DURHAM OKTOBERFEST NEWS

First images from Durham Oktoberfest 2017

The first batch of official Durham Oktoberfest 2017 photography is in. Thank you once again to our resident photographer Lee Dobson - more images will follow over the next few days from what promised to be - and was - our biggest and best show yet. [gallery...

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Durham Oktoberfest 2017 open for business

Durham Oktoberfest 2017 has opened its doors to hundreds of people ready to network and do business. The event – the tenth since the show launched – was opened by County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Chairman David Land and Phil Wilson MP. Around 1,000 people...

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Inaugural Incubator Zone fully booked

Twenty-one companies from across County Durham have booked their place at the inaugural Durham Oktoberfest Incubator Zone. The companies, who are either core engineers and manufacturers or directly supply products or services to the industry, will join 100 other...

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Message from Ben Gilhespy: Oktoberfest 2017 sold out

With just two days to go until this year’s Durham Oktoberfest, it's pleasing to say that all the exhibitor stands have been sold. However such is the popularity of our expo that in the last few days we have continued to receive enquiries from companies hoping to...

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Rail sector opportunities a key focus of Oktoberfest 2017

Opportunities for regional firms to capitalise on the growth of the rail sector are to be outlined at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Since the arrival of Hitachi to Newton Aycliffe, the sector has undergone major growth with many companies from the rail industry’s...

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Panel debate line up confirmed

Regional business experts and politicians will debate the challenges and opportunities facing industry as Britain prepares for its exit from the EU. As part of this year’s Durham Oktoberfest event, there will be a panel debate and question and answer session where...

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CDEMN blog: Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

In his latest blog, CDEMN Operations Director Ben Gilhespy looks at why the addition of the Incubator Zone could be the missing link for Durham Oktoberfest. Big companies haven’t always been big, just like small businesses won’t always be small. So how does a company...

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Oktoberfest Incubator Zone exhibitor targets global growth

The owner of a machinery firm is looking to take the company to the next level with a new marketing strategy and growth in global markets. Craig Williams, Managing Director of Sagetech Machinery, which designs and manufactures innovative, reliable and safe vertical...

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AMAP forum to focus on promoting best practice

The University of Sunderland’s Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) is again holding one of its North East Maintenance Forum sessions after the success of last year’s seminar. The forum was the most popular of all of the themed workshops...

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Visitor registration – have you booked to attend

Visitor registration is now open for this year's event with up to 1,000 delegates expected to attend our biggest and best show yet. Registration is free, so book your place online today (durhamoktoberfest.org.uk) and join us at The Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe on...

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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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