How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero
How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero
How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero

The recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has really energised businesses and organisations to focus on carbon reduction and make solid commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and support the UK’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. There was much news coverage during COP 26 highlighting successful low carbon projects taking […]

Global consulting firm growing rapidly in Newcastle city centre
Global consulting firm growing rapidly in Newcastle city centre
Global consulting firm growing rapidly in Newcastle city centre

Oliver Wyman is a global strategy consulting firm with offices in 60 cities across 31 countries. In 2018, the firm set up a new base for its data and analytics team in Newcastle city centre. Cate Kalson, Director, explains why the firm chose North East England for its latest expansion. Why did Oliver Wyman choose […]

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 […]

In conversation | How the North East is emerging as the driving force behind the transition to Net Zero
In conversation | How the North East is emerging as the driving force behind the transition to Net Zero
In conversation | How the North East is emerging as the driving force behind the transition to Net Zero

Dr Henry Kippin, MD of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, and Professor Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Place at Newcastle University, on how the North East is emerging as the driving force behind the transition to Net Zero. Last week  Britishvolt broke ground on the 95 hectare site in Blyth, Northumberland, earmarked for the […]

Life Sciences in North East England
In Conversation | David Holmes, Membership Manager for Bionow talks about why Life Sciences companies should look to the North East as a base
In Conversation | David Holmes, Membership Manager for Bionow talks about why Life Sciences companies should look to the North East as a base

Bionow is a membership organisation that supports business growth, competitiveness and innovation within the biomedical and life science sectors in the North of England. It adds value and cost-efficiency to scientific, clinical and business operations within early stage and growth-oriented firms. We spoke to David Holmes, Membership Manager at Bionow, about the strengths of the […]

North East England is becoming a UK hot spot for Health and Life Sciences
North East England is becoming a UK hot spot for Health and Life Sciences
North East England is becoming a UK hot spot for Health and Life Sciences

North East England is one of the UK’s hot spots for Health and Life Sciences.  Everything needed to support life sciences activities can be found within our region – from initial research, product development and testing to clinical trials and production facilities.  Earlier this year the North East LEP released Health, Life Sciences and Medicines […]

How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy
How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy
How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England March 2021 marked the anniversary of the UK’s first national coronavirus lockdown, and many people reflected on where they were and what they were doing when the news was announced. I was leading a familiarisation visit, showing a potential investor around key employment sites in the North […]