Read on below to find the latest business news in County Durham and the North East.
A North East software firm is planning to double its workforce following relocation to larger offices in Durham.
News that the HS2 project is to go ahead has been welcomed at the Hitachi rail plant, which is bidding to build trains for the project.
Peterlee IT company Protech has donated a laptop to a resident at Barchester Hawthorns Care Centre.
UTC South Durham student Stephen Henry has secured a competitive degree apprenticeship with BTS Facades and Fabrications, a Newton Aycliffe-based company which manufactures high-quality facade and rain-screen products.
Banks Group's plant maintenance and management business has started work with German-based industrial technology and manufacturing firm ZF Aftermarket.
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The County Durham Growth Fund is celebrating awarding capital grants totaling more than £500k in three businesses from across the county within 10 months of its launch.
The facilities available to volunteers at two North East Samaritans branches are set to improve thanks to a year-long fundraising drive by staff at regional property and energy firm The Banks Group.
A business support organisation which helps people to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams is holding further sessions for employed individuals who are keen to become their own boss.
An agricultural tech business has joined forces with North East Company of the Year, Tharsus, to develop and make a fleet of farming robots.
Award-winning north-east accountancy firm Clive Owen LLP, which specialises in corporate and commercial clients, is celebrating after once again being named the top financial adviser in the region.
County Durham-based IG Group has strengthened its team through the recruitment of a new sales manager.