Jacksons Law Firm – The times they are a changin’ . . .

Jacksons Law Firm – The times they are a changin’ . . .

Paul Clark of Jacksons Law Firm tells us why employment law in 2017 may be remembered more for revolution than evolution. A year of significant developments began with reforms to employment status, prompted by several high-profile cases where individual contractors were granted worker status 1 and the Taylor Review which recommended increased rights for workers ... Read More
 
GDPR offer from CyberTek Consultancy

GDPR offer from CyberTek Consultancy

With GDPR just around the corner, Barry King is offering a 10% discount on the GAP Analysis report and work required to become compliant with GDPR, if the business signs up to their Data Protection Officer service. CyberTek Consultancy is offering DBN Members only, an additional 5% off on the GAP Analysis and work, with 5% discount ... Read More
 
Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

DBN is looking for 25 small businesses in the Derwent Valley for free mentoring with our 13 expert mentors. Following the success of a project last year that helped small businesses to grow, the Derwent Valley Partnership has awarded a further project to Derwentside Business Network (DBN). The project, Leading Businesses, will help 25 companies to ... Read More
 
Office vs Working from Home

Office vs Working from Home

For quite some time, the ability to be able to ‘work from home’ was considered quite a perk. With the evolution of telecommunications & online meeting software, staff could work from almost anywhere in the world provided they had a phone signal and access to the internet. In addition to that, the fact that employees ... Read More
 
Business Buzz In Stanley

Business Buzz In Stanley

More than 100 entrepreneurs packed Stanley Civic Centre to learn about businesses in the Derwentside area. September 26 saw the second DBNWorks event held to showcase small businesses in North West Durham and the support available to them. There were 30 stalls displaying the goods and services of businesses ranging from hypnotherapists to accountants and from ... Read More
 
Michelle Rose speaks for success

Michelle Rose speaks for success

DBN will be rooting for member Michelle Rose this month as she makes an important step to take her marketing consultancy Custard and Bear in a new direction. Michelle will be making a 20 minute showcase presentation to the Professional Speaking Association North East, an important staging post in her journey to becoming a professional ... Read More
 
Growing Businesses – The Cleaning Fairy of Consett

Growing Businesses – The Cleaning Fairy of Consett

DBN member Emma Goff celebrates five years in business and a steady expansion of her cleaning company Emma started The Cleaning Fairy of Consett in 2012 when on maternity leave with her second child. She was reluctant to return to her job as an insurance loss adjustor as it regularly took her away from her family for ... Read More
 
Last call out for business growth funding – NBSL

Last call out for business growth funding – NBSL

If you run a business with plans to grow turnover and/or employ more staff, you may be able to access funding from the North East Business Support Fund. The current funding offer is coming to a close with up to 35% funding for business improvement projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000 (maximum grant of £2,800) – ... Read More