Business Durham Support and Funding Carousel

24 September 2019, 08:30 - 14:00

Business Durham Support and Funding Carousel

Ramside Hall, Carville, Durham, DH1 1TD

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NEL Fund Managers and it two funds, the North East Growth Capital Fund and North East Small Loan Fund, will be joining Business Durham and Durham Business Opportunities programme as they host the first of two County Durham Business Support and Funding Carousel events at the Bishops Suite, Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham on the 24th September.

The event will commence at 8.30am-9.30am for arrival and networking followed by 2 minute pitches from +35 business support programmes for County Durham Businesses.

This FREE funding and business support event is aimed to appeal to micro, small and medium sized businesses, as well as individuals looking to start up in business in the Durham region.

The event will highlight the array of grants and loans available; tailored business consultancy from business growth; marketing; innovation & new product design, graduate internships, to digital design to energy efficiency; to the health and wellbeing of staff and many more. Find out how your business can benefit.

The format for the event is as follows

08.30am – 09.00am Networking and refreshments

09.00am – 09.15am Event Opening and event format introduction

09.15am – 11am Business Support Delivery Carousel

11am – 1.00pm Exhibitor & networking follow-ups

This is a business support event with a difference.

On arrival delegates will be assigned a group number. Each group will be assigned a starting point with a business support exhibitor. The business support exhibitor will provide the group with a 2 minute targeted pitch, describing their enhanced County Durham business support offer. Every 2 minutes, the group will be alerted to move on to the next exhibitor and so on, until each group has visited all 30+ exhibiting business support organisations. Following this businesses can network with the exhibitors that appeal to them most.

Exhibitors and programmes that will be highlighted include:

Business Durham – Durham Business Opportunities Programme, North East Satellite Applications Catapult

British Bank – Start Up Loans & Finance Hub

Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) – High Impact Manufacturing Programme, Photonics and Emerging Technology Programmes

Digital Drive Programme

Durham County Council – Durham Works/Employability Offer, Durham Savers, Business Energy Efficiency Programme, Powered by People Initiative

Durham Sparks

Better Health at Work Awards

County Durham Growth Fund

Department of International Trade

Durham University

Durham City Incubator Programme

Maven Capital Partners – Finance Durham Loan Fund

Engineering Manufacturing Network

North East Enterprise Agency Ltd – County Durham Enterprise Agencies business offer.

Sunderland University – Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme.

Newcastle University – Arrow Programme

Northumbria University – Santander Internships

North East Local Economic Partnership – NE Growth Hub, Super Innovation Network

North East Loan Finance Loans – Including Maven Capital Partners; North Star Ventures; NEL Fund Managers and Mercia Asset Management

North East Business Support Fund (NEBSF) – County Durham Offer

North East Business Innovation Centre (NE BIC) – Flexible and Innovation Programmes

Sunderland Software City – Digital Manufacturing Catapult

RTC North – Pathways to Innovation Programme, Scale Up Programme, Supply Chain North East

This is an extremely popular event, so ensure that you order your tickets now as we sold out very quickly last time.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to seeing you there.

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