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Business Durham Success Stories

Supporting businesses across County Durham

We’ve helped many companies find their route to success in a variety of ways. That support included helping businesses find inward investment, the perfect premises in County Durham, or offering innovation support, business engagement advice and more.

Here are just a few of our Business Durham success stories.
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inward investments secured

820

jobs created/ safeguarded

215

businesses intensively assisted

Marmax Products

Durham Business Growth is supporting Marmax Products to improve efficiencies and introduce brand new products, making them more resilient to a highly competitive and changing market.

A decade of achievements: Redditch Medicals Story

A company celebrating ten years since its perfectly timed reinvention has gone on to become a market leader and a true success story for County Durham and the North East.

Tekgem's Growth Journey at NETPark: Protecting Critical Infrastructure Through Innovation

Industrial cyber security specialist Tekgem has cemented its future at NETPark with bold plans to grow its skilled workforce fivefold by 2028 and seek expansion abroad.

SEEDS Deepens Roots at NETPark: Transforming Industries with Nano-Tech

Deep tech firm SEEDS has expanded its presence on the North East Technology Park (NETPark) with a move into additional office space and new laboratories as it continues to develop its advanced nano-structure technology and explore applications in an array of industries.

Magnitude Biosciences: Revolutionising Research

Contract research organisation Magnitude Biosciences is projecting significant growth as it looks to tap into the multi-billion-pound nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry, automate workstreams, expand its commercial team and increase its global footprint.

Wootzano Cutting-Edge Robotics' Technology Drives Expansion Plans at NETPark

Robotics firm Wootzano wants to expand its headquarters on NETPark as global sales continue to rise, driven by demand for its unique fresh produce packaging machine technology.

Engineering Company Targets Double Growth With CDGF Support

A fast-growing engineering company which was founded nearly 40 years ago is targeting significant growth including doubling the space it occupies.

Family business on track to create over 20 new jobs after securing grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund

A rapidly expanding family business is on track to create over 20 new jobs after securing grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund.

Fast-growing cleaning firm prepares for site move to support growth

A fast-growing cleaning services company is to create 10 new jobs as part of a move to bigger offices to support its long-term growth plans.

Engineering company grows thanks to £100k grant support

A fast-growing engineering company is embarking on an exciting new phase of development with the help of a grant from the County Durham Growth Fund.

Ashgarth Engineering bolsters growth with new jobs

A fast -growing engineering company has created six jobs after investing in new state-of-the-art machinery to enable it to bring in more work.

Family run business invests in machinery thanks to grant support

A FAMILY run pallet manufacturing firm has hailed the importance of a grant support fund for helping it bounce back after the coronavirus pandemic.

Growing design and tech company purchase historical office thanks to five-figure grant

A growing design and technology company has completed the purchase of a historical office building to support continued expansion and job creation.

Specialist Catering Company Targets Triple Growth With The Help Of The County Durham Growth Fund

A catering company which provides equipment to hotels, restaurants and bars is fast-tracking plans to become a £50m turnover business.

Tridonic uses COVID Support to invest in software and boost production

Durham Business Recovery Grant helped Tridonic to adapt their business model, launch a new revenue stream, tackle unforeseen challenges and develop new ways of working.

Family-owned print firm looks to year of growth after grant support

Newton Press, a family-owned print firm that celebrates 60 years in business in 2023, is looking ahead  growth after receiving grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund.

Innovative diamond manufacturer moves to next phase of growth thanks to grant

AN innovative County Durham company which produces man-made diamonds is moving into the next phase of its growth after securing a five-figure grant.

Some of  the businesses we've helped

Marmax Products
Marmax Products

We have been delighted with the support that Business Durham and their partners have provided our company and with additional funding, we hope to further develop our working practices to safeguard our existing business and expand our capabilities to meet new customer demands and expectations.

Dave Johnson
Managing Director
A decade of achievements: Redditch Medicals Story
Redditch Medical

NETPark is a fantastic place to do business in terms of facilities, potential for growth and for collaboration.

Steve Brown
Managing Director
Tekgem's Growth Journey at NETPark: Protecting Critical Infrastructure Through Innovation
Tekgem

The facilities and ancillary business services here are second to none and the campus feel of the science park suits the culture within the company.

Ian Gemski
Director
SEEDS Deepens Roots at NETPark: Transforming Industries with Nano-Tech
SEEDS

The ecosystem in NETPark is just right for us; SEEDS first came here because of its partnership work with the CPI and now our vision is to have a busy lab facility developing various applications and licensing them out to companies.

Peter Chalder-Wood
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Magnitude Biosciences: Revolutionising Research
Magnitude Biosciences

We expect to more than double the team in Sedgefield to 45 over the next two to three years, with a larger commercial team allowing us to expand our global footprint.

Dr Fozia Saleem
CEO
Wootzano Cutting-Edge Robotics' Technology Drives Expansion Plans at NETPark
Wootzano

At a time when the fruit packing labour market is very challenging across Europe and North America, compounded by Brexit, Covid, and the movement of people, Wootzano’s robots are providing a niche solution using game-changing, world-class technology that has been developed here on NETPark.

Jesse Opoku
Chief Operating Officer
Engineering Company Targets Double Growth With CDGF Support
Teescraft Engineering

Teescraft Engineering has been a major employer in County Durham for a number of years and I’m delighted that, with grant support through the County Durham Growth Fund, the company is embarking on ambitious plans to significantly expand.

Hazel Sykes
Business Durham
Family business on track to create over 20 new jobs after securing grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund
ATT Fabrications

We knew we had the space to add new machines which would not only improve productivity and efficiency but also allow us to add new products and processes, the County Durham Growth Fund helped this happen.

Andrew Devlin
ATT Fabrications
Fast-growing cleaning firm prepares for site move to support growth
AAA Caring Caretaker

The Caring Caretaker is a company that’s grown from one to a team of 41 and is now, with grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund, in the process of taking its business journey to the next stage, moving to much larger premises and creating a further 10 jobs, cementing its long-term future here in County Durham.

Sarah Slaven
Managing Director, Business Durham
Engineering company grows thanks to £100k grant support
Renovo Solutions

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have secured financial investment from Business Durham which really has been crucial to the growth of the business and fast-tracked our plans in such a short space of time.

Antony Gray
Founder
Ashgarth Engineering bolsters growth with new jobs
Ashgarth Engineering

The grant we’ve received from the County Durham Growth Fund has been invaluable to us as without it we probably would have only been able to purchase one machine.

Niall Ash
Director
Family run business invests in machinery thanks to grant support
TO Mounter

We were looking at investing in new machinery which would enable us to expand our client base, and our accountant mentioned the County Durham Growth Fund to us.

Lisa Mounter
General Manager
Growing design and tech company purchase historical office thanks to five-figure grant
Creator

Investing in this additional space means we now own our future – we’re not in anyone else’s hands and that’s a fantastic position to be in.

Ryan Carter
Founder
Specialist Catering Company Targets Triple Growth With The Help Of The County Durham Growth Fund
E Catering

We took on more space than we needed to, allowing for our planned growth over the next five years, however with the grant support we’ve had from the County Durham Growth Fund, we are now looking at achieving our projections in the next three years.

Reece Ingham
Head of Finance
Tridonic uses COVID Support to invest in software and boost production
Tridonic

It has been a testing couple of years due to the pandemic and this support has been invaluable. Going forwards, we intend to invest further in technology and skills to strengthen our position in this competitive marketplace.

Ben Kennard
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Manager
Family-owned print firm looks to year of growth after grant support
Newton Press

We’ve got a great team now and looking ahead this year, for us it’s about building on what we have, and then expanding with new orders and further investment at the right times to propel this business forward in this new space.

Stuart Howarth
Sales Director
Innovative diamond manufacturer moves to next phase of growth thanks to grant
Dyman Advanced Materials

The machinery we’ve been able to purchase with the support of the County Durham Growth Fund is far more advanced than anything we were using previously and means we’re able to work in a far more exact and precise way.

Dr Gary Gibson
Founder

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