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Business Durham Team

Business Space

The team manages a substantial and varied property portfolio across County Durham, providing space for over 300 businesses employing 1,600 people, including offices, factories, the Durham dales centre and the Region's only science park, NETPark.

Business Development

The team's role is to promote enterprise, foster the environment for new businesses to start up, and enable businesses in the County to develop and grow. The team takes the lead on engaging with businesses through an area-based and sectoral approach, and works closely with partners such as the enterprise agencies, County Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Network, and local, national, and international business networks.

Catherine Johns
Innovation and Business Growth

The team helps companies develop new products, services and processes, winning more investment and more contracts, employing more people, and also attracting more companies, raising the aspirations of the County's people and companies and increasing its wealth. It does this by creating and delivering high profile innovation programmes around societal challenges and embedding innovation opportunity-spotting into business as usual.

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.
Sarah Slaven

Sarah Slaven

Interim Managing Director/Business Development Director
Call 03000 261258
Andrea McGuigan

Andrea McGuigan

Business Development Area Manager (North)
Call 03000 261255
Caroline Taukulis

Caroline Taukulis

Strategic Account Manager
Call 03000 265515
Gary Chaplin

Gary Chaplin

Enterprise Development Manager
Call 03000 261261
Guy Bashford

Guy Bashford

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
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
Laura Martin

Laura Martin

Business Development Manager (Projects)
Call 03000 261960
Lisa Wall

Lisa Wall

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Michael Harriott

Michael Harriott

Business Engagement Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268
Pam Reynolds

Pam Reynolds

Project Monitoring Officer (DBOP)
Call 01207 291268

Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.