• 1

Business Durham Team

Business Space

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.

Business Development

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.

Catherine Johns
Innovation and Business Growth

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.

Simon Goon

Simon Goon

Managing Director
Call 03000 261261
Catherine Johns

Catherine Johns

Innovation & Business Growth Director
Call 03000 265504
Peter McDowell

Peter McDowell

Business Property Director
Call 03000 265506
Sarah Slaven

Sarah Slaven

Business Development Director
Call 03000 261258
Andrea McGuigan

Andrea McGuigan

Business Development Area Manager (North)
Call 03000 261255
Andrea Stephenson

Andrea Stephenson

Digital Communications Executive
Call 03000 265514
Caroline Taukulis

Caroline Taukulis

Strategic Account Manager
Call 03000 265515
Elaine Scott

Elaine Scott

Innovation Development Manager
Call 03000 265505
Gary Chaplin

Gary Chaplin

Enterprise Development Manager
Call 03000 261261
Graeme Miller

Graeme Miller

Innovation Development Manager
Call 03000 265503
Guy Bashford

Guy Bashford

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Janet Todd

Janet Todd

NETPark Manager
Call 01740 625250
Jenny Kwok

Jenny Kwok

Innovation Development Manager
Call 03000 265505
Joanne Urquhart-Arnold

Joanne Urquhart-Arnold

Business Development Area Manager (East)
Call 03000 261259
John Parnell

John Parnell

Business Development Area Manager (South)
Call 03000 261253
Judith Crow

Judith Crow

Property Area Manager (South)
Call 03000 265737
Julie Jennings

Julie Jennings

Property Area Manager (North)
Call 01207 693902
Laura Martin

Laura Martin

Business Development Manager
Call 03000 261960
Lisa Wall

Lisa Wall

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Lynsey Stephenson

Lynsey Stephenson

Marketing Executive
Call 03000 265455
Michael Harriott

Michael Harriott

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Pam Reynolds

Pam Reynolds

Project Monitoring Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Peter Rippingale

Peter Rippingale

Inward Investment Manager
Call 03000 265509

Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.