Phonovation expands to Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead

Phonovation, a Dublin based Fintech and Mobile Technology company who opened a technical hub in Baltic Quarter, Gateshead in 2017 is again expanding its operation in the North East because of increased growth within the Fintech sector. Phonovation provide banking security services using mobile networks and the company has seen significant growth within the last […]

Matt and Jen Invest Newcastle
New director appointed to lead Invest Newcastle
New director appointed to lead Invest Newcastle

Investment agency, Invest Newcastle has strengthened its team with two senior appointments.  Jennifer Hartley has been appointed as Director for Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI). After working for NGI back in 2012 for 3 years as Senior Inward Investment Manager, she brings more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience to […]

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 […]

Brenntag opens new facility inTurbine Business Park, Sunderland
Brenntag UK and Ireland opens the new site in the Turbine Business Park
Brenntag UK and Ireland opens the new site in the Turbine Business Park

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has held an Open Day celebrating the launch of the new site in the Turbine Business Park, Sunderland. The new Brenntag North East site is an important development for the region and will serve as a major chemical & ingredients distribution, service and sales facility for North […]

Energy
Newcastle College launches virtual reality offshore wind training facility
Newcastle College launches virtual reality offshore wind training facility

The world’s most advanced Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) offshore wind training facility, a virtual reality system commissioned for the Great Exhibition of the North, has been installed at Newcastle College’s Energy Academy in Wallsend to help train future engineers. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre […]

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 […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain

In the year 2040 a ban will come into force that stops the sale of any new petrol or diesel cars in Britain. Many commentators have argued the ban should come into force sooner because of the negative impact vehicle emissions have on air pollution. As I write this blog, the UK’s future relationship with […]

Manufacturing firm Falcon Panel Products moves to Infity Park, South Tyneside
Manufacturing company locates in Infinity Park and will create 14 new jobs
Manufacturing company locates in Infinity Park and will create 14 new jobs

Industrial property specialist HTA Real Estate has completed the largest letting at Infinity Park, bringing the new speculative development to 75% occupancy. Falcon Panel Products has signed a 10-year lease at the £5m scheme, located within Monkton Business Park in Hebburn, South Tyneside. Unit A, which extends to 31,524 sq ft, represents Falcon’s fifth acquisition […]