Tag: Events

30th anniversary environment awards 2019

The County Durham Environment Awards 2019 are now open for entries. The objective of the award scheme is to reward great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit in County Durham. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Awards and an extremely successful year is anticipated. More information about the twelve categories can be found online. The… Read more »

Durham businesses urged to tap into manufacturing growth programme

Growing businesses from County Durham’s manufacturing and engineering sectors are being urged not to miss out on tapping into support from a unique exhibition programme. The Incubator Zone is a support strand of Business Durham’s Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), created to help new and growing micro and SMEs within the engineering and manufacturing sectors… Read more »

Lumiere to light up Durham

A lights festival which attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Durham promises to have a lasting impact on communities throughout thanks to a substantial grant. Artichoke, producers of Lumiere Durham, have announced that the Garfield Weston Foundation have once again pledged support for the 2019 edition of the light festival. Lumiere Durham showcases the… Read more »

Businesses urged to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life

Businesses in the North East are being encouraged to get the year off to a great start by making a date to join Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Businesses are being encouraged to enter teams, or to encourage individual employees to take part in this year’s Race for Life. There are events for people… Read more »

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 »

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 »