Barnard Castle Vision targets inwards investors
Barnard Castle Vision has produced an Investment Guide to inform business owners of the benefits of locating in Barnard Castle.
The 12-part investment guide provides information for businesses of varying sizes from one-man start-ups to large enterprises requiring industrial premises. It also includes information relevant to retailers, creative industries, hoteliers, restaurateurs and food-related businesses, highlighting the plans for a regional food hall in the Witham Hall.
The guide gives information about the range of business property available, and the potential for development of part of Shaw Bank as a purpose-built business facility. It also highlights the easily accessibility from Barnard Castle to major motorway routes to the East and West of the UK, as well as the proximity of mainline rail, airports and ports.
An additional benefit for businesses is the broadband provision, and the Investment Guide gives information about the Digital Teesdale project which will bring high speed broadband to business and homes throughout Teesdale.
Deborah Jenkins, chair of Barnard Castle Vision, commented: “Barnard Castle is one of the most beautiful parts of the country to live and work and we’re keen to make sure business leaders are aware of the benefits of locating a business here. There are beautiful places to live, excellent education facilities and easy commutes without long morning and evening traffic jams. There is also very good support from organisations including The South Durham Enterprise Agency and, through NeST, from Digital City.”
The Investment Guide was first introduced at North East Expo 2010, at Newcastle Racecourse in November. As well as discussing business location requirements with delegates, a team from Barnard Castle Vision invited people to enter a ‘business card draw’ to win a hamper of food and drink locally produced in Teesdale. The winner was Louise Moore of Moreish Foods, a cup-cake company based in Norton near Stockton on Tees.
Annalisa Ward, who represented the Vision at North East Expo, commented: “Numerous businesses were interested in what makes Barnard Castle a unique business location. Moreish Foods was one of several food-related businesses which showed interest in the development of a regional food hall. Louise’s entrepreneurial spirit has seen her transform a passion for food into a rapidly expanding business. We’re hoping to encourage and support more entrepreneurs in following their dreams like Louise, and building their business in here in Teesdale.”
Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the Investment Guide for Barnard Castle should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gillian Branch on 03000 260841.
The Investment Guide can also now be downloaded from this site - please follow this link.