2020 (and 2021 by default) mark two of the most challenging years to date as we finally navigate our way out of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the uncertainty that the pandemic posed on businesses, from fears of reduced revenue, to staff redundancies and even business closure, we are fortunate to have been in the position to go from strength to strength.

Over the past year we have significantly upscaled our operations at Fusion for Business, employing more than 30 members of staff in the region, some of whom were made redundant from previous roles due to COVID-19.

In addition, our expansion has seen us successfully move into a new office space at Derwentside Business Centre to accommodate our growing team thanks to the support of Business Durham.

Chris Charlton, CEO of Fusion for Business, comments:

“Finding office space in the location we required, of a size to accommodate our expansion and adherence to new social distancing guidelines, has been a challenge to say the least. That said, the team at Business Durham have been on hand every step of the way to support the business, showing a real interest in our success and ensuring they accommodated our requirements from when we started to now.”

Sarah Slaven, Interim Managing Director of Business Durham, said:

“Fusion for Business is a great example of how companies can show resilience and adaptability to grow and thrive. We’re delighted to be able to support Fusion for Business’s expansion plans as it has enabled them to protect and increase jobs and support long term economic growth in County Durham.”

Cllr Carl Marshall, Durham County Council’s cabinet member for economic regeneration, adds:

“It is fantastic to see Fusion for Business grow and thrive in this particularly difficult time for businesses.”

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