Business Support

The 'Invest in Darlington' team is Darlington Borough Council’s dedicated business support team.  They provide a wide range of bespoke, impartial advice and guidance to support business growth in Darlington, including:

  • Starting a business
  • Business growth and expansion
  • Moving a business to Darlington
  • Property and land search
  • Introductions to business networks and specialists
  • Funding and business finance
  • Skills and training
  • Recruitment, including apprentices and graduates 
  • Business events and seminars
  • Doing business with the Council

The team also produce a monthly enewsletter to keep businesses up to date with relevant information including business news, government support schemes and business events in Darlington.  To receive a copy please get in touch to register your details.

The team can be contacted direct on 01325 406305 between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Friday, or alternatively emailed at: business.support@darlington.gov.uk

Meet the Team

  • Mark Carrigan - Business Investment Manager,
  • Owen McAteer - Foundation for Jobs Coordinator,
  • Sara Williams - Business Growth & Investment Officer
  • Nicola Campbell - Business Growth & Investment Officer
  • Sarah Travis - Business Growth & Investment Officer

Business Support (general) - business.support@darlington.gov.uk

Telephone01325 406305