Business Engagement

Business Durham works with hundreds of companies in County Durham every year. We forge long-term partnerships with businesses, helping them to accelerate their growth and long-term sustainability.

We can offer tailored support to meet business needs, so if you’re unsure about the kind of support you’re looking for, contact us. We can help with:

  • Access to Durham County Council services
  • Access to finance
  • Accommodation: office space to industrial units
  • Recruitment, skills availability and training support
  • Identifying suppliers, customers and competitors
  • Introductions to universities and research institutes
  • Strategic information on regional and national programmes
  • Support programmes aimed at various points along the life-cycle

With our extensive knowledge of the county, we specialise in making connections and spotting opportunities to catalyse business growth and success.

Business Durham delivers several programmes often in partnership like the County Durham Growth Fund, Durham City Incubator, Digital Drive, Durham Businesses Opportunities Fund and the Durham Business Park Communities, and the Northern Powerhouse Key Account Management Programme. We support inward investors, offer innovation support and encourage enterprise. So contact Business Durham and find out what we can offer your business.

County Durham also has plenty of unique opportunities you can tap into to grow your business, like the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, Digital Drive Durham, County Durham Growth Fund, Durham Ambitious Business Starts, Durham City Incubator, Finance Durham and the Durham Business Opportunities Programme, which we can help you access to grow your business.

Business premises

Finding the right business space is an essential part of your plans to thrive and grow. At Business Durham, we have commercial property to suit all your needs.

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County Durham business networks

County Durham is a great location to do business as the wide variety of business network groups operating across the area demonstrate.

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Thinking about exporting

Here at Business Durham, we are here to help you if you are considering exporting your products or services. Our operations team will work with you to identify the right options.

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Durham County Council services

Durham County Council provides a number of services for businesses, including statutory services like licensing and planning. Business Durham can help you find the right contact quickly.

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Business park communities

Business Durham has helped create several thriving business park communities, enabling like-minded businesses to network, share knowledge and speak with a united voice.

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Key account management

Key Account Management is a key service for both UK and foreign-owned companies that are strategic to the region.

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