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Business Engagement In County Durham

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Business Networks

County Durham is a great location to do business and is lucky to have a wide variety of business network groups operating across the area.  Whether you’re new to networking or a seasoned professional, Business Durham and its’ associates have something to suit everyone.

Doing business is about relationships, so finding the right business people to meet can make a big difference.


Aycliffe Business Park Community
represents the largest industrial estate in the North East and is very active, holding regular networking events and business-led best practice training sessions and an annual awards ceremony.
For more information visit Aycliffe Business Park Community

Bishop Auckland and Shildon Business Community is made up of companies located in the Bishop Auckland and Shildon area. Holding regular networking events with business led discussion topics. The group aims to share best practice, create local jobs through business growth and generate new business opportunities, as well as highlighting local issues.
For more information please contact Bishop Auckland & Shildon Business Community.

BNI Durham & Teesside is a global business networking and referral organisation.  It operates several ‘chapter’ groups across County Durham. 
For further information please visit BNI Durham & Teesside

Bubbles Ladies Networking Group operates across Bishop Auckland area and is aimed at female entrepreneurs and professionals.  It holds regular events throughout the year. 
For further information contact Bubbles Ladies Networking Group

Derwentside Business Network operates across the North Durham area.  It has an active programme of events held throughout the year. Their primary aim is to help your business grow through networking.
For further information please visit Derwentside Business Network

Drum Business Park group meets on a regular basis to discuss issues facing businesses on the estate and to work together to find solutions. Businesses have benefited greatly from working together to create a louder voice on the estate. Business opportunities have included joint marketing campaigns, networking and business referrals.
For further information please visit Drum Business Park.

Durham 2sday is a relaxed and informal breakfast networking event in the heart of the city of Durham for North East entrepreneurs, executives and start-ups from a rich mix of sectors.  It is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8am-10am in Esquires Coffee Shop. 
For further details please visit Durham 2sday.

Durham Business Club holds informal breakfast and evening networking events throughout County Durham and the wider North East.
For further details of the group, please visit Durham Business Club

Network B2B is a UK wide network, with its origins firmly in County Durham.  It holds regular meetings across the County of Durham. 
For further details, please visit Network B2B.

Peterlee Business Park group operates across Peterlee and surrounding industrial estates. The group aims to share best practice, exchange views, highlight issues and opportunities and promote the successes achieved by its business park community. It is passionate about raising the profile of Peterlee to a regional and national audience.
For further information please visit Peterlee Business Park .

Seaham Business Park group aims to support the continued growth of the area’s businesses, and encourage more employers to come together to share opportunities and develop ideas to strengthen Seaham’s image as a place to do business.
For more information visit Seaham Business Park

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  • Joanne Urquhart-Arnold

    Joanne Urquhart-Arnold

    Business Engagement & Account Manager
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Did You Know

  • The majority of DCC’s spend on one-off purchases below £5k is with SMEs, and almost half of this (around £2m) goes to local SMEs based in County Durham
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