DURHAM OKTOBERFEST NEWS

Incubator Zone companies share Oktoberfest success

Several businesses who exhibited within the Incubator Zone at Oktoberfest have been sharing their successes at a networking event. Shred Direct, Harbro Electrical, Steadfast Storage, Protech City, Bespoke Electrical, Concision and Aerial Quality Solutions all attended...

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New MD for Business Durham announced

The new managing director of the economic development organisation for County Durham will be looking to build on the excellent progress made by its team. Brian Archer has joined Business Durham, which is part of Durham County Council, where he will also build on...

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Office move for growing Incubator Zone company

Oktoberfest Incubator Zone exhibitor Shred Direct has moved into a new office within Novus Business Centre in Peterlee. The office gives owner Graeme Carter and his new apprentice Callum Summerill a base from which to grow. The move comes after Shred Direct underwent...

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Businesses planning their Oktoberfest 2018 return

Dozens of exhibitors including one of Europe’s leading train builders are planning their Durham Oktoberfest 2018 return. The event, held at the Xcel Centre on October 19, was the most successful yet with over 100 companies showcasing their products and services to an...

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Oktoberfest 2018 – book your place as an exhibitor now

Do you want the opportunity to forge new relationships and win new work? If the answer is yes, then you should be booking your spot as an exhibitor at our 2018 event. Durham Oktoberfest is the perfect platform to showcase your business to an audience of over 1,000...

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Maven supporting North East businesses

Maven Capital Partners, private equity house and manager of the £20m Finance Durham Fund is teaming up with Growth Capital Ventures, a specialist online investment and alternative finance platform, to support North East businesses seeking growth finance. With a range...

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Oktoberfest exhibitor Stiller plans £2m expansion

A family transport firm is embarking upon a £2m expansion bosses say could create up to 25 jobs. Stiller Warehousing and Distribution is building a new delivery centre. The company, based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, says the 50,000sq ft base will help it cope...

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Incubator Zone companies pursuing positive leads

Businesses who participated in the very first Incubator Zone at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest have secured new contracts and are following up dozens of promising leads. Twenty-one companies from across County Durham exhibited as part of a Durham Business...

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Incubator Zone exhibitor Sagetech targets export market

A County Durham machinery firm hopes a factory switch can be the catalyst for export growth across South Africa and the US. Sagetech Machinery has moved to a larger unit on Chilton Industrial Estate, near Ferryhill, in a bid to extend its market presence. The business...

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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 - visit our galleries to see more images from what promised to be - and was - our biggest and best show yet. [gallery size="large"...

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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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