Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham; Durham CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Houghton Le Spring
Professional Services
Professional Services And Management Consultancy
Activities Of Head Offices; Management Consultancy Activities
70.2 - Management consultancy activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 July 2021


Commercial energy consultancy firm, Direct Business Solutions has announced plans to create 200 new jobs. The firm will take over new premises in Houghton Le Spring in September 2019 and will be advertising for field sales positions. It expects that of the new jobs there will be around 150 new field sales positions. The firm has been growing rapidly since it was founded in 2017 which is why it has chosen to take on the new premises. It has also retained the option to take more space within the same business park. 



Eurofound (2019), Direct Business Solutions, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98245, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98245.