Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Week 12


Weekly Roundup – Week 12

Aycliffe Business Park – Make Your Mark Awards

The shortlists for this years Aycliffe Business Park Make Your Mark Awards have been announced this week. As a proud category sponsor we’d like to congratulate everyone on being shortlisted and we can’t wait until the awards night on the 9th May.

We’d also like to extend our hearty congratulations to Kyle Bartle who has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year. Kyle currently works at Husqvarna as a Line Leader and is currently undertaking an apprentice with GEM Partnership.

The full shortlists are as below:

Newcomer of the Year: Armitage and Wilson Furniture, Forest Park School

Small Business of the Year: Excelpoint, C&A Embroidery and Print, NC Group

Apprentice of the Year: Liam Fisher, Abi Sayer, Kyle Bartle

Community Champions: Palram, Pioneering Care Partnership, ManHealth CIC

Innovation Award: TBOX Tech, Excelpoint, Husqvarna

Service Business of the Year: Aycliffe Dairy, Aycliffe Pyhsiotherapy, Digital Edge

Environment Award: Husqvarna, BTS Facades & Fabrications

Engineering & Manufacturing: Viper RF, Durham Precision Engineering, TBOX Tech

Lifetime Achievement Award: Ronnie Nicholson, Phil Atkinson, Caraline Robinson

Company of the Year: Senstronics, BTS Facades & Fabrications, Husqvarna, Primex Plastics

Businessperson of the Year: Andy Reed, Marcia Atkinson, Graham Marsh

Supervisor – Seaham (Permanent)

Warehouse Administrator – Peterlee

Counterbalance FLT Driver – Peterlee

Quality & Compliance Manager – Gateshead (Permanent)

Government announces extra £60m apprenticeship funding – but do reforms go far enough?

Apprenticeships in small businesses will be fully funded by the government from 1 April for those up to the age of 21, Rishi Sunak announced yesterday (18 March) at the Business Connect conference… continue reading

New Carers’ Leave Act: an employer’s guide

Employees will be entitled to a week of unpaid leave to undertake caring responsibilities under the Carers’ Leave Act 2023, which will come into force on 6 April… continue reading

New Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund II expands coverage

The British Business Bank has launched its new Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, a £660m fund set to cover the entire North of England… continue reading

World Happiness Day

Happiness is an integral part of our lives.

It is significant in life to find something to hold on that can make us happy and let it motivate us in our lives.

We are loaded with 1,000 feelings; however, happiness and hope are the ones that help us with anticipating the next day… continue reading

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

The 18th to 24th March is Neurodiversity Celebration Week.

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. It aims to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported by providing schools, universities, and organisations with the opportunity to recognise the many talents and advantages of being neurodivergent, while creating more inclusive and equitable cultures that celebrate differences and empower every individual…continue reading

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