THE social enterprise which runs Durham Business Club has made its first acquisition so it can provide invested in its first acquisition to provide office services to small firms.
Durham Business Group has bought the assets of Office Matters in Belmont to raise money to support its work and give more support to the clubs members and other firms in the area.
The new business Durham Office Services provides call answering, message and mail management, administration projects, event management support and marketing assistance to small businesses.
Businesses from around the region, along with Durham Business Club members, can make use of private drop-in offices, a small meeting room and a board room that seats up to 20 people.
Christine Yule, managing director of Durham Business Group, said: The majority of our members are small businesses and many work from home. They have issues about using their home address for business purposes, or there being no one to answer the phone when theyre out or to cover holidays.
The group was supported by BHP Law in acquiring the assets and the leased premises of Office Matters, at Portland House, on Belmont Business Park.
David Lucas, a company law specialist and a partner at BHP Law, said: The acquisition represents an expansion of Durham Business Groups services for club members and we were pleased to support it through its first and important acquisition.