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visitor economy

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businesses

1.5m

talent pool

Unlock Your Future at UKREiiF

VISIT US AT STAND C24, NEW DOCK HALL

Don't miss your chance to discover the exceptional opportunities awaiting you in County Durham. We're thrilled to announce our participation in UKREiiF 2024, and we invite you to visit us at stand C24 in the New Dock Hall.

Make Your Move: Visit Us at UKREiiF

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21 May 2024

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Housing-led Regeneration and Placemaking

Explore our stand to discover how new funding and investment are unlocking growth opportunities in County Durham and shaping vibrant places to live. We'll showcase plans for diverse and extensive housing developments designed to attract talent and foster inclusive, accessible communities.

Who You'll Meet

Graeme Smith - Housing Delivery Manager, James Cook - Planning Policy Manager, Mike Allum - Strategy & Delivery Manager

21 May 2024

1:00 pm

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3:30 pm

Innovation and Business Ecosystem

Visit our stand as we exhibit our diverse range of high-quality business parks, including research hubs with university partnerships, science parks, and industrial and warehouse options. Additionally, discover our innovation cluster initiatives and upcoming investment opportunities that will fuel groundbreaking work in advanced manufacturing, energy production, software, and fintech.

Who You'll Meet

Andy Kerr - Head Of Economic Development, Alex McKie - Sector Development Manager, Sarah Johnson - Inward Investment Officer, Sarah Slaven - Managing Director Business Durham, Tony Forster - Strategic Programme Manager

21 May 2024

3:30 pm

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5:00 pm

Drinks Reception & Launch of County Durham Investment Prospectus, with North East Mayor

We are delighted to invite you to join our team and the new North East Mayor for the unveiling of the County Durham Investment Prospectus. This comprehensive document serves as a roadmap for the county's future, outlining the wealth of investment opportunities available. The prospectus provides a clear and compelling vision, equipping potential investors with the information they need to make informed decisions about joining us in shaping a thriving County Durham.

Who You'll Meet

Amanda Hopgood - Durham County Council Leader, Kim McGuinness - North East Mayor, Graeme Smith - Housing Delivery Manager, James Cook - Planning Policy Manager, Mike Allum - Strategy & Delivery Manager, Andy Kerr - Head Of Economic Development, Alex McKie - Sector Development Manager, Sarah Johnson - Inward Investment Officer, Sarah Slaven - Managing Director Business Durham, Tony Forster - Strategic Programme Manager, Mark Jackson - Head Of Transport And Contract Services, Graham Wood - Economic Development Manager, Guy Bashford - Business Engagement & Account Manager, Stephen McDonald - Net Zero Manager, Alison Clark - Head of Culture Sport & Tourism, Craig Wilson - Destination Project Manager, Michelle Gorman - Strategic Manager Tourism & Visitor Economy

22 May 2024

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Contributing to NetZero + Connecting Towns and Communities

Discover County Durham's plans for enhanced accessibility, social inclusion, seamlessly connected tourist destinations, and eco-friendly transportation solutions. Also learn how we're achieving ambitious Climate Emergency goals through innovative solutions like lithium extraction and geothermal energy, powering a sustainable future for our communities.

Who You'll Meet

Mark Jackson - Head Of Transport And Contract Services, Graham Wood - Economic Development Manager, Guy Bashford - Business Engagement & Account Manager, Stephen McDonald - Net Zero Manager

23 May 2024

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Visitor Destination, Culture & Placemaking

Join our team as we showcase County Durham's unique approach to placemaking, catering to the needs of residents, workforce aspirations, and visitor curiosity. Explore how we weave together a rich tapestry of culture and heritage, cutting-edge innovation, and stunning natural beauty to create a vibrant and thriving county.

Who You'll Meet

Alison Clark - Head of Culture Sport & Tourism, Craig Wilson - Destination Project Manager, Graham Wood - Economic Development Manager, Michelle Gorman - Strategic Manager Tourism & Visitor Economy

Visit Us

DURING UKREiiF

Come and visit us during UKREiiF at stand C24, New Dock Hall, to find out how you can build a future in County Durham.

Get In Touch

TO BUILD YOUR FUTURE

For more information about building your future in County Durham, please complete this brief form.  We look forward to working with you.

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