Budding entrepreneurs who have aspirations to start their own business are encouraged to seek advice from the team at East Durham Business Service (EDBS).

Business adviser Hina Joshi has helped a number of people from the East Durham area into self employment recently, and is urging others to get in touch.

EDBS is based at Novus Business Centre in Peterlee, which has office space of various sizes available for new and growing businesses.

Hina said: “It’s so rewarding to be able to help people from idea stage right through to launching their own business.

“So if you think you have an idea which could become a potential enterprise for you, get in touch and I will be happy to help.

“Equally, if you’re already set up and are thinking about moving into serviced office space, look no further than Novus Business Centre. The location is ideal for nearby transport links, and the space we have is both flexible and high quality.”

For more information visit edbs.co.uk.