The Durham Office Services team at Portland House

About Durham Office Services

Part of the larger Durham Business Group, Durham Office Services was set up in 2011 to offer businesses in the North East and beyond a whole range of practical virtual office services – everything from call answering, messaging and secretarial services to business addresses, meeting rooms, managed office spaces and hot desks.

Proudly part of Durham Business Group

Durham Business Group (NE) Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation run by and for business owners and managers. The organisation traces its origins back to 1981, and the establishment of Durham Business Club as a support network for local businesses in County Durham and the North East of England, with a regular programme of networking events.

Since 1983, to keep the Club independent and financially self sufficient, we have always run a small business of our own. Today, Durham Office Services is the business side of the Group, offering its virtual office services to both Club members (at a discounted rate) and a much wider pool of hundreds of businesses across the UK and further afield.

Profits from Durham Office Services are reinvested into Durham Business Club, to help the organisation continue to be a support and champion for enterprise in the North East.

Let us know how we can help

For further information about Durham Office Services contact us by email, or give us a call on 0191 375 5700.


The Durham Office Services team

  • Alison Gittins

    Alison Gittins

    Alison is CEO of Durham Business Group and oversees the group’s day to day operations, including managing the team and developing the Group’s services, including Durham Office Services.
  • Sarah Abernethy

    Sarah Abernethy

    Sarah is our Office Manager, with responsibility for managing Durham Office Services. She keeps Portland House functioning efficiently on a day-to-day basis.
  • Sue Park

    Sue Park

    As our administrator, Sue works across all aspects of Durham Business Group’s work, including helping Alison, and assisting our Office Services clients.
  • Lesley Collins

    Lesley Collins

    Lesley is our receptionist, based at Portland House. She is usually the first person that our visitors encounter, offering them a warm welcome to our modern Durham HQ.

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