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Enterprise House, Barnard Castle

Business Support

If you’re in business or thinking of starting up, in Teesdale, it’s important that you know you’re entitled to FREE impartial advice and support.  At Enterprise House in Barnard Castle a range of advisors offer expertise on funding, marketing, sales, HR etc to help start or grow your business.  Talk to one of the experienced Teesdale Business Support Service team at your convenience and without charges.

John Parnell of Business Durham 

John Atkinson of NBSL

Susan Anderson,  North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC)

Colin Jones of South Durham Enterprise Agency (Monday weekly)

Joan Casson of Tilly, Bailey and Irvine concerning employment law (by appointment)

If you could let us know who you would like to see and when, we’ll be happy to make arrangements.

We hope we’ll see you here at Enterprise House in due course.

Please do tell your friends, business contacts etc about this service.

Phone 01833 696750 and speak to Lynn or email


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 –


Business Support