• 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Inward Investment In County Durham

Opening up links to the thriving UK and European economy.

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 and activities include:

  • Merck Millipore have located in County Durham due to the proximity to Newcastle & Teesside biotech clusters.
  • The Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI) National Industrial Biotechnology Facility assists companies to develop bioprocesses to production scale effectively.
  • The presence of GlaxoSmithKline in Barnard Castle has led to the development of a number of companies such as Classic Industries Europe and Honeyman Group.
  • NETPark in Sedgefield has helped a number of leading science and technology companies to develop, including Kromek, specialising in colour X-ray diagnostics, and Reinnervate which develops 3D cell cultures.

County Durham has also benefited from the growth of companies such as FScan Ltd, Redditch Medical and High Force Research to enhance the electronics and smart device capabilities available.

Contact Us Today

  • Peter Rippingale

    Peter Rippingale

    Inward Investment Manager
    Call 03000 265509

Did You Know

  • The Hitachi Rail Europe factory area is equivalent to over 6 football pitches and used over 2000 tonnes of steel in the building.
  • 1
  • 2

Inward Investment News

ResQ toasts 12 years in business with charity match for Bradley Lowery Foundation

Call centre ResQ celebrated its 12th anniversary by organising a charity football match at Show Details
  • 1

Inward Investment Case Studies


Fast-growing customer contact firm ResQ will create 1,200 jobs in one of County Durham’s Show Details
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Useful Events

Durham 2sday

A relaxed and informal breakfast networking event in the heart of the city of Show Details
  • 1
  • 1

Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.