Free business opportunities and advice are available for local firms in and around East Durham.

A quartet of experienced dedicated business advisors from Business Durham (Guy Bashford), North East Loans (Andrew Gibson), Department of International Trade (Paul Sparks) and Digital Drive Programme (Stephen Fenwick) to over businesses free and impartial advise to help businesses grow.

Collectively all four business advisors has over sixty years’ experience helping firms to spot opportunities and is now offering free support to help East Durham on a host of areas.

The kind of help available for local companies includes helping businesses find new customers/suppliers , business networks to business funding and loan options to exporting advice to possible grants and support on how to help businesses take advantage of new digital technology.

“We are looking to help County Durham based businesses big and small reach their full potential. This could be small firms with two or three employees, or larger companies with hundreds,” Guy says.

“There are so many opportunities out there for businesses to expand, but owners often don’t have the time or resources to find them – that’s where I come in.

“If your business hasn’t taken up free support before, then all it takes is a short conversation to find out how I can help. – so please come and join us.”

For further details contact Guy.bashford@durham.gov.uk or book a place and we will see you there.

There are three sessions coming up: Seaham Hall & Spa (9th May), Peterlee Novus Centre (30th May) and Ramside Hall (27th June). Links to book are:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-advisor-drop-in-session-tickets-59178511521

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-advisor-drop-in-sessions-tickets-59179828460

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-advisor-drop-in-sessions-tickets-59180584722