Ebac Host Event for all Aycliffe Firms
The Aycliffe Business Park Community will celebrate its second birthday with a special event at the end of January. A Steering Group launched the organisation with around 100 firms from Aycliffe attending.
Since then regular news and networking meetings have been held as well as useful business practise seminars at various sites across the park.
In September last year, it organised the hugely successful ‘Make Your Mark’ awards event, when Tekmar Energy was crowned ‘Company of the Year’ during a ceremony attended by Sedgefield MP Phil Wilson and Business Durham Managing Director, Simon Goon.
Talks are under way to formalise the Steering Group, to create a more sustainable organisation.The birthday celebration will be held at Ebac’s Nortfrost site on Heighington Lane, on Thursday 29th January, starting at 8.15am.
Chairperson Kerina Clark, Managing Director of the Xcel Centre, said: “It promises to be another well-attended event with lots of new faces and some fun long the way with a special Aycliffe Business Park quiz, to include a fun picture round featuring well-known personalities. There will also be a short video presentation to round up what’s been another positive year for Aycliffe. “It would be lovely to see a big turn-out so that we can celebrate what’s been achieved, and keep everyone up-to-date on our exciting future plans.”
The Steering Group currently relies on volunteers and help from Business Durham, but a recognised body will have more opportunities to access funding to pay for projects and be able to employ staff or pay local firms to carry out work and build on what’s already been achieved in the first two years.
“We can’t do that as an informal group, and we now feel able to go to the next level to sustain the future, as that is what the park needs and, from what we’ve heard, it’s what Aycliffe businesses want as well.”
All companies on Aycliffe Business Park are invited to attend the birthday party. This completely FREE event will consist of breakfast and networking, news and updates, a short video presentation and a special birthday quiz, with prizes up for grabs including a Nortfrost chest freezer and hamper.
You can register your attendance at: www.aycliffebusinesspark.co.uk
Aycliffe Business Park Community Steering Group: Pamela Petty, John Finley, Kerina Clark, Dave Spensley and Rachel Townsend Green