A decade of success for Oktoberfest

TEN years ago plans to create the perfect platform to showcase the North East’s growing strengths and capabilities within the engineering and manufacturing sectors were announced. That platform was Durham Oktoberfest. A decade on and not only is Durham Oktoberfest...

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Performance management key to business growth

IT'S no secret that at the heart of any successful business is the people. Without the people there is no business. So it stands to reason that performance management is a vital strand of business development. But what is it, what does it mean to employers and...

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More people pursuing path into self employment

MORE budding entrepreneurs than ever are choosing a path into self-employment, statistics show. A total of 7,180 people have opened a business in the North East with the support of the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), a fund available to jobseekers with a business...

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North East businesses inspired by skills courses

BUSINESSES planning for growth after attending course Businesses who attended the latest in a series of fully funded development courses are utilising the skills they learned to plan for growth. Another 40 businesses took part in the latest Boost your Business...

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Former footballer on target for business growth

A FORMER Newcastle United footballer has announced plans for growth as his shredding business celebrates its fourth birthday. Graeme Carter from Wheatley Hill launched Shred Direct in 2013 and now has a portfolio of over 250 clients from Scarborough in the south to...

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Dozens of businesses attend support course

OVER 30 business owners and employees have attended the first of a series of courses designed to support company growth. The Boost your Business three-day residential course was held at Newcastle Airport’s Novotel and is part of a series of funded programmes organised...

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Funding for businesses showcased at event

ENGINEERING and manufacturing companies are being given the chance to learn more about the financial support available to help their business grow. County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) is hosting an event at New College Durham on Wednesday, May...

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Family run engineering firm targets new markets

AN electrical engineering company is targeting new markets after a year of growth. Nala Engineers, an electrical contracting firm based in Seaham, had one of its most successful 12-month periods, which saw new contracts won and it named as one of Ward Hadaway’s...

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