Aycliffe Today Business PNE1578_AycliffeTodayBusiness_Issue28_WEBhighres - Page 15
The magazine for Aycliffe Business Park | 15
Some of Durham Lifting’s Aycliffe team (left to
right) Tracey Firth, Stuart Raby and Karen Lathman.
A Teesside-based engineering company is
now reaping the rewards of an expansion to
Aycliffe Business Park three years ago.
Durham Lifting, which is headquartered in
Middlesbrough, opened a new base on the
business park in early 2014.
It has since seen a 30% rise in sales and
growth since opening its Whinfield Drive in
Aycliffe and has invested more than £40,000
in new machinery.
Durham Lifting specialises in the
manufacture of offshore handling equipment,
lifting and modular spreader beams up to
700 tonnes, frames and specialist handling
The firm has started working with Aycliffe
giants Gestamp Tallent, Finley Structures,
Tekmar Energy and Primex Plastics among
others since expanding to the business park.
Managing director Amanda Gardiner said:
“The Aycliffe expansion has been a huge
success for us.
“We’re working with lots of companies on
the business park as well as further afield
in Darlington, Durham, Washington and
“Ayclffe is very much at the heart of our
core business – which is repairing and testing
lifting equipment and crane systems – and
we’ve seen stead