Latest News


Gillian Arnold Bursts From The POD

24 August 2016

POD is celebrating the success of its founding tenant.

The incubator hub, based at 42 Market Place, was launched by the Auckland Castle Trust with funding from the John Armitage Charitable Trust, to provide workshop, studio and retail space, as well as support and mentoring, for creative and artisan companies from across County Durham.

Now, just a year after launching, POD’s first tenant, Gillian Arnold Design Ltd, is expanding into its own commercial premises – paving the way for more fledgling businesses to follow in its footsteps.

The company, which creates botanically inspired homewares, gifts and jewellery for sale in more than 200 stores around the UK, will be moving its administrative and design team to Fore Bondgate in September, with manufacturing continuing at POD until late 2016.

Any businesses wishing to apply to take over one of the private studios upstairs in POD can email Kate.gorman@aucklandcastle.org.

10 May 2018 Auckland Lates – Night Shift, 17 May 2018

2 May 2018 Be part of our welcome team

20 Apr 2018 Spanish Ambassador Visit

16 Apr 2018 Video - Take a Behind the Scenes Tour

27 Mar 2018 Easter Activities

22 Mar 2018 Behind the Scenes Tour

20 Mar 2018 Educational Tours

6 Mar 2018 National Apprenticeship Week

1 Mar 2018 Printing Workshops

14 Feb 2018 Bishop Auckland to the Big Apple