Summit set to open Darlington’s first business week

Summit set to open Darlington’s first business week

Darlington’s annual business summit will launch a whole week of events aimed at supporting and developing businesses in the borough.

Taking place from Monday 18 until Friday 22 September, Darlington Business Week will give local businesses, from start-ups to established companies, the chance to take part in more than 20 free events and workshops across five days.

Kicking things off on Monday 18 September from 8.30am at Teesside University Darlington Campus, the annual Business Summit will give businesses an overview of Darlington’s economy and the plans for the future.

Attendees will also be able to take part in workshops which explore the demands and requirements of key business sectors to help ensure the future economic growth of the area.

It will also give attendees the chance to find out more about Darlington’s economic strategy – an action plan for economic growth in the area that has been developed over the past five years by local businesses and Darlington Borough Council.

Participants will have the chance to discuss and put forward views and ideas on how to further develop the local area, enabling the town to continue to grow and prosper.

Councillor Chris McEwan, Cabinet member for economy and regeneration said: “It is fitting that the Summit is the first event of our first ever business week as it sets the scene of where we are with business and the economy in Darlington and what the future prospects and plans are for growth.

“This is an event that I would strongly urge anyone who is keen to invest or who already has a business interest here to attend as it provides a fantastic networking opportunity and the chance to gain a local and regional insight into the economic situation as well as the opportunities for future growth in Darlington.”