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Membership

The County Durham Economic Partnership (CDEP) has over 60 partners from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The membership for the Board and working groups is made up of:

Board

  • Independent Chair
  • Durham County Council
  • Durham Business Club
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Visit County Durham
  • North East Chamber of Commerce
  • Durham University  
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Chair of Business, Enterprise & Skills Working Group
  • Chair of Housing Forum
  • Vice Chair of Housing Forum (Derwentside Homes)
  • Esh Group, Chief Executive

Business, Enterprise and Skills Working Group

  • Independent Chair
  • Business Durham
  • Skills Funding Agency
  • Work Based Learning Providers' Network
  • County Durham Enterprise Agencies 
  • Acumen Trust
  • Economic Development - DCC
  • Business and Enterprise Group
  • NECC
  • FSB
  • North Durham Engineering Forum
  • FE College representative
  • Durham University
  • Spatial Policy -DCC
  • Children and Adult Services - DCC
  • Job Centre PlusVisit County Durham
  • Individual business representation

Rural Working Group

  • Independent Chair
  • Country Land Association
  • Durham County Council
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Visit County Durham
  • Natural England
  • Durham Rural Community Council
  • National Farmers Union
  • The four Area Action Partnership Areas of East Durham Rural Corridor, Weardale, Teesdale and Mid Durham West
  • North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • DEFRA

Transport Executive Group

  • Head of Transport & Contract Services - (Chair)
  • Durham County Council
    • Spatial Policy Team
    • Other service areas as required 
  • Business & Enterprise Working Group (Representative)
  • Highways agency
  • Network rail
  • Bus Service representatives x2 (Go-NorthEast & Arriva) 

Housing Forum

  • Independent Chair
  • Livin 
  • HCA
  • Durham County Council
  • North Star
  • Livin
  • Three Rivers (4 Housing Group)
  • Derwentside Homes
  • Public Health 
  • Home Group
  • Cestria
  • DAMHA
  • East Durham Homes
  • Dale and Valley Homes
  • Homeless link
  • Accent Group

Durham City Board

  • Independent Chair 
  • Private Sector Development Representatives x3
  • Private Sector Retail Representative x1
  • Durham County Council
  • Durham University
  • Durham Cathedral
  • North East Chamber of Commerce
  • Homes and Communities Agency

Cultural Partnership

  • Independent Chair
  • Arts Council England NE 
  • Beamish Museum
  • Bowes Museum
  • Durham Cathedral
  • Durham County Council
  • Durham University
  • English Heritage
  • Heritage Lottery Fund NE
  • TIN Arts
  • Visit County Durham
  • National Railway Museum
  • Sport England
  • Durham County Cricket Club

Visit County Durham

  • Independent Chair
  • Chief Executive of Visit County Durham
  • Durham County Council
  • x4 Business Representation and Visitor Attraction Representation