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Business Support

Support for people thinking of starting a business and for existing businesses is available across the rural areas of Durham, Gateshead and Northumberland.  The Rural Growth Network (RGN) Business Support Programme is being delivered by: 

  • CDC, Derwentside Enterprise Agency, EDBS and SDEA in County Durham
  • NBSL in Northumberland
  • Gateshead Council in the rural south and west of Gateshead Borough.

The RGN programme provides a direct route for people and businesses in rural areas into all the business support available in the North East from advice and mentoring to grants and loans.

If you think you need assistance to start to develop your business, if you want to find out exactly what support may be available to help you or if you simply want to chat through your ideas with a willing listener then please get in touch.  RGN staff are based across the rural areas of Durham, Gateshead and Northumberland and can be contacted as follows:

County Durham –