A County Durham roofing company – which is owned by its own employees – has reported an enormous boost in profits and sales. CA Group has seen its turnover increase by 27% in the last year, from £59.7 million to...
The Durham-based mobile banking company Atom Bank has announced that rap star will.i.am will be joining its board as a ‘strategic advisor’.  Atom Bank, which is the UK’s first digital-only banking service, says will.i.am will give the innovative company an...
In spite of the economic and political problems Britain has wrestled with in recent years, there is good news about the job situation in County Durham. Estimates based on the latest statistics suggest that there are now over 200,000 jobs...
Image courtesy of Camilo Rueda López - Flickr I work with business people all over North East England on a daily basis, and since I also network at digital marketing conferences, I get to talk to business and marketing people from around...
Durham County Council seems to be clamping down on unusual means of advertising. Recently, two cafes – which have been using bicycles parked on the pavement to grab the attention of customers – have been told to wheel their...
Greggs bakers have opened a new shop in the Dragonville Retail Park in Durham City. The shop, which has seating and free wi-fi, has created 14 new jobs. Shop manager Joanne Henderson, said, “I’m very proud to be managing this...
Durham bucked the national downward trend for high street footfall in 2016. Figures show a modest increase of 1.7% in the numbers of people visiting the city’s centre as compared to 2015. Adam Deathe, the business engagement manager for Durham...
Hitachi’s new cutting-edge factory in Newton Aycliffe has now manufactured its first trains. The £82 million plant, which became operational in September 2015, unveiled the first of its new Intercity Express trains on Friday. The Hitachi factory, which it is...
A few months ago this magazine reported on a scale model of Durham Cathedral made entirely out of Lego. In addition to raising over £300,000 to help with the cost of the cathedral’s Open Treasure exhibition, the Lego model...
An enterprising Durham Mum is building up a successful business, which all started on the day she couldn’t find a suitable toy for her child. Sarah Greenwell, 34, was inspired to create Elf For Christmas after the failed shopping...

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