Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup – Week 19


Weekly Roundup – Week 19

Aycliffe Business Park – Make Your Mark Awards 2024

The Aycliffe Business Park – Make Your Mark Awards 2024 were held at Hardwick Hall on the 9th May recognising the achievement and contribution of various businesses and individuals.

GEM Partnership were delighted to have sponsored the Engineering & Manufacturing award this year which was ultimately won by Viper RF who beat out Durham Precision Engineering and TBOX Tech to the award… continue reading

Labour Market Report – April 2024

The latest ONS Labour Market Overview sees the re-introduction of the Labour Force Survey data… continue reading


HR Officer – Durham

Maintenance Engineer – Newton Aycliffe

Senior Automation Engineer – Newton Aycliffe



TIG Welder – Newton Aycliffe

Metal Dresser – Durham

Quality Inspector – Durham

Accountant – Peterlee

Production Planner – Newton Aycliffe

General Operator – Shildon

Labour weakens proposed ban on zero-hours contracts – what does this mean for businesses?

The Labour Party has backtracked on its proposal to ban zero-hours contracts, instead claiming “flexibility can’t all be one way”.

The proposed ban of zero-hours contracts had formed part of Labour’s New Deal for Working People, a series of reforms to “strengthen workers’ rights”, including banning fire and rehire practices and introducing the ‘right to switch off’. However, it has now faced criticism that it is being watered down following the U-turn… continue reading

Third of people unable to contribute to pension because of cost of living crises, research finds

A third (32 per cent) of people in the UK have not been able to contribute to their pension as a result of the ongoing cost of living crisis, research has revealed.

Of the 2,070 respondents surveyed by Senior Capital, a quarter (25 per cent) named funding their retirement as their biggest mental health strain, while a further fifth (21 per cent) said they had delayed retirement as a result of having insufficient funds… continue reading

Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week 2024 will take place from the 6th to the 12th of May.

The UK Council on Deafness created Deaf Awareness Week to increase the visibility of challenges the deaf community face and educate others on how they can support them.

Being deaf brings unique challenges that not everyone will experience. Part of these challenges can be to do with mental health and exclusion from others. That’s why it’s up to everyone to come together to create a more inclusive society that values every individual… continue reading

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