A County Durham business park, which has recently secured Northumbrian Water as its latest tenant, is helping to create a thriving business community in the area.
Spectrum Business Park, in Seaham, has undergone a period of rapid growth, and alongside Northumbrian Water also boasts tenants including Great Annual Savings Group, ResQ, BE Group, County Durham Housing Group and Durham County Council.
Developer Paul Wellstead is working with a number of stakeholders to develop a business community that supports the continued growth and economic prosperity of Seaham’s business community. He said: “Spectrum Business Park has become a real hub for Seaham as more and more businesses have chosen to locate here.
“When I launched the development 10 years ago, it was hard for people to see its potential and we struggled to secure tenants; today dozens of companies, from the micro firms and growing SMEs supported by East Durham Business Service, right through to the big corporate employers like Northumbrian Water, Durham County Council, BE Group and ResQ, call Spectrum their home.
“The next stage for me is establishing the park and the wider Seaham area as a community, a location where businesses work together to support growth, share opportunities and do their bit to put the area on the map for all of the right reasons.”
Paul has joined the steering group of the newly created Seaham Business Park Group, alongside fellow businesses Andrew James UK, Seaham Safety Services and Aspen Wolf. The group was launched in October as a spin-out from the Peterlee group, and is already proving to be a popular platform with businesses in the area.
Paul said: “There’s no doubt as a business location Seaham is going from strength to strength. We’re attracting more and more companies into the area, who between them are creating hundreds of jobs and bringing millions of pounds of investment
“By working together and with the support of Business Durham, I believe we can achieve what’s been done in Peterlee elsewhere in County Durham and really put Seaham on the map as one of the region’s leading business locations.”