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South Tyneside Week 2020
South Tyneside Business Week to inspire, celebrate and stimulate growth
South Tyneside Business Week to inspire, celebrate and stimulate growth

Businesses across the borough and the North East are invited to attend a week-long programme of free, insightful events and practical workshops to help them thrive.  Designed to both showcase and support businesses of all shapes and sizes South Tyneside Business Week will run from Monday 10th until Friday 14th February 2020. The South Tyneside […]

Northern Powerhouse Minister praises County Durham's investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities

A leading government minister has called on global businesses to consider investing in County Durham. Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse minister, praised the “passion and drive” of the area’s “highly-skilled workforce” and described the county as a “good place to invest” during a visit to the area. Mr Berry took a tour of family firm Thomas […]

BIM Show Live 2020
BIM Show Live Keynote Speakers Revealed
BIM Show Live Keynote Speakers Revealed

Designing for healthy people and places, protecting the environment and human centred design are all high on the agenda at the industry leading BIM Show Live conference taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne, 26-27 February 2020. Three of the four keynote speakers who will be headlining the two day event have been announced as, biophilic […]

Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza

Rapidly-expanding Saggezza, which provides software solutions for clients including a global private investment banks and a global credit card brand, will expand its employee base in Sunderland by some 50 per cent, after seeing global sales soar in 2019. The business completed a number of new partnership deals last year to aide its offer to clients and […]

Liebherr expands its Sunderland base
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site

An abandoned waste site is to be transformed into use as a key manufacturing site after being bought by Sunderland City Council. The major regeneration scheme will see leading crane manufacturer Liebherr expanding its business into the former Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford. Liebherr Sunderland builds maritime cranes and cargo handling equipment from its […]

Jason Hobbs, CEO North East Fund
2019 SEES NORTH EAST FUND INVEST A FURTHER £20m IN LOCAL BUSINESSES
2019 SEES NORTH EAST FUND INVEST A FURTHER £20m IN LOCAL BUSINESSES

2019 has seen over 130 of the region’s businesses receive more than £20m of investment from the North East Fund, a £120m programme which provides finance to SMEs across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. Whilst the start of the year marked its first £10m investment milestone, the Fund has gone on to deliver […]

Building links in Ireland - David Pattison Blog
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland

Those of us above 30 will probably remember the old Ferrero Rocher adverts on TV, where a nameless ambassador served them stacked high on a platter to various visiting dignitaries. Well, have you ever wondered if they really are on the Ambassadors shopping list? If so, I can confirm that they are, or at least […]

Jason Hobbs, CEO North East Fund
North East Fund helps fuel regional economic growth
North East Fund helps fuel regional economic growth

Jason Hobbs, CEO of the North East Fund explains the positive impact which funding can deliver especially for ambitious scale-up businesses… “Supporting and funding regional economic growth from start-up businesses to larger scale-up organisations has enabled the North East Fund to invest more than £30m so far in a diverse range of companies across seven […]