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We work with hundreds of companies in County Durham every year forging long-term partnerships. We help businesses to accelerate their growth and support their long-term sustainability.
If you’re unsure of the support you need, contact us. We can work with you to make sure you get the help you need:
• 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 business lifecycle
With our extensive knowledge of the county, we specialise in making connections and spotting opportunities to catalyse business growth and success.
Want to find out how we can help your business? Get in touch with our knowledgable team of experts today.
If you're starting a business in County Durham our dedicated and experienced team provide bespoke and impartial support to your business.
Aspect Facades started with a two-person office on Business Durham’s Dabble Duck Industrial Estate in Shildon in 2017. Since then we have supported their business as they have expanded, moving four times and taking on more staff.
County Durham is a dynamic place to do business, we have welcomed overseas investors for decades including Hitachi Rail Europe who expanded to their global operations to the UK in 2012 with the construction a new £82m rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe.
22nd June 2021
The County Durham Growth Fund has awarded £5.4 million in grants to 21 companies from across the county, helping to...
26th April 2021
Reshma Begum, Development Manager for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) North East England gives her thoughts on some of...
7th April 2021
COVID 19 has offered us a lot of insight into how country level and global collaborative research can speed up...
How We've Helped
Liz Smedley, Business development director, Demeter
"The course was really helpful, particularly as I was writing a bid at the same time. It was a national tender so it was fantastic to win it."