Global Direct Investment Solutions

Corporate Development for a Networked World

 Add to Google Add our site search tool to your iGoogle page

Biographic Profile : Phil Eadon

Contact :   TEL   847-304-4655

Bruce Donnelly    (Biography)

Home Up Search Contacts Maps Advertise News

Seek Advice
For Executives
Real Estate


The International Business Introduction Service

for Technology-Led Business Cluster Development


Background Information about this service

InterTech Global Alliance



Call Phil or visit his websites for details about future InterTech or other event plans or sponsorships, including the hosting of such events anywhere.  There are various economical ways to participate.

  InterTech 2007 will be in the Netherlands.

Past Event Profile

Recent Experience


President, InterTech Global Alliance

Project Director, InterTech 2004 and Intertech2005

Phil organized the InterTech 2004 event, October 11-12, 2004, in County Durham, England.  Details are at   This followed a very successful similar event in 2003.  These professional business networking events attract participants from small and mid-sized enterprises (SME's) and service providers around the world.

Phil also organized InterTech 2005 in Magdeburg, Germany and is planning future B2B partnering events in 2006 in England, The Netherlands, Finland, and China.  Venues in North America are also under discussion with potential sponsors.

InterTech events bring together entrepreneurial executives with interests in new business alliances, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and technology transfers.  Meetings are pre-scheduled to introduce participants to other relevant attendees according to their indicated interests.  The Partners4Technology service also provides an ongoing, online matchmaking capability beyond the periodic events.

Partners4Technology participants and InterTech sponsors are involved in innovative knowledge-based technologies and R&D programs, alliances, and technology commercialization initiatives as well as business support services in fields such as:

  • Digital technology and media
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Nanotechnology and microsystems
  • Photonics
  • Optics
  • Software
  • Engineering - automotive, mechanical, chemical
  • New materials and composites
  • Food and beverage processing

InterTech contacts have included organizations such as NHS Innovations (National Health Service research, somewhat like the NIH in the US), Regional Medical Physics, the Defence Diversification Agency, and Regional Technology Centre North.  Other relationships include the new North East Centres of Excellence in Biotechnology (Cels), Digital Technology (Codeworks), and Nanotechnology (CENAMPS).

Phil joined us at the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago, in May 2004, and attended the AGORADA 2004 meeting (EURADA) in the Czech Republic, May 23-25 about economic development in the EU enlargement regions.  He is likely to attend major EURADA events and other European business networking events relevant to his professional specialty.  He can also help US economic development agencies by arranging introductory meetings in Europe, and has participated in the past at major trade shows and events such as MIPIM.

VP European Business Development

Global Direct Investment Solutions

After more than 15 successful years leading the marketing initiatives of a British economic development agency, including the promotion and continued support of foreign investment and local businesses in the area, Phil now provides independent project support services in Europe for Global Direct Investment Solutions.  He also provides professional services to European economic development organizations with US investment promotion interests.

He will lead the expansion of Global Direct Investment Solutions into Europe by developing working relationships among executives at major European companies, and their professional advisors, to assist them with business expansion, relocation, consolidation or alliance interests anywhere in the world.  This "SICR" work among top executives includes the European offices of major foreign investors in Europe.

He will also lead our relationships among other participants in our services such as European economic development agencies and professional service providers (such as corporate real estate professionals, consultants, and others).  This will involve our GUIDE services to develop and share timely local market knowledge and project support contacts throughout Europe, including the EU enlargement countries.

Previous Experience

Director of Marketing, County Durham Development Company


Phil led the successful marketing program of County Durham, England for more than 15 years, with responsibility for both investment promotion to attract new companies to the area and the work to support their project plans and local operations.  This included integration of such investment promotion work in North America, Europe and Asia with local business retention and expansion initiatives.


Phil worked closely with Bruce Donnelly (President, GDI Solutions) for 5 years when Bruce represented Northern England in the USA for investment promotion purposes.


He developed and maintained many working relationships in the region and among executives worldwide.  When he helped to establish CDDC Ltd. in 1988, it was quite revolutionary for a British county to set up a private sector company to operate at arms length to lead investment promotion activities and develop a promotional strategy for local economic development.  Many creative initiatives were developed over the years to help promote business in the County successfully.


Marketing Manager, SageSoft PLC  (software)

Area Sales Executive, Tobler Suchard Ltd.

Marketing and Sales, TNT Overnite Express

Marketing Assistant, Allen Bradley Electronics Ltd.

Professional Affiliations and Events

IDRC event participant (now CoreNet Global) for many years, as well as MIPIM

European Community "Interprise" Expert

Chartered Institute of Marketing, member (1981-1990)


Academic Background


BA (Hons) Marketing and Engineering

Contact Information:


Phil Eadon

President, InterTech Global Alliance


TEL : +44 (0)191-415-7340    Office

from US dial as 011-44-191-415-7340

the country code is 44, Durham is 191


VP European Business Development

Global Direct Investment Solutions


TEL : +44 (0) 78 34 730 929  EU mobile

from US dial as 011-44-783-473-0929

from UK dial as 078-34 730 929


Who is Phil briefing?


Map : County Durham, England

Washington is located in County Durham, home of the prestigious Durham University and the historic Durham Cathedral.  This is in northern England, near the cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough between North Yorkshire and Scotland, and east of the Lake District and Manchester (both in northwest England, while Durham is in northeast England).

Phil organized the INTERTECH 2005 international technology business networking and partnering event.


October 10-11, 2005

Magdeburg, Germany


Sponsor : EasyJet

InterTech 2004 event


County Durham, England

Oct. 11-12, 2004

Examples of assistance to investors in County Durham

Highlights of investment projects supported in County Durham since 1988

Sanyo Black & Decker
Fujitsu TRW
SMK Glaxo - GSK
NSK Senstronics
Oshino Lamps Ultronics
Calsonic Kansei Filtronic Compound Semiconductors
TYK Electrolux
Nippon Silica Glass Thorn Lighting
Tosho Quartz Palram
Toshiba Harvies of Edinburgh
Teikyo University Schmitz Cargobull
LG-Philips Cox Surgical
Dong Jin Precision Engineering User 2 Computers
3T Engineering Alexander Technologies
Red Planet Technologies Metromail
Armstrong Steel Grantside Developments
Neyr Plastiques Richardson Westgarth
SSL International Orange
Virtutel-Npower Seaward Electronics
Gliderol Doors Magneco Metrel
Berger Aus Berg Hydro Polymers
Uponor ISA Sotralco
If you visit at the right time, you might even get a chance to enjoy a game of cricket with Phil and his friends !

There is high speed train service between Durham and Scotland or London, aside from flights to the Newcastle upon Tyne or Teesside regional airports, which have economical international connections through more than just London, such as via Amsterdam or Brussels, and direct flights and links to many places on EasyJet, an economical European regional airline.

Train enthusiasts may enjoy the history of this area as an early center of the industry.

Note Lumley Castle in the background - a unique hotel in County Durham.  Phil is also an enthusiastic golfer, and there are some excellent golf courses in the region.

Phil also knows interesting local history, such as Durham Cathedral and local links to the family of George Washington or the origins of the railroad industry in this region.

A Biographic Profile  is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of all personal qualifications, nor a complete biography, resum, or CV.  It is summarized from information provided by the individual.  We make no warranty about the content of any Biographic Profile, and welcome corrections.

The purpose is to facilitate personal introductions among corporate executives and advisors by providing insights into the background of professionals of potential relevance to their direct investment and business alliance plans.

Send questions, suggestions, or comments about this site to Disclaimer.

Global Direct Investment Solutions, PO Box 439  Fox River Grove, IL 60021-0439  TEL 847-304-4655  FAX 847-304-5375

The use of graphics and advertising has been minimized to improve performance.  Display settings
Copyright 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009  Global Direct Investment Solutions, Inc.      Last modified: 01/27/09