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Inward Investment In County Durham

Opening up links to the thriving UK and European economy.
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Easily Accessible

The County’s air, rail and road infrastructure ensure excellent access across the County, providing links to the rest of the UK, Europe and the USA. The closest airports are Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley. Numerous daily flights to Heathrow, Dubai, Paris and Amsterdam connect with transatlantic and worldwide destinations.

High speed trains run at least every half an hour between London and Edinburgh stopping at Durham, and several more Cross Country and Northern Rail services stop at Durham daily. Travel time to Durham by rail is less than 3 hours from London and only 2 hours from Edinburgh. The A1M and A19 provide the main north-south routes to the rest of the UK and commute times are among the lowest in the UK.

County Durham is an excellent launch pad to the EU and the UK as a whole is in a time zone well-positioned to do business with the rest of the world.

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  • Peter Rippingale

    Peter Rippingale

    Team Manager Inward Investment & Opportunities
    Call 03000 265509

Did You Know

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Inward Investment News

Thousands of young people to benefit from engineering programme with global rail giant

Hitachi Rail is launching a brand new educational programme with Primary Engineer that will 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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