Financial Services and Advisers

Advanced Funding Solutions

We are a small team of professional finance brokers, helping businesses access every type of finance from our 50+ funders. We mainly work with existing businesses on cash flow, property, growth and asset funding, with case values ranging from a few thousand to tens of millions of pounds.

07539 783 359
Brewin Dolphin

We have been helping clients make their money work harder through economic ups and downs since 1762. In an age of widespread digital communications, we still believe that getting to know you personally and understanding your aspirations is the key to success. We tailor investment portfolios to your needs and provide a full range of financial planning services to create a meaningful strategy that will meet your financial and lifestyle goals.

0191 279 7431
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
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
NEL Fund Managers

NEL Fund Managers are a North East based business investor. We currently manage the Finance for Business North East Growth Fund which offers unsecured finance to future facing companies looking to achieve their growth objectives.

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, investments , mortgages and equity release.

07798 903201
Rivers Capital Partners

Rivers Capital Partners manages the £8.5m North East Angel Fund and Rivers Loan (a trading subsidiary of Rivers Capital) manages the £6.5m North East Microloan Fund from the Finance for Business North East programme.

The Entrepreneurs Fund Manager ‘Rivers Capital Partners’ have been investing for growth since 2010 and now also provides ‘Microloans to Fund Big Ideas’ .

Both funds support the growth and innovation of products and services in SME’s across the North East of England.  However, the Microloan Fund is designed to provide funding for start-ups and small businesses that have been refused finance from mainstream lenders.

SSASCo Associates

SSASCo 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.

True Potential Wealth Management

Building Your Wealth-

We continually search for better value and choice, and are agile enough to respond to opportunities quickly. As a result, our clients become better informed, confident and empowered to reach their financial goals. We achieve this by using the latest technology to provide straightforward and transparent advice in a simple and convenient way.

We make no compromise.

We are beyond wealth management.

True Potential Wealth Management LLP

As a Financial Adviser with True Potential Wealth Management, part of the successful True Potential Group, I am committed to delivering better value, choice and results for my clients. With over 14 years experience, I provide advice on Savings, Investments, Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, Protection, Trust and Estate Planning, Business and Succession Planning.

Michael Sudworth is a registered individual of True Potential Wealth Management which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FNR number 529810.

0191 286 7445
Just Mortgages Direct

With over 9 years experience in Mortgage Advise within the banking and estate agency environment, I offer all of my clients a totally personalised and professional service in all aspects of their mortgage requirements.  This can be with the full involvement during the purchase of a new property, remortgaging your property and/or raising funds for any legal purpose. I will be your only point of contact throughout the whole process.

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