Durham Business Club News

May
16
2017

Charity ball raises more than £35,000 for local cause

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The 12th annual Lobster Ball, held at Hardwick Hall Hotel in County Durham, has raised £35,933 for Stockton-based Daisy Chain, a charity supporting young people with Autism, currently helping more than 1700 families across the Tees Valley. The glittering event, sponsored by Great Annual Saving Group and Aston Martin, was attended by hundreds of guests who… View Article

May
16
2017

Apprentices Hold the Key to Sustainable Workforce

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Parsons Containers Limited is one of the UK’s leading shipping container businesses, and has been operating since 2000. The group comprises Parsons Containers, which sells standard and bespoke containers, self-storage business U Hold The Key and online brands ContainerContainer and ContainersNow, which sell containers nationwide.  Twenty-year-old Christopher Waller from Stockton has joined the business as… View Article

May
8
2017

New Acupuncture Treatment at Durham Family Chiropractic – 50% off for DBC Members!

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Introducing a new treatment at our practice. Imagine living a life free of the chronic pain that has affected your quality of life and ability to do what you love? Neil Thomas, Doctor of Chiropractic and Medical Acupuncturist has introduced a new acupuncture treatment at Durham Family Chiropractic. This treatment reduces pain very quickly with lasting effects. The… View Article

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 cake… 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