DABS was an ERDF-funded programme delivered by Business Durham and a team of partners. It helped high-quality start-ups in County Durham start trading and offered premium quality support to those who had started up in business in the last 12 months.
- 360 Businesses received support
- 150 events delivered
- 32 DABS grants awarded
- 150+ Festival of Enterprise attendees
DABS Success Stories
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DABS Festival of Enterprise
On the 13th October 2022, County Durham’s most promising start-ups came together for a day of networking, keynote speakers and first-hand advice at the annual Durham Ambitious Business Start-Ups (DABS) Festival of Enterprise.
2022 was the third Festival of Enterprise and was attended by more than 100 delegates who descended the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham.
Looking for business support?
Before you launch your new business, your idea will need further research, market testing and planning. You’ll also need to understand regulations and how to set up your business.
We’ve identified the best resources and support programmes in County Durham to help you progress your plans and prepare to launch your business.
Now you’ve started your business you might need help with employing and managing staff, marketing, finance and building your business.
Durham Start-ups can help you access information, resources and specialists to support you.