Life Sciences in North East England
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East

A unique new fund aimed at protecting the intellectual property of high value health and life sciences businesses in the North East has been announced by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP).  The COVID-19 Patent Protection Scheme is a £300,000 grant fund designed to support high-value proposition (pre-commercial) health and life science […]

The Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland Opens August 2018
Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.
Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.

Deal agreed for £60m Sunderland regeneration scheme to redevelop the 61.8-acre Hillthorn Park site in Washington into a manufacturing hub, that could support the creation of 1,600 jobs. Legal & General, on behalf of its Industrial Property Investment Fund, has agreed a deal with Sunderland City Council to invest £60m in a regeneration scheme that […]

Northumberland Covid Business Response (NCBRP) programme
New programme helps businesses recover and restart
New programme helps businesses recover and restart

A new support programme is launching to help businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to recover and restart. The Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) has been launched for businesses in Northumberland. Following The North of Tyne Combined Authority’s recent pledge of £5 million to help businesses and communities in the North of Tyne area […]

The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix - July 2020
New data science skills support clean tech innovator with their growth plans
New data science skills support clean tech innovator with their growth plans

Working with the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD), Clean Tech innovator Connected Energy have embedded new data science skills into their organisation, helping to deliver more efficient battery storage for their customers.  As a business their data accumulation was rising rapidly, with systems currently producing around 7 million data points every day from second […]

Port of Sunderland has started work on the East Shore phase of EZ infrastructure improvements
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway
Multi-million-pound boost for Port of Sunderland as work gets underway

Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has embarked on an ambitious programme of enabling engineering works to deliver major improvements to its East Shore nine-acre development site, to make it shovel ready for attracting inward investment. The municipally-owned port […]

Ubisoft, Games Studio, Video Games - Newcastle
Leading video games company to boost Newcastle studio
Leading video games company to boost Newcastle studio

Ubisoft Reflections secures expanded lease for its Newcastle based AAA games development studio. Despite lockdown, Ubisoft Reflections will take a 10-year lease of the second floor of Partnership House in Gosforth totalling 14,370 sq. ft.  Property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Knight Frank acted on behalf of landlord, Newcastle City Council while Ubisoft Reflections […]

Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
North East England – the UK’s inward investment hot spot
North East England – the UK’s inward investment hot spot

The North East has outperformed every other English region outside London on the number of new jobs created from foreign direct investment in 2019/20, relative to its population. The latest figures from The Department for International Trade (DIT) show that in 2019/20 the North East created 179 jobs for every 100,000 people (working age population), […]

Sarah Slaven Interim Managing Director of Business Durham
Business Durham secures an additional £2.34 million for digital programme
Business Durham secures an additional £2.34 million for digital programme

Digital Drive County Durham has been awarded an additional £2,340,000 of funding to continue supporting small and medium enterprises across the county until June 2023. Initially, the programme was a £4m initiative to help SMEs in County Durham to maximise their growth potential and sustainability through digital technology. Since it was established in January 2018 […]