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Oktoberfest celebrates 10th anniversary

Dozens of businesses have already booked their spot at Durham Oktoberfest, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday. The manufacturing and engineering expo brings together hundreds of people f

‘Major breakthrough’ as Hitachi trains pass vital tests

Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department for Transport. The UK-built fleet, known a

Steel firm recruits new contracts manager from Severfield

Newton Aycliffe steel business Finley Structures has recruited a new contracts manager from a major national firm. Fred Searle (above, right) has joined the Finley management team after 29 years wi

Crafter’s Companion partners with local youth offending service

Newton Aycliffe-based Crafter’s Companion has teamed up with Darlington’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) to offer a six-week training programme designed to improve the self-esteem, confidence and l

Aycliffe engineering students visit Gestamp and Husqvarna

Over the summer term Woodham Academy engineering students have been investigating local engineering and manufacturing companies within the local area. Students have been investigating the products

Tekmar lands Scottish Power contract on East Anglia windfarm

Newton Aycliffe-based offshore specialists Tekmar Energy has landed a new contract with Scottish Power off the East Anglian coast. Tekmar been awarded a contract by VBMS to supply its seventh gener

Students crowned champions of flagship enterprise competition

Talented students from an enterprising school have won a top award with their invention of a board game for Durham. Students from Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College were crowned champions of

Gestamp and Hitachi celebrate UTC’s first year

Gestamp Tallent and Hitachi Rail Europe celebrated UTC South Durham’s first academic year after its first 12 months in operation. Company bosses joined UTC staff for the official opening of the H

Aycliffe-based recruitment agency’s reputation grows

It’s been a whirlwind of success for Fleet Recruitment since moving to Aycliffe Business Park in December 2014. Fleet has a well-earned reputation for quality of service, which is testament to it

‘Undiscovered gem’ expands to Aycliffe Business Park

A technology company has been hailed as one of the region’s undiscovered gems after moving to the Aycliffe Business Park. Excelpoint celebrated its expansion with a recent office warming event. T

Distribution firm Stiller invests £280k in new ultra-safe trucks

Stiller Warehousing and Distribution has invested more than a quarter of a million pounds in a new batch of ultra-safe trucks. The Newton Aycliffe family-run firm has spent £280,000 on the four ne

Training firm helping to produce skills for future workforces

Major local employers including Hitachi Rail Europe, Circor Energy and Husqvarna are using new tailor-made apprenticeship programmes to help build their future workforces. Newton Aycliffe-based Sou

Razor sharp new internet solution for companies on Aycliffe Business Park

Companies on the North-East’s biggest business park can now access exciting new wireless technology which provides cost-effective super-fast internet access with speeds of up to 1,000 MB. North E

Made in Taiwan – Aycliffe firm Tekmar expands into Asia

Newton Aycliffe-based Tekmar Energy has successfully supplied its market-leading patented Teklink cable protection system (CPS) to protect the underwater power cables as they enter the wind turbine fo

100 jobs saved as US firm buys Compound Photonics facility

Around 100 jobs have been secured after a US firm completed the purchase of the Compound Photonics factory in Newton Aycliffe. Kaiam Corporation, a US maker of datacentre transceivers, has acquired

Husqvarna celebrates production of one million robotic lawnmowers in Aycliffe

Husqvarna has celebrated a landmark occasion for British manufacturing in April as it marked the production of its one millionth robotic lawnmower at its UK headquarters on Aycliffe Business Park –

Hitachi begins work on Virgin Trains’ Azuma fleet

Virgin Trains’ customers are a step closer to new trains as work begins on the Azuma (Class 800) fleet, due to enter service on the east coast in 2018. Work on the bodyshells is taking place in K

Aycliffe firm secures £1.1m private equity investment

A Newton Aycliffe business has secured more than a million pounds’ worth of investment from a major private equity firm. Growth Capital Ventures (GCV) has received a £1.1m boost from Maven Capit

Aycliffe firm Roman wins Queens Award

Newton Aycliffe-based shower designer and manufacturer Roman has received The Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Roman has been awarded the recognition for International Trade as

Ebac expands washing machine sales to Midlands with key appointment

Newton Aycliffe manufacturer Ebac has recruited an experienced sales professional to support the expansion of its washing machine sales into the Midlands. With more than 30 years industry experienc

Businesses celebrate Better Health at Work awards event

Business gathered for the County Durham Better Health at Work Awards ceremony, held at Ramside Hall Hotel near Durham. A total of 50 businesses (small, medium and large) attended the ceremony organ

Village pub gets rebrand from Aycliffe agency

Nestled in the rolling hills of Teesdale, The Three Tuns, Eggleston, is a ‘must visit’, following its recent takeover. Justin and Kellie Cooper, who have two children, have made incredible chan

Aycliffe steel firm works on £36m multi-use venue as part of Hull’s City of Culture

A Newton Aycliffe steel firm has been awarded a prestigious contract to help build a new £36m entertainment venue in Hull. Family-run Finley Structures has been handed a 960-tonne project to fabri

Cleaning firm going strong after period of impressive growth

When it comes to hygiene, these Newton Aycliffe cleaners don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Diamond Commercial Cleaning has now been running from premises on Aycliffe Business Park for more th

Commercial Expert expands again as 55 years’ banking experience joins the team

A commercial finance company is expanding again after 55 years’ worth of banking experience joined its growing team. Commercial Expert, based on Aycliffe Business Park in Newton Aycliffe, has rec

Family-run maintenance firm wins contract with Hitachi Rail Europe

A family-run grounds maintenance and landscaping company has landed a high-profile contract with train manufacturing firm Hitachi Rail Europe. Hitachi Rail has agreed a deal with neighbouring Beaum

Training provider takes the front foot on apprenticeship levy

Some of the region’s biggest employers have been urged to take advantage of the apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in later this year. As from April this year, the way the government fun

Stiller on recruitment drive again as £750,000 warehouse is completed

Newton Aycliffe family business Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is on a new recruitment drive after its latest expansion. Stiller has completed a new 40,000 sq ft warehouse at its huge 20-acre

‘You are our future’ – Aycliffe Ambassador Clare thanks businesses

Local councillor John Clare thanked businesses after he was awarded a special Aycliffe Ambassador award during the third Make Your Mark ceremony on Aycliffe Business Park. Cllr Clare was handed the

Chloe joins Lox of Love team as hair specialists continue to grow

A hair dressing team which specialises in extensions continues to grow after adding a new member to its team. Globetrotting Chloe Ladbury has joined Lox of Love on Aycliffe Business Park after a 10