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DERWENT VALLEY PARTNERSHIP'S HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES MAY 2021

Derwent Valley Partnership’s Holiday Activities with Healthy Food (‘Fun and Food’) Fund May 2021 - Now open for applications! Our ‘Fun and Food’ Fund aims to ensure as many children and young people as possible, have access to food during school holidays, alongside enriching activities, in particular considering those children and young people who would normally receive a free school meal during Term Time. This week we have launched the next phase of our ‘Fun and ...

April 21, 2021

DBN NEWSLETTER TEMPLATE

Are you a DBN member who wishes to publish an article in our Newsletter?  If so, please read on!...

April 20, 2021

WIN A PET PORTRAIT!

From Joanne Rowland at Joanne Rowland Art. It's no secret I love dogs is it? And, most of you know by now I'm a Military wife. So I honestly couldn't have been happier when I heard that A Veteran's Best Friend were teaming up with Perrera Dogs UK to take rescue pooches, to train as PTSD, Assistance and Companion dogs for our Veterans.  My own new Furbaby, Lady Daphne is Perrera Pooch too! It's one hell of a beautiful thought isn't it?  Save a Dog to Save a Human?  COME ON!!! So, t...

April 15, 2021

MEET MONTY

Monty having a soft introduction today as Office Dog.  Oreo is still the Stress Management Officer and with three lawyers working on a Saturday we need her!Sue Shaw Toomey, Toomey Legal...

April 14, 2021

NBSL: THE IMPACE OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT ON CUSTOMER SERVICE

Processes - don’t you just love ‘em!  They provide purpose, structure and often measure individual business effectiveness.But what about improvement?  Are you missing ways of improving your productivity or how you work with your customers?Read all about it in our latest Business Bullet on process improvement, product development, manufacturing trends and more.  Just click here to take a look. The NBSL Team...

April 14, 2021

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK . . .

New Kid On The Block... Wey a new Colour Splash anyway!THOROUGHLY enjoyed flinging paint about today!  Absolutely the opposite of my usual stuff, these colour splashes appear from time to time when I feel... Splashy?  The colours are fabby!They'll never take the place of my usual style, but I LOVE doing these from time to time!What shall my next Splashy one be?  Am fancying a Sea Turtle?Joanne, Joanne Rowland Art...

April 14, 2021

ARE YOU A KEEN GARDENER?

Would you like to help your local hospice but don't have a lot of time to volunteer or fundraise?  We have just the solution!The Potting Shed Garden and Gift Shop opened in the grounds of Willow Burn in July 2020 and we are hoping to be allowed to re-open very soon.  But we need your help to restock.When you start your spring gardening, we would be so grateful to receive any plants which you are able to split from your garden.Clicking here shows how simple it is to do and any plants we...

April 14, 2021

WESTWOOD ACCOUNTANCY: FINANCIAL CONTROLLER SERVICE

Our Financial Controller service frees up business owners to do what they do best, developing their business.Do you want to know which product / service is your most profitable / unprofitable?Do you want to offer a new product / service but don’t know how much it will cost to provide?Do you need someone to take the pressure off the day-to-day cash management of the business?Have you been asked for cashflow / sales forecasts by your bank and don’t know where to start?Do you want someone indep...

April 14, 2021

7 COFFEES IN OUR DURHAM HERITAGE RANEG

Have you tried all 7 coffees in our Durham Heritage Range yet?  If so, do you have a favourite?Don't forget you can come and try our Durham Heritage Range Coffees at Kaffeehaus Amadeus.We like to rotate our coffees so feel free to ask which Blend is currently in our espresso machine and which single origin beans are available for a fresh pour over!Currently open on weekends for takeout from 10am - 4pm. Bernhard and Carina, Durham Coffee...

April 14, 2021

BISHOP AUCKLAND COLLEGE: 'TOURING THE CAMPUS'

We’ve all seen educational institutions adapting to the lockdown restrictions so that they can continue to teach, promote their offerings, and market for future students.I’m proud to say that I was recently able to work with Bishop Auckland College's marketing team on their own promotional content; that provides students with a virtual tour and campus experience so that prospective students can safely get a feel for the environment without being able to be there in person.I wasn’t only kee...

April 14, 2021

DO YOU WANT TO BE A SERVICE PROVIDER OR A PARTNER?

Being an owner of a full-service digital agency and working with dozens of other agencies as a consultant and cooperant gives me a comprehensive insight into agency-client relationships.One of the most common and most significant mistakes among digital agencies is positioning themselves merely as a service provider for the client.This not only means that you are replaceable in the eyes of a client but also is greatly depreciating the value of your work and expertise.The goal is to approach your ...

April 14, 2021

THIS WEEKS TOP TIP FROM GILLIAN!

This weeks top tip from Gillian: How to stop moaning!Click here to watch the video....

April 14, 2021

GILLIAN FORTUNE - HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKING!

Finally: ‘No-nonsense Stress-Busting for Busy people’ online events are here!HOW TO STOP OVERTHINKINGSixty minutes. Three effective techniques. Overthinking tackled!This is the first in the ‘Stress-Busting for Busy People’ series giving you straightforward, practical and effective tips and techniques to tackle the stresses and challenges of life, work and difficult people.  You will be given great techniques that you can use straight away that have immediate benefits. We inclu...

April 14, 2021

NATHALIE'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL - NATTALINGO PRODUCTIONS

I hope you know that I have a YouTube channel called Nattalingo Productions.There are so many great videos on there to help learn French, I feel so many more people could use them of course haha!Please pop over to have a look, have a watch and if you like it subscribe (if you have not already).  Then tell your friends/children/pupils about it!  I currently have just over 500 subscribers and am trying to push it further. I don't intend to ever monetise it (even if I get to 1,000 haha), ...

April 14, 2021

SYNERGY GUT HEALTH TALK

I'm normally pretty chatty but my first public zoom last week had me in a bit of a fuddle!I’d like to invite you to my gut talks this Wednesday and indeed every Wednesday from 19.00 to 20.00 highlighting the importance of maintaining a healthy microbiome, what it is and how you can achieve one.  Everyone is welcome to attend.Justin Chilton...

April 14, 2021

FABULOUS FAIRS AHEAD! . . . WE HOPE!

Hope you're all keeping well?We are SO happy to learn the news that a couple of our favourite shows, both Wolsingham and Stanhope Show, MAY be able to go ahead in the Autumn!  If all goes well, Wolsingham will take place on the 4th and 5th of September, with Stanhope the week after on the 11th and 12th.How exciting!  REAL people!  We will, of course, be taking guidelines very seriously.We already have Face Shields sorted, and will have Sanitiser available at our Stand, together wi...

April 14, 2021

STAND OUT FOR STANLEY

Click here to reserve your place. On behalf of the County Durham Community Foundation and the Stanley Fund, I am delighted to invite you to join us online for the launch of Stand Out For Stanley Day.  The launch invitation is attached and will take place on Friday, 16th April at 10am and you can now register to join us online by clicking on the image. What is Stand Out For Stanley? Dress up, dress down, jump up or jump around, at home or work and fundraise for the Stanley Community Fund.&nb...

April 14, 2021

HOW TO BE PART OF THE RISE OF WOMEN'S WEALTH

How money confidence can help women to unlock their financial potentialThe financial power of women is growing.However, confidence and self-esteem can be stumbling blocks when it comes to finances, according to research.Financial advice and a long-term financial plan can help to boost self-assurance when making decisions about savings, pensions and investments.When we talk about women and wealth the conversation tends to be about one particular theme - yet it’s not the full picture.It’s well...

April 13, 2021

Kevin Brewerton - 'These are African hands - A memoir'

Kevin Brewerton was born in Newcastle and is an actor, writer, director, and an artist.  Kevin made a name for himself in the sport of Kickboxing by winning five world championships.It was a great honour to welcome Kevin to our DBN After Dark event and hear about his fascinating journey from Newcastle to Los Angeles.  During the event Kevin mentioned that he will be publishing his memoir and a number of you have asked for more details. You can sign up for updates at https://www.th...

April 6, 2021

GET A BETTER GRIP IN WINTER!

It may be April, but there is still that bit of Winter in the air . . .Making sure the van has the best tyres possible on it for this very cold weather and yes I've fitted Apollo All Season tyres on my van which I love and they work great in the snow too.Contact me if you would like your vehicle to move and grip better in all weathers. Peter, Tyres2U (NE) Ltd...

April 6, 2021

AN AMAZING DEAL AT CLADWISE!

Check out this amazing deal at Cladwise and transform your bathroom!Just click here for more details....

April 6, 2021

NURTUREYOURZEST PODCAST EPISODE 2

Listen to NurtureYourZest podcast Episode 20 with special guest Ann EnglishJoin your host Ashleigh King as she chats with Ann English, multi-talented creative and business owner of Create Intrigue.  This is a special 20th episode of #NurtureYourZest!  You’ll discover: What it means to be a Visual CommunicatorThe importance of imaginationWhy you should surround yourself with people who think differently to you!What life is like for a visual creative who thinks in mind maps and ch...

April 6, 2021

HOW WELL PROTECTED IS YOUR BUSINESS?

Have you considered what would happen to your business if you weren’t able to manage its affairs? Putting a Business Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place is just one way to make sure your day to day business can continue if you were to lose capacity, even for a temporary period of time.Just click here to check out the Business Protection page on my website and while you're there have a look at the latest blog post on Business Protection.Jan, Jan Cook Wills & Trusts...

March 31, 2021

SHARING THE LOVE WITH WILLOW BURN

The Willows Café and Potting Shed Gift Shop are temporarily closed but Hazel and Leigh are working hard behind the scenes to welcome you back when we can.  We are also working on an exciting collaboration too!Earlier in the week we were able to share the love with the amazing Willow Burn staff team but we know they would all agree that they couldn't do their roles without our fabulous volunteers.A massive thank you to all of our volunteers, past and present. Thank you for giving your time ...

March 31, 2021

BOWE WELCOMES CONNOR!

We love celebrating the people involved with our business and as its National Apprenticeship Week then we are super delighted to focus on another of our apprentices.  Please click here to meet Conor, our new apprentice....

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