In October 2016 The Seaham Business Park Group was launched to encourage businesses in the area to collaborate and create new opportunities. Spectrum Business Park is one of the drivers behind the group along with Seaham Safety Services, Andrews James Worldwide and Aspen Wolf.

 

Over the past few years Seaham has attracted major inward investors including Northumbrian Water Limited ,who are tenants here at Spectrum Business Park, and FM Coatings. Meanwhile exisiting companies in the area like Great Annual Savings Group, another tenant of ours, Mooshki and Autumn Brewing Company continue to grow.

 

Gordon Machphersonv, a member of the Seaham Business Park Group says  “There’s no doubt Seaham has gone from strength to strength since the group was launched 12 months ago.

 

“There’s a real feel good factor here now and that’s evident by the constant flow of good news emerging from the area, as employers of all sizes invest and create new jobs.

 

“The good thing is it’s not just the bigger companies who are experiencing success. Seaham Safety Services [Gordon's business] has enjoyed a real purple patch in terms of winning new business, while Moralbox [Gordon's other business] is really establishing itself.”

 

In June Northumbrian Water Limited moved onto Spectrum Business Park, accommodating two of Spectrum 5’s three floors and occupying 27,000 sq ft of prime office space.

 

The offices house around 200 highly skilled employees including Northumbria Water staff and NWL’s framework partners Esh/MWH, Interserve and MMB, who all deliver the company’s large infrastructure projects.

 

Paul Wellstead, property developer of Spectrum Business Park, said: “Securing Northumbrian Water as our newest tenant was a real coup for Spectrum Business Park and demonstrates just how far the park has come since I started creating my vision over 10 years ago.

 

“It’s also testament to the improvements which are evident, and the investment made, across Seaham, which is now home to some of the region’s fastest growing companies.

 

“The Seaham Business Park group has provided valuable and informative events to local occupiers as well as business support channels and networking opportunities. Provision of this support infrastructure is essential to the continued success at Seaham and potential occupiers are always delighted to learn that they can plug into a connected business community.”

 

The Northumbrian Water announcement came just months after Hull-based ResQ moved onto Spectrum.

 

The company has already recruited 250 people with 250 jobs in the pipeline, with their plan to eventually house a 1,200-seat contact centre at Spectrum.

 

Steve Metcalfe from NSK Peterlee is chairman of the steering group, said: “What’s been achieved in the past 12 months has been significant and is very much down to the community feel which the group has helped instill.

 

“The businesses located here have a real pride in their area, while those located elsewhere see Seaham as a prime location to take their plans for growth to the next level, which has of course been endorsed by high profile announcements including Northumbrian Water Limited moving into the area.”

 

It’s been fantastic to see the business community grow and benefit from the Seaham Business Park group and we’re looking forward to seeing how the community develops over the next year!

 

To find out more about available office space here at Spectrum Business Park, call Paul Wellstead on 07946 439 970 to arrange your visit and tour of the business park.

 Information for this article was taken from BQ Live.