Work starts at major redevlopment at Blyth Power Station, Northumberland
Work starts at major development site in Northumberland
Work starts at major development site in Northumberland

Advance Northumberland have reached a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the former Blyth Power Station Enterprise Zone in Blyth. The contract to undertake the ground works and dock extension has been awarded to Farrans Building and Civil Engineering, following a competitive tender process. Since acquiring the site Advance Northumberland have made significant progress over […]

Tyne Bridge, River Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne
North East businesses unite to showcase the region is a series of films
North East businesses unite to showcase the region is a series of films

The best of the North East will be showcased in a series of spectacular new films.  Today (13th Feb) Invest North East England (INEE), the region’s inward investment agency, will launch the first of six showcase films aimed at promoting the region and highlighting the many advantages of doing business here. The first film to […]

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 […]