EDBS help people and businesses start up, develop and grow.

Quite simply, if you are thinking of starting your own business; are looking to develop your existing business or find new premises within East Durham, EDBS can help.

Together, the EDBS team provides invaluable business advice and one-to-one mentoring sessions, as well as delivering informative workshops and running the day to day operations at our Novus Business Centres in Peterlee and Seaham…

Our advice and support is available to anyone in the East Durham area and is completely free of charge.

Our dedicated business adviser, at our Novus Business Centres in Peterlee and Seaham, will help guide you through the process of setting up on your own.

From researching the market and finding your customer base to balancing the books and promoting your business… we’ll make sure you get the best possible start.

We’ll help you:

We’ll advise you on:

Write your business plan Cash flow and forecasting
Register your business name Your pricing structure
Register as self-employed Marketing and advertising


Free one to one business advice

Our wide range of start-up services include FREE one to one advice from expert Business Advisers on:

  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Funding and start up loans
  • Setting up in business and legal requirements
  • Registering as self-employed
  • Tax, VAT and keeping records
  • New Enterprise Allowance

Business Support Programmes

  • Start Up Workshops
  • Networking Opportunities

If you are thinking about becoming your own boss, and would like confidential and independent business advice contact EDBS to help you get your business off the ground, get in touch with the team today.

Durham Food and Drink Network

The Durham Food and Drink Network is a partnership project, delivered in County Durham, designed to help small producers of local food address their business support needs. Commissioned by Business Durham’s Durham Business Opportunities Programme (DBOP), and funded by the European Regional Development Fund the project will seek to support producers of local food access new markets, improve their business and establish County Durham produced food as an important asset for the County.

The support is delivered across the County by South Durham Enterprise Agency, East Durham Business Services and CDC Enterprise Agency.

Helping business access one to one support to address common challenges and opportunities the programme has access to a range of experienced advisors able to assist businesses with their support needs.

The programme has an active and vibrant calendar of events, suitable for food producers and aimed at establishing new distribution channels or gaining new skills.

With a dedicated digital resource to help small businesses access information on the go, the Durham Food and Drink Network has a host of resources designed to help businesses build their knowledge.

The Durham Food and Drink Network has access to a range of additional support provision from the likes of Durham Sparks, Digital Drive, Business Durham, Boost Your Business and a host more, enabling effective signposting to additional of specialised support where required.

The Durham Food and Drink Network can be accessed by contacting EDBS (details at the foot of this page).


Contact East Durham Business Services

  • Novus Peterlee, Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee SR8 2QJ
  • http://edbs.co.uk/
  • 0191 5863366
  • Novus Seaham, Spectrum 7, Spectrum Business Park, Seaham SR7 7TT
  • http://edbs.co.uk/
  • 0191 5863366