Tag: Drum business news

Drum kebab manufacturer gains SALSA

Family-run Istanbul Meats Ltd, one of the nation’s leading doner kebab manufacturers and based on the Drum Industrial Estate, has achieved certification of the SALSA food safety standard at the first time of asking. Founding partner, Nuran Adiguzel, said: “The kebab industry has suffered from a terrible reputation over the years with horror stories about… Read more »

One Sports Warehouse celebrates second birthday

Specialist sports retailer, One Sports Warehouse, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, marked its second year of trading this summer. The retailer, which specialises in hockey and sports equipment, recently announced its expansion plans, including a deal with ASICS Group to feature its sporting footwear range in their store. The company celebrated its… Read more »

Natural Nutrients launches into Morrisons nationwide

Progressive sports nutrition brand, Natural Nutrients, has officially been launched into 71 branches of Morrisons nationwide as well as being available online. The Drum-Estate based business have landed their first official supermarket retailer and this is just the beginning of their journey. Their mission is to support, improve and optimise the health of their customers… Read more »

In the spotlight. Drum roll for ITPS

 In the spotlight. Drum roll for…. Garry Sheriff, Managing Director, ITPS. Tell us a bit about ITPS ITPS provides strategic IT consultancy, implementation, data centre services and unified communications, as well as support services and workspace and disaster recovery. Our 130-strong team services a client base spanning the UK and mainland Europe, and our clients… 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 »

Young people reap apprenticeship scheme benefits

Apprentices have been speaking about the valuable skills and experiences they have gained since joining Durham County Council’s workforce. The Local Authority offers apprenticeship opportunities across a range of areas, including civil engineering, business administration, accounting and catering. In September 2018, 44 new apprentices will join the ranks, following in the footsteps of young people like… Read more »

One Sports Warehouse enjoys continued growth

Specialist sports retailer has expanded its range of goods as part of its strategic focus to grow the business. One Sports Warehouse, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, has announced it has struck a deal with ASICS Group to feature its sporting footwear range in their store. The retailer, which specialises in hockey… Read more »

World of Rides strike deal with Dinosaur Park

Leading UK manufacturer of children’s leisure rides has secured a deal to supply a dinosaur theme park in Wales. World of Rides, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, is supplying the Dinosaur Park Tenby with coin-operated child-only cars. Andrew Robinson, Managing Director at World of Rides, said: “We originally met Amanda Meyrick from… Read more »

Data centre expansion for Drum Estate ITPS

Managed IT solutions and services experts ITPS have completed an expansion project to add 3,000 square foot of data hall space to its high specification data centre on the Drum Estate in County Durham. The move has been driven by increased demand for ITPS’s services, after it received the seal of approval from NHS Digital… 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 »

New look for Natural Nutrients

Drum Industrial Estate-based nutrition brand Natural Nutrients has been given a fresh new look. Managing director, Liam Sheriff, said: “The business has grown significantly during 2017 and that success told us it was time to really push on with the development of our brand and products.” Brand and design company, Wonderstuff, was tasked with rebadging… Read more »

Drum neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood wardens work to improve the quality of life for Drum Industrial Estate tenants by reducing the level of anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime. Wardens have the powers to issue fixed penalty notices for environmental crimes, where appropriate, for a range of issues including: litter; flytipping and failing to clear waste dumped on… Read more »

Jobs success for ITPS apprentices

Two young apprentices have secured full time jobs with Drum Estate-based ITPS, as Sam Laws and Luke Garbutt (pictured) celebrate their recent new appointments as Junior Data Centre Service Engineers. The company’s longstanding commitment to training young people goes back to the day ITPS was founded in 2000. Since then its in-house scheme has helped… Read more »

Rondean locates to Drum Estate

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of high quality used machinery for sheet metal fabrication, engineering and woodworking has relocated to the Drum Industrial Estate. Rondean Ltd, who are committed to the refurbishment, re-cycle, and re-supply of a wide and varied range of the best quality, British-made machine tools, has moved to the Drum Industrial… Read more »

Steelcraft celebrate milestones with key staff

An impressive 45 years of combined service is being celebrated by Drum Estate-based Steelcraft as it honours two of its long-serving employees. Steelcraft, which was established in 1989, is a family-run company specialising in architectural metalwork, has recognised the unique contribution that two of its staff have brought to the company. Martin Armstrong, Operations Director,… Read more »

Calling all County Durham based Community Enterprises

Durham Sparks is a new initiative, backed and funded by Durham County Council, to connect Community Enterprises with business coaches. It is influenced by top business leaders but driven by the enterprise itself to develop its skills, talent and access expertise, a range of support services and access to a dynamic network of business support… Read more »

Whittle Jones celebrate 25 years

Congratulations to Whittle Jones who are celebrating their silver anniversary in business! Whittle Jones perform an asset management function for commercial portfolios totalling around 8 million square feet, consisting of industrial/trade and office accommodation in over 4,000 units. Unit sizes range from as little as 285 square feet to 50,000 square feet and office suites… Read more »

Grand support required for the MRI Scanners Appeal

The County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has launched its Grand Partner scheme to appeal to businesses across the county to pledge £1000 for the MRI Scanner Appeal. By pledging to be a ‘Grand Partner’ to the charity you will be supporting the fundraising efforts to purchase two new scanners for Darlington Memorial Hospital… Read more »

Drum unit to let

Unit 27, Third Avenue on Drum Industrial Estate has become available to let. The property comprises a midterraced industrial / workshop unit with dedicated parking to the front. It is constructed of steel portal frame design with brick infill walls to elevations and asbestos sheet cladding to front elevation and roof above. To the front… Read more »

Dragons Den duo have an appetite for growth

Drum Industrial Estate entrepreneurs Liam Sherriff and Craig Newbigin (pictured above), who last year secured investment offers of £100,000 during an appearance on BBC2’s ‘Dragons Den’, have launched a Crowdcube campaign that should see them raise a further £250,000. Natural Nutrients Managing Director Liam Sherriff said: “Crowdcube is one of the simplest and most respected… Read more »

Nelson Wolfe move for charity

Pension scheme administrators Nelson Wolfe have raised over £300 for Movember by completing 400 miles worth of activities. John Adamson, company director, and Jordan Linfoot, business administrator, (pictured above) completed the challenge over the course of November for the Movember Foundation. The charity addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men including prostate… Read more »

More room for World of Rides!

World of Rides has begun extending its business property to make room for its business growth plan. As part of its three-year plan, the extension is self-funded and is expected to support the company’s growth and exporting strategy. The company has been based on Drum Industrial Estate since 1990 and, for over 46 years, has… Read more »

Premier kebab manufacturer goes for growth 

Istanbul Meats, one of the country’s premier doner kebab meat manufacturers, has relocated its premises and is exporting to Poland as part of its plans to expand the business. The family-run business has taken over their neighbouring unit on First Avenue, Drum Industrial Estate, to make room for the growing demand for their kebab meat…. Read more »