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Business Engagement In County Durham

Your trusted guide.

Powered by People

Business in Durham. Powered by People.

Our people are our strength, our inspiration and our advantage - they are good for business, your business.

In Durham, business is Powered by People.

Thinking of moving your business here?

In Durham, our people make the difference. Here, you will nd a uniquely supportive and collaborative community of loyal individuals with rigour and resilience, intelligence and ideas, humour and humility; qualities and character that make businesses great.  

But don’t take our word for it; watch our film to hear what Durham has to offer, from the
businesses already thriving here.

Contact Peter Rippingale, Business Durham’s Inward Investment and Opportunities Team Manager to find out more. Call 03000 265509 or email peter.rippingale@durham.gov.uk

Download our brochure here.

Already here and want to be part of it?

Its time to tell the rest of the world what we have to offer.  And you (the businesses in Durham) have told us that you’re keen to help to spread the word. We want to support you and harness your enthusiasm, network and expertise.

Powered by People gives you ways to tell others about our strengths. With input from the business community, we’ve created a number of tools and materials to help you spread the word.

We can provide you with:

Promotional toolkit: We want the business community to adopt this campaign and be proud and vocal ambassadors for it. Use our toolkit to add Powered by People to your website, intranet, brochures, emails and office walls or anywhere else you can.

This includes:

  • Logos and artwork
  • Social media assets
  • A ‘boiler-plate’ of ready to use copy that you can use in your own marketing and communications
  • A bank of ready to use copywritten headlines that articulate why Durham is great for business
  • Guidelines for use

Promotional presentation: Update key stakeholders, ambassadors and advocates on this initiative. Present what Durham has to offer to your wider business network.

Brochures and pocket guide: Stories and stats explaining why Durham is great for business.

Templates and resources: (laptop stickers, pens, badges) use them, be proud of them, give them to anyone who needs to know about business in County Durham.

If you’d like to be part of the Powered by People movement, please email karen.barrie@durham.gov.uk to find out more.

Tweet and share success and stories using: #durhampoweredbypeople