Financial Services and Advisers

AC Financial Solutions Ltd

AC Financial Solutions Ltd provide senior financial support to SME’s in the capacity of a part-time Finance Director.  Specialising in business turnaround and high growth enterprises.

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance provides a range of financial services across the UK including business finance, personal finance and vendor / dealer finance.

Great Annual Savings Group

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is a B2B cost reduction specialist with a mission to save your business more, on more.  From utilities to water and PDQ machines to waste management, GAS’ experts help businesses reduce their outgoings across 13 different areas – more than any other cost reduction expert.  Get in touch with DBC member Adam to see how much time and money GAS could save you.


0191 500 5700

Part -time Finance Director.

We help business owners and managers understand finance, easing the burden with tax authorities, banks, lenders and investors.

Demystifying figures, enabling you to focus on the smooth running of your business.

Affordable, flexible access to technical expertise and industry experience as an alternative to full-time FDs.


Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Groups

“Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group are dedicated to dealing with financial and operational issues that SME owners and their stakeholders face at every stage of the business lifecycle.

 Our expert team of specialists deliver positive strategic advice across restructuring, law and finance.  This range of services enables us to tailor unique solutions to whatever problem a business owner may encounter.

 Our business is about solving problems in your business.  That’s what we do.”

0191 933 1560
Maven Capital Partners

Maven Capital Partner offer a range of flexible funding solutions for entrepreneurial SMEs at any stage of the business growth cycle. One of the UK’s leading private equity houses and most active SME finance providers, Maven manage the £20 million Finance Durham Fund available to support businesses based in, or looking to relocate to, County Durham.


0191 731 8595

NBSL is an Enterprise Agency – our North East Business Support Fund helps businesses access quality external expertise to deliver business improvement projects. 35% funding is available for projects costing between £3k and £8k. Eligibility – small and medium sized enterprises who are planning to grow.


01670813322 / 07712 321622
North East Fund

The North East Fund is a £120m investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Businesses relocating to the area may also be eligible. There are five funds – each with a different investment focus to suit the needs of SMEs depending on the sector in which they operate and where they sit on the growth curve





0191 211 2301
Northstar Ventures

Northstar Ventures is a venture capital firm based in the North East of England.  We invest in innovative, high growth businesses and social enterprises across the region.

We are dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the support they need to fulfil their ambitions and to achieve social impact through our investments.

Please follow us on twitter – @NorthstarVent and @NVSocialFund




Increasing, substantially, the financial wellbeing of clients with advice on life assurance, critical illness protection and income protection, pensions, retirement planning, savings and investments.

07798 903201

SSAS PRO work with Intermediaries to help them, and their clients, optimize the use of a SSAS – the most flexible pension scheme / tax shelter available for business owners.

We are happy to provide advice to intermediaries or to interface with their clients directly whichever is most appropriate.

As well as providing advice, we assist in the smooth implementation of whatever structure is appropriate.

When a SSAS has been established, we are available for on-going advice and conduct annual reviews to ensure all the scheme features appropriate to the client are being fully utilized.