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Reminder For County Durham To Follow COVID-19 Restrictions

Businesses across County Durham are being reminded that they must comply with the latest coronavirus rules, or face action. It comes as another five venues across the county are today (16 October) issued with direction orders and told they must immediately close for failing to abide by the latest measures. Following a serious breach of […]
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A Durham Secondary School Is Crowned National Cup Champions

A secondary school football team from Peterlee in County Durham has been crowned national cup champions in The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) final for the U12 PlayStation Elite Schools’ Cup. St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School was up against Whitgift School from Croydon, playing at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire. In a battle […]
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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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Arts Award Lockdown Success In County Durham

County Durham school children have successfully achieved an Arts Award thanks to their hard work and home learning during the lockdown. Durham County Record Office began working with Year 5 children from Langley Moor Primary before the pandemic, helping them to complete an arts project and work their way towards an Arts Award Explore certificate. […]
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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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Finance Durham Fund invests £750,000 in Growth Capital Ventures

Funding will help GCV scale its G-Labs and G-Ventures divisions and roll out its new software platform Quva for alternative asset managers and investor networks Finance Durham Fund, which was established by Durham County Council and overseen by Business Durham, has today announced an investment of £750,000 in Growth Capital Ventures (“GCV”). The investment through […]
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More Funding To Boost Rural Broadband Connectivity In County Durham

More funding is being made available to help County Durham’s rural businesses and residents access a faster internet connection. Durham County Council is adding £500,000 to top up a government funding scheme, helping to connect properties in some of the hardest to reach areas of the country. The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) offers a […]
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