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Advisory Board

Business Durham Advisory Board

The activities of Business Durham are overseen by an Advisory Board comprising leading members of the County Council together with prominent business leaders in the County.

The current members of the Advisory Board are:

Cllr E Bell, Chairman of the Council
Cllr S Henig, Leader of the County Council
Cllr A Napier, Deputy Leader of the County Council
Cllr N Foster, Cabinet Portfolio for Economic Regeneration
Cllr E Tomlinson, Cabinet Portfolio for Housing and Rural Issues
Cllr W Stelling, Leader of Largest Minority Group
Cllr T Pemberton
David Coppock, Regional Director, Department for International Trade (DIT)
Brian Manning, CEO, Esh Group
Jonathan Walker, NECC
Graham Elder, Business Relationship Manager, Natwest
Tania Cooper, Director, Steel Benders UK Ltd
David Land, Director, Driving Business Forward

The role of the Advisory Board is to:

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  • Offer a private sector perspective to Business Durham activities and proposals
  • Offer insight through experience into the business world and global economy
  • Act as the interface between private sector and the County Council
  • Act as champions and Ambassadors for County Durham
  • Sponsor and promote initiatives and events for County Durham
  • Provide a focus for and influence on County Council economic policy and strategy through acting as a critical friend
  • Provide a focus for the engagement of the private sector

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Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.