A scheme to install 100 fully-funded air-source heat pumps in eligible homes in County Durham is being carried out by Houghton-based appliance repair company, 0800 Repair. Part of the Pacifica Group, 0800 Repair has partnered with Durham County Council and...
A Wear firm has increased its domestic appliance services across the country with a significant acquisition. Houghton-le-Spring-based Pacifica Group has expanded its services in the south and east of England after taking over TK Garnham & Sons. The Suffolk-based business will...
Plans have been submitted to redevelop the derelict Houghton Colliery site into a regeneration-driving new £15m retail centre. The former pit, once the centre of industry for the East Durham town, has stood empty and a blot on the landscape...
A family-friendly festival will bring top comedians, children’s entertainers, DJs, live music and Disney favourites to the North East starting this weekend (7 August). Rainton Arena at Houghton-le-Spring will host Rainton Festival from August 7 to 31, with a packed...
Two former policeman from both sides of the North Sea have combined to launch a new gin in the region after a chance meeting at an international police conference. Retired Wearside police officer Bryn Jones from Sunderland set up his...
A North-East firm is leading the field with revolutionary systems to heat homes across the country. Houghton-le-Spring-based Oakes Energy Services, which is part of Pacifica Group, has completed an upgrade to the Coal Authority’s Dawdon Mine Water Treatment Scheme in...
Houghton-based sporting merchandise comparison website FOOTY.COM has secured a £1.625m investment allowing it to develop plans to grow the business across the globe. The funding from North East venture capital firm Northstar Ventures will be used to increase brand awareness,...
One of the region’s largest venues is offering its space to the region’s NHS to help it with the current battle against coronavirus. Rainton Arena, at Houghton-le-Spring, has cancelled all of its event for the foreseeable future – but still...
A Wear company’s scheme to fight fuel poverty in the region has been recognised for the second successive year at a prestigious awards ceremony. Pacifica Home Services division is celebrating its repeat success for its work in energy efficiency across...
A fintech business is set to continue investing in the region after strong international growth, including a deal with Thomson Reuters, saw it record its best year to date. Inflo, based at the Evolve Business Centre in Houghton-le-Spring, has developed...

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