Business and Licensing

Business continuity Doing business with the Council Event and Seminars Funding and business finance Employability, skills and training Trading Standards Tees Valley Combined Authority

Useful links

  • Apprenticeships
  • Business Central Darlington [external link] - Situated in the heart of Darlington, Business Central offers contemporary office space to established and newly started businesses.
  • Business rates
  • Darlington Business Club [external link] - Networking opportunities and access to support and advice.
  • Department for International Trade [external link] -  Government department working to increase number of exporters and inward investors to the UK.
  • DigitalCity Business [external link] -  the business driver for the Tees Valley - fast becoming the UK’s most vibrant digital hub
  • Digital Durham [external link] Broadband enhancement programme for Durham and the Tees Valley
  • Entrust [external link] - assistance for individuals and local businesses, especially those experiencing financial difficulties.
  • Events strategy and support
  • External funding
  • Federation of Small Businesses [external link] - representing the self-employed and owners of small businesses
  • Five Lamps [external link] - one of the largest community-led social and economic regeneration businesses in the North East
  • GOV.UK [external link] - information about starting or running a business
  • HM Revenue and Customs [external link] - tax advice for business owners
  • North East England Chamber of Commerce [external link] - owned by its members, serving the region's businesses
  • Northern Pinetree Trust [external link] - working with those with additional support needs, disability or long-term illness to help them with self-employment
  • Prince's Trust [external link] - providing practical support to young people to help them move into work, education and training
  • Shell Livewire [external link] - advice and support for young people (16-30) who are looking to start their own business
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority [external link]
  • TEDCO Business Support [external link] - the lead provider of business start up support in Darlington
  • Trading advice standards for Businesses
  • UK Steel Enterprise Limited [external link] - a subdivision of Tata Steel whose aim is to help improve the economies of those areas of the United Kingdom affected by changes in the steel industry
  • Open to Export [external link] - is a community based business service aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises with their exporting and international trade needs
  • Big Community Switch Darlington Borough Council has joined the Big Community Switch – a Collective Energy Switching scheme powered by iChoosr, which can help you save money on your gas and electricity bills.