A Peterlee-based shredding company owned by a former professional footballer is bouncing back with plans to grow regionally and recruit further personnel after a Covid-hit year. Shred Direct, owned by Graeme Carter, who was once on the books at Newcastle...
Vacant buildings that have blighted a County Durham village for years can now be demolished and replaced with high quality homes thanks to a £6m investment. Durham County Council has allocated £4.5m from its Towns and Villages Investment Plan for...
ISOCOM, a County Durham optoelectronic component manufacturer, is working with Northumbria University to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system via the National Space Innovation Programme. Peterlee-based ISOCOM is a leader in the the design, manufacture, and...
A packaging and print firm is entering a new era following its owner’s decision to hand over the reins. Russell Croisdale has been managing director of the Encore Group, which comprises print, packaging and envelope divisions in Washington, Peterlee and...
Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of a 2.58-acre site on one of Peterlee’s leading industrial estates. The application to redevelop land on the Bracken Hill Business Park would bring back into use a once leading site which fell...
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...

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