Donna and Dave Rowlands are directors of recruitment company Aspen Wolf.

The Spectrum Business Park-based firm is the exclusive sponsor of SBP News and Donna recently joined Seaham Business Park’s steering group to champion local business growth and support the expansion of the area’s thriving business community.

In their first column, the couple look at the opportunities facing Seaham companies and how the SBP group can ensure the area’s profile continues to rise.

“Seaham really is putting itself on the regional business map and it’s great to see people sitting up and taking notice of what our town has to offer.

“Over the last few years there has been major investment, not just on our business parks but along the seafront as well.

“Collectively this is having such a positive impact on the community as a whole. People want to visit the town, and in turn that is helping attract more businesses into the area. It then becomes a positive cycle; more businesses bring in more people who bring in more money, and that’s the fortunate position we’re in at the moment.

“For businesses like ours this presents an enormous opportunity to grow. There are more potential clients out there and the message we’re getting from them is that they want trusty local suppliers to call on.

“That’s why we were delighted to be given the chance to become part of the new Seaham Business Park Group, both as a sponsor and steering group member. We’ve seen how successful the Peterlee Business Park Group has been in terms of showcasing what the area has to offer and celebrate its many successes, so if we can replicate that it will provide a huge boost to Seaham’s vast business community.

“And the early signs are that will be the case. At the first networking event held just round the corner from us this month, over 40 people were in attendance and the messages from them were so positive.

“By working together Seaham can become one of the area’s most successful business locations, so here’s to a successful 2017.”

You can read the first edition of SBP News here.

For more information about Aspen Wolf visit their website, aspen-wolf.com.