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Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant
Britishvolt and VKTR sign MoU to secure supply chain from Indonesia for companies full-scale Gigaplant

Battery pioneer Britishvolt and VKTR, a new division of Bakrie Autoparts, a part of Bakrie & Brothers, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] to partner on the development of a transparent and lower carbon supply of nickel sulphate from Indonesia as well as a battery technology R&D roadmap. The first phase of the cooperation […]

National Esport Performance Campus empowers future talent with Sunderland College
National Esport Performance Campus empowers future talent with Sunderland College

Sunderland College has announced a unique new partnership with British Esports, which will develop future talent and support Sunderland in becoming a global hub for esports. The college and British Esports will combine their expertise to offer young people and adults the opportunity to gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications to prepare for a career […]

First heat pump training centre opened in the North East
First heat pump training centre opened in the North East

Go Green Training Academy, based in Peterlee, County Durham, has opened its doors to deliver qualifications in the installation, servicing and maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHPs), helping trades people in the area take advantage of growing demand for low carbon, cost-effective heating.  The first heat pump training centre in the North East, Go […]

Work underway at Hillthorn Business Park, Sunderland
Work underway at Hillthorn Business Park, Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80m industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business Park in Washington is on-track with GMI Construction Group poised to deliver the first tranche of buildings – seven of ten that will eventually stand on the site when it is fully developed – set to […]

Sunderland pledges commitment to a sustainable future
Sunderland pledges commitment to a sustainable future

Sunderland is focussed on its drive towards a low carbon future, as leaders renew their commitment to a national sustainability pledge. Leaders from Sunderland City Council have renewed the UK100 pledge, sharing a declaration of commitment to combat the climate crisis and put in place plans to reach the goal of net zero greenhouse gas […]

Blog | Why North East England is a leading location for property investment
Blog | Why North East England is a leading location for property investment

The North East of England has continued to see major investment over the past two years since we last attended global real estate conference, MIPIM. Despite the pandemic, activity across the digital and tech, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, health and life science and hospitality sectors has flourished. Ahead of MIPIM Cannes this week, Invest Newcastle, […]

Pioneering South Tyneside business, db Show Control & Automation Ltd, stages expansion to meet future growth
Pioneering South Tyneside business, db Show Control & Automation Ltd, stages expansion to meet future growth

A South Shields based company, whose solutions are at the core of the world’s most demanding multimedia shows, theme park rides, interactive visitor centres and AV installations, is expanding into larger offices after a number of significant project awards in 2022. Established in 2012, db Show Control & Automation Ltd is a creative technical consultancy […]

Private investors sought to lead expansion of Newcastle’s life-sciences success story
Private investors sought to lead expansion of Newcastle’s life-sciences success story

Huge demand for commercial lab and office space at Newcastle’s Biosphere means private sector investment is now being sought to take the lead on expanding the heart of the north east’s £1.7bn life science eco-system. Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere launched in 2019 as a publicly funded project, led by Newcastle City Council; it […]