Over 50 businesses from around the region have signed up to an event to showcase the funding pots available to help them grow.

Firms from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, automotive and business support have booked up to either exhibit or attend the Peterlee Business Park event.

The PBP steering group has organised a ‘Funding and Business Support for SMEs’ networking event to show employers in the area what assistance they could be tapping into.

Organisations from around the region who work within these support sectors will be in attendance to present to businesses the funding pots open for applications.

Exhibitors include North Star Ventures, NEPIC, DIT, East Durham Business Service, Santander, East Durham College and Lloyds Bank.

The North East Automotive Alliance, Sunderland University, County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), Durham County Council and the North East BIC will also be attending.

Leanne English, who sits on the steering group for Peterlee and Seaham business park groups said: “There is a significant amount of funding available which businesses or all sectors could be tapping into, however we know they often don’t know where to start.

“This event is all about simplifying the process for them so they can see exactly which pots of support would be best for them, and more importantly how they access it.”

The event is being held at the Gemini Building on the South West Industrial Estate in Peterlee on Tuesday, June 20, from 8.30am.

Exhibitor spaces are now extremely limited so to get your place guaranteed email joanne.urquhart@durham.gov.uk.

To register general attendance click on the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterlee-business-park-funding-business-support-for-smes-20th-june-2017-tickets-32466560356