Minister experiences region’s innovation and digital success
Minister experiences region’s innovation and digital success

Margot James MP, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been in the region to see some of the latest innovation facilities and businesses boosting the North East’s growing digital economy. She was welcomed to Gateshead by Digital Catapult’s Jeremy Silver, Sunderland Software City’s David Dunn and Gateshead Council’s […]

One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant
One millionth Juke built at Sunderland Plant

Eight years after it created the compact crossover segment, the one millionth Juke has rolled off the line at Nissan Sunderland Plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds. Well known for its distinctive sporty styling, the 2018 Juke comes with a host of interior and exterior personalisation […]

Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’

Bold plans to transform Newcastle into a smart city have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council. The council aims to lead the digital revolution and become a major player in the digital world. The city has the fasting growing digital sector outside of London and attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and global players. The […]

Planning approved for next phase of development at prime North East Follingsby Park scheme
Planning approved for next phase of development at prime North East Follingsby Park scheme

Development to be known as ‘Follingsby Max’ receives planning for up to 2.5 million sq. ft of high quality, high bay distribution/industrial space Highgrove Group has announced it has received full planning approval for the development of up to 2.5 million sq. ft of new, high bay distribution/industrial accommodation at a site immediately south of […]

Why the UK is poised to lead the future of offshore energy
Why the UK is poised to lead the future of offshore energy

Whilst many of us associate trips to the seaside with ice cream and sandcastles, for me, the sight of open ocean and stretching coastlines means one thing – offshore energy. Here in the UK, offshore energy is one of our fastest growing sectors. As a country we are still heavily reliant on fossil fuels but […]

Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist
Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from over 30 bids submitted by cities and regions from across the UK to be shortlisted for one of Channel 4 creative hubs. Channel 4 plans to create a new National HQ and two […]

Dutch manufacturer Lightweight Containers invests in County Durham
Dutch manufacturer Lightweight Containers invests in County Durham

Lightweight Containers, a Dutch-based manufacturer of lightweight kegs for the drinks industry, has chosen to locate its first UK manufacturing plant in County Durham. The company has taken a 10-year lease on a 62,000 sq. ft. unit at Foxcover Industrial Estate in Seaham and expects to create around 35 jobs within two years. The company […]

Siemens and Newcastle University launch UK’s second Mindsphere lab
Siemens and Newcastle University launch UK’s second Mindsphere lab

The latest development in the partnership between Siemens and Newcastle University launched Mindsphere Lab, aimed to accelerate digitalisation and meet the needs of an increasingly-digitalised society. “It is ideal that the latest hub on the MINe is here in a setting as advanced as the Urban Sciences Building and adjacent to the site for the […]

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