Durham Business Club News

Mar
8
2017

Charities Boost Security Company Vinovium Associates

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DBC Members Vinovium Associates are now expanding their workforce after being hired by both Auckland Castle Trust and its sister charity, Eleven Arches. Vinovium Associates, based at South Church Enterprise Park, has created jobs for 10 local people who were previously unemployed, as a direct result of landing the contracts, which are the biggest in the firm’s 19… View Article

Mar
8
2017

North East Punching Above its Weight for Start-up Investment

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The North East of England was one of the top regions in Europe for start-up investment in 2016, according to data from research analysts Pitchbook. In its 2016 Annual Global League Table, Pitchbook identified North East-based Northstar Ventures as the second most active venture capital (VC) investor in UK and Ireland, second only to Enterprise… View Article

Feb
7
2017

Kelburn Recruitment Raise £2500 for CHUF

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  New club members, Kelburn Recruitment, raised an impressive £2,500 for their chosen charity of 2016: CHUF, the Childrens’ Heart Unit Fund based at the Freeman Hospital. Staff raised the money in a variety of ways, including a raffle (with prizes kindly donated by local businesses), bag packing, collecting at the Central Station, and a coffee and… View Article

Jan
31
2017

Congratulations Sheila!

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DBC Member Sheila Bull has gained a VisitEngland Quality in Tourism Gold Award, recognizing high achievement and exceptional quality, for her holiday cottage in Chatton Village, Northumberland. The charming Apple Pie Cottage is ideally located for exploration of the Northumbria region and coastline, an area steeped in culture and beauty. Take a look here. Contact Sheila Telephone: 01207 232387 Mobile: 07770253586 Email:… View Article

Jan
25
2017

Durham Business Club CEO to take to the Streets!

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Durham Business Club’s CEO Alison Gittins is to take part in the first CEO Sleepout, raising money to help fight homelessness and poverty across Durham. Here are a few words from Alison:   “I’m honoured to be representing Durham Business Group taking part in the first CEO Sleepout to take place in the cloister of… View Article

Jan
25
2017

NORTH EAST LAW FIRM APPOINT LEGAL APPRENTICE

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A FORMER Nissan factory worker who studied for a law degree while working on the line, has become one of the region’s first new legal apprentices. Twenty-seven-year old Callum Robertson from Lanchester has now joined EMG Solicitors in Durham, after signing up for a scheme which gives aspiring lawyers a new route to qualify. Callum… View Article

Jan
18
2017

Specialist Recruitment Platform Profile receives £150k Investment

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  A Sunderland-based start-up has received £150,000 investment to support its spin out from alternative energy service provider Green Marine Solutions (GMS). The funding comes from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures. The spin out, called Profile, has developed an online platform directly connecting hiring managers, candidates and training… View Article

Dec
15
2016

Cramlington-based business warming UK homes after £500k investment

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A business based in Cramlington is planning a national expansion following £500k investment. The funding comes from the Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, which has invested £350k alongside an angel investor. Boilerplan UK supplies home owners with domestic boiler installation using a lean and innovative model. The company, which… View Article

Oct
19
2016

Tech-for-Good Platform used to Support Entrepreneurship in the North East

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Following a six-figure investment in GoRaise, regional venture capital firm Northstar Ventures has begun using the platform to support entrepreneurial aspirations in the North East. Newcastle based start-up GoRaise launched a socially-driven cashback platform towards the end of 2015 to facilitate fundraising activity among charities, individuals and organisations. Northstar Ventures is now using this platform… View Article