Launch of new Business Support Fund in County Durham

Launch of new Business Support Fund in County Durham

We’re pleased to announce that we are launching a new North East Business Support Fund specifically for County Durham businesses.  Businesses can now access an improved offer of up to 40% funding towards Business Improvement projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000 (maximum funding of £3,200) and / or access a fully funded 2 day Business ... Read More
 
Puppet Mistress Nathalie pulls the strings to bring language to life

Puppet Mistress Nathalie pulls the strings to bring language to life

DBN member Nathalie Paris is helping local young budding puppeteers bring their creations to life Cayden Jones and Lily Taylor both won the opportunity to take part in a workshop to make the hand puppets which they designed for a competition. Cayden, in Y5 at Newburn Manor Primary School and Lily in Y4 at Northburn ... Read More
 
NMT HR Services Limited – Tips and Insights – Flexible Working

NMT HR Services Limited – Tips and Insights – Flexible Working

There has been a lot of discussion in the news recently relating to flexible working and the right of employees to request this of their employer. All employees have the statutory right to apply to work flexibly, provided they have worked for their employer for a continuous period of at least 26 weeks at the ... Read More
 
FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards – North East – From Small Beginnings come great things Congratulations to Gavin Forster of Gavin Forster Photography for winning the award for Micro Business of the Year. Derwentside Business Network are deeply honoured to have won the Community Award.  Thanks to all our members for supporting us, getting involved and ... Read More
 
Jacksons Law Firm – The times they are a changin’ . . .

Jacksons Law Firm – The times they are a changin’ . . .

Paul Clark of Jacksons Law Firm tells us why employment law in 2017 may be remembered more for revolution than evolution. A year of significant developments began with reforms to employment status, prompted by several high-profile cases where individual contractors were granted worker status 1 and the Taylor Review which recommended increased rights for workers ... Read More
 
GDPR offer from CyberTek Consultancy

GDPR offer from CyberTek Consultancy

With GDPR just around the corner, Barry King is offering a 10% discount on the GAP Analysis report and work required to become compliant with GDPR, if the business signs up to their Data Protection Officer service. CyberTek Consultancy is offering DBN Members only, an additional 5% off on the GAP Analysis and work, with 5% discount ... Read More
 
Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

Derwent Valley Partnership supports Leading Businesses

DBN is looking for 25 small businesses in the Derwent Valley for free mentoring with our 13 expert mentors. Following the success of a project last year that helped small businesses to grow, the Derwent Valley Partnership has awarded a further project to Derwentside Business Network (DBN). The project, Leading Businesses, will help 25 companies to ... Read More