North East England is a fantastic location for business investment.
We’re lucky enough in the Invest North East England team to get to broadcast this message every day to potential investors from across the UK and the world.
Our new website is a vitally important platform for us to be able to amplify this message. Put simply, it says ‘this is who we are, this is what we do and this is why North East England works for your company.’
It provides an open door to North East England for potential investors into our region who want to find out more.
It has the very latest economic facts and figures about why companies should join the growing number of investors from elsewhere in the UK and overseas who are calling North East England home.
Investors will find details of the tremendous assets we have here, our superb skills base, infrastructure, R&D and technology assets.
Our highly competitive cost base, the amazing clusters and supply chains we have here all feature prominently, providing significant opportunities for companies looking to locate in the UK.
The website is structured around North East England’s key sectors – the industries where we excel and those that provide significant market opportunities for investors .
Digital and software, energy, financial and professional business services, life sciences and advanced manufacturing – with a strong emphasis on automotive given the staggering success of Nissan in Sunderland and its supply chain.
The website is designed to be easy for visitors to navigate their way around and to contact the INEE team with specific enquiries that require closer interaction for more detail and information.
We are working hard with our local authority partners, universities, colleges, the Department for International Trade and private sector companies to win more investment into our region.
When we show potential investors around North East England, we introduce them to key companies and organisations who speak from the heart when they talk about why it is such a fantastic place to do business.
When people move here they don’t tend to move away again – I moved here twenty years ago and now count this as my home. It really is a welcoming place with a fabulous quality of life.
It’s a wonderful place to live and when you factor that in with all the hard-nosed, financial business reasons, it proves such a powerful offer to people.
This new online shop window to North East England as a prime investment location is also an important tool in our suite of marketing materials we’ll be using to engage with some of the world’s leading property professionals at MIPIM UK in London this week.
It’s the UK property industry’s largest exhibition and conference and provides a great opportunity for the INEE team, with our local authority and private sector partners, to showcase our region as the country’s number one investment opportunity.
We will be selling our amazing business opportunities for developers and investors in commercial property, residential, retail and big mixed use regeneration schemes in North East England.
On our stand at MIPIM will have the key personnel from local authorities, and local developers who can discuss particular schemes and opportunities in more detail and actually make investments happen.
Our website carries details of the outstanding development opportunities within North East England and details of our property portfolio to reinforce our offer while in London.
For the INEE team, there’s nothing quite like promoting the region we all care about so much on such a big stage, with the ultimate prize of bringing new business, jobs and prosperity back home.
Director, Invest North East England