Companies invited to networking event

Engineering and manufacturing companies from across North Tyneside are being urged to book their place at a high profile inter-trading and networking event.

Durham Oktoberfest is organised by Durham’s engineering forums to encourage businesses in the region to promote themselves and meet potential buyers, suppliers and customers.

Last year’s show attracted nearly 120 exhibitors and 1,600 people and organisers are hoping to beat those numbers at this year’s event at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe, on Thursday, October 23.

Darren Race, project leader for Durham Oktoberfest and chairman of South Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Forum, said: “The north east is home to some of the country’s most successful engineering and manufacturing companies and this event is all about showcasing them and promoting our world class capabilities and strengths.

“And as it’s the only event of it’s kind in the region, it also gives smaller businesses the opportunity to put themselves on the radars of those bigger companies – their potential customers – and gain from them an invaluable insight into what it takes to elevate their business to the next level.

“Every year Durham Oktoberfest gets bigger and more successful and we’ve already had a great deal of interest from companies who want to exhibit.

“And our message to businesses is if you want to put yourself into the biggest and most fruitful shop window, you need to book your place now.”

To find out more about Durham Oktoberfest and how you can get involved visit, email or call 0191 3037772.