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Investing in a brighter tomorrow.

The Durham Business Growth programme is here to empower your business for tomorrow's challenges.

Business Durham
RTC North
Durham County Council
Funder by UK Government
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With the Right Support, Great Things Can Happen.

At Durham Business Growth, we are your trusted partner in navigating the intricacies of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Our dedicated team of experts are committed to helping you unlock the full potential of your business. Together, let's embrace the future of growth and make County Durham a hub of success.

You're in safe hands.

When it comes to unlocking your business's full potential, having the right partners by your side can make all the difference. In County Durham, three exceptional organisations stand out as beacons of support and expertise: Business Durham, RTC North, and We Are UMi. Together, these trusted partners are dedicated to empowering businesses, driving innovation, and fueling growth. With their collective knowledge, resources, and networks, Business Durham, RTC North, and UMi are here to help you thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Business Durham

Business Durham

As the business support service for Durham County Council, our role is integral to fostering a robust economy and generating quality employment opportunities.

RTC North

RTC North

Empowering companies across the North to innovate, compete and grow.

We Are UMi

We Are UMi

Wherever you are on your business journey, UMi makes it easier for you and your business to do more and go further.

What is the Durham Business Growth programme?

The Durham Business Growth and Productivity Programme is a comprehensive initiative designed to elevate productivity and foster growth within businesses located in County Durham. This strategic undertaking is dedicated to not only creating a robust economic environment but also ensuring the creation of quality employment opportunities, all within the framework of an inclusive and sustainable green economy. Operating from September 2023 to March 2025, this programme represents a pivotal period for businesses seeking to thrive and contribute to the regional economic landscape.

Meet the team.

Upcoming events.

  • 18 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 12:30
    Durham County Cricket Club, Cricket Ground, 3QR, Chester-le-Street DH3 3QR, UK
    Sue Thompson from Catch Designs will facilitate this workshop to help you to optimise your LinkedIn personal profile to help you stand out, to build the right connections, find potential clients, and add the ‘stop the scroll’ content your audience needs to see.
  • 30 Jan 2024, 09:30 – 12:30
    Ramside Hall, Ramside Hall, Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD, UK
    Is wasted time holding your small business back from its true potential? Join us at the picturesque Ramside Hall on Tuesday 30th January, for a transformative morning workshop from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This concise session offers a powerful exploration into revolutionising your approach to daily act
  • 31 Jan 2024, 09:00 – 12:30
    Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankland Ln, Durham DH1 5TA, UK
    Search engines have long been the go-to place when consumers are looking for product inspiration and to buy. This session is designed to show businesses how to make the most of the opportunities the search engines provide.

Register now to find out more about opportunities available.

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