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We understand the challenges businesses face to be a success in the county. As a result, Business Durham has developed a range of programmes to meet those challenges head-on.
Helping County Durham businesses grow and prosper by linking them with tangible opportunities, like a new contract, finding new premises, a new supplier or perhaps some investment.
To support local businesses in looking forward and meeting the challenge of recovery, Durham County Council has introduced a £5 million Durham Business Recovery Grant.
The County Durham Growth Fund was launched in April 2019 and is an £8.9m capital grant scheme for small and medium-sized businesses in County Durham.
Digital Drive County Durham offers a programme of digital support for SME’s in County Durham. Businesses can access a range of fully funded resources and activities to help them become more digitally resilient, productive and competitive.
Finance Durham is a £20m investment fund from Durham County Council and managed by Business Durham and administered by Maven Capital Partners which will help businesses in County Durham grow creating thousands of jobs.
If you have a Durham-based business that’s been trading less than twelve months or you’re looking to launch an ambitious, potential high-growth start-up, you and your team can join the Durham City Incubator (DCI) – a six-month fully-funded programme to help you grow your business.
In Durham, our people make the difference. Here, you will ﬁnd a uniquely supportive and collaborative community of loyal individuals with rigour and resilience, intelligence and ideas, humour and humility; qualities and character that make businesses great.
Key Account Management is a key service for both UK and foreign-owned companies that are strategic to the region.
DABS will test pioneering new approaches for encouraging and supporting ambitious business start-ups across the county.