We work with numerous businesses across the county, not only in tourism but with businesses that support the industry, here's what they have to say about our partnership.
Since Weardale Cheese was formed in 2015, Visit County Durham have been a key partner and support throughout. Being Durham born and bred, I love the work that VCD does to promote County Durham and its tourism industry. It proudly flies the St. Cuthbert flag for our wonderful county.
I’ve been a partner of Visit County Durham since August 2019. I needed a low cost advertising platform which would benefit me in achieving more direct bookings for my self-catering holiday cottage. The fact that 1 million visitors per annum visit to their website each year was ideal. I have also found the wealth of partner toolkits and information available on the website, the weekly Grapevine emails, the free dark sky friendly events together with the excellent support, friendliness and encouragement of all the staff I’ve has enabled me to develop my business, with minimal outlay, into becoming a dark sky friendly property. This in turn has enabled my business to become more marketable in what would normally be a quiet and unprofitable time of year. I would have no hesitation in recommending Visit County Durham to anyone looking to become a future partner.
Claire & Mike McKeever
Proprietors of Owl Cottage
Since joining the VCD partnership, I've been introduced to some fantastic people and businesses throughout Durham. I've consistently found new projects and work across the county which has been a pleasure (who wouldn't want to work in Durham?) I've filmed at Bowes Museum, Durham Cathedral, Beamish, Hamsterley Forest and other fantastic locations.
The team at VCD are a huge asset to the region, they are always there to help, guide and assist with any query that I need an answer to. During the recent pandemic, credit and praise goes to the support from Lorraine and Andrew, their consistent communication was very valuable to me and my business.
Above all the VCD partnership is a superb community and I'm proud to be a linked with the organisation
Graphic Designer, Photographer and Videographer.