Emirates Riverside, Riverside Suite, Chester le Street, DH3 3SH
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 second of two County Durham Business Support and Funding Carousel events at Riverside Suite, Emirates Durham Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street on the 1st October
The event will commence at 8.30am-9.30am for arrival and networking followed by 2 minute pitches from 38 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
Better Health at Work Awards
County Durham Growth Fund
Community Lead Development Funding for businesses
Department of International Trade
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.