Durham University Business School

Durham University Business School

Here at Durham University Business School we believe that to succeed in business, you need to get closer to the realities of business.

So that’s what we do. We connect students and alumni with global companies. And we link businesses with incisive and innovative thinking.

Embracing Care (YS Services Limited) is a family run business which was established in 2000 to provide high quality, personalised care and support throughout County Durham and the surrounding areas. We are one of the leading providers of home care services in County Durham. We provide Home Care and Support Workers to Social Services, NHS Primary Care Trusts and Private Service Users.

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.


Hallgarth Manor

Join us for a luxury getaway to the North East of England in our newly refurbished 16th century country house hotel. Make yourselves comfortable and experience everything Hallgarth has to offer, from 4 star accommodation and relaxed dining to bespoke weddings and exclusive use gatherings.

Howie White Resourcing

We are a search based recruiter, pure and simple. We don’t have a database of people seeking employment but proactively find candidates for a specific role through both our extensive range of contacts and proactive networking within relevant markets. We find that people are incredibly helpful if approached and treated properly and are happy to engage with us to reach relevant candidates.


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.


Mercia Fund Managers


Mercia Fund Managers helps to scale innovative businesses across the UK regions by providing debt, equity and growth capital.

The Group has more than 400 businesses in its portfolio, a strong record including 11 IPOs, and manages circa £400.0million of third party funds, including Mercia EIS Funds.

We are able to invest between £50,000 to £2.0million, as well as provision of scale up capital through Mercia Technologies PLC, which can invest up to £10.0million using its balance sheet capital.

If you would like to find out more about how Mercia Fund Managers can help your business then please call the team today on: +44 (0)330 223 1430 or email: info@merciatech.co.uk


North East Property Hub

North East Property Hub provide extensive property management services – Our end to end Airbnb hosting support services cover all areas of short stay rentals to manage guest requirements and provide you with a comprehensive hands-off bespoke service.



As a full service law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sintons solicitors provides first class legal advice across a wide range of legal services to businesses, organisations and individuals in North East England, throughout the UK and further afield.



Sytner Group is The UKs leading retailer of prestige cars and the largest overall automotive retailer in Europe, We represent the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers and across the UK we have over 140 dealerships. I work within the Mercedes-Benz division supporting sales within the North East which are some of the best performing dealerships in our group. We can provide bespoke solutions to your company car needs utilising several funding channels including Mercedes-Benz Finance and FN50 lease companies. Our dealerships provide state of the art vehicle retailing providing customers with new and Pre-Approved sales as well as servicing and body shop facilities. With Mercedes-Benz selling over 170,000 vehicles in 2018 we were the second largest fleet manufacture and 5th largest overall. With many new vehicles due for launch in the next few years Mercedes-Benz continues to be at the forefront of vehicle mobility.

“We take customer service to a whole new level…

We grow relationships into great partnerships. By keeping things simple we are easy to do business with.

We just happen to sell the best cars in the world!”


Wattsford Commercial Finance

Wattsford Commercial Finance are regulated commercial finance specialists supporting existing businesses and start-ups to access and secure funding to grow and develop their businesses.

With our friendly and knowledgeable approach to commercial mortgages, property development finance, property investment, asset finance, invoice factoring, tax funding, business loans, we have gained a national reputation for excellent customer service and business support.