North East England works.

It’s what we are famous for.
Hard work, unrivalled business accommodation and a great return on your investment.

North East England is one of the UK’s fastest growing economies with a highly-skilled, flexible workforce, well connected to global markets and a low cost base, it is easy to see why over 71,000 businesses call North East England home.

Invest North East England is the first point of contact for businesses looking to locate and invest in our region. Working alongside the region’s seven local authorities, our aim is to support new inward investment and promote the region as prime location for businesses to locate, grow and prosper.

We provide a free package of support as well as a land and property database to help businesses, consultants and potential investors chose the right location in North East England.



Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Advanced Manufacturing North East England

A highly skilled workforce, unmatched operating costs and superb access to UK and overseas markets, make North East England the location of choice for investors in the Automotive, Rail and Advanced Manufacturing sectors.

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Life Sciences - North East England
Life Sciences

A world class centre of healthcare excellence, a workforce underpinned by university graduate talent, pharmaceutical manufacturing prowess and R&D excellence, make our region highly attractive to life sciences investors.

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Digital - North East England
Digital Sector North East England

Home to scores of software and tech companies doing business right across the globe, the North East workforce has a proven track record in Satellite Applications, Immersive Tech, Games Development , E-sports and Fintech.

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Energy - North East England
Energy Sector North East England

North East England has a worldwide reputation for excellence in Energy and is leading the way in Green Energy and offshore renewables.

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Business Services - North East England
Business Services Sector North East England

Our combination of a highly skilled, cost competitive workforce, plentiful Grade A office accommodation and a strong network cluster make our region one of Europe’s best investment locations. The Fintech sector is growing with a rich ecosystem and great market opportunities.

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Our Success Stories

“For Nissan, our plant in Sunderland, North East England, is absolutely fundamental. Nissan has an objective to be the number one Asian brand in Europe and the plant in Sunderland is the kingpin of that. The plant’s efficient work practices, helped in no small measure by excellent industrial relations, also contribute.”

Trevor Mann
Former Executive Vice President, Nissan

Newcastle has always been a key region for us when it comes to nurturing talent, particularly through our apprenticeship programme. We’re proud that our Newcastle  operations are set to play an important role within Accenture’s ambitious growth plans across the North.

Allan King
Accenture’s Head of North East operations

“The North East of England was selected by Balfour Beatty as it provided a skilled and flexible workforce and the best supply of buildings in the UK, suitable for the new facility. We are thrilled with the team we have been able to build here. Their efforts have delivered significant benefits for Balfour Beatty.”

Ian Dawson
Business Services Director at Balfour Beatty

“The North East workforce are proud, committed and passionate. They are willing to take on any challenge and the skills and knowledge they bring to bear every day are key to the success of Caterpillar across the globe. We find all the trust and support we need in North East England to help us succeed.”

Phil Handley
Managing Director, Caterpillar Peterlee

“It will be our 30th anniversary next year and we are proud of that. Over those 30 years we have really established ourselves in the North-East and we are most proud of the fact we have got lots of experts in their fields here.”

Peter Howe
UK Managing Director, Komatsu


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