New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham
New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham
New Space Enterprise Lab opens in County Durham

The Satellite Applications Catapult has opened one of its six brand new Space Enterprise Labs (SEL) in County Durham today. The Space Enterprise Lab, which will provide users with access to the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise, has opened at the North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence at NETPark in Sedgefield. The Space […]

Minister visits science and technology park set for £50m investment
Minister visits science and technology park set for £50m investment
Minister visits science and technology park set for £50m investment

A Government minister has visited NET Park (The North East Technology Park) as it looks set to expand through a £50million investment. George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, was at NETPark in Sedgefield today. The business park will be extended with a new […]

£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland
£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland
£130m factory for offshore wind cables will bring 170 new jobs to Northumberland

Plans have been announced for a £130m factory making cables for offshore wind farms on the Northumberland coast that will create 170 new jobs and safeguarding another 270 in the region. JDR Cables, which already has sites at Newcastle and Hartlepool, is to build the plant at Cambois, near Blyth. The development will be partly […]

Growing North East England’s offshore wind sector through inward investment.
Growing North East England’s offshore wind sector through inward investment.
Growing North East England’s offshore wind sector through inward investment.

As Director of Invest North East England, I lead a team that works with businesses of all sizes from across the globe, supporting their move or expansion of operations to North East England. We can support businesses locating to the region by providing access and introductions to a wide range of bodies including central and […]

Business Boost as South Tyneside Manufacturing Zone is launched
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 […]

Planning application approved for Hillthorn Business Park
Planning application approved for Hillthorn Business Park
Planning application approved for Hillthorn Business Park

The first of ten new industrial units at a £60m development site are set to move forward after approval at Sunderland’s planning committee today.  Plans for Legal & General-backed development Hillthorn Business Park in Washington were approved at planning committee today [September 7], representing a significant step forward in a two-phased plan to deliver 620,000 […]

In conversation with Paul Butler | Electrification and the opportunities it brings for North East England
In conversation with Paul Butler | Electrification and the opportunities it brings for North East England
In conversation with Paul Butler | Electrification and the opportunities it brings for North East England

In conversation with Paul Butler, Chief Executive of the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), about the opportunities electrification offers businesses in North East England, and those looking to invest in the region. The automotive sector is of strategic importance in the North East and is expected to create more and better jobs for the region. […]

Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution
Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution
Blog | Why North East England is in the driving seat of the UK’s electrification revolution

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England Everyone can remember buying their first car. Mine was a second hand rusty white Ford Fiesta and it did around 37 miles per gallon. Whilst it wasn’t the flashiest number, it got me from a to b (sometimes, not always). For a whole new generation, buying […]