BGL Group creates 40 new digital jobs in Sunderland in new tech hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub
Digital distributor BGL Group to create 40 jobs in new digital hub

BGL Group to create 40 digital jobs at Sunderland base BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, is to invest £3m in a new tech hub at its base in Sunderland, it announced today. The investment has been welcomed by MAKE it Sunderland at Sunderland City Council, which has advised […]

Alan Wleby, Innovation Director, North East LEP
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge

SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and to give […]

New route from Newcastle International Airport - London City launched
New London City route launched from Newcastle International Airport
New London City route launched from Newcastle International Airport

The first flight of a brand new service from Newcastle International Airport into the heart of central London has taken off today (7th Jan 2019).  The inaugural flight from the North East’s largest airport to London City departed this morning taking just over an hour to reach the capital. The flight, which is operated Flybe’s […]

Wolf and Wood Interactive, VR Gaming company based in PROTO, Gateshead, North East England
An interview with Wolf and Wood – a North East VR Specialist
An interview with Wolf and Wood – a North East VR Specialist

An Interview with… Wolf and Wood  Gateshead gaming company Wolf and Wood, specialises in making virtual reality (VR) games and is currently gearing up to launch one of its biggest titles on a new platform after its game was picked up by PlayStation VR. Gateshead is fast becoming a regular stomping ground for independent games […]

Canadian Investment Visit October 2018
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms

A delegation of Canadian technology companies visited North East England today (Wednesday 14 November) to see, first hand, why the region’s tech and digital sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Representatives from eight prominent Canadian businesses joined the region’s inward investment body, Invest North East England, to visit world-leading sites before […]

L-R_Eric Fabretti Deputy CEO at Infotel_Cllr Bruce Pickard Deputy Mayor North Tyneside Council_Mundeep Naayar MD Infotel Consulting UK
Software firm, Infotel UK, aims to double workforce as part of £1million investment
Software firm, Infotel UK, aims to double workforce as part of £1million investment

Infotel UK Consulting (Infotel UK), a software firm based in North Shields, aims to double in size with a £1million investment in new offices and recruitment. Infotel UK started operating in 2015, delivering custom-made software and applications that help businesses improve their operations. The company aims to take advantage of increasing interest in its services […]

PROTO - Centre for Emerging Technology
Duke of Cambridge opens PROTO – Europe’s first dedicated centre for emerging tech
Duke of Cambridge opens PROTO – Europe’s first dedicated centre for emerging tech

As part of the Great Exhibition of the North, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge officially opened PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre during his trip to the region on Friday (7th Sept). Located in Baltic Quarter, Gateshead, PROTO is an £8 million-pound, state-of-the-art research and development facility (R&D) for organisations to test and create […]

Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities

A new report provides the UK’s first overview of how digital technologies are creating the country’s smartest city. Vision and principles Newcastle’s System of Systems was commissioned by Newcastle City Futures, a project led by Newcastle University which brings together academics, local government, businesses communities  and charities. The report identifies what the city is already […]