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New programme launched to drive innovation in County Durham
New programme launched to drive innovation in County Durham

Companies are being invited to find out more about a new programme that has been launched to support innovation in the construction, health and electech sectors across County Durham. Set up by Business Durham, the economic development arm of Durham County Council, the Durham Future Innovation Building (DFIB) programme is open to SMEs who are […]

LYNEMOUTH POWER STATION COMMENDED FOR CONVERSION TO RENEWABLES
LYNEMOUTH POWER STATION COMMENDED FOR CONVERSION TO RENEWABLES

Lynemouth Power Station (Lynemouth Power Limited or LPL) has been highly commended in this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards organised by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). The annual awards, which celebrates work being done by UK organisations to achieve net zero and address climate change, praised the Northumberland power station’s mammoth, […]

Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines
Blyth offshore wind farm phase two expansion underway using floating turbines

EDF Renewables plans to build phase two of the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm off the coast of Northumberland using floating offshore wind technology. Once completed it would be among the first projects of this kind in English waters. The first phase of the wind farm consists of 5 wind turbines and was constructed […]

Dräger opens multi-million pound UK PPE factory in the North East
Dräger opens multi-million pound UK PPE factory in the North East

Draeger Safety UK Ltd, part of The Dräger Group, an internationalleader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has today officially opened a new manufacturing facility in Gateshead, expanding its ongoing commitment to the North East of England. The new site, which will produce FFP3 face masks to fulfil a Government contract to supply […]

Digital Technologies Group join digital ecosystem on Newcastle Helix
Digital Technologies Group join digital ecosystem on Newcastle Helix

Digital Technologies Group, a digital transformation company, who help businesses to transform productivity through digitalisation has opened a brand new office on Newcastle Helix. Headquartered in Scotland, Digital Technologies Group’s (DTG) mission is to help businesses and organisations transform their manufacturing productivity through enhanced digitalisation strategies. This expansion is part of their commitment to supporting […]

Newcastle put another Fintech company in their ‘pockit’
Newcastle put another Fintech company in their ‘pockit’

Pockit, an inclusive Fintech company focussed on customers who are excluded and underserved by high street banks, has set up a new office in Newcastle. This follows securing £15m of investment finance during 2020 and is part of their UK expansion plans and vision to drive financial inclusion. Pockit has become part of the growing […]

CoreHaus creates new manufacturing site at Jade Business Park
CoreHaus creates new manufacturing site at Jade Business Park
CoreHaus creates new manufacturing site at Jade Business Park

Innovative modular housebuilder, CoreHaus, is opening its first UK manufacturing site at a County Durham business park as part of its scale-up plans. CoreHaus has secured its new 20,000 sq ft unit at Jade Business Park, in Murton near Seaham, and recruited a highly skilled team to start production of its unique modular homes, which […]

Innovation advisors, ABGI opens new office in Newcastle
World-leading innovation advisors, ABGI UK expands to Newcastle and look to create new jobs
World-leading innovation advisors, ABGI UK expands to Newcastle and look to create new jobs

ABGI, one of the world’s leading R&D tax incentives and innovation advisors have opened a new office in Newcastle. As part of their national expansion plans, ABGI has recruited an initial team of 9 new ‘Innovation Funding Advisers’ (IFAs) for their Newcastle operation, who will service the company’s clients across the North East of England. The new […]