Aycliffe Business manager Sharon Hutchinson introduces the latest issue of the magazine for Aycliffe Business Park…
We’re delighted to bring you the latest issue of Aycliffe Business – the magazine for Aycliffe Business Park – as we all try to navigate our way through the current climate.
Online meetings and networking events are very much here to stay for some time yet, but it has been brilliant for me personally to start getting out around the business park a bit more in recent weeks.
Calling in for coffees at Siesta – and seeing some familiar faces, albeit at a safe social distance – has brought back happy memories of life before lockdown.
It’s been almost six months since Covid shut everything down, and although there are still many businesses working from home, we do now sense that there is an appetite from businesses to get back to some sort of safe normality.
At Aycliffe Business, we’ve been working hard to maintain our presence on the park in print, while we continue to invest in sponsored posts on social media to increase online views – we’re also mailing copies to dozens of home addresses.
We have also expanded the print circulation of the magazine to other parts of County Durham, with copies now going to Faverdale in Darlington, the business parks around Shildon and Auckland Park near Bishop Auckland.
We feel this is a fantastic way for us to ensure we’re maximising visibility for our clients while also promoting Aycliffe to other areas beyond the business park. You can read more about that on page 5.
In this issue, our feature writer Peter Barron talks to Excelpoint managing director Ian Brown, and Richard Tucker from AAA Caring Caretaker answers our 20 questions over a cuppa during our Coffee Break.
We also have features with Business Durham’s DBOP team, Greystone Legal, DurhamWorks and Distribution and NBSL, along with news covering Roman, Warrens Group, Tekmar, Crafter’s Companion, INEOS and Resolution Media and Publishing.
And a big shout out to our sponsors, including Business Durham, The Work Place, Lucid, NBSL, LemonTop Creative, Sparta Security, Certax Durham, UED, Thrive Marketing, MT Print and Burns Rowatt Photography.
We hope you enjoy this issue – we’ll be back with issue #47 in October.
Business manager, Aycliffe Business