Category: Events

Date announced for EMCON 2019

EMCON, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo, will return in 2019 on a new date. Historically the networking exhibition has been held on the third Thursday in October, however in response to exhibitor and delegate feedback the event will be now held on Thursday, 10 October. Organisers of the event are hoping the move… Read more »

Digital Drive County Durham workshops

The £4 million programme designed to help small businesses in County Durham to thrive in a digital world by gaining a competitive edge and maximising their growth has set a host of workshops from now until January. The workshop subjects all focus on making better use of digital technology and subjects include: Websites at Hypespeed… Read more »

Drum networking with a difference!

The next Drum Business Park Group meeting will take place on Thursday 20 September. As part of the session, we’ll be holding a litter pick led by Durham-based not-for-profit company Climate Action North East. Climate Action offer practical support and advice for businesses and communities. This includes activities from working with businesses to help them… Read more »

Opportunity to support metro futures project

  Nexus is currently seeking to procure three contracts worth around £500m as part of the Nexus’ Fleet Replacement Programme on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The contract opportunities are in construction, manufacture and maintenance. Nexus are holding an event on Monday 8 October to give businesses the opportunity to meet the bidders and find… Read more »

Identifying and protecting IP to maximise value in your business

The creation and protection of intellectual property (IP) is critical to growing a successful business and maintaining a competitive advantage. Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Project has invited IP lawyer and trade mark attorney from Keystone Law, Will Sander, to provide his expert view on how to help you identify, protect and commoditise your IP. During his… Read more »

Brexit, business and trade

Do you have questions about how businesses will operate in a post Brexit UK? Join the Europe Direct team, your regional Member of the European parliament and Sally Jones, International Trade Policy Director at Deloitte for a discussion and question and answer session on 30 October. The breakfast event is free to attend and is… Read more »

Businesses to take a walk on the Rewilding side

Businesses in the North East are preparing to welcome leading naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham to discuss rewilding at a conference on 18 September. Delegates will hear about the latest thinking in rewilding and nature conservation, the principle of reinstating natural processes and missing species, and explore ways businesses can support this important work… Read more »

County Durham business leaders challenged to sleep out for charity

Business leaders are being challenged to sleep out for a night when Darlington holds its first ever CEO Sleepout to raise funds in the fight against local homelessness and poverty. North East-based charity CEO Sleepout is looking for leaders from County Durham’s most compassionate businesses who are willing to get sponsored to give up the… Read more »

Book your place at EMCON’s Incubator Zone

County Durham businesses keen to showcase their products and services are urged to take part in the Incubator Zone programme at EMCON. Organisers of Durham EMCON, County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), have teamed up with Business Durham’s Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding, to offer companies a… Read more »

Rising sun scramble

Join North East Autism Society’s new fun-filled 5k obstacle run, Rising Sun Scramble on Sunday, 15 July, at Rising Sun Country Park. Not only do kids go free but there are also relaxed waves making it the only challenge event in the North East to be autism friendly! Registration is £25 with a pledge to… Read more »

Access finance and funding event

County Durham-based businesses are being urged to attend a free event to access funding and finance packages they need to grow. Business Durham and Drum Business Park Group are hosting the morning event on Thursday 24 May, which will bring together key funding and business support organisations including RTC North, Digital Drive County Durham, BEEP,… Read more »

Drum Business Park Group Meeting

Drum Business Park Meeting on 24th May 2018 The next meeting will take place on 24th May as follows: 08.30am – Breakfast refreshments and Networking opportunity 09.00 – News and Updates 09.30 – General Discussion 10.30 – Close If you would like to know more about why you should become involved please contact Andrea McGuigan at Business Durham on… Read more »

December Drum meeting

The next event for the Drum Business Group to get together is on 7 December 2017 so please make a note and register for it now. It will take place from 8.30am to 10.30am at the Co-Operative Food Distribution on the Drum Industrial Estate

Drum Business Park Group meeting

Our next meeting is on 2 February at the Co-Operative Food Distribution Centre on the Drum Business Park. Drum Business Park Group is an expanding group of businesses from the Estate who meet on a regular basis to share best practice, discuss problems and create one voice to solve common issues. There is an opportunity to… Read more »

Employment Seminar – “the tweeting maverick”

On Thursday 29th September 2016, the employment law team at Hay & Kilner are proudly presenting…  “The tweeting maverick” This employment seminar, by way of role play, will focus on steps employers of all sizes can take to protect their business when employees: Use social media to the detriment of their employer; Disclose personal data;… Read more »

Drum Business Park Group Meeting

Thursday 18th August 2016 PLEASE NOTE: We currently have NO venue for this meeting.  If you would like to host the next meeting, please contact Andrea McGuigan via email Drum Business Park Group is an expanding group of businesses from the Drum Industrial Estate who meet on a regular basis to share best practice, discuss problems… Read more »

Innovation Supply Chain event

Is your business ready to supply growing businesses in the region? Come to the NETPark conference to find out more about supplying dynamic high tech SMEs. Innovation Supply Chain Conference Date: Thursday 10 March 2016 Venue: CPI, NETPark The conference will highlight what matters to high tech industries and present what opportunities innovation may hold… Read more »

Export Hub Roadshow: Could Your Business Access The World?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 from 09:00 to 14:00 (GMT)   This interactive workshop has the aim of de-mystifying exporting. We will show how companies can identify international opportunities and soon start achieving positive results. Date:  Wednesday 3 February 2016 Venue:  Xcel Centre Long Tens Way Aycliffe Business Park DL5 6AP During the workshop we will… Read more »