A helping hand on the path to self-employment

ARE you looking to start your own business but don't know where to begin?

ARE you looking to start your own business but don't know where to begin? Then look no further than Durham County Council's Regeneration and Economic Development team who can provide a range of support services to help you on the path to self-employment.

A team of coaches and advisers are on hand to offer advice, support and guidance to anyone wishing to fulfil their ambition of running their own business. Support can be given with developing business plans, marketing strategies as well as access to funding towards start-up costs*.

If you are ready to take on premises then the state-of-the-art Tanfield Lea Business Centre provides modern business floorspace targeted at both new and existing businesses as well as access to tailored support.

The centre, which has been awarded a “Very Good” BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) status, uses advances in technology to provide a greener environment for tenants with the inclusion of solar panelling and natural air ventilation.

Facilities at the centre include:

Three floors of modern office space including a communal atrium with kitchen facilities.

41 office units ranging in size from over 100 to over 1,000 sq ft.

Fully equipped conference and meeting rooms for hire.

Manned reception providing a wide range of office services.

Telephony and broadband connectivity.

Free car parking facilities.

24-hour access to individual office units.

Excellent location in close proximity to the A6706, direct link road to Gateshead and Newcastle.

Interest in this iconic building has been very encouraging, with enquiries for modern office accommodation being received from businesses across the many sectors throughout the North East.

Contact Andrea McGuigan on 01207 218219 or visit the website at www.tanfieldleabusinesscentre.com

The £6.8m Tanfield Lea Business Centre has been made possible with funding from the Council, One North East, County Durham Economic Partnership (CDEP) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

*Terms and conditions apply.


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