DBN Events

Spice up your business with DBN this February!

Date & Time: Tuesday, 19th February - 17:00 - 18:30

Venue: Thai Spice Kitchen, 2 Station Road, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5RL

Our previous visit to Thai Spice Kitchen in Consett was a big success and we're inviting you to join us on 19th February (5:00pm - 6:30pm) for networking with a Thai buffet.

We'll be introducing the concept of "Networking for Introverts" to help everyone get the most out of networking and we'll have a fun activity too (hint: our meeting is close to Valentines Day and we're in a matchmaking mood...).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Non-members are welcome to attend one DBN networking meeting on a trial basis before joining. One free non-member ticket only per business please.

Dates for your Diary 2019

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except December).

(a) Breakfast meetings are from 08:30 - 10:00 (b)
(b) Early evening meetings are from 17:00 - 18:30 (e)

19th February (e)
19th March (b)
16th April (b)
21st May (b)
18th June (e)
16th July (b)
20th August (b)
17th September (b)
15th October (e)
19th November (b)
3rd December (b)

DBN at Beamish Museum

Great video by James from Visual Punch taken at our Festive Meeting last week - thanks James!

Other events

Routes to Contract Success workshops.

Don't miss out - reserve your free place now, and get acess to funded training and support designed to help you win new contracts and grow your business.

This half day workshop will help you set a winning focus, equipping you with the right approach and insights to successfully win contracts and grow your business. It will cover:

  • How to get a clear understanding of your market and how it works
  • How you can ‘be the right business’, even on ‘national’ contracts, whatever your size
  • Where to find opportunities, including lower-value quotation level contracts
  • Practical tips and clear step-by-step guidance on how the tendering process works, how it is changing, and what you need to succeed
  • Secrets of Success – how businesses like yours have won.

This workshop will take place four times at venues across County Durham. Please see the list below to choose the date and venue most convenient to you, and follow the links to reserve your free place via Eventbrite:

The session will be led by Garry Stone of B2B North. The B2B North team has helped secure over £300m in contract wins for local businesses through their bid writing and training. As respected specialists the team has built solid trust with public and private sector buyers, including Local Authorities, NEPO, Crown Commercial Services, Health Service Commissioning, and the Cabinet Office.

For more information on the Routes to Success Programme, click here.

If you are unable to make one of our initial workshops, but would like to know more about the programme and how to access our support, please email laura@b2bnorth.co.uk for more information.

Northern Powerhouse Tech Mission to India

16th – 23rd February

Bangalore & Mumbai

India is an emerging tech powerhouse and the world’s second largest smartphone market and on course to become the second largest market for IT by the end of 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a tailored programme of meetings and events with access to NASSCOM, India’s leading Technology & Leadership Forum. Meet with the CXO’s of key technology companies (within the Tech, telecom, emerging tech sectors), Government officials (State/Central government) and Tech experts, influencers across two key Indian Cities.

Northern Powerhouse Mission to Atlanta, USA

18th – 21st March

Atlanta is a thriving hub for creativity and industry, the 10th largest economy in the USA and the 22nd largest in the world. This trade mission provides a unique opportunity to explore this state, as well as the wider US market for your business. Hosted by the Department for International Trade and supported by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the trade mission will be of particular relevance to companies active in the digital sector with a unique offering.

Department for International Trade - The Brexit Deal Explained

The Brexit Deal Explained

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, thereby fulfilling the democratic decision taken by the British people.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is at the heart of EU Exit delivery. We are responsible for helping businesses export, driving inward and outward investment, preparing to negotiate market access and trade deals, and championing free trade.
To help the British public and businesses understand what the deal will deliver, Her Majesty’s Government has launched the ‘Brexit Deal Explained’ website.  
This website explains the Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union, and the Political Declaration, which sets out a framework for the UK’s ambitious future relationship with the European Union that delivers in our national interest.
Here you can find out what the Brexit deal means for our:

  • Economy
  • Jobs
  • Security
  • Free trade
  • Businesses
  • Borders

Please visit the The Brexit Deal Explained website to learn more about the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration.