2021 has been a really busy year for Business Durham. As the business support service for Durham County Council, our main focus has been to help businesses to recover from the impact of Covid through our ongoing business engagement and range of business support programmes.
County Durham businesses have displayed significant resilience in rising to the challenges, many of them have demonstrated tremendous agility and innovation, which has enabled them to adapt how they work or diversify to survive.
It has been crucial throughout that businesses have been able to get the right support, which is where Business Durham has been able to help. From early in the pandemic businesses were being bombarded by information from the government and many other sources. One of the first things we did was to use our existing links with businesses to direct them to the information they needed to know and the support available.