DBN is a Community Interest Company aimed at helping to build a vibrant community of small businesses that work together, promote each other’s goods and services and grow together.

We encourage members to meet up between our events and promote a positive “can do” approach so that by working together we can achieve really big things.

Our meetings are famously fun, friendly, informal and welcoming and we keep our membership fees affordable for small businesses through running the Network with volunteers from the business community.

Today DBN is more than a meeting organiser (although our monthly meetings will always be a key activity).  We’re building clusters of small businesses whose combined capability can support bigger businesses and organisations across the north east and much wider.

With over 100 members DBN is one of the leading business networks.  We have members from Hexham, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland in addition to North Durham. Our members cover a wide range of business sectors and many offer special discounts to DBN members.

Membership is for the company, not individuals. Any person from the company can attend our events.

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.

You will be able to take advantage of the full range of membership benefits when you become a member.