Gaining Traction:  Marketing

By attending this workshop you will discover how to:

  • find out what customers really want from you
  • turn customer heads with amazing marketing communications
  • use the right communication channels at the right time
  • develop an action plan so you know exactly what to do next

Date:  Thursday, 18 January 2017

Time:  9.30 am - 4.30 pm at Consett Innovation Centre.  To reserve a place please click on the link below or ring us on 01207 580011:

Gaining Traction:  Marketing  


Enterprise Club

Date:  Friday, 24 November 2017

Time:  1.00 pm – 3.00 pm at MILE House, Bridge End, Chester-le-Street  DH3 3RA.  To reserve a place please ring 0191 389 2648 or email

Christmas is around the corner and we’re all thinking about pennies and certainly about our future wealth.

Therefore, we’ve invited Pensions expert, Mr Craig Pugh to be our Guest Speaker.

Born and bred in Chester-Le-Street and with 15 years experience in financial services he’ll explain why saving for retirement should form part of your business plan.

Most importantly he’ll introduce us to Workplace Pension Legislation and how this impacts all business owners.


Managing Your Finances

This workshop will help you find out if you are on the right track with plans for your new business.

We will help you to discover:

  • if you will be able to make enough money to sustain and grow your business
  • how to do your own book-keeping
  • what you can claim as business costs
  • how to meet your legal requirements

Dates:  Thursday, 7 December 2017

Time:  9.30 am - 4.30 pm at Consett Innovation Centre.  To reserve a place please click on the link below or ring us on 01207 580011:

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Boost Your Business Residential Weekends

Do you own, manage or work for a business that you would like to see grow?

Get your business growing by signing up to one of our 'Boost Your Business' residential training weekends.  They are fully funded, including two nights accommodation and meals.

You will gain two nationally recognised qualifications and have the chance to meet with, up to, 40 other business owners and employees.

New dates just announced:


  • 26 - 28 January 2018 - Ushaw College, Durham

  • 9 - 11 February 2018 - The George Hotel, Collerford

  • 23 - 25 February 2018 - Whitworth Hall, Spennymoor

"I came away with a renewed enthusiasm and energy together with a wealth of ideas inspired by the course leaders and the other attendees".

                                                                                                                                                                                               Tony Murphy, attendee April 2017

Want to sign up?  Call 01207 580011 or email


Ready to Launch! A Business Start-up Course for Employed People

Are you ready to take one giant leap in your career and start your own business?  Then sign up for one of our 2 day courses.

The course and meals are fully funded and you will come away with the skills to better identify your target market and understand how to sell to them.  To qualify, you must be employed or self-employed.  You must also be living in, working in or seeking to work in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland or County Durham.  You must be in a position to start your business within 28 days of the end of the course.

Dates to be announced.

To express your interest, contact Karen on 01207 580011 or email