Tag: Events

Drive your business forward with digital technology

Are you a small business based in County Durham? Access fully funded business support, digital health checks and grants of up to 40 percent towards digital projects with Digital Drive. It is a fully funded programme of business support, which includes advice and workshops, and the grant funding is available for digital projects including consultancy,… Read more »

Powered by People campaign to promote County Durham

A movement that puts people at the forefront of promoting County Durham is gathering momentum. The Powered by People initiative showcases the county’s strengths and has had input from businesses including Steelcraft, Hitachi and Dyer Engineering. The campaign has come at a time of new developments around Durham City, with major construction projects on either… Read more »

Businesses join forces to support families in food poverty at Christmas

Networking group, Inspire Good is working with The North East Initiative on Business Ethics (NIBE) to support a Christmas foodbank appeal. A festive event will be held to support Feeding Families, a charity that provides food hampers to alleviate hunger and support those struggling with the added pressures of Christmas. The event will take place… Read more »

Fat Hippo confirmed as EMCON caterer

Fat Hippo, the North East-founded burger chain, has been announced as the catering provider for this year’s EMCON. The food group, which has three restaurants and outlets in the North East and a recently opened food kiosk in Sheffield, will offer up a range of meat and vegetarian offerings to exhibitors and visitors to the… Read more »

Search is on for the Durham Business Executive of the Year

The annual hunt for the shining lights of the region’s business community has started with the official launch of the North East Business Executive Awards 2019 – one of the biggest contests in the North East business calendar. Strong business leaders form the backbone of the North East’s economy. Drive, dynamism, integrity and leadership –… Read more »

Bees are vital to a healthy economy

Businesses urged to book their place at event to better understand the massive impact that bees have on the economy.    The role bees, and other pollinators, play in the food chain is so important that, in the UK alone, their services are worth around £691 million a year in terms of the value of… 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 »

Pop-up initiative for Durham food and drink producers launched

A pop-up programme to give food and drink producers from across County Durham the chance to showcase their products and explore potential routes to market has launched. The idea is that each week during the three-month scheme, select groups of producers of food and drink goods from County Durham will come together at a converted… Read more »

Heather Mills to speak at this year’s EMCON event

Businesswoman Heather Mills, who has expanded her international award-winning plant based vegan company VBites by opening two sites in the North East, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at EMCON, the flagship event for EMN. She will share an insight into her entrepreneurial journey by outlining her plans for the area, why she chose… Read more »

Businesses urged not to miss out as manufacturing programme nears full occupancy

Businesses are urged to book their place at the final Incubator Zone programme at this year’s EMCON event, with only a few stands remaining. The programme, one of five strands of the Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), is aimed at companies within County Durham that have never exhibited at the annual engineering and manufacturing expo…. Read more »

Be part of this year’s spectacular Lumiere as a Festival Maker

Festival fanatics are being reminded to take the opportunity to be part of the UK’s largest light festival. Lumiere returns to Durham from 14 to 17 November with its 10th anniversary spectacular. Featuring highlights from past editions of the festival, alongside new, unique installations, Lumiere 2019 is set to turn Durham into a shining city… 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 »

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 »