Aycliffe Business editor Martin Walker introduces the 53rd issue of the magazine for Aycliffe Business Park…
As Aycliffe Business approaches its ninth birthday – yes, I know, it’s hard to believe it’s been on the go for almost a decade – I’m delighted to report we have had to add extra pages to this issue, which I think reflects the amount of positive news going around Aycliffe Business Park at the moment.
I’m delighted to have taken on a new role for Aycliffe Business Park Community (ABPC), as its new business development manager, on a consultancy basis.
It’s an initial six-month contract to give me an opportunity to develop ABPC’s ‘On The Map’ project – to get more businesses registered on the ABPC website and to create more engagement among the park’s residents.
Please do get in touch with me if you’d like to register your business on the website. Email [email protected].
I’m already a couple of months into the role and I’m thoroughly enjoying it!
You can read more about that on pages 14-15. Click here to read the latest issue
I’m equally pleased to reveal that one of my jobs, as part of this role, is to rekindle the once very popular Make Your Mark awards – Aycliffe Business Park’s very own Oscars.
I’ve always been passionate about the awards and I feel the time is right to bring them back.
So we’re planning to relaunch Make Your Mark at a black-tie ceremony in Redworth Hall’s Prince Bishop’s Suite next May. You can read more about that on page 9.
And there’s more positive news for ABPC!
We’ve recently added to our board of directors, with Stiller Warehousing and Distribution business development manager Thomas Prentice joining the ranks.
I know Thomas is passionate about the appearance of ABPC and has some exciting ideas to improve the local environment, so watch this space.
Speaking of the environment, J&C Coaches owner (and Lib Dem councillor) Nev Jones has officially launched his Keep Aycliffe Tidy campaign, with some fantastic support from Aycliffe’s biggest employer, Gestamp.
Read more about Keep Aycliffe Tidy on pages 30-31.
There’s also lots of other exciting news to update you on since our last issue, which makes for a jam-packed edition.
We look forward to bringing you a special birthday issue in November, when Aycliffe Business will celebrate its ninth year.
Get in touch if you’d like to get involved!
Editor, Aycliffe Business