A BUSINESS initiative has designs on greatness in appointing its first apprentice.

Durham City’s Business Improvement District (Bid) has hired Gary Craig, from Stanhope, Weardale, who recently finished a degree in graphic design at Sunderland University.

Mr Craig got the job after creating a logo for the Bid’s Dine in Durham week.

Bid manager Sonali Craddock said: “We are delighted with Gary. He’s a hard worker, enthusiastic and a great addition to the team.”

Mr Craig said: “I’m really excited about the opportunity to flex my creative muscle at Durham Bid.

“I look forward to many more years at the Bid, helping them make Durham one of the best places to go in the United Kingdom.”

Mr Craig was supported by Durham County Council’s Employability Project and Weardale Area Action Partnership.

For help from the Employability Project, call 03000-262383.