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Business Durham is the business support service for Durham County Council

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Business Durham is the business support service for Durham County Council, helping to deliver more and better jobs and a strong competitive economy.

We have the knowledge and experience to guide businesses of any shape, size, and age, with access to funding, premises, and an extensive network of partners who can add to our offer. We will tailor our support package to give you the best possible guidance and practical help for your business to thrive in County Durham.

Business Durham works closely with partners to encourage an enterprise culture, helping entrepreneurs to turn bright ideas into successful reality and students to develop enterprise skills to become our future business leaders.

We manage a business property portfolio and excel in finding suitable space for businesses to grow – commercial office space, modern laboratories, and industrial units.

 

Business Durham attracts capital and inward investment to the county and develops an innovative economy that enables companies to grow and flourish.

We build long-term relationships to foster sustainable business growth, raise economic aspirations, and make County Durham a great place to do business.

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About Business Durham

About Business Durham.

Meet The Team

Sarah Slaven

MANAGING DIRECTOR

I am delighted to lead our dedicated team of professionals who help make County Durham a great place to do business.


We support businesses at all stages, from helping start-ups to supporting current businesses to grow, attracting inward investment, creating jobs, and nourishing a vibrant economy. 


Business Durham manages a commercial and industrial property portfolio so that we can find suitable options for your business. 

 

If you are looking for support for your business or are considering moving to County Durham, please get in touch.

Sarah Slaven Managing Director Business Durham

Alex McKie

Sector Development Manager

Andrea McGuigan

Team Manager - Business Engagement & Account Management

Anne Ellwood

Property Manager (South)

Chris Perry

Business Engagement Officer

Claire Gilbert

NETPark Finance Officer

Dawn Reed

Assistant Property Manager (Central)

Elaine Scott

Business Engagement & Opportunities Manager

Eve Wilkinson

Finance and Monitoring Officer

Fay Gibson

Customer Services Assistant

Gary Chaplin

Enterprise Development Manager

Guy Bashford

Business Engagement And Account Manager

Hilary Currie

Business Services Manager

Janet Todd

NETPark Phase 3 Project Director

Jo Martin

Business Engagement Officer

Judith Crow

Property Manager (Central)

Julie Crawford

Assistant Property Manager (North)

Julie Jennings

Property Manager (North)

Katie Bowes

Assistant Project Manager

Leon Howe

Durham City Incubator Manager

Lisa Mullen

Business Engagement & Account Manager

Lisa Wall

Business Engagement & Account Manager

Michelle Mann

Business Engagement Officer

Pam Reynolds

DCI Incubation Officer

Sara Williams

NETPark Manager

Sarah Johnson

Inward Investment Officer

Sarah Slaven

Managing Director

Stuart Armstrong

Business Engagement Officer

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