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Save money on your energy bills

07 April 2017
Energy costs can be high for organisations and businesses in rural Northumberland and take a large chunk of your outgoings.But you can save... more >

Spetchells Centre Hot Desk Lounge

14 February 2017
LAUNCH OFFER - first session Free of Charge Do you work from home and want to get out for the day or need a quiet space to do your work? Wh... more >

Teesdale Business Awards Ceremony 15th February 2017

01 February 2017
Enterprise House, organisers of this years’ Teesdale Business Awards are delighted to announce that the finalists have been chosen and the... more >

Vacant Pod @ Hexham Enterprise Hub

25 January 2017
Hexham Enterprise Hub @ Eastburn currently have one large Pod available to rent from beginning of February 2017. @ Eastburn offers attracti... more >

Reach new customers online with Digital Garage from Google

15 November 2016
Rural Connect and the Old Brewery Business Centre are very excited to be partnering up with The Digital Garage from Google - a digital skil... more >

Teesdale Business Awards 2016

15 November 2016
FREE tickets to be won, sponsors announced. Nominations for the sixth annual Teesdale Business Awards are well under way. The organisers h... more >

Northumbria Graduate Internship Project

07 November 2016
Project Duration: Start to advertise this month. Internships will be completed by September 2018. Salary: Min salary £17,000 pro rata for... more >

TBA16 - Teesdale Business Awards 2016

28 October 2016
Nominations Now Open Nominations for the sixth annual Teesdale Business Awards are now open. The aim of the awards is to celebrate all that... more >

Rural Connect Network Event @ Durham

17 October 2016
The Rural Connect Network Event is part of a series of events targeting businesses in the rural areas of the North East and will include net... more >

Sweet Success for Builder Turned Baker

03 October 2016
Sweethart Coffee & Cake receives grant funding Mark Hart, Director of Sweethart Coffee & Cake Ltd has opened his new café in Black... more >

Durham businesses benefit from rural funding

03 October 2016
Four small projects in Durham have received grants from the Rural Growth Network Fund, dedicated to supporting the growth of the rural econo... more >

Northumberland Event to Celebrate Food & Drink

03 October 2016
Tuesday 4th October9:30am – 3:00pmMorpeth Town HallBridge StreetMorpethNE61 1LZ Join ‘Produced in Northumberland’ in "A celebration o... more >

Support for North East Manufacturers – Open for applications

03 October 2016
The Manufacturing Growth Programme is available to manufacturing businesses throughout Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland to help them... more >

RGN Capital Grants Call for projects closing 3rd October 2016

03 October 2016
The two Rural Growth Network grant programmes, which opened for applications on the 29th July are closing on: 12 noon on Monday 3rd October... more >

£4M Growth Fund Extension Open for Business

03 October 2016
Run by regional fund management firm NEL Fund Managers, the Growth Fund is a general investment fund aimed at businesses at a development an... more >

Lord Curry Addresses NEFRAN Rural Business Conference

21 July 2016
Around 150 rural businesses and key rural representatives gathered for a successful NEFRAN Rural Business Conference on the 24th June at Kir... more >

Pioneering University partnership opens gateway to reach rural communities

21 July 2016
Glendale Gateway Trust and students from Newcastle University have been working closely to develop a new and cost effective way of communica... more >

‘Going the extra mile: Connecting businesses and rural communities’

12 July 2016
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new report calling for investment in neglected rural roads. The FSB found that small... more >

Discover England Fund – Visit Britain

11 July 2016
The three-year £40million Discover England fund, announced by Government last year, aims to ensure that England stays competitive in the ra... more >

National Countryside Week 2016

11 July 2016
  National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and takes place from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th J... more >

England’s darkest skies revealed by CPRE new interactive maps

11 July 2016
  The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has released "the most detailed ever satellite maps of England's dark skies." Produced by c... more >

Google digital garage launch hub in Newcastle

07 July 2016
Did you know businesses with a strong web presence grow more than twice as fast as those without You too can use the web to grow your busin... more >

Innovate UK to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects.

14 June 2016
Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. These projects are designed to help businesses develop new produ... more >

The Witham’s Summer Programme brings a wealth of arts entertainment

08 June 2016
A sizzling summer programme! The Witham’s new programme is now available from the Box Office, offering a wealth of arts entertainment f... more >

Creative start-up programme to support Dales businesses

07 June 2016
AN ENTERPRISING programme, which has supported more than 90 creative start-up businesses in County Durham, is launching a new series of work... more >

Kibblesworth Village opens for Business

01 June 2016
Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre (KVMC) has placed rural business development at the heart of its community operations. A brand new ru... more >

RGN Strategic Economic Infrastructure Funds (SEIF)

01 June 2016
All year one (2015/16) projects are on site and progressing well. Kibblesworth Village Millennium Centre was the first project to complete.... more >

Rural Business Growth Fund (RBGF)

01 June 2016
The national Rural Growth Network has specific funding and expertise available for businesses located in rural locations, to help generate r... more >

North East Businesses invited to Rural Business Conference

01 June 2016
Over 100 rural businesses from across the North East are being offered the chance to explore business support services and funding at a uniq... more >

FinanceCamp North East Launch Smart Way to Secure Finance

11 May 2016
FinanceCamp North East is being pitched as the smart new way for regional businesses to secure the right kind of investment to fit their pla... more >

The Durham Genome Centre opens for new business

11 May 2016
A new privately funded commercial biotechnology business center has opened its doors in the village of Lanchester, Co Durham.  This unique... more >

Strategic Economic Infrastructure Fund (SEIF) - Capital Project Call

14 October 2015
The competitive capital funding call for the Strategic Economic Infrastructure fund (SEIF) is now open until the 23rd November 2015.In this... more >

Furnished Pods Available @ Eastburn Hub

15 September 2015
@ Eastburn Hub currently has two furnished Pods (one small 8m2 and one large 12m2) available for renting within the tranquil grounds of the... more >

Craft Workshop Space to Let @ Kirkharle Courtyard

10 September 2015
A Craft workshop with retail area, totalling  726 sq ft, is shortly becoming available in the Kirkharle Courtyard Arts and Crafts community... more >

Business Enterprise & Growth Day - 16th September, 8am-6pm

10 September 2015
Durham Dales Centre is hosting a FREE, informal, drop in event open to all,  bringing together key business support organisations and assoc... more >

RGN Business Support Service Final Report 2015

10 June 2015
The North East Rural Business Support Programme was commissioned by Northumberland County Council acting as accountable body for the NEFRAN... more >

Connection Voucher Scheme

10 June 2015
If you run a small or medium-sized business, charity or social enterprise across the North East – including rural areas - you can apply to... more >

Funding Opportunities

12 March 2015
The NE RGN has opened a call for eligible projects to apply for funding from it’s  ‘Strategic  Economic Infrastructure Fund’ . The... more >

Marketing Magic Seminars 2015

02 February 2015
  Rural Connect has organised a series of FREE Marketing Magic Seminars at hubs throughout the North East. The seminars are fun, interacti... more >

Teesdale Business Awards Finalists Announced

29 January 2015
All finalists are now listed on the Teesdale Business Awards website www.teesdalebusinessawards.co.ukEnterprise House and Radio Teesdale ar... more >

iNorthumberland FREE Business Support Workshops

06 January 2015
Online technology is transforming the way business is carried out and for small businesses knowing how to capitalise on this is crucial. Don... more >

NETPark succeeds again after its ten year anniversary celebrations

27 November 2014
NetPark, the North East Technology Park, is celebrating again as it is appointed to the International Board of Directors of the Internationa... more >

Dessert Heaven 'Best Rural Business'

20 November 2014
Rachel Charlton of Dessert Heaven was announced as winner of 'Best Rural Business' at the recent WIN awards. Dessert Heaven headquartered i... more >

Enterprise Hubs Receive FREE Rural Connect Banner Stands

20 November 2014
At a recent networking event hubs were presented with their very own personalised Rural Connect banner stand. Pictured from left to right ar... more >

Middleton Enterprise Fair

13 November 2014
Friday 28th November 2014 UTASS, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0SNA day filled with useful business events giving you a chance to network, as... more >

Castle Eden BrewHub Launches

09 October 2014
The Castle Eden BrewHub is now officially open for business .. The BrewHub takes its place at the heart of the existing Old Brewery Busines... more >

Countdown Begins for Region's Winning Women

08 October 2014
THE cream of female entrepreneurial talent make up the shortlist for an awards ceremony celebrating the North East’s top women business le... more >

Allendale Forge - Open Studios on October 4th & 5th

16 September 2014
As part of the Allen Valleys Folk Festival we have been asked to join in with drop-in workshops, creative tester classes and fling open our... more >

RTPI North East announces shortlist for Planning Excellence Awards

02 September 2014
The RTPI North East panel of judges has shortlisted four excellent and worthy entries across the region that have contributed outstanding pl... more >

Marketing Magic Seminars

26 August 2014
Rural Connect has organised a series of FREE Marketing Magic Seminars at hubs throughout the North East. The seminars are fun, interactive a... more >

Lord de Mauley visits National Park's new rural enterprise hub

26 August 2014
Northumberland National Park Authority has welcomed Lord de Mauley, Minister for the Environment, to see for himself the progress the author... more >

Fortunes could be waiting in the stars

19 August 2014
With the nights drawing in, tourism businesses are being urged to act now to take advantage of the North East's pristine starry skies, which... more >

Dissington Hall shortlisted in Wedding Industry Awards

19 August 2014
Congratulations to Dissington Hall, who for the third year running have been regionally shortlisted in the Wedding Industry Awards for the a... more >

Allendale Forge Studios Secure Their First Grant From Rural Growth Network

14 July 2014
The Allendale Forge Studios Hub have just secured their very first grant from the Rural Growth Network. The grant is £4,890.75 and will hel... more >

Chancellor announces further funding for NE RGN as part of NE LEP Growth Deal

08 July 2014
Chancellor announces funding to support business growth in the North East, with special focus on rural communities. The Chancellor of the E... more >

Rural Businesses Connect To Provide Framework To Help Boost Regional Economy

04 June 2014
Business centres from Barnard Castle to Berwick-Upon Tweed have joined forces to create a new network to help support and stimulate economic... more >