WORDS: GRAEME ANDERSON PICTURES: GRAEME ROWATT One of the newest Members of the British Empire is not one to stand on ceremony or rest on her laurels. Dr Michelle Cooper, CEO of the County Durham Community Foundation, who was awarded the honour...
In each issue of Wear Business, we sit down for a cuppa and a natter with a local business leader… Name: Alison Gittins Age: 54 Born: Hartlepool Lives: Lambton Park Organisation & job title: Durham Business Group, CEO When I was at school, I wanted...
Supply Chain North East can help companies in the region amid the storm of Covid and Brexit. Launched in 2018, the Supply Chain North East business support programme aims to work with 900 companies by the end of 2021 –...
Plastic’s been his passion all his working life - and now Patrick Connolly aims to prove three into one DOES go. Since 1990, plastic has been Belfast-born Patrick’s business calling - 30 years making “all sorts of weird and wonderful...
Leading lights in the creative industries are contributing to a crucial week of activities at the University of Sunderland which supports students’ careers in the arts and cultural sectors. Daily Mirror associate editor Kevin Maguire, television writer David Quantick, digital...
Jade Business Park made an instant impression in Wearside when Global Fortune-500 company Sumitomo Electrical Wiring Systems Europe moved into their brand-new, custom-built 50,000 sq ft unit on the 55-acre employment site in July of this year. For businesses in...
Smart by name, smart by nature, entrepreneurs Mark Catterall and Mark Clancey have developed a new contactless hand sanitiser unit with intelligent digital screens. Not content to sit on their laurels during lockdown, the Smart Outdoor Group management pair worked...
The DurhamWorks employer grant has helped over 50 small businesses employ and support young people in the past 12 months. DurhamWorks is a partnership between Durham County Council and seven organisations, working together to support young people, and to help...
More than 100 of the world’s leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ethics have signed up to be part of a new journal created by a North-East professor. University of Sunderland’s pro vice chancellor John MacIntyre launches ‘AI and...
A state-of-the-art spa is throwing its support behind front-line County Durham care home staff this autumn. As the region battles a second wave of coronavirus, The Spa at Ramside Hall Hotel has teamed up with Belmont Grange Nursing Home to...

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