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.

Our advice and support is available to anyone in the East Durham area.

Our dedicated business adviser, at our Novus Business Centres in Peterlee, 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

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.

Covid Recovery Business Support Programme

Business Action Planning is being funded by the East Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP) and will help self-employed individuals and small business owners to redesign their business plans.

The aim of the programme is to work with 30 businesses from the East Durham area who have been affected by the pandemic.

Each business who signs up will be eligible for 12 hours of one to one and group support, which will help them identify how their business could diversify to tap into new markets and opportunities.

The one to one sessions will help each business think about how their business could evolve and talk through potential new routes to market.

The group sessions will bring together like-minded businesses who can share ideas and experiences and explore how collaborative working could benefit them.The tailored plans which will be developed with each of the 30 businesses who take part in the programme will look at marketing, business development, digitisation and operations.

This programme is perfect for anyone whose business has been affected the coronavirus pandemic. What’s happened over the past couple of years has been tough for everyone, and as the support organisation for the East Durham area we want to do everything we can to help our business owners back on the path to growth and success

Contact East Durham Business Services

  • Novus Peterlee, Judson Road, North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee SR8 2QJ
  • http://edbs.co.uk/
  • 0191 5863366