The market for corporate finance deals in the North-East is showing signs of recovery, according to a leading local corporate finance expert who has just completed two major transactions in the region. Baldwins have helped Wolfgang Capital acquire Durham-based Starkold...
Plans for a major new business park in Durham City are progressing thanks to £6m of government funding. Durham County Council has secured the money from the government’s Getting Building Fund, which aims to deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure across...
A County Durham ground investigation business has secured a one million pound investment package to help support its growth ambitions. Exploration & Testing Associates (ETA) has established a new materials testing laboratory at its head office in Bowburn, from which...
A free training hub is raising the standard of mental health support for employees across County Durham. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations with fewer than 250 employees based in County Durham, are being...
Local twins took sibling rivalry to the next level when they went up against each other for the same apprenticeship at a leading construction firm. Leah and Kayla Turnbull applied for the same financial trainee role at Starkold Building Services,...
Multimillion-pound infrastructure works at a site, which is primed for a key role in County Durham’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, are now complete. The improvements, at junction 61 of the A1(M), at Bowburn, will significantly improve access to...
Construction companies across County Durham are being offered professional support to help them grow and secure new business. The Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP) is offering business support to SMEs around the County Durham region. Since it was established four years...
Durham County Council has submitted a ‘hybrid’ planning application for the redevelopment of a site at Aykley Heads including land currently used as the authority’s headquarters. The hybrid proposals consist of a detailed application for office use on ‘Plot C’...
Digital Drive County Durham has been awarded an additional £2.34m of funding to continue supporting small and medium enterprises across the county until June 2023. Initially, the programme was a £4m initiative to help SMEs in County Durham maximise their...
New College Durham has announced the appointment a new principal and chief executive. Andy Broadbent has taken over in the top role at the Framwellgate campus on the outskirts of Durham and replaced John Widdowson CBE who has retired after...

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