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North East Enterprise Zones have delivered over 1300 jobs in five years
North East Enterprise Zones have delivered over 1300 jobs in five years

A project to drive business and investment in the North East has been hailed a success.  North East Enterprise Zones were created to support economic growth by developing sites with key attributes to help businesses start-up, grow and expand. Since their initial launch in 2012, the sites have attracted businesses and investors keen to take […]

Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business
Sunderland named one of best UK cities to start a business

Sunderland is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays’ SME Growth Factors Index. Sunderland, which was found to boast some of the best growth environments for small businesses to flourish, ranked seventh and was the only North East city in the top ten. The Index, […]

Guest Blog: How the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy could help grow the North East Region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector
Guest Blog: How the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy could help grow the North East Region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector

In our latest guest blog, John Hildreth, Business Growth and Investment Manager at Arch: The Northumberland Development Company, looks at How the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy could help grow the North East Region’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector The opportunity to encourage significant growth and investment into the North East’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector has recently come under the […]

Skilled rail jobs to be created as Vivarail opens a new production plant in County Durham
Skilled rail jobs to be created as Vivarail opens a new production plant in County Durham

Vivarail will bring 30 specialist engineering jobs over the next three years, to the North East as it opens a large production site in County Durham.   It joins a growing number of rail engineering companies and suppliers operating in the region as it sees a resurgence in the industry. Vivarail has been attracted by the […]

Decommissioning licence marks major step towards Blyth decom base
Decommissioning licence marks major step towards Blyth decom base

Port of Blyth has announced a move into the offshore decommissioning market following confirmation of the North East port’s successful application for a decommissioning licence from the UK Environment Agency. Having worked closely with the Environment Agency for 12 months prior to the environmental permit being granted, the Port is now readying a site suitable […]

Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs
Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs

The Port of Sunderland is set to become a hub for offshore energy repairs, after an operation to help grow its reputation as a gateway to the offshore and renewable energy sectors. The huge cable vessel Nexans Skagerrak is helping the port grow its reputation as a gateway to offshore and renewable energy sector The […]

New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead
New £50m national innovation centre given go-ahead

Permission has been granted for a major new development which will link up university academic talent with industry and the public sector to help develop skills needed to solve real world problems.  The £50m national innovation centre, on Science Central will bring together businesses, academics and the public to support the research and development of […]

International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) £300M milestone endorsed
International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) £300M milestone endorsed

  Updated plans to help deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract more than £300m of development have been welcomed.    Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet and its full council meeting have (Wednesday 22 November) endorsed updates for the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP). The IAMP is proposed for an area close to the A19 and to […]

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