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Help shape future investment plans for rural County Durham

Join our roundtable discussions

The National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) and Rural Business Network (RBN), have been commissioned by Durham County Council to find out the needs and opportunities for rural businesses across the county to help shape future investment plans. 

We’re holding a series of roundtables across County Durham in March to enable rural businesses to share their views and experiences on: 

  • What are the particular challenges they’re facing?  
  • To what extent do they differ from the needs of those within, and near to, urban centres?  
  • What are the opportunities for the rural economy in the transitions towards net zero and digitalisation?  
  • What are the most valuable types of funded support and business advice needed in the rural areas? 

Book your place via the links here:

Tuesday 14 March, Elsdon Lodge, West Butsfield, DL13 4JD

Thursday 16 March, East Durham College. Houghall Campus, Durham, DH1 3SG (farmers only)

Tuesday 21 March, Enterprise House, Harmire Enterprise Park, Barnard Castle, DL12 8XT

Tuesday 28 March, The Manor House, West End, Sedgefield, TS21 2BW

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