Durham Business Group's Portland House HQ

About Durham Business Group

Durham Business Group is a non-profit organisation founded in 1981 – originally as “Durham Small Business Club” – to support businesses in County Durham.

Today, the core values that define what we do remain unchanged, focused on the same aim as nearly 40 years ago: to support and champion businesses in our region, from our base at Portland House in Durham.

Durham Business Club – these days welcoming businesses small and large – is our friendly membership organisation, with a programme of regular breakfast and evening networking events.

We also run The Executive Group, a premium level of membership that hosts informal lunchtime events for larger companies in the region.

Finally, we provide office services to clients in the North East and beyond – from office space to rent to registered office addresses, mail redirection, telephone answering and more – under the banner of Durham Office Services.

Our day-to-day operations are overseen by our CEO, Alison Gittins, supported by an excellent team of staff and an elected board of directors.