Growing companies are being urged to look at East Durham’s thriving business locations as part of their long term plans to prosper.

The business parks and industrial estates in Peterlee and Seaham, as well as smaller pockets of activity in places including Castle Eden, Blackhall, Easington and Wingate, offer micro firms and SMEs an array of choices when it comes to office space and commercial premises.

Peterlee Business Park and Spectrum Business Park in Seaham are among those areas which are attracting the most interest, both from home grown companies looking to establish themselves to a wider, more diverse audience, and larger national and multi-national brands looking to add to their portfolios.

Steve Metcalfe, Chairman of the steering committee which manages the Peterlee and Seaham business park groups, said: “There’s no doubt both Peterlee and Seaham in particular have undergone a massive transformation in recent years, and are now regarded as among the best and most prosperous business areas in the North East.

“Thanks to the work done by the group, supported by the passion of the wider East Durham business communities, we have helped rid the area of the negative reputation it had, and instead make it somewhere we are all proud to live and work in.”

Paul Wellstead, developer of Spectrum Business Park, said: “As a business community Seaham is thriving, and nowhere more so than here at Spectrum.

“The location is ideal for any businesses looking to grow, and with the serviced office space managed by East Durham Business Service, there’s also facilities that are ideal for sole traders and micro companies who are looking at flexible office space without spending fortunes on rent.”

Flexible office space for small businesses is also available at Novus Business Centre in Peterlee and Novus Seaham.

To find out more about the space available in both Peterlee and Seaham, visit either peterleebusiness.co.uk or seahambusiness.co.uk.