Those who are interested to avail the Rifq card are urged to take an application from the EDBS
office in Muroor (02-4446639).
For EDBS we've upgraded their bandwidth, provided a full telecoms solution and we give IT support for their Novus Centres in Peterlee and Seaham.
Susan Wardle, centre co-ordinator for EDBS, said:" We've worked alongside Aspire for a number of years now, creating a service in keeping with the growth of the businesses within Novus as well as EDBS itself.
has opened the contest up to businesses from across the UK, with the aim of attracting companies or start-ups from outside the North East which would consider relocating to Seaham, bringing with them new jobs to economically benefit the area.
chief executive, Peter Chapman, said: "We're extremely proud to be developing this new centre as now more than ever it is important to support new local businesses and help to establish their growth.
We have always taken pride in the support we provide to new and young businesses across a diverse range of activities and circumstances but to win a national award is recognition of the high standards of support that the staff at EDBS
Katie Harbron, EDBS
business adviser, said: "I've been really impressed with Rebecca's determination and her go-getting attitude.
is part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2007-13 programme, which is bringing more than pounds 300m in European money into the region to support innovation, enterprise and business.
chief executive Peter Chapman said: "I am delighted that such a diverse range of businesses attended the Celebration of Enterprise Awards this year.
chief executive Peter Chapman said: "We were incredibly impressed with the standard of entries this year.
has specialist business advisers covering retail, marketing, business growth, premises, apprenticeships and business start-ups through the Be Enterprising Programme.