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What help and support is available?


Our business support service is the first point of contact for all retail business enquiries in County Durham. Find out more about the services available that could help your business thrive.

Fill in either of our forms below with details of your business, or your business idea, and return it to the address included at the bottom of the form. If you need further information, contact us

What type of help is available?

We can help you:

  • assess your business needs and source business support
  • provide access to the council's services
  • direct you to any available financial support - see our help with funding page for more details about some of the opportunities available.
  • help develop your business plans
  • support access to training and apprenticeship opportunities

We also support partnership activities and schemes between agencies and organisations in your area to help boost the local economy.

More information

Business support services are delivered by our Community Economic Development Team. For more information about any of our services or other queries contact us.

Manufacturing or non-retail business support

If your business is in manufacturing, or another commercial sector, contact Business Durham for help and advice.

Contact us
Community Economic Development
03000 267 967
Our address is:
  • Council Offices
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ
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