Durham Business Club News

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

Oct
17
2016

Historic County Durham Venue Hires Events Manager

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A historic building in the centre of a County Durham town with a growing reputation as a prestigious venue, has added an events manager to its team in response to increased demand. After a change of ownership late in 2014, the Manor House in Sedgefield was refurbished and launched as a business centre, and also… View Article

Oct
17
2016

‘Without regional investment we wouldn’t have raised £25m’ says Fairstone’s CEO

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The CEO of Financial Management firm Fairstone has praised regional investment as a key factor in the company’s growth. Lee Hartley, who recently oversaw a £25m investment from Synova Capital, described the early stage investment he received from the JEREMIE funds as ‘a strategic building block’ which enabled the company’s steep growth curve. Fairstone received… View Article

Oct
17
2016

Triple Appointments at Narrative

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Sunderland-based Narrative Integrated Communications, welcomes Stuart Singleton as financial director, Ross Palmer as creative director and Katie Harding as PR digital account executive during what is described as a time of “expansion and investment”. Due to increased demand for new and existing service strands including PR, creative, advertising, digital media and marketing strategy, Narrative has… View Article

Sep
1
2016

The Business Owner’s Guide to Employment Law – FREE MASTERCLASS @ Lumley Castle

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    The Business Owner’s Guide to Employment Law Durham, Lumley Castle, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4NX Thursday 8th September, 10am-12.30pm This masterclass is aimed at business owners and directors, providing the skills and knowledge to grow in a secure way, avoiding potentially costly mistakes. Covering everything you need to know on: Obligations: What your responsibilities are,… View Article

Aug
18
2016

Northstar Ventures Partners with Sunderland Software City and Business Central Darlington to Offer Financial Drop-in Sessions

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Businesses in Sunderland and Darlington that want to explore opportunities to raise finance can now benefit from free business advice from Northstar Ventures. The venture capital firm has partnered with Sunderland Software City and Business Central Darlington to provide informal drop-in sessions to help entrepreneurs overcome challenges to accessing finance. The drop-in sessions will be… View Article

Aug
18
2016

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The North East Autism Society (NEAS) aims to launch a new Employment Service in the interest of providing supported, meaningful, competitive and diverse job opportunities for young people and adults with autism in the North East. The service has been developed specifically to impact upon employment futures of those with autism and co-occurring conditions. This… View Article

Aug
18
2016

Firm Launches new Cloud Accounting and Managed Services Division

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A leading firm of chartered accountants and business advisers is urging businesses to take advantage of a new service aimed at simplifying finances and utilising the latest Cloud Accountancy software, such as Quickbooks online and Xero. Clive Owen Managed Services (COMS) is the new outsourcing arm of regional-based Clive Owen LLP. Relying heavily on technology,… View Article