Best of business on show

AN event held to showcase the best an area has to offer proved a major success.

More than 30 exhibitors, including some from east Durham, celebrated some of the best manufacturing businesses Durham has to offer at Durham County Hall.

The Made in Durham event was the brainchild of Councillor Dennis Morgan, Chairman of Durham County Council, who was delighted by the response of businesses that took part.

To recognise their contribution to the local economy, Coun Morgan invited companies to showcase their products, ranging from engineering companies to wedding stationery designers, to hand-crafted wooden toys and food manufacturers.

He said: “I’m now looking into making this an annual event as promoting County Durham and the high quality products we make here is something I am very passionate about.”

“County Durham has a number of companies from micro-businesses to world-class manufacturers who have made the county their home and who continue to produce their products here.

“I received favourable comments from every stand I visited.

“I’m now looking into making this an annual event as promoting County Durham and the high quality products we make here is something I am very passionate about.

“For example, how many people know that the roof of King’s Cross Station and the visitor centre at the Olympic Park in London were both made by County Durham companies?

“But we’ve got to get out there and blow our own trumpets and let people know that this is what we do in County Durham, and that we do it very well.”