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Texo Group is the latest Offshore Energy client to open a new Port of Blyth facility
Texo Group is the latest Offshore Energy client to open a new Port of Blyth facility

Port of Blyth has welcomed the latest client to join its offshore energy hub following the official opening of a brand new £0.7m facility at its South Harbour terminal for Texo Group. Known as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, the Port has developed an impressive cluster of complementary businesses servicing the […]

A new technology centre of excellence developed by Pulsant has opened in Gateshead
HRH The Duke of York opens new technology centre in Gateshead
HRH The Duke of York opens new technology centre in Gateshead

A new technology centre of excellence in the North East of England has been officially opened by The Duke of York and local dignitaries. The site, developed by Pulsant, comprises offices and a security and network operations centre, located in Team Valley, Gateshead. HRH received a guided tour of the new facilities, meeting with key […]

Frank Recruitment Group Opens new office in California
Technology recruitment giant Frank Recruitment Group opens new location in Orange County, California
Technology recruitment giant Frank Recruitment Group opens new location in Orange County, California

Newcastle headquartered Frank Recruitment Group has this week opened its latest US home in Irvine. The company has already created 20 jobs and plans to add another 35 sales roles in the next 12 months. After launching eight offices in the last 18 months, Frank Recruitment Group has opened the doors on its new office […]

Artist impression (CGI) of Riga Building, Gateshead
Leading Video Games Developer, Sumo Group to be First New Tenants at Riga, Baltic Quarter.
Leading Video Games Developer, Sumo Group to be First New Tenants at Riga, Baltic Quarter.

Sumo Group plc has agreed to lease the top two floors of the Riga Building, extending to 16,500 sq ft, to house the local studios of its Sumo Digital and Atomhawk businesses. Gateshead Council announced the news today that it had secured its first new tenants for Riga. Sumo Digital will move in early 2020 […]

Sunderland battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation has expanded making the largest dedicated battery manufacturing facility in the UK outside of OEM's
Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland as it grows globally
Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland as it grows globally

Battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland and has doubled the size of its production facility by taking over the whole of its base at the Future Technology Centre building next to Turbine Business Park. The expansion makes it the largest dedicated battery manufacturing facility in the UK outside of original equipment manufacturers such as […]

Atom Bank, County Durham
North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital
North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital

As I sat down to write this blog, I asked myself, ‘when was the last time I went into a bank?’ The answer? Well it’s been a long time. The reason is I do nearly all of my banking online, like many of us. From paying bills, managing my accounts, even applying for a mortgage, […]

A new maritime hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne
UK’s first Maritime innovation hub officially opens at Port of Tyne

A new hub dedicated to research and development for the maritime sector has officially opened in at Port of Tyne, South Shields today A new partnership has been announced between a number of organisations including Port of Tyne, PD Ports, Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV and Ubisoft to create the UK’s first Maritime […]

Plans approved for multi-million pound business park development
Plans approved for multi-million pound business park development

Planning consent has been given for a new multi-million pound business park which could see the creation of more than 2,500 jobs in County Durham As a first phase, Durham County Council is funding the construction of seven speculative units (comprising 155,000 sq ft) at Jade Business Park, next to the A19 and Dalton Park, […]