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PORT OF BLYTH OPENS UNIQUE £1M WIND TURBINE TRAINING FACILITY
PORT OF BLYTH OPENS UNIQUE £1M WIND TURBINE TRAINING FACILITY

The Port has officially launched a £1m Wind Turbine Training Facility complete with a full sized, specially modified wind turbine aimed at providing unique, high quality training opportunities to the renewables industry. In a first for the UK wind industry, the bespoke facility is part of the Port’s significant investment in training aimed at the […]

World leading electronics company, II-VI expands to create high-tech jobs in Durham
World leading electronics company, II-VI expands to create high-tech jobs in Durham

A WORLD-LEADING electronics company has announced a major expansion that will lead to the creation of high-calibre jobs in the North-East. II-VI Compound Semiconductors Ltd, based at Newton Aycliffe, manufactures radio frequency (RF) electronics and optoelectronics for high-technology applications in the aerospace and defence industry. The company, which has its headquarters in Pennsylvania, is investing […]

BBC makes biggest investment in the North East as part of a new regional partnership
BBC makes biggest investment in the North East as part of a new regional partnership

From Berwick-upon-Tweed to Billingham, the BBC makes its biggest investment for decades in the North East as part of a new regional partnership with Northern Film + Media and the 12 local authorities and three combined authorities. The BBC will spend at least £25m over the next five years right across the North East to fund network […]

Fulwell 73 launch Fulwell North in Sunderland
Fulwell 73 launch Fulwell North in Sunderland

Acclaimed independent production company Fulwell 73 has launched Fulwell North, a new regional office in North East England which will act as a base for the company’s activities in the North and help to create sustainable growth in the film and TV industries in the region. Fulwell North will focus on developing unique programming authentic […]

Give your business a boost and ‘move on up’ to North East England
Give your business a boost and ‘move on up’ to North East England

The coronavirus pandemic has seen organisations in all sectors find new, innovative ways of working. From remote and hybrid offices, to the adoption of new digital technologies like video conferencing and cloud computing; the pace of change has been unprecedented. Another significant trend – one that was well established before the pandemic but has continued […]

New £50 million NETPark extension gets the green light
New £50 million NETPark extension gets the green light

North East Technology Park (NETPark) – A flagship County Durham technology park is set for an extension significantly following a £50 million investment by Durham County Council, which will create over 1,200 jobs. Plans to expand the NETPark in Sedgefield, County Durham, have been given the go ahead by the Council’s Cabinet, which has agreed […]

Business Boost as South Tyneside Manufacturing Zone is launched
Business Boost as South Tyneside Manufacturing Zone is launched

The creation of a new Manufacturing Zone within Jarrow Business Centre is complete and is ready to welcome new tenants. The bespoke space can accommodate six high growth SME businesses in the advanced manufacturing and offshore supply chain sectors. The new zone is located just a few miles away from the new Equinor and SSE […]

Significant support for small business leaders
Significant support for small business leaders

SMEs in the North East are being urged to sign up to a new 12-week management course, providing critical skills and networks to help them innovate, grow and thrive beyond Covid-19. Help to Grow: Management is a practical training programme for senior leaders in small and medium-sized businesses. Rolled out nationally by the UK’s leading […]