SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to earth
SAINTS programme brings powerful space data to earth

Innovative businesses in the North East are at the forefront of a new programme to capitalise on insightful data from satellites and earth based sensors and use it to tackle major problems facing businesses, governments and communities. SAINTS – Situational Awareness Information National Technology Service – will bring together experts from business, universities and the […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Aykley Head Business Park, County Durham
6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions for Durham’s economy linked to master plan for new business district
6,000 jobs and hundreds of millions for Durham’s economy linked to master plan for new business district

Plans to attract more than 6,000 private sector jobs delivering a £400 million boost for County Durham’s economy could take a very significant step forward next week (17 January). Hailed as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to help transform the county’s economic prospects, Durham County Council’s Cabinet members will consider a detailed analysis of […]

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NETPark continues to expand with multimillion pound investment
NETPark continues to expand with multimillion pound investment

WITH construction work on-going on multi-million pound redevelopment plans, there has never been a better time to invest in the North East.  And among the region’s biggest shining lights is the North East Technology Park, (NETPark), in Sedgefield, County Durham – home to internationally recognised science and technology companies. It is uniquely placed to offer […]

North East Rural Growth Network Releases Further Call for Rural Business Capital Projects
North East Rural Growth Network Releases Further Call for Rural Business Capital Projects

Further funds have been released by the North East Rural Growth Network to support the growth of businesses in rural Northumberland, Durham and Gateshead. A call has been made for businesses to apply for two separate funds – the Strategic Economic Infrastructure Fund (SEIF) and the Rural Business Growth Fund (RGBF). The SEIF can support […]

Businesses Flock to Salvus House
Businesses Flock to Salvus House

A FLAGSHIP £3.4m Durham City office space and business incubator unit is celebrating attracting growing and industry leading businesses to its bespoke accommodation. Just six months after it opened, Salvus House at Aykley Heads is now home to firms in the engineering, communications and digital design industries. Salvus House is a multi-award winning office building […]

Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train
Hitachi unveils first UK built Intercity Express Train

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE), a global rail specialist with over 100 years of industry expertise, today celebrates the first Intercity Express (IEP) train to be built in the UK at its manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Hitachi will be joined by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, Minister for Northern Powerhouse, […]