Brian Archer, managing director of Business Durham, Sarah Slaven, operations director at Business Durham, Dawn Fairlamb, vice principal at New College Durham, Dr Tim Hammond, director of commercialisation and economic development at Durham University and Leon Howe, Durham City Incubator manager.
Specialist incubator launches for County Durham’s small businesses
Specialist incubator launches for County Durham’s small businesses

An incubator designed to help fledgling companies grow and thrive in County Durham has been launched at one of the region’s fastest growing business hubs. Durham City Incubator, based at Salvus House, in Aykley Heads, Durham, will be open to businesses that have been trading for under 12 months and are based in County Durham.  […]

Aykley Heads Business Park, Durham City Centre
‘First phase’ for Aykley Heads Business Park begins
‘First phase’ for Aykley Heads Business Park begins

A new private sector business park capable of attracting up to 6,000 new jobs, worth £400 million to the county’s economy looks set to move into its first phase of development. The unique site on Aykley Heads, set in mature parkland and with outstanding views over the World Heritage site, offers a once in a […]

Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe
Hitachi investment in train factory tops £100million with new building completion in Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi have opened a new £5m building at their train factory in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.  The new building, which increases production capacity, means Hitachi’s total investment in the site reaches over £100million. The new building, named ‘Aspire’ following a staff competition, was opened by Phil Wilson MP. Established in 2015, the Newton Aycliffe plant […]

Dutch manufacturer Lightweight Containers
Dutch manufacturer Lightweight Containers invests in County Durham
Dutch manufacturer Lightweight Containers invests in County Durham

Lightweight Containers, a Dutch-based manufacturer of lightweight kegs for the drinks industry, has chosen to locate its first UK manufacturing plant in County Durham. The company has taken a 10-year lease on a 62,000 sq. ft. unit at Foxcover Industrial Estate in Seaham and expects to create around 35 jobs within two years. The company […]

Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90
Lighting in the past and future – Thorn Lighting turns 90

Thorn Lighting celebrates its 90th anniversary on 29th March 2018, and remains as innovative a force as ever. Over the past nine decades Thorn has established itself as a global leader in the lighting industry. Today it is known for smart and reliable high-performance lighting solutions with integrated controls, serving countless applications. Its name is […]

Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race
Dynamic North East companies leading the way in space race

The dynamism and drive of North East businesses is what sets them apart from other UK companies working within the space sector, according to a national space industry leader. Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, was one of several speakers from across the UK who was in Durham today (March 22) for the […]

£7.4m development at NETPark opens
£7.4m development at NETPark opens

A prestigious £7.4m development built at a fast-growing science and technology park was officially opened yesterday (March 21).  Business leaders and local dignitaries gathered at the opening of the new Explorer facilities at the North East Technology Park (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham, which are designed to house innovative, fast growing companies operating in high-tech, […]

New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads
New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads

A fast-growing business and IT firm is making a move to new premises in an area set to play a key role in creating thousands of jobs for County Durham. Waterstons is moving to Durham County Council-owned Northumbria House at Aykley Heads in Durham City. The council recently announced its ambitions to attract more than […]