Business Central News

THREE MOST LIKELY REASONS YOUR LEADS ARE NOT CONVERTING

Norma Foster

By Norma Foster and Heather Townsend, author of ‘The Go-To Expert’. Do you find that you have good conversations with prospects which never quite seem to lead to paid work? You are not alone! This is one of the most common challenges professional advisors have with their business development. Particularly when they are new to… Read more »


DISCOVER THE POTENTIAL OF NETWORKING IN DARLINGTON

Vanessa Wood

Did you know that networking in Darlington will unlock a plethora of potential new business connections? Not everyone does. When I first moved to Darlington, I was surprised by the array of different sectors we have operating here and with so many diverse companies there are lots of opportunities for collaboration. Our businesses do a… Read more »


TWIN ENTREPRENEURS START WORK ON PREMIER MIDDLESBROUGH STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Atha Developments

Twin Middlesbrough entrepreneurs are to invest in their home town, in a project that will be their biggest to date. Jack and Tom Atha, who established Teesside-based Atha Developments at the age of 19, have chosen a well-known former bank as the site of their new luxury student accommodation, St James Studios. The dynamic duo… Read more »


DARLINGTON FIRM PLOTTING DIGITAL SCALE-UP AFTER OFFICE MOVE

Westpark Estate Agents

An estate agency has broken tradition by relocating from Darlington’s high street into a business centre in a bid to scale-up digitally. Westpark Estate Agents, now based in Darlington’s Business Central, moved to the centre due to a change in the market in which their customers began largely operating online, according to the firm’s owner,… Read more »


NEW APPOINTMENT TO AID DARLINGTON BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Daniel Sanderson Business Central

Business Central in Darlington continues to expand with the appointment of an operations support assistant. The business centre, made up of 60 offices, was built in 2014 to house the region’s business talent and has recruited a new member of staff to help deliver its services to business owners. Daniel Sanderson has been appointed to… Read more »


SWEDEN PROVIDES GRAND DESIGN TO DARLINGTON DISTRIBUTOR

John Moore of JCM Specialist Glazing Ltd

A North East firm, once involved with Channel 4’s Grand Designs, has expanded by moving into new office space at Business Central in Darlington. Established by John Moore in 2012, JCM Specialist Glazing Ltd supply triple glazed timber and aluminium clad timber windows and doors to the North East and beyond. As experts in the… Read more »


DARLINGTON AND SOUTH AFRICA TO EMBRACE THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE THROUGH THEATRE

ODDMANOUT

Darlington-based theatre company, ODDMANOUT, has formed an international collaboration with The Market Theatre laboratory, Johannesburg, for a new production, examining womanhood in 2017. A female led project, Encountering the Other, will combine an exciting fusion of live and digital performance and is set to challenge perception, demand empowerment and unite cultures through conversation and creation.… Read more »


STARSfor – the NEW National Business Accreditation Scheme for sustainable travel

Parose Projects

Do you have travel and transport issues that are proving difficult to resolve? Do you foresee requiring planning permission and don’t know where to start? Want to achieve a level of national accreditation? Expanding businesses are legally required to undertake a Transport Assessment and develop a Travel Plan that will reduce your company’s impact on… Read more »



A MAGICAL PERFORMANCE SET TO ENCHANT PRE-WALKING BABIES COMES TO DARLINGTON

NEST to engage young Darlington generation

A unique and sensory experience, is set to engage the younger generation when it arrives in Darlington for the first time, next week.  Nest, a magical immersive performance, aimed at enchanting the senses of pre-walking babies, is hoping to attract parents and carers across the North East.  Unfolding in a custom-built tent, the performance will… Read more »