BLOG: We’re all in this together
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 […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
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
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 […]

2016 – A pivotal year for North East inward investment
2016 – A pivotal year for North East inward investment
2016 – A pivotal year for North East inward investment

2016 was a pivotal year for Invest North East England (INEE). As you’d expect, the EU Referendum was a key consideration for everyone working in inward investment. The North East is the only UK region with a positive balance of trade (we export more than we import), so the potential of Brexit to disrupt activity […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR

I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to the VRTGO Conference, held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Many of you may not be familiar with the conference, as it is relatively new to the increasing programme of digital and technology conferences in the North East, but it is fast becoming one […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector

I was fortunate to be in Westminster last week at the Houses of Parliament and was blown away by the building (my first visit) but also by the event that I attended. The event celebrated the success of the automotive industry in the North East of England and was hosted by Washington and Sunderland West […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
North East England designed for success
North East England designed for success

Invest North East England’s Director Guy Currey on why the North East of England is a fantastic location for business investment …

UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students
UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students
UTC South Durham opens its doors to the first students

New University Technical College – UTC South Durham – welcomed its first intake of students this week; almost exactly one year since building work began at Long Tens Way, on Aycliffe Business Park, close to Hitachi Rail Europe’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility. Founded by the University of Sunderland and business partners Hitachi Rail Europe […]