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Business Support

The Rural Growth Network (RGN) Business Support Programme is being delivered by: 

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

Gateshead Council works with the businesses at The Branch at Gibside offering them support when necessary.

If you're thinking of starting up a business or have an exisiting one and would like to chat through your ideas, Rural Growth Network (RGN) staff support is available across the rural areas of Gateshead, Durham and Northumberland and can provide advice and mentoring to grants and loans. 

Please get in touch via Gateshead –

Business Support

The RGN programme provides a direct route for people and businesses in rural areas into all the business support available in the North East