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Durham Business Group COVID 19 Statement

Published by Sue Park

As an organisation that supports and champions businesses – and as a business ourselves – Durham Business Group recognises and shares the concern around coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government has now recommended limiting all non-essential social contact; therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming programme of Durham Business Club and Executive Group events. Be assured, we will do our best to rearrange, ensuring these venues are not cancelled, but postponed, and we have an exciting line up of future events planned once, hopefully, things return to normal.

This is a testing time for all of our businesses, and one where we must come together and support one another, just not in person. While we understand the importance and value of face-to-face meetings and networking events, we will, for now, put all our energy into supporting and providing value to our member businesses in other ways. Most obviously, we will continue sharing our members’ news and social media posts – even more than usual – at a time when good news is much needed!

We ask you to continue to monitor the situation with the latest Government and NHS information and advice.

So long as we are able, we will continue to provide our quality and professional virtual office services at Portland House, via our Durham Office Services operation, at a time when our clients are needing our support more than ever. If we can help to answer your phone calls, or provide with a private meeting room, even to work from, please get in touch.

In these uncertain times, if you would like to share any concerns, please pick up the phone. As always, we cannot promise to have the answer but we can help to try and find the answer for you. We encourage all our members, clients and friends to do what they can to support each other, as we all continue to navigate the ongoing situation and challenges that lie ahead.

Stay safe and healthy, protect staff and colleagues, but most of all protect yourselves and your loved ones. Together we can get through this.

Tel. 0191 3755700 / 07495 395593




Alison Gittins

CEO, Durham Business Group