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Business Durham

Business Durham

Business Durham providing business support in County Durham

Business Durham is the economic development company for County Durham, delivering the environment for business and economic growth.

Providing support to the business community in County Durham, Business Durham acts as the business gateway to Durham County Council, and is responsible for managing a portfolio of business property, as well as attracting capital & inward investment to the County, and developing an innovative economy that attracts and supports hi-tech companies to grow and flourish.

Business Durham is the first point of contact for businesses operating in County Durham, offering advice and guidance to support their growth and development, and providing businesses with an easy route in to County Council services that they may need to access. Business Durham also promotes enterprise and business start-up within the County, working closely with partners to raise aspirations and encourage an enterprise culture.

  • North East Micro Loan Fund

    North East Micro Loan Fund

    Monday, 03 August 2015

    North East Micro Loan Fund The North East Microloan Fund is designed to support start-ups and small businesses looking for simple loans to expand their operations. It has £2.5m to invest in loans to small businesses in the North East until the 31st December 2015 as part of the Finance for Business North East portfolio of funds. Simple loans £1,000 to £25,000 exceptionally up to £50,000 Just 2 weeks on average to receive a loan 7% pa fixed interest rate on loans up to £5,000 9% pa interest rate variable with UKRR (UK reference rate) on loans above £5,000 No arrangement fees on loans below £25,000 3 year term FREE training courses on managing your money for growth

We work with our partners

  • Business and Enterprise Group
  • South Durham Enterprise Agency
  • Bishop Auckland College
  • Bishop Auckland College
  • Derwentside College
  • Princes Trust
  • IASP
  • NDEF
  • This is Durham
  • NECC
  • Durham County Council
  • UKTI
  • Acumen Trust

Who are Business Durham?

  • Start Up +

    We aim to develop an entrepreneurial culture through enterprise promotion
  • Premises +

    We will help you find the right premises to suit your business needs  
  • An easy route +

    We will provide businesses with an easy route in to county council services that they may need to access
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  • Funds & Finance

Whether you are looking for grants, loans or equity for your business, we have a searchable database that will help create a bespoke report containing the funds and schemes that are relevant to your business.

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