Advanced manufacturing company Metec, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins
Advanced manufacturing company Metec, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins
Advanced manufacturing company Metec, makes waves with two multi-million offshore contract wins

Fast-growing South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a pair of contracts totalling £5.5million to manufacture sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the offshore renewable energy industry. These recent contract wins – one off the coast of Scotland and two offshore substation jackets off the coast of […]

Left to right: Britishvolt CEO Orral Nadjari, Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy and Britishvolt founder and executive chairman Lars Carlstrom (Image: Britishvolt)
Britishvolt selects Blyth, Northumberland as the site of its first battery gigaplant
Britishvolt selects Blyth, Northumberland as the site of its first battery gigaplant

Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery technologies, has selected a site in the North East of England to build the UK’s first battery gigaplant. The company has acquired exclusive rights to a site in Blyth Northumberland and intends to begin construction in Summer 2021. World-class lithium-ion batteries will be in production by the end […]

2020 A POSITIVE YEAR FOR AIRVIEW PARK DESPITE UK PANDEMIC IMPACT
2020 A POSITIVE YEAR FOR AIRVIEW PARK DESPITE UK PANDEMIC IMPACT
2020 A POSITIVE YEAR FOR AIRVIEW PARK DESPITE UK PANDEMIC IMPACT

With heightened uncertainty, new work-from-home guidelines for thousands of employees and restrictions temporarily halting work on construction sites nationwide, new commercial developments like Newcastle’s AirView Park could not have predicted the months (and year) ahead back at the start of 2020. Like other companies, Tynexe Commercial Ltd, the developers behind the 175,000 sq ft scheme […]

Elmtronics CEO Dan Martin (right) and Technical Director Anthony Piggott with one of the recharging units at their Business Durham base in Consett, County Durham.
EV charging firm, Elmtronics sparks £1.5m investment to develop UK network
EV charging firm, Elmtronics sparks £1.5m investment to develop UK network

An award-winning electric vehicle (EV) charging company, Elmtronics is set to step up the roll-out of charging points across the country after securing a £1.5m investment. Elmtronics, which is based in Consett and is the UK’s leading independent provider of charging points, has raised the funding from the North East Venture Fund (NEVF), which is supported by […]

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North East to benefit from onshoring in chemical and pharmaceutical sectors
North East to benefit from onshoring in chemical and pharmaceutical sectors

International trade experts believe the North East is set for a major economic boost from onshoring trends. Companies within the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors are reportedly seeking to bring supply chains and production back to the UK as a result of increased levels of uncertainty in international trade. According to OCO Global and Invest North […]

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Comment: North East England successful in bid to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) projects which will support inward investment in to the region
Comment: North East England successful in bid to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) projects which will support inward investment in to the region

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England I am thrilled with this week’s announcement that the North East has been successful in its bid to the Department for International Trade (DIT) to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) documents which will support inward investment opportunities in to our region. 19 new HPOs have been […]

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Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion
Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion

Port of Sunderland is ensuring it is well positioned to attract future investment, after work on a multi-million-pound expansion programme was completed this week. The Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has undergone a major improvement-programme to its East Shore […]

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Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre

A transformational masterplan that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland has been released today.  The Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a detailed blueprint for the regeneration of a key city centre quarter with sweeping views across the river, has been unveiled by Sunderland City Council.  Describing Riverside Sunderland as ‘the most exciting regeneration site […]