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February 19, 2020

TWO USEFUL BLOGS FROM HARLANDS WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Get to grips with your pension this year Year End Tax Planning (a little goes a long way) If anyone has any questions regarding these blogs or needs some advice, please contact Gary Donnelly at HWM on 01207 581 717 or email gary.donnelly@sjpp.co.uk....

February 7, 2020

HAVE YOUR SAY

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has launched a consultation on its plans for the next few years. The Service is seeking the views of the public to help it make decisions on how it uses resources to prevent and respond to fires and other emergencies. The County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service Consultation runs for 12 weeks until 6th March 2020. Please click here to go to the dedicated website page or click on the logo below....

February 7, 2020

CAN KNOWING WHO YOU ARE AT THE DEEPEST LEVEL HELP YOU IN BUSINESS?

Colin, of All One Planet, says "Yes! During the past decade, I've been on many retreats to Awaken me to who and what I am. When I gained the experience (called a Satori in Zen Buddhism), my business began to change as I started to make decisions from a place of confidence, trust and decisiveness." Talk to Colin about how you can quickly get on trend and make decisions for your business (and life) from a place of certainty. Colin is offering a Heal With Bliss meditation retreat in April. Do you k...

February 7, 2020

BIOTOOLOMICS LTD EXPANDS AT NUMBER ONE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CONSETT

Whittle Jones, agents acting on behalf of Northern Trust Company Ltd, are pleased to announce that BioToolomics Ltd have expanded their operations at the Number One Industrial Estate. Consett. BioToolomics have been occupiers on the estate since 2012 and approached Whittle Jones about taking additional space to complement their existing 1,550 sq ft laboratory facility. A 5 year lease was agreed on Unit 32B which takes their occupancy to over 6,600 sq ft. Chad Zhang, Managing Director at BioToolo...

February 7, 2020

DBN IS LOOKING FOR MENTORS FOR ITS LEADING BUSINESSES PROGRAMME

CAN YOU INSPIRE BUSINESSES TO GROW IN CHESTER-LE-STREET?Leading Businesses is a growth programme managed by DBN to support businesses in Chester-le-Street. We will use the knowledge and skills of small business owners to lead other local businesses through a series of mini-workshops and mentoring. We have already delivered two highly successful Leading Business Programmes in the Derwent Valley and we're delighted that Chester-le-Street AAP is sponsoring the programme in 2020. Leading Businesses ...

February 7, 2020

MOVIE STARS AND MOTORS COMBINE FOR A PRESTIGIOUS CLOTHING CONTRACT FOR COUNTY DURHAM BUSINESS

A fashion designer based in County Durham has won a prestigious clothing contract with the makers of the world’s most exclusive cars. Sally Smallwood, 35, from Lanchester, dreamed of owning a Mustang since she was a child, but she never imagined that her clothing range would be accepted by Shelby, the makers of the exclusive brand. Sally, a graduate of Northumbria University’s fashion school, whose studio is based in Greencroft just two miles from her Lanchester home, travelled to the Shelby...

February 7, 2020

BUILDERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE - CAN YOU HELP?

Exciting times for Learning for Life as we expand our services into Newcastle. The charity is working with the local authority and other providers to facilitate education, social care and lots more for people of all ages with special needs, disabilities and difficulties. The CIC ‘Igniting Lives’ aims to use the former Scotswood Play Centre in Newcastle, to provide a range of services and activities for those with disabilities and difficulties, from education, social care, respite, transport,...

February 6, 2020

TOOMEY LEGAL ARE RECRUITING AND SEEKING NEW PREMISES IN CRAMLINGTON

We are recruiting for a solicitor with experience in wills and probate and possibly conveyancing or commercial property as well. It is in based at our office in Cramlington but we are worth driving to! We are also looking for new offices in Cramlington. We need space for ten people, two dogs and meeting rooms! Any contacts and details gratefully received.We have details on our website - please, just click here....

February 6, 2020

A SURE START TO 2020!

It’s been a great start to 2020 for ASure Financial. With the amazing assistance from Elm Marketing Solutions we launched our brand new website in January alongside the news that we’ll be sponsorship the Bianchi Dama Cycling Team during the 2020 National Road Cycling Series that takes place all around the UK including the Consett Cycling Festival. Elm Marketing Solutions has also helped many businesses connect with the North East Business Support Fund (NBSL) who offers project grants for bus...

February 6, 2020

ANN ENGLISH - BEING A BIG CHEESE WITH DBN - VISUAL & MEMORABLE

What a brilliant turnout for our meeting in January. Thanks to the Black Horse at Beamish for making us so welcome and to everyone who shared their details on the "window of opportunities". It was inspiring (and reassuring) to hear Simon Raine of Weardale Cheese sharing his journey into the world of cheese making and candidly telling us about some of the mistakes he made along the way as well as the great satisfaction and successes too. Ann English captured Simon's presentation perfectly in this...

February 6, 2020

DO BUSINESS NETWORK NEWS - FEBRUARY 2020

Our February Newsletter has just gone out.  If you would like to read it, please click here....

February 6, 2020

'DO BUSINESS' NETWORK NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2020

Our January Newsletter has just gone out.  If you would like to opt into our mailing list, please drop us an email to connect@dobusinessnetwork.com with your name and email address and we'll do the rest. Read our January Newsletter here....

January 15, 2020

CAN YOU SPONSOR A CUDDLE BALL?

Building Self-Belief CIO is working with young people from Consett Academy and Learning for Life to develop and design new sensory spaces at Learning for Life, a SEND provision in Consett. Several generous DBN members are already donating their time or money and you can help too! Just click the button here to download the list of items available for sponsorship. As a sponsor, you are invited to our launch of the sensory room on Wednesday 20th May at 4.00pm at Learning for Life, Herbert Street, C...

January 15, 2020

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LEARNING FOR LIFE?

Learning for Life, is a Charity that provides of education and social care for learners 16 years plus, with a range of special needs and disabilities. We have recently joined DBN and look forward to working with you all. We provide a stimulating, safe and innovative learning for young people and adults with a diverse range of learning, emotional, behavioural and physical disabilities. Our ethos is to provide a personalised approach to learning which encourages: building confidence, enabling comm...

January 15, 2020

BRENDA BEVERIDGE - ESTATE PLANNER

Happy New Year everyone, I hope you’ve had a lovely festive season and that 2020 is good to us all. A lot of us will have made New year resolutions and for some people that will include getting your affairs in order and you may have considered making your Will. It won’t help you drop a waist size or run a marathon, but it will bring security to your loved ones, who you may have spent time with over Christmas. It’s also important to have Lasting Powers of Attorney in place to enable someone...

January 15, 2020

NEW VISIT CONSETT WEBSITE GETS READY TO LAUNCH

The Visit Consett website will be ready to launch early February and they are inviting all businesses and community groups to get involved and get published and promoted on the site. Click here to see everything that your business will get in return for supporting Visit Consett and attract more people to our town and surrounding area....

January 14, 2020

WINDOWS 7 - IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION

Sadly Windows 7 is coming to the end of its life on 14th January when  Microsoft will no longer be regularly updating the system with fixes when a security vulnerability is found.However you can still get it upgraded to Windows 10! Why not call us at Centurion Computers to get a free no obligation quote on 01434 604 800. Also if your computer is running slow and unresponsive, just give us a call....

January 14, 2020

CONSETT'S CLEANING FAIRY CONTINUES TO SPARKLE

Consett-based business, The Cleaning Fairy Ltd, continues to sparkle thanks to funding from the North East Business Support Fund. Having supported the business since its early days, NBSL has been able to provide Emma with a range of masterclasses and funding to help build her business – and her confidence. Recognising the potential for growth through improved digital marketing, Emma has accessed the North East Business Support Fund to work with marketing experts, Elm Marketing Solutions, to su...

January 14, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM NORIKO!

It's been almost 13 years since I moved to the UK. I couldn't imagine what life would be like after 13 years when I came here.I didn't know if I would be surrounded by noisy and lively children and I would be running after them all the time! Our children are now 7 years old and 3 years old - their characters can't be more different but they care for each other and enjoy each other's company, and we can't imagine life without them. 2019 was extra special to me as one of my dreams has come true - ...

January 14, 2020

OUR END OF YEAR CELEBRATION AT PAZZO

Thank you to everyone who came along to our festive breakfast last month. Special thanks to our hosts at Pazzo, to Robson Print for the lovely DBN Desk Calendars and to the winners of our members vote and prize draw. They are, Gillian Fortune, Noriko Matsubara, Nathalie Paris, John Atkinson, Paul Sparks, Ruth Jacobs, Joanne Blackwood, Joanne Rowland, Pauline Thompson and Suzanne Milbourne! And speaking of winners... Following on from the DBN Expo and meeting in December when members filled in th...

January 14, 2020

DOBUSINESSNETWORK NEWS - DECEMBER 2019.

Our December Newsletter has just gone out.  If you would like to opt into our mailing list, please drop us an email to connect@dobusinessnetwork.com with your name and email address and we'll do the rest. You can read our current Newsletter here....

December 11, 2019

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO LAUNCHED SOMETHING NEW AT THE DBN LAUNCHPAD EXPO IN OCTOBER

Andrew Smith of ASure Financial launched 'ASure Financial Business Protection'Christine & Peter Thomas of Building Self-Belief CIO launched their charity appeal for business sponsorship of items for the sensory spaces to help young people with profound special needsEmma Goff of The Cleaning Fairy Ltd launched her new branding, marketing materials and Commercial Cleaning ServicesGillian Fortune of Feel Good C.I.C. launched her Stress Express for Busy PeopleJan Cook of Jan Cook Wills & Trusts laun...

December 9, 2019

IMAGO SKINCARE - PAULINE'S JOURNEY

In what seems to be a previous life, I was working as a social worker and my husband bought me an aromatherapy gift pack for Christmas. I have never looked back! The wonderful team I was working with at the time was being disbanded and I really felt the need to change my path. I decided to train in holistic therapies aiming towards an aromatherapy qualification. Since then, I have worked on developing a full range of products, often in response to requests from clients. I just love creating natu...

December 9, 2019

CAN YOU SPONSOR A CUDDLE BALL?

Building Self-Belief CIO is working with young people from Consett Academy and Learning for Life to develop and design new sensory spaces at Learning for Life, a SEND provision in Consett. Several generous DBN members are already donating their time or money and you can help too! Just click HERE to download the list of items available for sponsorship. As a sponsor, you are invited to our launch of the sensory room on Wednesday 20th May at 4.00pm at Learning for Life, Herbert Street, Consett. The...

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