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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 […]

Rachel Burdis, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
Invest North East England to support region’s economic recovery with new appointment
Invest North East England to support region’s economic recovery with new appointment

Invest North East England has ensured it is well placed to support the region’s economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic with the appointment of new Inward Investment Manager, Rachel Burdis. Former Tech Sector Lead for Gateshead Council, Rachel will use her in depth knowledge of the digital and tech sectors to encourage businesses to base […]

RIGA Building, Gateshead
Riga – New Grade A office block completes in Gateshead
Riga – New Grade A office block completes in Gateshead

Gateshead Council has completed on a landmark new 50,000 sq ft Grade-A office development, which is already 100% let.   Riga, a £13m workspace designed by Ryder Architecture and constructed by Willmott Dixon, 3E engineering and Desco, is part of the Baltic Quarter site located next to the iconic Gateshead Quays. It will be the first Grade-A office building delivered to the area for […]

CONSTRUCTION RESUMES ON NEW BELLWAY HQ AT AIRVIEW PARK
Construction resumes on new Bellway HQ at AirView Park, Newcastle
Construction resumes on new Bellway HQ at AirView Park, Newcastle

Work on the new multi-million pound headquarters for Bellway has now resumed meaning that the UK housebuilder is on track to be the first anchor tenant of AirView Park, the soon-to-be-launched business park next to Newcastle International Airport. Construction work, being undertaken by Bowmer and Kirkland, was already at an advanced stage when lockdown measures […]

The Biosphere, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Biosphere businesses receive funding boost to support the global fight against COVID-19
Biosphere businesses receive funding boost to support the global fight against COVID-19

TWO businesses based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix have been awarded funding to accelerate their innovations to support the global fight against COVID-19. Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency has awarded ExplantLab and Atelerix almost £50,000 each to fast track their ideas and research. Both are based in The Biosphere and were among only […]

County Durham Growth Fund secures an additional £4 million for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme
County Durham Growth Fund – an additional £4 million secured for capital grant scheme

The County Durham Growth Fund has been awarded an additional £4,000,000 of funding to continue supporting businesses across the county until June 2023. Established in April 2019, the fund was initially a £4.9m capital grant scheme providing grants to small and medium enterprises in County Durham to accelerate their growth. Due to the additional funding, […]

New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East
New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East
New £3.8m National Innovation Centre for the Rural Economy (NICRE) set to launch in North East

Newcastle University and partners will lead a new National Centre to support enterprise, resilience and innovation among rural firms and unlock the untapped potential of rural economies across the UK. Creating resilient and sustainable economies Led by experts from Newcastle, Warwick, Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural Universities, and working with businesses, policy makers, enterprise agencies […]