BUSINESSES in Darlington are being urged to take advantage of help and support on offer.

Darlington Borough Council has a business support team which has been working with about 500 companies in the town to give them news of grants, training and funding available.

The team, which has helped administer more than £45m in Covid support and grants is urging more businesses sign up to receive the newsletter updates to make sure they do not miss out on news and help.

Councillor Alan Marshall, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for economy and regeneration said: “Communication is key if we are to make sure our businesses are aware of the help and support on offer to them.

"We know that many small business owners are very busy, and we want to make things as simple as possible so they don’t miss out on local news and opportunities that will help them survive and thrive.

“We use lots of ways to reach our businesses with important messages and our monthly newsletter is always well received.

"We want to make sure that none of our local businesses miss out on these important messages.”

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