Bookings open for Darlington Business Week

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Booking is now open for this year’s Darlington Business Week, set to take place from Monday to Friday October 7-11.

More than fourteen free networking events, workshops and seminars, will take place at a range of venues across the town, giving local and regional businesses of all sizes the chance to meet fellow business people and find out how they can access what’s on offer to help them grow and develop their companies.

Advice on funding and business growth, exporting, training, social media and marketing, social enterprise, preventing digital and cyber fraud and scams, (including a live online hack), looking after mental health and much more, will be on offer throughout the week.

The Week will be launched on Monday October 7, 8.30am at the Teesside University National Horizons Centre, Central Park, Darlington, by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen along with Councillor Alan Marshall, the council’s cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration and Mark Ladyman, Assistant Director, Economic Growth.

They will be talking about opportunities and developments in Darlington and the wider Tees Valley.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “From innovative start-ups to global companies, Darlington is home to some fantastic businesses, all with a wealth of experience to share.

“Whether it’s to tackle certain issues facing sectors head-on, highlighting supply chain opportunities or simply sharing success stories and experience, working together is key.

“That’s why I’d urge any and all local businesses to come along and get involved in this great week.”

Organised by Darlington Council’s business investment team, the week is supported by a wide range of organisations including Business Central, Barclays Bank, Citizen’s Advice, The Police, North East England Chamber of Commerce, Clive Owen, Darlington College, Teesside University, TEDCO and Darlington Business Club.

The popular Jobs Fair will also return on Thursday October 10, from 10am-2pm.

Councillor Alan Marshall, the council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration, said: “This is a unique event in Darlington and probably the biggest one of its kind across the Tees Valley.

“I would encourage anyone in business to take a look at what’s on offer. It’s a brilliant chance to find out more about a range of hot topics affecting many businesses today and also a great way to network with others and find out how much support there is locally and regionally.”

To book, go to or contact the Business Investment team on 01325 406305 or email


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