Meet the Partners

Here at Discover Brightwater we’ve got more partners than Anton Du Bec. They’re all great movers and shakers but strictly (so to speak) our main Partners are those who are represented on the Discover Brightwater Board.

Discover Brightwater Beer So what’s a Brightwater Business partner? They are organisations and companies large or small that are keen to support us as we ‘restore, reveal and celebrate life around the river Skerne’. Check out some of our existing partners and supporters below.

Some provide funding, expertise or volunteers to help our work. Others simply help us by sponsoring events or advertising to build their own businesses based in our area. We’re also keen to hear from companies who would like to use our name or brand to offer new products or services. We’re already talking about Brightwater Beer and Brightwater Blue Cheese made by artisan food producers in the area. But perhaps we could help your business or your industry?

So, in the immortal and mis-quoted words of JFK, think not what Brightwater can do for you but what you can do for Brightwater (or something like that) get in touch and let’s explore how we can all help each other. Direct to contact us page

Highways England

Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency.

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Environment Agency

Established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment, with over 10,600 employees working to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

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Durham and Northumberland Architectural and Archaeological Society

Founded in 1861 and known locally as “Arch & Arch”, the Society currently provides opportunities for all those interested in archaeology and architecture to find out more about the past in North-East England and

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Local Access Forum County Durham

The LAF advises us on access issues, including the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) and Open access in County Durham. There is a great range of expertise within the LAF, with both user and landowner interests being represented fairly.

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Groundwork

Groundwork is a federation of charities working nationally and locally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.

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Tees River Trust

From Fell-side to Teesside, The Tees Rivers Trust is the only conservation body committed solely to the management and improvement of the whole of the Tees Catchment. The Trust’ purpose is to improve and conserve the water quality and habitat of the Tees and its tributaries.

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Darlington Council

Darlington Borough Council is the local authority for the town of Darlington and the surrounding villages in North East England. The authority is composed of 50 ward councillors.

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Durham County Council

The council is made up of an elected assembly of 126 councillors accountable to nearly 520,000 people in County Durham. They represent and promote the interests of County Durham when dealing with regional, national and international affairs.

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Durham Wildlife

Our lead partner Durham Wildlife Trust manages 36 nature reserves from the Tees to the Tyne, encompassing ancient woodland, large heaths, grassland meadows, wetlands and more.

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