Are You Brightwater?

We want to support our local businesses and
showcase all the amazing products and
services Brightwater has to offer.

Here are just some of the business we are currently working with:


Discover Brightwater Towers – Flexspace is the UK’s leading provider of flexible offices, workshops, industrial and self storage spaces. With a wide choice for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.

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Kelsey’s Catering

A local, friendly cafe & cater, offering outside catering, deliveries, takeaways and table service. Based in Newton Aycliffe Business Park.

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Our experienced, diverse team of strategic thinkers, creative copywriters, conceptual creatives, digital developers and astronomical animators, we’re here to help you find the right way of communicating to your audience.

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LemonTop are a creative design agency with a unique flair for creativity, brand development and communication based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

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Hardwick Park

Hardwick Park is a country park with a difference, a Visit England accredited attraction, and a great place to visit at any time of the year. Find all the information you’ll need to make your visit an enjoyable one. With free admission (other than car parking charges), you can stroll through the historic parkland admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife.

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ROF 59 is an Activity Centre in Newton Aycliffe with a wide variety of activities with something to suit everyone of all ages and abilities! With over 50 trampolines, including a dodgeball court and foampits! A sensory room for everyone.

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Friends of S&DR

The Friends are a group of people who care deeply about the railway heritage of the North East of England and want to see the 1825 Stockton and Darlington Railway line receive the recognition and the protection it deserves as the start of the modern railway network from which all modern passenger railways across the world developed.

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Locomotion Museum

At Locomotion, you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town. The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.

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Head of Steam Museum

Darlington’s Museum Service is responsible for Head of Steam Museum, based in the atmospheric North Road Station, and Piercebridge Roman Fort. The museum’s site includes a number of historic buildings occupied by local railway heritage groups and organisations.

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