North East Investment Zone set to go live: £3 billion boost for the economy
North East Investment Zone set to go live: £3 billion boost for the economy
North East Investment Zone set to go live: £3 billion boost for the economy

Plans that will see up to 4,000 new jobs created and billions of pounds in investment for the North East are set to go live in April. With the key features of the Investment Zone now agreed, Government and the Combined Authority have published details of the North East Investment Zone’s key sites here. There […]

Sunderland TV and film studios to get government funding
Sunderland TV and film studios to get government funding
Sunderland TV and film studios to get government funding

A major TV and film studio complex is to be built in Sunderland after the government confirmed a devolution package for the north east of England. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a “trailblazer” deal, which will eventually unlock up to £120m towards the development of Crown Works Studios. Fulwell Cain – a joint venture between Fulwell […]

How advancements in technology are shaping the future of the economy in North East England
How advancements in technology are shaping the future of the economy in North East England
How advancements in technology are shaping the future of the economy in North East England

By Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England Technology is an area that touches every part of our lives, and in recent years it’s had a significant impact on how we work. From the expansion of flexible working and cloud computing to artificial intelligence and global connectivity – technology is shaping the […]

Delivering the infrastructure for health and life sciences businesses to invest in North East England
Delivering the infrastructure for health and life sciences businesses to invest in North East England
Delivering the infrastructure for health and life sciences businesses to invest in North East England

By Michelle Duggan, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England. The health and life sciences sector plays a crucial role in shaping the global economy by promoting health and driving innovation. It also creates significant economic activity through healthcare services, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and research and development. These industries create jobs, generate revenue, […]

First speakers announced as tickets go on sale for TechNExt
First speakers announced as tickets go on sale for TechNExt
First speakers announced as tickets go on sale for TechNExt

The first speakers have been announced for the Main Stage conference of TechNExt24, the North East’s leading technology festival. Avril Chester and David Grey are the first to be announced in a line-up of some of the most exciting voices in the sector when the festival conference returns on Thursday 20th June. Avril is a […]

Paynovate chooses Newcastle as the launchpad for UK expansion
Paynovate chooses Newcastle as the launchpad for UK expansion
Paynovate chooses Newcastle as the launchpad for UK expansion

A leading Belgian fintech company specialising in digital payment solutions has announced the establishment of its UK business operations in Newcastle. Paynovate is an e-money institution working across Europe and the UK to provide a trusted and regulated platform to power payment solutions. Licenced by both the National Bank of Belgium and the Financial Conduct […]

New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy
New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy
New Technology Development Centre in Blyth set to drive forward innovation in offshore renewable energy

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has started construction at its Blyth site to transform a former paper storage shed into a home for small scale innovation in the offshore renewables sector. The new £6 million two-storey facility, to be named the Technology Development Centre (TDC), will provide testing, validation and demonstration capabilities for small […]

Looking to the future of inward investment in the North East Mayoral Combined Authority
Looking to the future of inward investment in the North East Mayoral Combined Authority
Looking to the future of inward investment in the North East Mayoral Combined Authority

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England As we begin the countdown to Christmas, Invest North East England marked the end of the year with a special event at the Catalyst on Newcastle Helix on Monday 04 December to brief partners and stakeholders about our upcoming move into the new North East Mayoral […]