How to grow and develop a business, staying cyber safe, developing international trade and the potential pitfalls around social media use are some of the hot topics covered during this year’s Darlington Business Week, set to take place from Monday 7 until Friday 11 October.

More than fourteen free networking events, workshops and seminars, will take place at a range of venues across the town, giving local and regional businesses of all sizes the chance to meet fellow business people and find out how they can access what’s on offer to help them grow and develop their companies.

Advice on funding and business growth, exporting, training, social media and marketing, social enterprise, preventing digital and cyber fraud and scams, (including a live online hack), looking after mental health and much more, will be on offer throughout the week.