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Public realm works to further improve Sunderland city centre
Public realm works to further improve Sunderland city centre

The evolution of Sunderland city centre is set to continue with a host of public realm works in the Minster Quarter. Sunderland City Council will invest around £1.5m enhancing High Street West between The Peacock Pub and Low Row, complementing recently completed work at Minster Park and Garden Place. The schedule of works will include […]

Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology
Britishvolt and Aston Martin partner to develop high performance battery technology

Battery pioneer Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in battery cell technologies and R&D, is delighted to partner with Aston Martin, as the ultra-luxury carmaker moves another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance battery cell technology. The collaboration, formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, further supports the […]

In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050
In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the […]

Port of Sunderland to play a quay role in tackling UK food shortages
Port of Sunderland to play a quay role in tackling UK food shortages

The Port of Sunderland is soon to be home to one of Europe’s largest dedicated liquid fertiliser terminals, providing a major boost to British farmers and growers while positioning the Port at the heart of the global fertiliser supply chain. Brineflow, a leading manufacturer of Nitrasol brand liquid nitrogen fertilisers, has started work on the […]

Space Leadership Group to drive the North East’s growing space sector
Space Leadership Group to drive the North East’s growing space sector

The North East Space Leadership Group has been newly formed to shape the vision, mission and strategy for the growing space sector in the region. Made up of a diverse range of stakeholders, from senior figures within the industry to academics, public sector and government representatives, the group will support the development of the space […]

Lockheed Martin accelerates UK space strategy as it eyes up new manufacturing investment in North East England for its growing UK space business
Lockheed Martin accelerates UK space strategy as it eyes up new manufacturing investment in North East England for its growing UK space business

Lockheed Martin, a global leader in space systems development, manufacturing and services, is looking for North East businesses and skills organisations to support its plans to develop a bold new future for the UK’s space sector.  Senior executives from the company are in Newcastle today to explore options for its space business, which could potentially […]

New Frontier: Durham welcomes Space Conference
New Frontier: Durham welcomes Space Conference

The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence is inviting businesses to learn more about the growing space industry in the North East at its upcoming conference next month. The New Frontier: North East Space Conference, which is being held on 2nd March 2022 at Radisson Blu in Durham, will explore the current priorities for the […]

North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector
North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded more than £90k through its Project Development Accelerator Fund to expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector. The North East Battery Alliance (NEBA), which is led by Newcastle University, aims to build on the North East’s existing strengths in electrification, […]