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DL Expo

Date
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost
Free
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DL Expo is a business exhibition, designed to offer visitors an opportunity to openly network with a range of Darlington businesses, whilst exploring the exhibition packed with a variety of local exhibitors showcasing their services and promoting their latest products. 

DL Expo offers a great place for local networking, connecting you with exciting new opportunities and inspiring new clients, building new relationships and generating leads for your business. 

If you are a business owner, manager or thinking of starting a business - come along to DL Expo and surround yourself with like-minded people, grow your connections, customers and suppliers.

Contact Information

01325 238970


Darlington Jobs Fair 2022

Date
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Are you looking for a new career?

The Darlington Jobs Fair is back this year bigger and busier than ever, come and meet your next employer or even chat with your first employer, there are opportunities for all levels of experience and education backgrounds from over 60 employers. Speak to employers face-to-face and discover opportunities in sectors you didn’t even know existed

Lots of employers waiting to meet you

Over 60 different employers including Aldi, Durham Police, Cummins, Arriva, EE, Northumbrian Water, Premier Inn, Domestic and General, Student Loans Company, Darlington Economic Campus including The Treasury and the Department of International Trade, Premier Inn, Teesside Airport, Cder Group, and more

Wide Variety of Roles

Finance, management, care, engineering, trainee bus driver, IT, administration, HR, forensics, communications/media, vehicle mechanic, research roles, personal trainer, sports therapist, software developers, paddle board instructors, warehouse, commis chefs and more

The Venue

The Sports Hall in The Dolphin Centre Darlington is in the centre of Darlington near to the market and within in walking distance from the buses and train station, it also has disabled access. Feethams multi-storey car park is a few minutes’ walk away and the first two hours are FREE to park

The event is FREE to attend and a great opportunity to speak directly to your chosen organisation

 


Darlington Business Support Showcase

Date
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost
Free
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Whether you are looking to start or grow your business, specialist advice is on hand, covering all sectors.

Specialist support at the event can provide free advice on topics such as:

• Helping you to develop a business idea to start your own business

• Looking for finance and funding, whether you are a new or existing business

• Looking at ways you can develop your products and services to grow your customer base, or attract new customers

• Protect your intellectual property

• Ways to attract new staff, and train or upskill existing staff

• Reducing your overheads by making your business and work practices more energy efficient

• Growing your markets overseas or looking at how you can enter into international trade.

• Supporting you through the process of public sector procurement

• Identifying news ways of working to make manufacturing processes more efficient

• Networking organisations that can help you meet new contacts and customers

• Plus much more

 

Book now to secure your place at this free event

 

 


Darlington Economic Update

Date
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost
Free
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An update from Darlington Borough Council and the new Darlington Economic Campus on local economic activities and future plans

About this event

Join us for the final event of the Darlington Business Summit 2022.

Darlington has been regularly in the news over recent months, and is looking forward to more exciting times ahead.

During this event, Darlington Borough Council's Chief Executive, Ian Williams will provide an update on recent developments, as well as insight into what else is to come.

We will also be joined by Senior Executives from the new Government Darlington Economic Campus, who will provide an overview on the progress to date, including the development of the new campus and how it is supporting the local area.

This is a unique opportunity and one not to be missed. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Please note, this is ticket only event, with limited available.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

 


Finding Funding & Writing the Bid

Date
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Cost
Free
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Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) - Tees Valley are hosting a workshop  to help find and secure that all important funding.

Whether you’re a small business, a charity, a social enterprise, or even an individual, finding funding can be vital to your success.

This session will introduce you to GRANTfinder, a large database that allows you to search for grants, loans or other funding opportunities specific to your needs.

In this workshop, BIPC will look at how to search for the most relevant opportunities, saving your results and how to share the reports with colleagues.

We’ll then look at bid writing best practice. How to produce a bid that has impact, that stands out and also how to avoid the common pitfalls that bid writers can fall into.

Please note, this is a ticket only event, with limited availability.

Book now to avoid disappointment.


Social Media Content Creation for Small Businesses - Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Date
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Cost
Free
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Do you ever struggle knowing what to share on social media? Or when? Or where?

It’s an ever changing landscape and every single day the algorithms change, new features and platforms are launched and then there’s the daily challenge of knowing what to even post!

In this workshop, suitable for all, no matter what stage of business you’re at, we will share simple steps on how to create a posting strategy that works for you, and ultimately grow your following, increase engagement and make sales through social media with zero budget required for advertising!

Having worked in the private and public sector for over ten years, your host Katy Tate specialises in creating creative content and helping businesses and organisations reach new and existing audiences.

Please note, this is a ticket only event, with limited availability.

Book now to avoid disappointment.


How to overcome recruitment struggles and develop your workforce

Date
Friday, October 7, 2022
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Cost
Free
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This event will enable you to start taking the right steps to develop your team, attract new staff, and retain your workforce to support the growth of your business.

Led by Christine Hall from the Tees Valley Combined Authority, this workshop will explore the support and resources available to help develop your people and workforce skills.

Whether you're looking for advice on developing your employees, looking to recruit new staff, or want to find out how apprenticeships could help your business grow, this seminar will guide you to local help and support to make it easier to find the right people, and help you focused on what skills are needed in your business both now, and also in the future.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be aware of how developing the skills of their workforce can help them meet their strategic business needs

Please note, this is a ticket only event, with limited availability.

Book now to avoid disappointment.