Tag: Drum business news

Rondean expands Drum Industrial Estate presence

Machinery supplier Rondean has expanded into a second unit on the Drum Industrial Estate after enjoying continued success. The company has acquired a second unit of 3,000 square feet on the estate, which will accommodate a forthcoming recruitment drive. Up to 12 new members of staff are expected to be recruited this year, with Rondean… Read more »

Powered by People

The Powered by People initiative aims to promote County Durham as one of the country’s best places in which to live and work. It highlights all that Durham has to offer including businesses, transport links, with the east coast mainline and easy access to the A1 and A19, global Top 100 university and lifestyle factors… Read more »

Collaboration sees traffic solutions for Drum Estate

Discussions and collaboration with businesses on the Drum Industrial Estate, Durham Police and Durham County Council will see new traffic solutions put in place. Following ongoing parking and traffic issues on the Estate the group, facilitated by Business Durham, a plan of proposed locations for parking restrictions is now being progressed. Andrea McGuigan, business development… Read more »

The region’s Innovation Awards are back!

Entries are now open for the North East Innovation Awards. Celebrating the ground-breaking ideas, processes and products impacting on business, industry and society, businesses at the forefront of innovation are encouraged to apply. There are seven awards categories with nominations being accepted for five, these are: Innovation Champion – in partnership with CPI; Manufacturing Innovation… Read more »

ITPS run for Percy Hedley

Congratulations to Managed IT solutions and services experts ITPS who took part in this year’s Great North Run in aid of the Percy Hedley Foundation, a great charity supporting children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Among the team, which is based on the Drum Industrial Estate, was Managing Director, Garry… Read more »

Animal rehab centre cuts electric bills thanks to BEEP advice

The North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, based on the Drum Industrial Estate, has drastically reduced its energy bills after it acted on advice from the County Durham Business Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP). The centre, which is uniquely built for the rehabilitation of injured small animals, have changed some lighting to LED and have replaced… Read more »

ITPS continues drive to recruit talent

Managed IT solutions and services experts ITPS is further strengthening its team by recruiting a number of positions. The Drum Estate company, which recently completed an expansion project to add 3,000 square foot of data hall space to its high specification data centre, has released details of job roles including: Installations Engineer; New Business Sales,… Read more »

Gardening course reaps rewards for autism charity

Green-fingered enthusiasts are encouraged to sign up to study for qualifications in horticulture and support a Drum Estate-based North-East charity at the same time. Following a successful launch at the end of last year, the North East Autism Society (NEAS) is continuing with Levels Two and Three of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society gardening course…. Read more »

Why flexible learning matters to your business

Did you know that British businesses lose around £22 billion a year due to unproductive employees? Additionally, the absence of training, on matters such as Health and Safety, leaves a business wide open to risk and can lead to enormous fines. So, whilst a training and development plan may have seemed like an unnecessary expense,… Read more »

In the spotlight with PACCOR

Drum roll please for Paul Mordue, Project Manager at PACCOR UK. PACCOR supplies the food industry with sustainable plastic packaging solutions. They manufacture PET plastic products which are made from post-consumer waste and its own internal plastic waste stream making their products 100 percent recycled content and 100 percent recyclable. The UK site is one… Read more »

South African Trade Mission 2019

This mission is ideal for businesses across all sectors and provide an excellent opportunity for businesses in the region to build on these relationships. The visit will commence on Monday 16 September, flying from the UK to Johannesburg, and then on to Durban, with delegates returning to the UK on Saturday 21 September. The programme… Read more »

ITPS to expand team

Managed IT solutions and services experts ITPS is further strengthening its team by recruiting a 1st Line Helpdesk Engineer. The Drum Estate company, which recently completed an expansion project to add 3,000 square foot of data hall space to its high specification data centre, has released details of the job role. Their 1st Line engineers… Read more »

Money to brighten up the Drum Estate

Public art funding that has remained in council coffers for a decade could now be used to brighten up the Drum Industrial Estate. Chester-le-Street District Council allocated £6,000 in 2008, but Durham County Council took over the following year, when the smaller authority was abolished, and the money has remained untouched. Councillor Craig Martin, who represents… Read more »

Plans for major waste recycling plant win approval

Plans for a major waste recycling plant based on the Drum Industrial Estate have been approved. The new plant, owned by H.W Martin Waste Ltd and Premier Waste Recycling Ltd, will manage waste and recyclable materials for households and businesses and is expected to secure up to 64 full-time jobs. The site was previously occupied… Read more »

Going for Gold!

As the region’s leading provider of services and support for children, young people and adults with autism or other examples of neurodiversity, part of The North East Autism Society’s role is shaping the narrative on how people view and understand autism. Rather than the language of deficits or disability, the Society wants autism and neurodiversity… Read more »

In the spotlight with World of Rides

Drum roll please for… David Robinson, Founder of World Of Rides World of Rides was started by David (pictured above) in 1969 as the manufacturing arm to supply his retail, operating and promotion businesses. He operated from a rented unit on the then new Stella Gill Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street until 1990, when they needed… Read more »

Investment helps Steelcraft shape growth plans

A Drum estate-based engineering firm, which specialises in fashioning ornate and unusual steelwork, is aiming to take its turnover past the £2million mark with the help of a new investment from the North East Small Loan Fund Supported By The European Regional Development Fund. Steelcraft designs, manufactures and installs a comprehensive range of architectural metalwork,… Read more »

A helping paw for animals

The North East Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre, based on the Drum Industrial Estate, now offers a professional CPD accredited small animal first aid training course. Managing director, Michael Leonard, said: “Having always had dogs of various breeds, I’ve always strived to ensure the wellbeing and health of families most loved pets at all times. I… Read more »

Co-op becomes official Red Box Project drop off point

The Drum Estate-based Co-op depot is supporting the Red Box Project. The scheme is a community-based, not-for-profit initiative, which aims to support young people whose families may not be able to afford sanitary products. They provide red boxes filled with sanitary items to schools. The Co-op is proud to be supporting the Red Box Project… Read more »

Top marks for North East Autism Society’s care services

The North East Autism Society, whose head office is based on the Drum Estate, has scooped an outstanding score by Ofsted. Its care home Acorn House, which is situated within the grounds of the North East Centre for Autism in Newton Aycliffe, was awarded the top mark – the third within the Society ‘s care… Read more »

ITPS bags donations for St Oswald’s Hospice

Drum-Estate based Technology firm IT Professional Services (ITPS) launched a “Bag It” appeal in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. Although donations were supposed to be delivered to St Oswald’s a few weeks ago, staff had so many old clothing items to bag up that the firm decided to extend the deadline. MD Garry Sheriff and… Read more »

North East storage company locates to Drum Estate

MyLockup.com, which also has branches in Thirsk, Northallerton and Scarborough with branches opening soon in Catterick, Darlington and Knaresborough, has opened its new operation at Drum Industrial Estate in County Durham.The expansion follows a five-figure investment. Managing director, Kevin Doyle, said: “The Drum Industrial Estate provides an excellent base for us which is close to… Read more »

Stanley firm to create 100 jobs after securing £1.95m investment

A Stanley-based firm has secured a total of £1.95m of investment, with the majority of the cash coming from funds managed by Maven Capital Partners. The North East Development Fund has invested £1m in Dyer Enginnering, based in Stanley, while £750,000 was secured from Durham County Council’s Finance Durham Fund. A further £200,000 was raised… Read more »