• Starting a business in County Durham

    Starting a business in County Durham

    Thinking of starting a business in County Durham?

    We’re here to offer you all the support you need, from finding your first premises to getting your product or service to market at home and abroad.

    If you’re after local office or workshop space, look no further than our premises in County Durham – all of which is available on “easy-in, easy-out” lease terms and at an affordable price.

    If you’re not quite ready for your own premises yet, you can also get a prestigious business address, post management, and discounted use of our hot-desking facilities and contemporary conference rooms through our virtual address service.

    County Durham also has plenty of unique programmes you can tap into to grow your business. For startups we have the Durham City Incubator and Durham Ambitous Startup programmes. For innovation, we have the Durham Future Innovation Building Programme and North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence. For the adoption of digital technology, we have Digital Drive Durham and our digital sector specialist Stephen Fenwick. For grants and loans, we have the County Durham Growth Fund and Finance Durham. Finally to help your business navigate the support from Business Durham and beyond we have our business engagement teams from the Durham Business Opportunities Programme and Key Account Managers here to help you.

    If your business is less than a year old, is based in County Durham, and has high growth potential, you’re also eligible for the Durham City Incubator.

    So if you’re starting a business in County Durham, don’t miss out on everything we have to offer. And if you have absolutely any questions, contact us and speak to a member of our team today.

    Durham Start-ups

    On Durham Start-ups you will find lots of self-help information vital to a new start business.  You can download our start up guide and browse our specially created videos with local entrepreneurs who share their insights into the start up journey.  You will also be able to access a vast library of advice from the Cobweb database which contains lots of essential start-up tools. 

    We have also brought together links to all of the organisations who can help you get started – they are all here in one place so you don’t have to search for the one that’s right for you.  Durham Start Ups will be updated regularly to reflect what new start businesses need and what is available in County Durham – so it is worth coming back to see what’s new.

    Visit www.durhamstartups.co.uk

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