The South Durham Enterprise Agency is the result of a merger between the Enterprise Agency for Wear Valley & Teesdale (TEAWVT) and SASDA (Sedgefield and Shildon Development Agency) on 1st July 2010. The Enterprise Agency operates across Sedgefield, Wear Valley and Teesdale with offices and staff based in and focused on each of these local areas.
An award-winning economic development agency, we are independent and not for profit. Our mission is to create & sustain jobs in the local community, which is delivered through four aims:
The Agency is lead by a Chief Executive, reporting to a Board of Directors made up of key people from the regional community and businesses, who are governed by a membership of 40. We have a staff team of Business Advisors, Specialists, Managers and Administrators.
The Agency is also closely involved with a number of stakeholders and partners including:
Durham County Council
8 Area Action Partnerships
Co. Durham Development Co.
Co. Durham Enterprise Agencies
National Federation of Enterprise Agencies
Government Office North East
Business and Enterprise North East