Business

An Exciting Opportunity In Financial Services At Grad Scheme

A successful, growing North-East company is looking for enthusiastic, ambitious graduates to join their young and dynamic team. Trying to debunk the myth of the financial sector as a dull career choice, The Grad Scheme [www.thegradscheme.co.uk] based in Darlington, recruits graduates with a ‘can-do’ attitude as Paraplanners and Compliance Support for Para-Sols [www.para-sols.co.uk] and Apricity […]
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Jean Davidson is named Chair for Northumberland National Park Authority Board

Jean Davidson has been appointed Chair of Members for the Northumberland National Park Authority Board. The appointment of Davidson follows the addition of Elizabeth Ellis, Policy Project Manager at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Marie Fallon, former Director of Regulated Industry at the Environment Agency as Secretary of State Members to the Board in […]
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Open Property Group: Where Are The Most Affordable & Least Affordable Cities to Rent in the UK, in 2020?

Recent data has shown that just 16 cities in the UK are affordable to rent in! To maintain an adequate standard of living, experts advise that tenants shouldn’t spend more than 30% of their gross income salary on rent. Using average income salary and rental price data for cities, it can reveal that Durham is […]
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Construction gets under way at £140m Business Park

A new £140 million industrial park is officially open for business following the appointment of a development partner and the sale of its first plot of land. Forrest Park (Newton Aycliffe) Limited, a joint venture by Durham County Council and local landowners the Forrest family, has signed an agreement with Richardson Barberry to develop the […]
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Business Durham Helps Companies Adapt To Change

Business Durham is helping companies across County Durham manage and deal with the current economic challenges by signposting them to the help they need in order to adapt and thrive. The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect businesses in different ways and at different times, so Business Durham is working closely with companies to help […]
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Colliers International Boosts Agency Team At Integra 61

Citrus Durham Appoints Colliers Alongside Avison Young Citrus Durham has strengthened the agency team at Integra 61, the North East’s largest new logistics and manufacturing park, with the appointment of Colliers International to join existing agent Avison Young. The agency team will jointly market the remaining 1m sq ft of industrial/logistics space and circa 80,000 […]
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County Durham businesses join virtual trade mission to South Africa

Businesses from across County Durham and the North East took part in a virtual trade mission to South Africa to explore export opportunities. The trade mission, organised by Business Durham, the economic development arm of Durham County Council, Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa and the North East Chamber of Commerce took place online […]
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Helping To Strengthen Bishop Auckland’s Economy

A County Durham market town has secured a welcome government grant to help support its local economy during these challenging times. Bishop Auckland has been awarded £750,000 to fund projects that will have an immediate impact in the town and help build a stronger and more resilient economy. After applying for the grant in the […]
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North East Estate Agency Going For Gold

Staff at a North East estate agency are celebrating after being commended as one of the best in the country. The team at Venture Properties, which has branches across County Durham, was recently announced as the winner of the British Property Awards 2020-2021 gold accolade for ‘Letting Agent in Darlington’. Venture Properties director Michael O’Connor […]
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Jobs And Homes A Step Closer As Inspector Publishes Final Report On County Durham Plan

Thousands of jobs and new homes which would provide a boost to the County Durham economy are a step closer following the publication of an inspector’s findings. Durham County Council’s County Durham Plan envisages over 300 hectares of land being allocated for business and industry development and almost 25,000 homes being built. This would all […]
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