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Bringing Aycliffe Business Park Together | 3 INCLUDED IN THE MARCHAPRIL 2016 ISSUE OF AYCLIFFE TODAY BUSINESS… Jackson’s Coffee House At The Xcel Centre WELCOME /04 NEWS 3,200 jobs boost for Aycliffe... FOREWORD By Martin Walker Hi and welcome to the 21st edition of Aycliffe Today Business for March-April. This year is already proving to be a hugely positive one – not just for Aycliffe Today, but judging by all of the really positive news that has emanated from the business park in only the first two months of 2016. • Daily Specials • Free Wi-Fi • Now with a new range of sandwiches including healthy options The arrival of Crafter’s Companion has created a new buzz. The former Holiways site will finally, after four long years, come back to life when the UK’s largest paper crafting supplier moves in over the next month or so. Crafter’s Companion have really exciting, ambitious plans – and you can read more on page 5, while we also talk to the firm’s founder, Sara Davies, in an exclusive interview on pages 17-19. We also recently heard the news that councillors have voted in favour of a proposal to install vital new infrastructure just off the A167 – effectively a springboard to create more than 3,000 new jobs in Aycliffe. Read more about that on page 4. And on page 9, you can read how landowners have invested £1m in a refurbishment programme which has brought more new arrivals to the business park and has made other redundant areas and units now fit for purpose. Do you own a commercial property? Are you a UK taxpayer? Great! If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to both of these questions then we’ll almost certainly be able to secure you a significant tax benefit due to unclaimed capital allowances. Many people have repeatedly said over the last two-to-three years, in these very pages, that Aycliffe Business Park was set to boom, and that industrial space would soon become a premium. A Complete Solution for Meetings & Conferences Looking for smart facilities at competitive rates? Best of all, we’ll only charge you a fee once we have identified previously unclaimed capital allowances* - so there’s nothing whatsoever to lose 0845 388 5987 info@mortonchandler.co.uk www.mortonchandler.co.uk WE AR ESTAB E AN L PROVID ISHED E FIRST R OF A COUR ID SES* /09 £1M SPRUCE-UP Landowners’ investment pays dividends as redundant units are snapped up... /17 A NEW COMPANION Crafter’s Companion founder Sara Davies talks exclusively to Aycliffe Today Business... Several companies have already signed up to long-term agreements with Aycliffe Today as they look to use the area’s only business publication for their marketing, PR and personnel requirements. Get in touch today to get involved. Thanks for reading. /25 UP YOUR STREET? Martin Walker Aycliffe Today Business teams up with sister magazine Tees Business in hosting CEO Sleepout... Editor, Aycliffe Today Aycliffe Today Business is Newton Aycliffe’s only business publication, which is mailed exclusively to every company on Aycliffe Business Park. Business. Business. Launched in November 2012, we provide firms with a unique platform to tell everyone about their services and success stories in our prestigious, high-quality publication. Bringing Aycliffe Business COMPLIMENTARY Aycliffe Today Bringing Aycliffe Business Park Together www.aycliffetoday.co.uk R 2015 o.uk | ISSUE 19: NOVEMBER-DECEMBE | business@aycliffetoday.c PE teacher takes on new role at ROF 59... MAKE YOUR MARK 2015 / OBERLIN FILTER / SCH SITE SERVICES / FLEET RECRUITMENT / M SEVEN Being Taken Festive Bookings Now £15.95 per person Festive Lunch Menu from £27.95 per person Festive Dinner Menu Available from 30th November available during December Full restaurant menu also Restaurant with Rooms Park Together www.aycliffetoday.co.uk | business@aycliffetoday.co .uk | ISSUE 20: JANUARY-FEBRUARY BOUNCE BOSS ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: COMPLIMENTARY Call us on 01325 312273 www.thecountyaycliffevillage.com JUDGING PANEL Judges line up to rule over Make Your Mark business awards... ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: KINSHIP / COMMERCIAL EXPERT / CRAFTER’S COMPANION / MARTIN We produce 2,500 copies every issue – with an estimated readership of more than 8,000. One copy is mailed direct to every company on our database, and the rest are distributed by hand across the park, in hotels and conference centres. WALKER / 2015 REVIEW 2016 /28-29 FINLEY STRUCTURES Family steel firm named Aycliffe Company of the Year... Our next issue will be out in May (deadline 22nd April), so get in touch with us if you want to get involved. Our trained journalists can write your advertorials and we can take your pictures. Or if it’s a traditional advert you’re after, our professional graphic designer can do that for you. This is all part of the package – professional writing, photography and graphic design – which offers a truly unrivalled service in Newton Aycliffe and County Durham. Email martin@aycliffetoday.co.uk to ask