas for a competition designed to inspire enterprise skills among schoolchildren. Future Business Magnates (FBM) – an annual competition run by Business Durham, the...

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WHY COUNTY DURHAM IS THE PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

WHY COUNTY DURHAM IS THE PLACE TO DO BUSINESS

There has never been a better time to do business in Durham. From the multimillion pound redevelopment plans currently underway in the historic cathedral city, to the £12.6 million expansion of the county’s flagship science park, Durham is buzzing with investment and...

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DURHAM OKTOBERFEST 2017 OPENS ITS DOORS

DURHAM OKTOBERFEST 2017 OPENS ITS DOORS

Durham Oktoberfest 2017 has opened its doors to hundreds of people ready to network and do business. The event – the tenth since the show launched – was opened by County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Chairman David Land and Phil Wilson MP. Around 1,000 people...

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MIGHTY OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW

MIGHTY OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW

In his latest blog, our Operations Director Ben Gilhespy looks at why the addition of the Incubator Zone could be the missing link for Durham Oktoberfest. Big companies haven’t always been big, just like small businesses won’t always be small. So how does a company...

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AMAP FORUM TO FOCUS ON PROMOTING BEST PRACTICE

AMAP FORUM TO FOCUS ON PROMOTING BEST PRACTICE

The University of Sunderland’s Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) is again holding one of its North East Maintenance Forum sessions after the success of last year’s seminar. The forum was the most popular of all of the themed workshops...

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COUNTY FIRMS BOOK THEIR INCUBATOR ZONE SPOT

COUNTY FIRMS BOOK THEIR INCUBATOR ZONE SPOT

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are targeting new business leads after booking their place at this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those...

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SEARCH IS ON TO FIND AREA’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY

SEARCH IS ON TO FIND AREA’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY

The search for the most innovative companies in the region is now under way as part of the North East Business Awards. In the 2018 awards, the Innovation Award will be given at heats in Northumberland and Tyneside; Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside; and Teesside,...

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COUNTY MICRO FIRMS SOUGHT FOR INCUBATOR ZONE

COUNTY MICRO FIRMS SOUGHT FOR INCUBATOR ZONE

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are being given a unique chance to be part of this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those companies who have...

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BUSINESSES WARNED OF DANGERS OF CYBER CRIME

BUSINESSES WARNED OF DANGERS OF CYBER CRIME

Businesses are being given the chance to learn more about the dangers of crime at an event being organised by Durham Constabulary. The open evening is aimed at businesses across the area to shed light on the growing risks posed by cyber criminals. Attendees will be...

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MADE IN THE NORTH EAST AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED

MADE IN THE NORTH EAST AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to an influx of requests, Insider has extended the deadline for entries to its prestigious Made in the North East awards. The final date for submissions - which can be made here - is now 28 July 2017. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise and reward...

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CDEMN SUPPORTS FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES COMPETITION

CDEMN SUPPORTS FUTURE BUSINESS MAGNATES COMPETITION

Talented students from an enterprising school have won a top award with their invention of a board game for Durham. Students from Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College were crowned champions of the Future Business Magnates (FBM) competition – run by Business...

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BUSINESSES TAP INTO REGION’S THRIVING RAIL SECTOR

BUSINESSES TAP INTO REGION’S THRIVING RAIL SECTOR

More than 100 businesses from across the North East heard how they could tap into the billion pound rail sector at a sell-out conference. Business Durham, together with the Rail Alliance and the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network, held the event at...

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CDEMN EXHIBITS AT FUNDING AND BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENT

CDEMN EXHIBITS AT FUNDING AND BUSINESS SUPPORT EVENT

Over 50 businesses from around the region have been given an insight into the support available to help them grow. Peterlee Business Park Group working alongside Business Durham and LEC Communications and Design organised the ‘funding and business support’ event...

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SKILLS DINNER TO HIGHLIGHT CHALLENGES IN THE COUNTY

SKILLS DINNER TO HIGHLIGHT CHALLENGES IN THE COUNTY

Building on the huge success of our previous events, CDEMN is pleased to announce a black-tie dinner to be held at the South Durham University Technical College in Newton Aycliffe on June 26. The event is based around the critical subject of skills with a focus on the...

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