Thursday, October 19th. Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe.

DURHAM OKTOBERFEST NEWS

Companies across County Durham book for Incubator Zone

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are targeting new business leads after booking their place at this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those...

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County’s engineering and manufacturing sectors thriving

Engineering and manufacturing companies across County Durham are expanding and planning for long term investment and job creation. The sectors, which employ thousands of people and contribute millions of pounds to the area’s economy, have undergone major growth in the...

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LEC awarded Incubator Zone contract

A growing communications consultancy has announced its latest business win. LEC Communications and Design has been awarded a three-year contract to deliver the Durham Oktoberfest Incubator Zone project. The Incubator Zone, which is being managed by Business Durham’s...

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Dyer aims for growth as it celebrates 40 years in business

County Durham-based Dyer Engineering has outlined plans to increase turnover to the £20m mark by 2020 as it celebrates 40 years in business. Founded in 1977 by father and son John and Paul Dyer, the company originally manufactured pipe fittings and supported the local...

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County Durham companies sought for Incubator Zone

County Durham new starts, micro firms and growing SMEs are being given a unique chance to be part of this year’s Oktoberfest. As part of plans to encourage smaller companies to be part of the event, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for those companies who have...

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Oktoberfest founding firms reflect on decade of growth

Engineering companies who have exhibited at Durham Oktoberfest every year since its launch a decade ago have been reflecting on 10 years of business growth. Since the inaugural event in 2008, Durham Oktoberfest has become the region’s leading engineering and...

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Incubator Zone created to support micro firms and SMEs

Small and growing firms that make parts or provide a service to the engineering and manufacturing sectors are being given a unique chance to be part of this year’s Oktoberfest. For the first time ever, there will be a dedicated Incubator Zone for small companies and...

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Oktoberfest exhibitor Emax Systems continues to grow

E-Max Systems is delighted to announce its newest customer, key UK manufacturing organisation, Pryme Group. After a rigorous selection process, Pryme Group has confirmed that E-Max Systems’ software is undoubtedly the best fit for their requirements. Pryme Group have...

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Made in the North East Awards deadline extended

Due to an influx of requests, Insider has extended the deadline for entries to its prestigious Made in the North East awards. The final date for submissions - which can be made here - is now 28 July 2017. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise and reward...

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Businesses tap into region’s thriving rail sector

More than 100 businesses from across the North East heard how they could tap into the billion pound rail sector at a sell-out conference. Business Durham, together with the Rail Alliance and the County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network, held the event at...

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David Land: apprenticeships key to business growth

  The former boss of Aycliffe Business Park’s biggest employer insists apprenticeships are vital for all companies to grow. And firms can get to know more about his views on apprenticeships and how to deal with the apprenticeship levy during a special seminar...

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CDEMN dinner to tackle region’s skills shortage

Building on the huge success of our previous events, CDEMN is pleased to announce a black-tie dinner to be held at the South Durham University Technical College in Newton Aycliffe on June 26. The event is based around the critical subject of skills with a focus on the...

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Oktoberfest reaches ten-year milestone

Ten years ago plans to create the perfect platform to showcase the North East’s growing strengths and capabilities within the engineering and manufacturing sectors were announced. That platform was Durham Oktoberfest. The name took inspiration from the world-famous...

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Businesses flock to Oktoberfest as event celebrates 10 years

Dozens of businesses have already booked their spot at Durham Oktoberfest, which this year celebrates its tenth birthday. The manufacturing and engineering expo brings together hundreds of people from the region’s business community to network and showcase their...

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Twins at the helm of engineering company Hiatco

For some siblings, the idea of spending any length of time together can be too much. For twins James and Stuart Parkin, however, the situation couldn’t be more different. The brothers are directors at engineering company Hiatco, based in Annfield Plain, near Stanley,...

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Oktoberfest teams up with Nigel Wright Recruitment

Durham Oktoberfest, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, is pleased to announce Nigel Wright Recruitment as an associate partner. The agreement will see the global recruitment specialist support the Durham Oktoberfest event team to secure new exhibitors...

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Business Durham confirmed as headline sponsor

Business Durham is once again GOLD sponsor of Durham Oktoberfest. The organisation has been a main supporter of our event since it launched in 2008, when Sir John Hall was the inaugural keynote speaker. Simon Goon, Managing Director at Business Durham, said:...

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Oktoberfest lands transport company six figure contract

A manufacturing company which makes plastic products from recycled milk cartons has awarded a six-figure transport contract on the back of a Durham Oktoberfest meeting. Marmax Products based in Stanley attended the manufacturing and engineering showcase expo for the...

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