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County Durham Growth Fund secures an additional £4 million for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme

The County Durham Growth Fund has been awarded an additional £4,000,000 of funding to continue supporting businesses across the county until June 2023. Established in April 2019, the fund was initially a £4.9m capital grant scheme providing grants to small and medium enterprises in County Durham to accelerate their growth. Due to the additional funding, […]

New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East
New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East
New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East

Newcastle University and partners will lead a new National Centre to support enterprise, resilience and innovation among rural firms and unlock the untapped potential of rural economies across the UK. Creating resilient and sustainable economies Led by experts from Newcastle, Warwick, Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural Universities, and working with businesses, policy makers, enterprise agencies […]

The Lumen, new office building in Newcastle Upon Tyne
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix
The Lumen – New building lights up Newcastle Helix

A landmark city centre office building is open for business. Now complete, The Lumen offers 106,000 sq. ft of grade A office space and is surrounded by the innovative community on Newcastle Helix.   The word ‘Lumen’ represents a light quarter and a vision that the building will spark innovation, ideas, and discoveries through connections. […]

NETPark, County Durham Premier Science and Innovation Park in North East England
National recognition for Business Durham and NETPark on R&D
National recognition for Business Durham and NETPark on R&D

A new report from a national organisation shaping Government policy on research and development (R&D) has highlighted NETPark and Business Durham as an excellent example of local leadership. The Power of Place report was published by the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) this week and is designed to feed into the Government’s ‘levelling up’ […]

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Port of Tyne to become base for world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank
Port of Tyne to become base for world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have today (13th May) announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne. Dogger Bank Wind Farm is a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Equinor and SSE Renewables. Construction of the wind […]

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One Region, One Sector, One Statement
One Region, One Sector, One Statement

Generator and Digital Union are pleased to present the second edition of One Region, One Sector, One Statement, produced in partnership with leading organisations Sunderland Software City, Dynamo North East, JUMP, Invest North East England, Tech Nation, Tech North East and Middlesbrough Digital. The reception we received from the first edition of One Region, One […]

Sarah Slaven Interim Managing Director of Business Durham
Business Durham to lead the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence
Business Durham to lead the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence

Business Durham has been appointed to lead the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence until March 2022, having successfully delivered support to the sector since 2014.  The Satellite Applications Catapult and the UK Space Agency, which funds the centre, today confirmed that Business Durham, the economic development arm of Durham County Council, will lead […]

AirView Park, a new, airport-connected business park scheme to launch soon
AirView Park, a new airport-connected business park scheme to launch soon
AirView Park, a new airport-connected business park scheme to launch soon

Land, regeneration and property developer, Tynexe Commercial Ltd, is looking for entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders from all industries to pull together, collaborate and help investment in the North East come back bigger, better and stronger despite the public health crisis having an effect on companies across most sectors. Having temporarily paused work at AirView […]