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 […]

Sunderland central station to be transformed
Sunderland central station to be transformed

Transformational plans to revamp Sunderland’s central train station are full steam ahead, with a £26m boost that will ‘give Sunderland the rail station it deserves’. Striking proposals for the southern entrance of Sunderland’s central station were unveiled today, for a six-year programme to fully transform the city’s arrival point. Preparatory work on the first part […]

North East space sector jobs take off
North East space sector jobs take off
North East space sector jobs take off

A new report by the UK Space Agency has highlighted that the North East’s thriving space sector has led to a jobs boost in the region. The recent ‘Size and Health of the UK Space Industry’ report revealed the number of people employed in the space sector in the North East is up 12% to over 1,000. […]

Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland.  A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality
Nissan unveils EV36Zero in Sunderland. A £1bn Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub to accelerate the journey to carbon neutrality

Nissan unveils Nissan EV36Zero, a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle (EV) Hub creating a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. Centred around the record-breaking plant in Sunderland, UK, Nissan EV36Zero will supercharge the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn […]

Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology
Turntide Technologies Acquires Electric Vehicle Component Developer AVID Technology

Turntide Technologies, the company responsible for the Smart Motor SystemTM, has announced the acquisition of UK-based AVID Technology Limited, a cleantech engineering firm that designs and manufactures electrified powertrain components and systems for heavy-duty and high-performance electric (EV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV). The acquisition helps Turntide decarbonise the transportation sector and offers a high-performance alternative to the […]

County Durham Growth Fund awards £5.4 million to local businesses
County Durham Growth Fund awards £5.4 million to local businesses
County Durham Growth Fund awards £5.4 million to local businesses

The County Durham Growth Fund has awarded £5.4 million in grants to 21 companies from across the county, helping to create over 500 jobs. Established in April 2019, the fund is a £8.9 million capital grant scheme providing grants to small and medium enterprises in County Durham to accelerate their growth. The fund is managed […]

‘Global North East’ – North East LEP publishes new regional trade and export report
‘Global North East’ – North East LEP publishes new regional trade and export report
‘Global North East’ – North East LEP publishes new regional trade and export report

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and North East England Chamber of Commerce, has published a new report, ‘Global North East’, outlining how the region can build its competitiveness, drive higher productivity, and create more and better jobs by increasing international trade. ‘Global North East: Driving growth in North […]

New report highlights potential of mine energy in achieving UK net zero target
New report highlights potential of mine energy in achieving UK net zero target
New report highlights potential of mine energy in achieving UK net zero target

A new white paper published by the Mine Energy Taskforce and Local Energy Hub network has called for greater support for mine energy as a key low carbon heat source in the UK that can contribute to government’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. The report also outlines how the introduction of large scale […]