The team manages a substantial and varied property portfolio across County Durham, with over 500 business units providing space for over 300 businesses employing over 1600 people, including office space, industrial units, factories, the Durham Dales Centre and one of the UK's premier science parks, NETPark.
Team’s role is to promote enterprise, increase the number and quality of businesses starting up, and to enable businesses in the County to develop and grow. The team acts as the first point of contact for business enquiries and provides an area-based approach to business engagement, working closely with partners such as the enterprise agencies, engineering and manufacturing forums, and local business networks.
The team acts as catalyst and problem solver to raise the aspirations of the County’s people and companies and increase its wealth. The team works closely with partners such as Durham University, the Centre for Process Innovation, UKTI, the United Kingdom Science Park Association to deliver an environment that accelerates business growth.