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

DURHAM OKTOBERFEST NEWS

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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Altec boosted by Oktoberfest attendance

A County Durham engineering firm secured a string of strong business leads as a result of its attendance at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Altec Engineering Group took along a team of staff from the six arms of its business to man its prominent stand at the...

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Impressed and pledging to return

An engineering firm is forging ahead with plans to convert a clutch of valuable business leads it gained at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest. Impress Group, based at Blaydon, exhibited for the first time at the annual event, which has grown to become the region’s most...

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Hundreds flock to Oktoberfest as plans for 2017 announced

Organisers behind the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing expo are already making plans for next year – the event’s tenth birthday. Yesterday (Thursday) saw hundreds of people from across the region descend on the Xcel Centre in Newton Aycliffe for Durham...

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Workshops and Education Zone on Oktoberfest line-up

Full details about the workshops and education zone at this year’s Durham Oktoberfest have been revealed. The workshops are being held to offer businesses expert advice and guidance on issues which are topical and could help their business grow. The line up features:...

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Oktoberfest exhibition stands fully booked

Next week’s Durham Oktoberfest, the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing networking event, is now fully booked to exhibitors. The event, at the Xcel Centre, is in its ninth year and attracts hundreds of businesses from around the North East and beyond, who...

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Engineering and manufacturing to come under spotlight

DOZENS of businesses from the region’s engineering and manufacturing sectors will descend on Newton Aycliffe later this month to meet potential customers and suppliers. Durham Oktoberfest is the North East’s biggest shop window for businesses looking to promote their...

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Free health checks at Oktoberfest 2016

EXHIBITORS and attendees at the region’s biggest engineering and manufacturing event are being offered free health checks while they network. For the first time, Durham Oktoberfest has struck a deal with the NHS for them to carry out Checks for Life. The healthchecks...

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Oktoberfest exhibitor urges firms to attend event this year

A COMPANY which scooped a significant contract on the back of an annual manufacturing event has urged other firms to get on board when it returns to the region later this year. Darlington-based E-Max Systems joined over 150 other firms at Durham Oktoberfest, the...

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Engineering company boosted by Oktoberfest attendance

AN ENGINEERING company that secured new business after attending Durham Oktoberfest has confirmed it will be exhibiting again this year. EDM Zone, based in Newcastle, was among the 200 firms which took stands at last year’s event, and after experiencing an upsurge in...

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Oktoberfest 2016 set to be biggest and best yet

NORTH East engineering and manufacturing will once again come under the national spotlight as plans for this year’s Durham Oktoberfest are announced. The event, which is now in its ninth year, is taking place on Thursday, October 20, at the Xcel Centre in Newton...

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