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Inward Investment In County Durham

Opening up links to the thriving UK and European economy.

Supply Chain Capability

County Durham has strengths in several business sectors and can help you construct a supply chain that is relevant to your needs.  Our sector factsheets highlight some of the capabilities already present in County Durham and further afield.

Advanced Manufacturing Sector Factsheet

Advanced Manufacturing Sector Factsheet

County Durham has an established manufacturing base of suppliers serving local primes such as Nissan, Caterpillar, Komatsu and Smiths Electric Vehicles as well as supplying the other automotive...

Automotive Sector Factsheet

Automotive Sector Factsheet

County Durham has a long established automotive and off road highway supply chain manufacturing base serving local OEMs such as Nissan, Caterpillar, and Komatsu, as well as other automotive OEMs...

Biopharma, Healthcare and Medical Sector Factsheet

Biopharma, Healthcare and Medical Sector Factsheet

The North East is one of the major global locations for the pharmaceutical industry, with 33% of the UK’s pharmaceutical GDP generated in the region.
Local partnerships, developments...

Business and Financial Services Sector Factsheet

Business and Financial Services Sector Factsheet

The UK market for Shared Services Centres is projected to grow to around £3 billion per annum by 2015. County Durham already has a very well established base of inward and indigenous...

Communications Sector Factsheet

Communications Sector Factsheet

The Communications sector is defined as a mix of fixed-line, cellular, satellite and internet based services. County Durham strengths lie in the research, design and development of mobile...

Electronics Sector Factsheet

Electronics Sector Factsheet

County Durham has an established base of companies working at the forefront of electronics technology. Alongside, and incubating new ideas and companies, is NETPark (the North East Technology...

Energy and the Environment Sector Factsheet

Energy and the Environment Sector Factsheet

Top priority sectors for the UK include wind, bio-energy and waste, nuclear and construction. These priorities are reflected in County Durham with a particular focus on the development of energy...

Food and Drink Sector Factsheet

Food and Drink Sector Factsheet

County Durham has an established base of food manufacture and convenience food production, along with opportunities in the development of packaging and recycling.
The County’s...

IT Services and Creative Media Sector Factsheet

IT Services and Creative Media Sector Factsheet

UK priority sectors are cyber security, mobile applications, cloud computing and data centres. These priorities are reflected in County Durham particularly in the areas of process and data...

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  • Peter Rippingale

    Peter Rippingale

    Inward Investment Manager
    Call 03000 265509

Did You Know

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Inward Investment News

Rap star will.i.am joins Durham company Atom Bank as 'strategic advisor'

Rap superstar will.i.am has joined the board of County Durham company Atom Bank in Show Details
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Inward Investment Case Studies

ResQ

Fast-growing customer contact firm ResQ will create 1,200 jobs in one of County Durham’s Show Details
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Useful Events

Durham 2sday

A relaxed and informal breakfast networking event in the heart of the city of Show Details
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Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.