In our members’ words

“We’ve tried a number of networking groups, and are still members of others.  They each have their own merits but there’s something special about the inclusive, supportive, collaborative and friendly atmosphere within DBC.  If you value a club which is supportive but not intrusive, friendly whilst professional, innovative whilst traditional then DBC has got to be up there with the front runners”

Pete Nyland & John Ainsley, Compass Professional Development

“Durham Business Club has a reputation for friendly and informal networking which is thoroughly deserved thanks to the dedicated work of Christine, Alison and the rest of the team . Not only do DBC  provide excellent networking opportunities for businesses of all sizes they manage to do this in some of the region’s most fantastic settings. DBC have provided a perfect platform to inform a large cross section of regional businesses about Open Treasure which has helped grow the 995 Club tremendously.”
Darren McCallum, Durham Cathedral.

“We love DBC meetings and derive lots from them…not just business, we also have fun and have even made a couple of lovely friends too. Even when things don’t go to plan, we can laugh about it :-)”

Lizzie Adamson-Brown, Executive Travel Consultants


“A MASSIVE thank you for organising the best event EVER!

Thanks you for all the hard work you do – I think DBC is one of the best run organisations in the North East!”

Janice Ross, Janice Ross Marketing


“It was an excellent meeting with the right mix of business and pleasure, an excellent networking opportunity with very friendly people.  I made my mind up within about 10 minutes that I would join this group”

Michael Collier, KBC Ltd


“I have attended many breakfast events of Durham Business Club.  The attraction is that they are always well attended by an excellent cross section of the business community and you’re nearly always guaranteed to meet someone new.  I have a good range of new contacts that I would not otherwise have met and this has enabled us to try and help each other win business.  Meeting up in a relaxed atmosphere in some great venues has been of value to our business and I would recommend anyone to attend an upcoming event”

Mike Layfield, Lateral Financial Ltd


“DBC is one of the friendliest networking groups I have come across.  You get to see a core of regulars as well as a large number of guests.  The structure and focus of the meetings are useful but still allow plenty of time for informal networking.  DBC has created the kind of environment which encourages members to enjoy themselves and create much business for each other at the same time”

Joo-Lee Stock, Lindy Jazz


“Durham Business Club has helped Peacock Carter grow our business not only through new clients introduced during meetings, but through a range of professional contacts.  The relaxed, informal atmosphere makes it easy to talk to members, new and old, making it by far my favourite networking event in the North East”
Richard Carter, Peacock Carter Ltd


“I really enjoyed meeting everyone, such a lovely friendly bunch, looking forward to the next one already”

Joanne Waddell, Sage UK Ltd


“Networking with a group of like minded people is invaluable.  The meetings are invariably educational as well as being enjoyable.  Fringe events, eg. Business Magnates provide diversity of opportunity and the chance to contribute to the commercial and economic development of the are and the people within it.  And DBC is full of nice people, please take that as a compliment as that’s how it’s meant”

Tom Dawson, St John Ambulance


“A fantastic night at the awards dinner made extra special for me on winning the WOW Award for Customer Service.  It truly amazed me, a massive thank you to everyone at the club for making me very welcome and a friend also”

Peter Kerr, Tyres2u (NE) Ltd