An experienced design engineer is looking towards a positive future and rebuilding his three businesses after being left in an induced coma following a near fatal hit and run. Jim Box was successfully running Be Smart Solutions, Be-Recycled.com and 3D...
An experienced publican and restaurateur launched a new food place with a difference earlier this year – despite the obvious Covid challenges. But now their Mediterranean dishes are proving hugely popular at their newly-refurbished outlet near Peterlee – creating seven...
A business centre for new and growing SMEs has welcomed a string of new tenants despite the tough economic conditions. Novus Business Centre in Peterlee, which is managed by East Durham Business Service, offers flexible office space for sole traders...
A new partnership has been launched which is changing the face of the funeral industry, enabling people to give their loved ones a unique and memorable final farewell. Delanoy Funeral Services has been launched by John Delanoy and Julie Stout,...
A North-East council has teamed up with a local housing developer to deliver affordable homes for residents. Durham County Council contributed almost £250,000 from money raised via housing developments to seven affordable properties, which Chapter Homes is putting the finishing...
Manufacturing firm Seaward is part of the national effort to keep Covid-19 patients and NHS staff safe. The Peterlee-based business is supplying vital electrical safety testing equipment to the new Nightingale Hospitals and existing hospitals across the UK, as well...
A supplier of packaging solutions has been awarded one of the industry’s highest accreditations following an intensive audit process. Peterlee-based Encore Packaging Solutions, part of The Encore Group has been awarded the BRC Global Standard’s highest AA grade for the...
A leading UK catering firm based in the North East has a launched a dedicated eco-friendly brand to cope with the industry’s demand. IG Group, with headquarters in Peterlee and London, has set up its Green Planet division with a...
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but former military man Mike McGaun has disproved that claim by securing millions of pounds in contracts for Peterlee’s Steadfast Group thanks to newly-found tender writing skills. The 53-year-old –...
A boost to Peterlee’s economy can be expected throughout 2020 as Heather Mills’ VBites business, in the former Walkers Crisps factory, begins to scale up. A few dozen staff are already working at the Stephenson Road site but that number...

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