Thursday, November 21, 2019
With Brexit fast approaching, and little sign of a deal on the table, many people in the north east have begun asking how leaving the EU will impact them. From trade tariffs and job security to the impacts on business...
It is hoped that the merger of two of County Durham’s credit union banks will bring benefits to savers. The merger of NEFirst Credit Union and Prince Bishops Community Bank took place on 1st June 2018, following a detailed review...
Do you ever think about how much money and energy you waste by leaving lights on unnecessarily? Here are some sobering statistics. Leaving just one light on overnight can cost a business £24 per year. By ensuring four lights in...
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...

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