Port of Sunderland has started work on the East Shore phase of EZ infrastructure improvements
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway

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 embarked on an ambitious programme of enabling engineering works to deliver major improvements to its East Shore nine-acre development site, to make it shovel ready for attracting inward investment. The municipally-owned port […]

Hyperdrive Battery Plant, Sunderland
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]

New tenant at Jade Business Park
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant

Japanese corporation, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, is gearing up for growth after becoming the first tenant at a new County Durham business park. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe (SEWS-E), is expanding and relocating its workforce from its base at Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring to a new site at Jade Business Park is a 55-acre employment […]

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 […]

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. The chemicals company plant to construct two purpose built factories for this, one in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and another in Germany. INEOS, who have sites in Grangemouth, Middlesborough […]

Experts at the Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) have developed a new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus
Sunderland University experts create new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus
Sunderland University experts create new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Sunderland University experts have got a handle on preventing the spread of coronavirus. With the threat of infection from shared door handles high, the university’s Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) put their heads together to come up with a way to minimise the risk of transmission. And they quickly developed a creative response to […]

Expanding IQA Group snaps up last unit on speculative Tyneside scheme
Spanish firm, Elecnor delivering multi-million fibre network invests in South Tyneside
Spanish firm, Elecnor delivering multi-million fibre network invests in South Tyneside

IQA Elecnor Group have started work on a £50m broadband project and want to engage with companies to put the North East at ‘top tier’ of internet connectivity. The Spanish-owned utility contracting firm is hosting a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in collaboration with Invest South Tyneside, South Tyneside Council’s business investment team, on Thursday 26th […]

North East Royal visit. The Duke of Kent visits Liebherr of Sunderland.
Royal visit lifts North East crane manufacturer, Liebherr
Royal visit lifts North East crane manufacturer, Liebherr

The Duke of Kent visited Liebherr Sunderland yesterday [5th March] to hear more about the company’s continued investment in the city and its award-winning apprenticeship programme. His Royal Highness was welcomed to the plant by Liebherr Sunderland managing director Ralph Saelzer before meeting the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillors David and Dianne Snowdon and Sunderland Central […]