County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list
County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list
County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list

Business and IT consultancy Waterstons has joined an exclusive list of Government approved cyber security providers. As a ‘Certified Cyber Security Consultancy’, Waterstons now has certified proof that the services it delivers to clients in the areas of risk assessment and risk management, meet the National Cyber Security Centre’s standard for high quality, tailored cyber […]

New tenant at Jade Business Park
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant

Japanese corporation, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, is gearing up for growth after becoming the first tenant at a new County Durham business park. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe (SEWS-E), is expanding and relocating its workforce from its base at Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring to a new site at Jade Business Park is a 55-acre employment […]

County Durham Growth Fund secures an additional £4 million for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme

The County Durham Growth Fund has been awarded an additional £4,000,000 of funding to continue supporting businesses across the county until June 2023. Established in April 2019, the fund was initially a £4.9m capital grant scheme providing grants to small and medium enterprises in County Durham to accelerate their growth. Due to the additional funding, […]

County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19 including NETPark based REPROCELL
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19

Businesses from across County Durham have joined the battle against COVID-19 by applying their expertise to everything from technologies to improve virus detection to increasing production of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser. While many companies have been forced to shut down to contain the pandemic, six County Durham firms are continuing to […]

Northern Powerhouse Minister praises County Durham's investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities

A leading government minister has called on global businesses to consider investing in County Durham. Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse minister, praised the “passion and drive” of the area’s “highly-skilled workforce” and described the county as a “good place to invest” during a visit to the area. Mr Berry took a tour of family firm Thomas […]

Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule thanks to a skilled workforce in County Durham
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into its national research and development centre, creating new jobs faster than expected. It opened the new plant at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, in December 2017 to complement its main site at Long Marston, near […]

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 […]

New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads
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 […]