Finance Durham Fund

Debt and equity finance for businesses based in or looking to relocate to County Durham.

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Take the next step in your growth journey

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Funding from £150,000 to £2 million

Flexible debt and equity solutions for companies of all sizes and sector agnostic.

For County Durham businesses

The funding is available to businesses who are based in, or looking to relocate to, County Durham.

Flexible funding for growing businesses

Funding packages can be tailored to individual business needs and growth strategy.

Available for businesses looking to relocate to the region

Funds can be used to support dynamic businesses looking to relocate to County Durham.

About the Fund

The Finance Durham Fund is part of Business Durham’s strategy to deliver economic growth across County Durham by supporting local ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses who need access to the funding they require to grow.

The Fund provides flexible equity, debt or mezzanine funding packages from £150,000 to £2 million for early stage and established businesses, investing across all sectors. It is available to companies which are based in, or relocating to, County Durham at the time the investment or loan is made.

Helping you grow your business

The Finance Durham Fund is designed for businesses that need funding to grow, and can support a wide range of business finance needs including:

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Purchasing new machinery

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Capital Expenditure

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Export Finance

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Investing in new products

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Hiring a new team

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Providing working capital

Businesses we've supported in County Durham

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Fund postcode eligibility checker

Find out whether your business is eligible to apply to the Finance Durham Fund by submitting your postcode to check your company is based within the region the Fund can support:

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Our local team

Our investment and portfolio executives come from a variety of commercial, financial and industry backgrounds with collective experience and skills, built up over many years, of supporting fast-growing businesses throughout the UK. Our team is here to ensure that you are one step closer to fulfilling your business's growth potential.

Bill Nixon
Bill Nixon

Managing Partner

David Nixon
David Nixon

Senior Investment Manager

Ewan MacKinnon
Ewan MacKinnon


Michael Dickens
Michael Dickens

Investment Manager

Michael Vassallo
Michael Vassallo

Investment Director

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