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Tech Nation Survey highlights importance of North East in boosting UK’s digital economy
Tech Nation Survey highlights importance of North East in boosting UK’s digital economy

The UK’s digital industries, which boast a combined annual turnover of £161 billion, are said to be growing 32% faster than the rest of the economy. Government-backed Tech City UK published the findings in its Tech Nation 2016 report, said to be the most comprehensive study of the UK’s tech industries to date. The report […]

£2.2m Investment will see 60 new jobs in County Durham
£2.2m Investment will see 60 new jobs in County Durham

ONE of the UK’s leading manufacturers and International distributors of bearings, power transmission and motion transfer linkage products is expanding into the North East following a £2.2m investment. Dunlop BTL, supplies its products to original equipment manufacturers in the engineering, industrial, automotive and agricultural market sectors and via a network of authorised distributors, and has […]

Fund Invests £58 million into North East Economy
Fund Invests £58 million into North East Economy

More than £58 million has been invested into the regional economy by a fund set up to support projects which result in new jobs and economic growth.   The North East Investment Fund, which is administered by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has granted funds to more than 20 schemes, using Regional Growth […]

Complete Office Solutions create 50 new jobs as firm expands North East
Complete Office Solutions create 50 new jobs as firm expands North East

Complete Office Solutions (COS) has taken occupation of one of the largest units at Ravensworth Development’s £7m Portobello Trade Park, a move that will create 50 new jobs over the next five years.   The Yorkshire-based office supplies company, which is expanding into the North East, has signed a 20 year lease on a 20,000sqft […]

First load out at Swans site
First load out at Swans site

This week marks a significant milestone for subsea engineering company SMD as the MV Happy Delta, loaded with the world’s first deep sea mining vehicles, leaves the port of Tyne. In late 2007 SMD was awarded with a contract to design and build the world’s first deep sea mining vehicles for Canadian listed company Nautilus […]

Car accessories supplier saves jobs and eyes future growth
Car accessories supplier saves jobs and eyes future growth

A car parts and accessories firm which saved 21 jobs in Sunderland when a competitor went out of business is now aiming to expand its customer base from its new northern branch.   Thor North was created last year to safeguard jobs and serve customers who had previously been supplied by Maccess Ltd, which went […]

Royal IHC project reaches major milestone at Port of Blyth
Royal IHC project reaches major milestone at Port of Blyth

A project to build one of the world’s largest pipe laying systems has reached a major milestone with the arrival of the main tower section at Port of Blyth. The structure, designed by IHC Engineering Business, part of Royal IHC, and weighing almost 1,000 tonnes, has been shipped in from The Netherlands.  It was transferred […]

Encore packs a punch with new production facility
Encore packs a punch with new production facility

North East-based Encore is packing a punch after relocating its packaging division to a new 73,000 sq. ft. site in Peterlee creating up to 25 new jobs. The unveiling of Encore Packaging Solutions’ new £1.8 million production facility located on Peterlee Business Park marks the next stage of growth for the company which over the […]