Hyperdrive Battery Plant, Sunderland
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain
Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive agreement opens way for battery trains across Britain

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East. The two North East manufacturers will now accelerate the creation of batteries that can be mass-produced to provide emission-free power for hundreds of battery trains across the UK. […]

New tenant at Jade Business Park
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant
Jade Business Park welcomes first tenant

Japanese corporation, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, is gearing up for growth after becoming the first tenant at a new County Durham business park. Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe (SEWS-E), is expanding and relocating its workforce from its base at Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring to a new site at Jade Business Park is a 55-acre employment […]

National Innovation Centre for Data - Newcastle
National Innovation Centre for Ageing partner with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving app in the UK
National Innovation Centre for Ageing partner with global EdTech company to launch new caregiving app in the UK

Based on Newcastle Helix, The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has partnered with a global EdTech company to launch a new digital training program for employers. By bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and intelligence, they have been able to bring a new product to the UK market that will foster a culture of […]

AirView Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne
AIRVIEW PARK LOOKS TO ATTRACT NATIONAL AND GLOBAL OCCUPIERS AS AIRPORT FLIGHTS RESUME
AIRVIEW PARK LOOKS TO ATTRACT NATIONAL AND GLOBAL OCCUPIERS AS AIRPORT FLIGHTS RESUME

The return of some business routes to and from Newcastle International Airport has been welcomed by the developers of AirView Park as they look to attract national and international organisations now diversifying operations regionally, or establishing a UK base as part of their growth and recovery strategy. Routes including Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Paris and Southampton, […]

PROTO - The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead - specilaising in Immersive Technlogy, VR and AR
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic
How immersive technology is changing how we do business during the coronavirus pandemic

Having recently started as the Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, I, like a lot of people in the UK, and across the world, have spent the last few months working from home. (In fact, I’ve not actually been to my new workplace yet!) Physical meetings have been replaced with zoom calls, conferences […]

New proposed hotel in newcastle helix - Mixy Hotel
Plans for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle’s 24-acre urban innovation district
Plans for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle’s 24-acre urban innovation district

A NEW hotel will mark another investment milestone for Newcastle Helix. An urban space that brings people and businesses together, this investment will further enhance its living, leisure, and business offer.  This £18m scheme has been brought forward by international developer, Vastint Hospitality who invest in major business locations and currently have more than 80 […]

Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
In Conversation with: Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager
In Conversation with: Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager

Invest North East England has recently appointed a new Inward Investment Manager, Rachel Burdis. Former Tech Sector Lead for Gateshead Council, Rachel will use her in depth knowledge of the digital, tech and life sciences sectors to encourage businesses to base themselves in the region and help create more and better jobs for the North […]

EDF Offshore Demonstrator Wind Farm - Energy Gateway North East England
Study finds the Offshore Wind sector in the North East can support the creation of between 6,000 and nearly 9,000 jobs by 2025.
Study finds the Offshore Wind sector in the North East can support the creation of between 6,000 and nearly 9,000 jobs by 2025.

A research study commissioned by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) into the opportunities the offshore wind sector presents for economic growth and employment in the North East, has found that there is potential for significant growth in the number of jobs in both the direct and indirect supply chains servicing the […]