Funding support worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to assist business growth is being outlined next month.

Peterlee Business Park Group has organised a ‘Funding and Business Support for SMEs’ networking event to show employers in the area what assistance they could be tapping into.

Organisations from around the region who work within these support sectors will be in attendance to present to businesses the funding pots open for applications.

Exhibitors include North Star Ventures, NEPIC, DIT, East Durham Business Service, Santander and Lloyds Bank.

Sunderland University, County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network (CDEMN), Durham County Council and the North East BIC will also be attending.

Leanne English, who sits on the steering group for Peterlee and Seaham business park groups said: “There is a significant amount of funding available which businesses or all sectors could be tapping into, however we know they often don’t know where to start.

“This event is all about simplifying the process for them so they can see exactly which pots of support would be best for them, and more importantly how they access it.”

The event is being held at the Gemini Building on the South West Industrial Estate in Peterlee on Tuesday, June 20, from 8.30am.

Exhibitor spaces are limited so to get your place guaranteed email joanne.urquhart@durham.gov.uk.

To register general attendance click on the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/peterlee-business-park-funding-business-support-for-smes-20th-june-2017-tickets-32466560356