Durham Business Club News

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

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