Local businesses donate to the ITEC Biodome at St. Mary’s

Local businesses donate to the ITEC Biodome at St. Mary’s

ITEC North East are delighted to share the news that e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management has donated £500 towards the ITEC Biodome at St. Mary’s. The money has gone towards buying various items to go inside the Biodome, including; compost, hanging baskets and different kinds of fruit and vegetables. All of the items purchased contribute to the Biodome and the students who will use it for years to come.

After speaking with e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management, they’ve provided us with the following statement:

“Upon learning that ITEC was seeking donations to support the opening of St Mary’s Biodome, we were very keen to get involved and contribute to this great initiative.


Formerly known as National Salvage, e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management is the UK’s largest collective vehicle salvage operator, delivering market-leading salvage and recycling services via over 50 authorised treatment facilities situated throughout the UK. We offer a seamless end-to-end total loss vehicle management service and are committed to outperforming the market when it comes to customer experience and protecting the environment.


With the company’s Head Office being based in Darlington for almost 30 years, we are very proud to be a part of the opening of our region’s first ever Biodome and are delighted to be able to support the local community

Palram, another local business has helped massively with the Biodome. They manually built and donated 3 green walls and 4 planters for the Biodome.

Speaking about their experience Peter Slark, the Plant Manager at Palram said:

“Palram DPL, based on Newton Aycliffe Industrial Park, was delighted to be invited to support St Mary’s school with the Bio-Dome and have donated and fitted 3 green walls and 4 planters, all produced with DPL’s PVC product.

Palram DPL has enjoyed working with St Mary’s developing the design of the green walls and are looking forward to returning when the vegetables and fruits have blossomed.

90% of Palram DPL’s employees live within a 3-mile radius of Newton Aycliffe which is why we are so passionate about getting involved with voluntary work and donations within the community.”

Aycliffe Fabrications is a well-established metal fabrication company based on Aycliffe Business Park. We specialise in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and Cor-ten. We work in many sectors including schools, councils, hospitals and industry and we also offer a maintenance service for metal products. We have recently invested in a CNC plasma machine which has enabled us to make the ‘Tree of Life’ for St. Mary’s School.


Sadie is a pupil at St. Mary’s and she is the daughter of two members of our team – Katie (Business Manager) and John (Senior Tradesman). Sadie and Katie have been working on the garden and in the Biodome as part of the School Gardening Club. We have donated the stainless steel ‘Tree of Life’ to the school as it links steel, gardening, faith and education and we hope the school can enjoy it for many years to come.

Thinford Nurseries are happy to support St Marys School with their projects, we have worked with St Marys for some time now and always support with their gardening projects. With the Biodome project we have supported them with seeds to plant, seeds such as flowers, fruit and vegetables.

Thinford Nurseries is a family owned and run nursery, with over 20 years’ experience of producing Plants, Hanging Baskets and Shrubs to the local public and councils.

The Skill Mill, are an international social enterprise providing employment for young offenders in watercourse and horticulture services. Skill Mill have been working closely with the school to preparing the groundworks ready for the open day.



I just want to say, on the behalf of ITEC North East and St.Marys School, thank you for your contribution.

You can visit any of the company websites on the links below.
e2e Total Loss Management http://www.e2etotalloss.com 
Palrams  https://www.palram.com. 
Aycliffe Fabrications https://www.aycliffefabrications.co.uk/ 
Thinford Nurseries http://thinfordnurseries.co.uk/
The Skill Mill https://www.theskillmill.org/ 


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