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Ken Teears - SAM steps up support for SME manufacturers hit by Covid-19 crisis
SAM steps up support for SME manufacturers hit by Covid-19 crisis
SAM steps up support for SME manufacturers hit by Covid-19 crisis

The Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project – which offers a range of support to SME manufacturing businesses in the North East LEP area – is making additional funding available to help companies that have adapted during the Coronavirus crisis.  Two new funds have been set up to replace the project’s original grant fund, and will […]

Newcastle City Council has so far paid out £32.3 million in business support grants to help local traders through the coronavirus pandemic.
Newcastle businesses welcome cash injection
Newcastle businesses welcome cash injection

Newcastle City Council has so far paid out £32.3 million in business support grants to help local traders through the coronavirus pandemic. More than 2,500 businesses have received grant payments worth £10,000 or £25,000 from the council to help protect the local economy during difficult trading conditions caused by Covid-19. The council’s business support team […]

County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19 including NETPark based REPROCELL
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19
County Durham businesses working to fight COVID-19

Businesses from across County Durham have joined the battle against COVID-19 by applying their expertise to everything from technologies to improve virus detection to increasing production of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and hand sanitiser. While many companies have been forced to shut down to contain the pandemic, six County Durham firms are continuing to […]

Newcastle-based Space Group launches innovative new PropTech platform
Newcastle-based Space Group launches innovative new PropTech platform, Twinview
Newcastle-based Space Group launches innovative new PropTech platform, Twinview

Newcastle-based Space Group, specialists in design and technology, has launched Twinview, a brand new, digital platform designed to change the way buildings are managed and perform, helping to make them safer and more energy-efficient.  The platform has been four years from research and development to go-live. Having launched just a few weeks ago Twinview is […]

INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month
INEOS to build hand sanitiser plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham in 10 days to make 1 million bottles per month

INEOS, one of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has today announced plans to produce 1 million hand sanitisers per month to help with the European shortage. The chemicals company plant to construct two purpose built factories for this, one in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham and another in Germany. INEOS, who have sites in Grangemouth, Middlesborough […]

Experts at the Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) have developed a new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus
Sunderland University experts create new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus
Sunderland University experts create new gadget to open doors without using hands to help prevent spread of coronavirus

Sunderland University experts have got a handle on preventing the spread of coronavirus. With the threat of infection from shared door handles high, the university’s Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP) put their heads together to come up with a way to minimise the risk of transmission. And they quickly developed a creative response to […]

NETPark businesses hope to deliver revolutionary healthcare savings
NETPark businesses hope to deliver revolutionary healthcare savings
NETPark businesses hope to deliver revolutionary healthcare savings

A highly innovative, problem-solving healthcare supplier and a cutting-edge electronics firm are collaborating on a new product which could potentially save the NHS £250m a year. Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS) and PragmatIC, both based at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) in Sedgefield, County Durham, are working together on SamplePod – a revolutionary tracking and […]

Expanding IQA Group snaps up last unit on speculative Tyneside scheme
Spanish firm, Elecnor delivering multi-million fibre network invests in South Tyneside
Spanish firm, Elecnor delivering multi-million fibre network invests in South Tyneside

IQA Elecnor Group have started work on a £50m broadband project and want to engage with companies to put the North East at ‘top tier’ of internet connectivity. The Spanish-owned utility contracting firm is hosting a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in collaboration with Invest South Tyneside, South Tyneside Council’s business investment team, on Thursday 26th […]