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SPACIOUS & VERSATILE WAREHOUSE / PRODUCTION AREA AND OFFICE SPACE FOR RENTAL ALONG THE A68

One of our members passed this on in case a DBN member is looking for warehouse / production space.  Click on the image for further details....

August 2, 2019

YOU CAN READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER HERE!

Read our August Business Newsletter here....

August 1, 2019

DERWENT MANOR HOTEL LAUNCHES ITS CHRISTMAS BROCHURE

It's never too early to plan your special festive celebration.Please click on the image to download the 2019 Derwent Manor Christmas Brochure....

July 31, 2019

SEE JOANNE ROWLAND DRAW THE BEAUTIFUL FUDGE, A CHOCOLATE LABRADOR IN PASTEL

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July 31, 2019

TAYLORED FIT PHYSIO 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO

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July 31, 2019

BEAMISH MUSEUM IS LOOKING FOR A PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR

Passionate about the heritage of the North East of England and how our story can be told in exciting new ways to surprise and delight visitors? It’s an exciting time to join the team at Beamish Museum right now, as we are investing some £20M into a 1950s town and farm, and developing a Georgian Coaching Inn in which visitors can stay overnight. We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful individual to join our Partnerships and Communications Team, to support the coordination and management of th...

July 31, 2019

NATHALIE TELLS US WHY TAKING A WORK PLACEMENT PUPIL CAN BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS

Recently I had a Y12 pupil from St Bede’s School in Lanchester on work experience with me for a week, and we had such a great time I felt compelled to tell you about it  in the hope that you will in the future consider taking on young people on placement with you. For starters, schools still tend to promote and gear their pupils towards employment rather than self-employment, so I love sharing what it is like to be your own boss: the good and the bad! It is important to expose teenagers t...

July 31, 2019

DESIGNS UNIQUE CELEBRATE SUPPLYING THE NATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM BEAULIEU WITH THEIR TRANSPORT INSPIRED GREETING CARDS

After meeting representatives from Beaulieu at a trade show in February 2018 Maccine kept in contact throughout the year via email whenever a set of new designs were created. Maccine and Graeme were delighted in June this year to receive an order from Beaulieu for a selection of designs to showcase over the coming months.  Maccine said "It was fantastic when the order came through and goes to show it’s worth keeping in touch with key contacts”. Designs Unique began creating various rang...

July 31, 2019

LOCAL ARTIST (& DBN MEMBER) JOANNE ROWLAND TELLS US ABOUT REWILDING – A SOLUTION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE

What a day! Mr R and myself were lucky enough to be invited to be part of an Event organised by Climate Action North again this year.Keystone Species. If you follow me on Social Media, you’ll have seen me busy lately, creating drawings of the Lynx, Eagle Owl, Pine Marten and of course the beautiful Wolf, these were all created with this specific event in mind, are all noted as Keystone Species by ReWilding Britain. I could rattle on for PAGES about how good the speakers were, but I'll keep it ...

July 8, 2019

EXCITING PROJECT ALERT!

DBN The Movie? You'd better believe it! We'll start filming this summer . . .Do you have an interesting story about how you came to set up your business? We'd love to hear from you. This summer DBN is working on an exciting project to make a short film about how and why people start their own business and their business journey. You (our members) will be the stars in this movie. After our meeting in June we already have several volunteers to be filmed. We need a few more (hint: no male volunteer...

July 8, 2019

VISUAL STARS "GO LIVE"! HOW TO MAKE LIVE VIDEOS - VISUAL PUNCH

Visual Punch have joined forces with Hypestar to bring you an amazing video training programme called Visual Stars “Go LIVE”! The combination of 4 online lessons and a 1 day seminar is the perfect recipe for you to learn how to confidently create Live videos that you can share with your audience. In 2019, we’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of video content being created and shared. We have also an increase in the demand from social media platforms for video content as businesses have...

July 8, 2019

DBN Newsletter - July 2019

You can read our latest Newsletter here....

June 11, 2019

STREAMLINE YOUR BAKERY

Bowe Digital has been developing bakery software for almost 20 years and bakeries across the country are using our bespoke BaPS software to help run their businesses today.Have a look at this short video to see how Dave used BaPS to streamline his bakery.  See how good it could be for your business too....

June 3, 2019

DID YOU KNOW THAT NORTH EAST BUSINESSES CAN APPLY FOR A FREE CYBER VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FROM NORTHUMBRIA POLICE?

Cyber criminals are constantly scanning the internet looking for vulnerabilities such as an unpatched server. This service can find vulnerabilities before the criminals do. For more information and to register, click here....

June 3, 2019

SIMON TO SET UP CORPORATE FINANCE DEPARTMENT AT HARLANDS

Harlands Accountants have recently recruited a business funding expert, Simon Boyson, who will be supporting our clients in obtaining business growth funding.  Simon is tasked with setting up our corporate finance department and we now have access to over 300 funders across a range of products such as commercial mortgages, asset finance and factoring facilities. If you are considering raising funds for any of the following reasons:Looking to expand your premises or purchase new kit?Loo...

June 3, 2019

WELL DONE BEAMISH MUSEUM!

Huge congratulations to Beamish Museum for recently scooping the Tourism and Hospitality Award at the North East Business Awards.  And congratulations also to Emily Hope who works at the museum’s entrance and who was recently named national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar....

June 3, 2019

NORIKO’S PICTURE BOOK JUST RELEASED IN JAPAN

DBN member Noriko Matsubara’s picture book “Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks,” originally published in the UK, has recently been published in her home country Japan.  "I’m over the moon with this news!” Noriko says. "I’d love it if my books help bond children and their carers, and nurture children’s potential all over the world.” Noriko’s picture book series 'Bocchi and Pocchi’ are now available in seven languages including Englis...

June 3, 2019

IMAGO SKINCARE - FATHER'S DAY OFFER!

20% off Men's Daily Skincare Pack! Containing everything a man needs to keep his skin in good condition.  All hand made natural skincare made in Consett. Use this link to get it from Etsy. Or, contact Pauline at Imagoskincare@yahoo.com or on 07824 533 976....

May 29, 2019

HOTEL 52 BECOMES DBN'S FIRST OFFICIAL SUPPORTER AND OFFERS FREE CONFERENCE FACILITIES FOR DBN MEMBERS

Did you know that our good friends at Hotel 52, Stanley are offering free conference room hire for DBN members? Booking couldn't be easier, just call 01207 263790 or email stanley@hotel52.co.uk.From the outset, Hotel 52 have been great supporters of DBN and in recognition of this, we've created a special category of membership and Hotel 52, Stanley becomes DBNs first Official Supporter. Thank you Hotel 52 for doing so much to help the local business community in North West Durham!...

May 29, 2019

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO DERWENT VALLEY AREA ACTION PARTNERSHIP (AAP)

Durham County Council recently celebrated 10 years of AAPs. Since 2009 the 14 AAPs across the County have delivered more than 6,000 community projects, engaged with more than 30,000 people and helped secure funding in excess of £100 million. DBN is very proud to have delivered two highly successful business growth projects for Derwent Valley AAP which have supported more than 50 local businesses....

May 2, 2019

VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT.

Did you know that North East businesses can apply for a free Cyber vulnerability assessment from Northumbria Police? Cyber criminals are constantly scanning the internet looking for vulnerabilities such as an unpatched server. This service can find vulnerabilities before the criminals do.For further information, please click here....

May 2, 2019

IT'S TIME TO GET THOSE BIKES OUT OF THE SHED AND ON THE ROAD!

Steel Town Cycles run a bicycle workshop with a qualified professional bicycle mechanic providing service, repair and upgrades throughout County Durham.We are able to supply and fit components and accessories from a range of manufacturers to suit most budgets. Customers are welcome to supply their own parts which will be fitted for a charge. A drop-off /collection service is also available between 7am and 7pm, Monday – Saturday. We can collect and deliver from your home or work to suit within ...

May 2, 2019

CHRIS WILL HELP YOU SAVE ENERGY COSTS

Hi, I'm Chris from Great Annual Saving Group and I want to help you to save money on your business energy bills.I am available for DBN Members as I live local in Shotley Bridge and will manage their account with as much or as little contact as needed so they can concentrate on their business not bills!My service for DBN Members Free ‘Bills Health Check’ where I'll assess how they are set up currently and offer free advice. This only takes around 30 minutes.Market leading energy rates from ou...

May 2, 2019

PLEASE SUPPORT MACCINE'S MOONWALK

On May 11th I will be walking 26.2 miles through London at night in a decorated bra, yes really!! WHY? You may well ask... To raise money for FACT ‘Fighting All Cancers Together’. This is so important to me because my Mam lost her fight with cancer 24 years ago and our family had no support. FACT provides support to family, friends, work colleagues and anyone who is affected by cancer. FACT wants to build the UK’s first Cancer, Support, Awareness, and Education centre here in the North Eas...

April 1, 2019

NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE?

Are you looking for a new volunteering challenge this year? Would you like to help the Derwent Valley Partnership (DVP) identify local issues, develop projects to help tackle these and have a say in where our funding is spent? If the answer is yes, then 2019 is the year that you can get involved! The DVP has two vacancies within its public representative category, this is an exciting opportunity for anyone living, working, studying or volunteering within the area, with a keen interest in their c...

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