The Importance of Foreign Direct Investment to the UK economy
The Importance of Foreign Direct Investment to the UK economy

In his latest blog, Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England speaks about the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in to the UK With the potential consequences of Brexit on the UK economy still far from certain, and in particular Brexit’s impact on the flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK, […]

Guest Blog: With Nick Atkinson, Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd
Guest Blog: With Nick Atkinson, Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd

Our latest guest blog is with Nick Atkinson. Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd.   Nick has been involved with many of the region’s largest industrial developments such as Radial 64 in Washington, Teeslink at Wynyard Park and the region’s largest speculative development, Drum Park in Chester le Street. He has experience in dealing with Brownfield […]

How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy
How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy

The Energy sector is one of great importance for North East England, with three rivers and three strategic Ports (Ports of Tyne, Blyth and Sunderland), an abundance of existing energy businesses, key assets and development land the region is going from strength to strength in this sector. Invest North East England is the inward investment agency for the […]

Thinking Digital highlights the importance of digital innovation within all sectors
Thinking Digital highlights the importance of digital innovation within all sectors

Last week I attended Thinking Digital Newcastle. Now in its tenth year, the conference brings together a large crowd and a stellar group of speakers; from company CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists, the conference draws on all things ’digital’ and how innovation and breaking boundaries is what we all should aspire to. In a room […]

Showcasing our region’s outsourcing opportunities
Showcasing our region’s outsourcing opportunities

Next week, we’re off to showcase the North East as the prime location for shared services and outsourcing firms looking for a UK base.  We’re part of a Northern Powerhouse partnership attending the 17th European Shared Services and Outsourcing Week, a key event in the sector’s international events calendar. The acclaimed three-day event in Manchester’s […]

BLOG: We’re all in this together
BLOG: We’re all in this together

This week, we’ve had an excellent few days hosting a senior delegation from the Department of International Trade (DIT), responsible for the Tech and Digital sector. The 14 visitors, from across the country, all have key roles in increasing the size of the sector in the UK, by attracting new investment and supporting existing businesses […]

The Far East meets the North East
The Far East meets the North East

With a population of nearly 1.4 billion, an economy worth $10.5 trillion, and where a city with the population of the whole of North East England (2.6 million) would be considered extremely modest, the mind boggles at the sheer scale of China.  People keep asking me about the inward investment opportunities that China can bring […]

North East tech sector going from strength to strength
North East tech sector going from strength to strength

In recent years the North East’s Tech and Digital sector has certainly made waves across the globe and the region is looking to further stamp its mark on the sector. We have seen rapid growth in the sector and now have the fastest growing tech cluster outside of London. By 2020, it is estimated that […]

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