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GET FIT TO EXPORT

Do you have an ambition to grow your business?  Are you unsure if exporting is for you? Join the Department for International Trade North East for a free workshop & find out what you can do to make your business ‘export-ready’. Who’s it for? This workshop is for anyone who: Has an ambition to grow their businessWants to plan the next steps into exporting as part of an overall business growth strategyIs unsure what exporting might involve, but wants to understand the risks and ...

October 26, 2022

ONLY A FEW MONTHS REMAIN FOR FIRMS TO UTILISE THE NORTH EAST BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND

Businesses are being urged to submit growth-based grant applications, as the deadline for a much-used fund approaches.  For over a decade, the North East Business Support Fund has provided a protective shield for business owners, helping SMEs de-risk investment in growth. The fund’s success has been staggering, supporting nearly 5,000 SME businesses with over £9.1m in grants distributed across the region. However, the fund is due to end in March 2023, and, with grants still available ...

October 24, 2022

BUILDING SELF-BELIEF - QUIZ NIGHT

Building Self-Belief CIO, a Consett based children's charity, is having their first Charity Quiz Night at The Demi, in Consett on Wednesday 23rd November, 7.00pm start.It's a £5 entry & there are prizes and a prize raffle as per the Eventbright link here. There are some really good prizes available, including £100 first prize!It would be great if there was a DBN team of Quizzers too!We are also looking for raffle prize donations if anyone feels able to support & would l...

October 20, 2022

DIGITAL DRIVE COUNTY DURHAM SOCIAL MEDIA FESTIVAL 2022

DATE & TIME: Thursday, 6th October (9:15-16:45)We are pleased to announce that the Digital Drive Social Media Festival is back on Thursday 6th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel Durham.  This unmissable event has been created to help ambitious entrepreneurs and marketing teams take the next steps with their social media.We are pleased to announce that the Digital Drive Social Media Festival is back on Thursday 6th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel Durham.  This ...

October 3, 2022

POP-UP PRIMER PROGRAMME

The Pop-up Primer is a workshop programme designed to develop the retail skills of local creative and food and drink businesses.  We’re looking for businesses who would like to join this workshop programme, learn more about incorporating the pop-up format into their retail activities, and develop some of the unique skills that can help make pop-up retail a success.Hosted at Newcastle University Business School, online and at Sook, a pop-up retail space in the Metrocentre, Gateshead, these...

October 3, 2022

JOB OPENING AT DESIGN XPRESS, CONSETT

Do you know of anyone looking for work locally? Busy Large Format Print company seeks Full Time Administrative/Accounts assistant to join their small, friendly team based in Consett. The role can entail ever changing priorities and be fast paced. Job Description  As an Administrative Assistant your duties will be, but not limited to:  provide administrative support to the accounts and estimating Teamsprocessing high volumes of invoices and uploading to external client systemsconve...

September 23, 2022

ARE YOU A COACH, CONSULTANT OR ENTREPRENEUR LOOKING TO GET YOUR BRAND KNOWN ONLINE?

Listen in, because I’ve been invited by Sheryl Plouffe a former Canadian TV broadcaster and video strategist, to be a guest on CashinonCamera video podcast.  Talking about visual note-taking for business and Sheryl will offer insights on marketing, content creation, media and communication to help you grow your service-based business.I first met Sheryl in 2020 through the magic of Zoom.  Despite being stuck at home during lockdown, we connected virtually at a global business developm...

September 21, 2022

DAVID AT FIRST COHORT INTERNATIONAL ANSWERS A QUESTION

A recent question was asked of us regarding substance misuse testing at work and the legality of it.  So here is David with the answer.  Click here to see the video....

September 21, 2022

PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING CASSANDRA McGILL TO THE BOWE DIGITAL TEAM AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE!

Cassandra, who has more than 25 years’ experience in business development and account management, will be responsible for building relationships with existing customers and new clients, and so much more.We are also delighted to announce that we have moved to Silverlink Business Park.  We have been looking for the right space for Bowe Digital for a short-while and the two-storey space offers the perfect space for our growing team. Bowe Digital is a trusted IT solutions partner for your bus...

September 21, 2022

HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS

HM Revenue and Customs has used new powers today to publicly name directors of tax avoidance promoting companies, with customers being warned to leave the firms’ schemes or risk large tax bills. Read more here. HMRC has proposed a massive expansion of the data it collects from taxpayers. Is this data grab justified, and how will it affect those businesses and individuals?  The consultation: 'Improving the data HMRC collects from its customers', covers six areas where HMRC says that collec...

September 21, 2022

HAVE YOU SEEN MY NEW CALENDAR FOR 2023 - A MOMENT IN TIME?

Available to buy on my website.Phil, Phil Benton Photography...

September 20, 2022

BACK TO SCHOOL THIS WEEK?

The headmaster in our 1900s Pit Village school is looking forward to welcoming you back!  We hope you've been practising your three Rs.Did you know that the school in The 1900s Pit Village came from East Stanley, a couple of miles from the museum, and originally opened in 1892?  Reading, writing and arithmetic were the basis of elementary teaching back then.  The school leaving age was 12 and attendance was compulsory, although attendance could be affected by girls staying at home...

September 20, 2022

OUR NEW BRAZILIAN BEAN!

Our Miners’ Gala coffee is always a single origin bean from Brazil, but occasionally we can’t get a hold of the same bean; thus we are welcoming a new Brazilian bean to our Heritage Range, but fear not, for those of you who love out Miners’ Gala, our new Brazilian bean has a similar flavour profile.  It is still a wonderful medium-light roast showcasing a well-rounded pleasant sweetness which will appeal to most people. Flavour notes: Brown Sugar - Maple Syrup - Creamy.Fazenda Bela Vi...

September 20, 2022

TRY AN ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY THIS YEAR

Sorry for mentioning Christmas so early, but I'm already taking bookings for this year's Christmas craft workshops!Craft workshops are a fun alternative to the Christmas office party. Learn a new skill, make some lovely Christmas decorations, and enjoy some festive nibbles too.Either decorate a ceramic bauble or learn the skill of lino printing and print up some Christmas crackers. Learn more about the workshops and book over on my website.I look forward to welcoming you on a workshop soon!Carri...

September 20, 2022

CONSETT ROTARY GOLF COMPETITION

Thank you for supporting Consett Rotary Golf Competition.  Let's hope we make lots of money for Local Charities.  Consett Rotary aims to make a positive difference in our community.  We give our time; we use grant funding to set up projects and we have money raising events.On Monday 17th October 7.00pm enjoy a full Cantonese banquet at the award-winning Pavilion restaurant in Iveston at the unbeatable one-off price of £34.  Includes the legendary duck!Bring your family, frie...

September 20, 2022

KEY BUSINESS DATES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF

As the #CostOfTradingCrisis affects businesses up and down the country, it's important that you know what is happening and when! So, we've pulled together all the key dates until the end of the financial year for you to keep in mind. An important one will be on the 23rd September, as it's expected that Britain's new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng will deliver an emergency budget to share details on more support for households and businesses! We'll cover w...

September 16, 2022

UNREHEARSED FESTIVAL OF CHOCOLATE BISCUITS!

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September 2, 2022

JOANNE ROWLAND ON THE RADIO!

Hello folks!I found myself on the radio the other morning...If you click on the image you can hear the programme and I’m on about 30 minutes in.Joanne, Joanne Rowland Art...

September 2, 2022

AROUND 90% OF SEROTONIN, THE FEEL GOOD HORMONE, IS PRODUCED IN THE GUT BY THE MICROBIOME

Around 90% of serotonin, the feel good hormone, is produced in the gut by the microbiome. I suffered from PTSD for decades, within months of supplementing with products that help optimise gut health my mental health massively improved, in fact I could feel the affects within weeks, presently and for the last 3 years I have been in the best place ever. Managing my mental health had a HUGE knock on effect, I slept better, therefore I woke more energised, which created more get up and go so I could...

September 2, 2022

JAN COOK WILLS AND TRUSTS ARE NOW FULLY-FLEDGED INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OF THE BEST BEST FOUNDATION

I am proud to announce that Jan Cook Wills and Trusts are now fully-fledged Independent Members of the BEST Foundation. The Best foundation is a non-profit organisation acting as a professional membership body for modern, forward-thinking Estate Planning professionals and firms.  We will provide additional information over the coming weeks as to the benefits this will provide for our clients. Jan, Jan Cook Wills & Trusts...

September 2, 2022

BOOK STERILISER IN JAPAN!

In Japan, the corona measures are still continuing.  The unspoken rule is to wear a mask when you go out.  There were disinfectants everywhere, and the library even has a "book steriliser"!Noriko Matsubara, Noriko Art...

September 2, 2022

DID YOU TAKE PART IN THE TIME TO THRIVE CHALLENGE?

Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi hosted a free 5-day event to a huge virtual audience of over 599k people around the world via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.World-class inspirational and transformational speakers included Lisa Nichols and Brendon Burchard, to name but a few . . . One of the highlight was an interview with Matthew McConaughey talking about his book Greenlights which is about being kind to our future self - has anyone read it yet?  From Matthew's conversation I created this one-pa...

September 2, 2022

NEED SUPPORT & TRAINING FOR BOOK KEEPING & PAYROLL?

If you'd like to look after your own bookkeeping and payroll we can provide you with support and training.We also offer a user-friendly online accounts system called Xero of which we are a Certified Partner.To find out more please click here or on Sharron's picture below.Sharron, Westwood Accountancy...

September 2, 2022

WELL DONE HOLLY!

Can we say a huge thank you to Holly Taylor for her work with us over this last year.  She has been amazing - and has done everything that has been asked of her and more!  We wish her every success in her final year at university.  If she does as well as she has this year, she has a very bright future ahead. Christine & Peter, Building Self-belief...

September 2, 2022

DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE BIGGEST DEVELOPMENT IN BEAMISH'S HISTORY?

Our Remaking Beamish project is bringing a new 1950s era to the museum, as well as expanding our Georgian area, and this is your chance to get involved as we look to recruit for the following roles:Keeper of Social History (Maternity Cover) (£27,190 per annum) - Closes Thursday 8th September 2022.  We are looking for an individual who will oversee the daily visitor engagement within the 1900s Town, 1950s Town and Colliery Village, ensuring that visitors interact with diverse stories f...

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