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Business Durham boosts local businesses

Business Durham provides support to a number of businesses through the various programmes it manages directly and sometimes with delivery partners. To illustrate the positive outcomes businesses have experienced working with us, we ask them to reflect on the impact our support has had. In their own words, owners and managers talk about their experiences, the support they’ve received and how that has changed their business.

Collaboration is an important component of Business Durham’s activity. We work with ambitious entrepreneurs to support their ideas into thriving businesses.

We support ambitious businesses based in the county who have been trading for under 12 months achieve their goals, as well as to support local entrepreneurs launch start-ups with high growth potential.

Seven County Durham entrepreneurs are on track for success after signing up for our support to help boost their businesses, covering a wide range of sectors including research, technology, catering, design, and education.

Each business will benefit from intensive support to ensure they are ready for the next stage of growth, with training and advice ranging from financing and marketing to legal issues and business strategy and much more.

The seven Durham based companies included in the latest cohort are: Doxa Consultancy, an organisation that provides students and researchers with professional support to facilitate the completion of academic projects; a networking platform Scientistt that provides a networking tool for research students and academic research groups, as well as promoting research opportunities;

The Little LunchBox, a lunchbox delivery service offering a range of healthy, creative foods for children; GW Technologies, an online platform for internships that connects employers and students together; Instant Messaging Service, ChatPro Ltd, an instant messaging platform that complies with safeguarding requirements; branding and design agency, Alderham Design Ltd; and Vanguard Technology, a medtech company developing an innovative product.

Sarah Slaven, acting managing director at Business Durham, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with ambitious new businesses. We’re really looking forward to working closely with our partners to help nurture and support the entrepreneurs as they grow and scale up their business in Durham.

“With our support, the entrepreneurs can gain the skills they need to build a business with longevity and which will make a real impact on the local economy.”


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