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...
A state-of-the-art building designed to attract and support cutting-edge businesses has been officially declared open in Durham City. Salvus House will be the focus of a new cooperative partnership between Durham County Council, New College Durham and Durham University. Established...
A study has revealed that Durham University contributes around £1.1 billion to the UK’s economy each year. The study also found that the university has a massive economic presence in the north east, with significant effects on local businesses,...
An innovative Durham-based bank has been rated as the UK’s best tech finance company. Atom offers a cutting-edge banking service which has no high street branches, but just uses an app that relies on biometric security, such as face...

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