Business Support

A sounding board, a problem-solver, a connection to a new network. Whatever you need, we’d love to help. Our sole purpose is to support the region’s entrepreneurs and businesses and nothing makes us happier than seeing their success.

When you’re a tenant at Business Central or Innovation Central you not only benefit from a modern work hub, you also get access to plenty of support and expertise.

The teams at the Central family are always happy to help business owners explore new opportunities or talk through an issue you might be facing.

They are integrated into the wider business and innovation support community, so can also reach out to a wide network of other support that is available from our many trusted partners.

Over the next 12 months we will be establishing an events programme to encourage peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, access to experts on lots of different topics and networking events.

The new Growth Lab: Darlington is a series of informal conversations and interactive sessions with business owners to inspire growth and ignite innovation.

Get your business going with TEDCO

We work closely with TEDCO Business Support who are dedicated to helping people start up and grow businesses, offering intensive one-on-one support.

With you all the way

TEDCO’s team can help you to progress your business idea, through to the development of a robust business plan and support to access finance. Once you’re up and running, you can get access to on-going mentoring support to help you build your business and develop effective networks.

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Events & Networking

Running a business and eyeing up growth? Growth Lab: Darlington gives you the space to learn from successful peers who’ll share lessons learned to help accelerate growth and inspire innovation. This series of monthly informal conversations and interactive sessions dives into key topics through the real-life experiences of a local businessperson. Plus, plenty of networking, information and opportunities.

Grow your business with Darlington Borough Council

If you’re looking for business funding or growth support, or you’re thinking about relocating to the Darlington area, this service is ideal.

Specialist business growth and inward investment teams provide a comprehensive, free and confidential package of assistance for location consultants and potential investors, as well as support for the start-up and growth of existing businesses.

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