Business event: Attracting and retaining talented employees

Learn about the key support and funding available to help you bridge the skills gaps in your business.

About this event

Date and time

Tue, 19 July 2022

08:30 – 10:30 BST


The Durham Centre

Belmont Industrial Estate



People are the biggest asset for any business, so it’s essential to attract the best workforce to take your organisation to new heights.

Across all sectors in the current economic climate, one of the biggest challenges impacting businesses is the incredibly competitive labour market and difficulties in attracting and retaining the right talent. In order for your business to survive, thrive and grow, it is essential to diversify your recruitment strategies and maintain a talented workforce. BUT you don’t have to do it alone.

At this event, attendees will hear about the support streams available, regardless of your business size, to source, secure and fund talented workers, as well as upskill existing staff.


08.30 – Arrivals and networking, refreshments available

09.00 – Welcome and opening remarks by Business Durham

09.05 – Identifying your staffing issues and how to resolve them, by the North East Ambition Programme

09.15 – Opportunities for retaining staff, by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership

09.25 – Source, access and maximise funding streams to recruit and retain talent, by New College Durham

09.45 – Panel discussion and Q&A, your opportunity to ask our speakers any questions you have

10.00 – Networking

10.30 – Event close

The event is free-to-attend and open to SMEs based in Durham. Refreshments and light catering will be provided. Registration is essential.

This event will be jointly hosted by Business Durham, North East Ambition, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, New College Durham, and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).