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Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion
Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion

Port of Sunderland is ensuring it is well positioned to attract future investment, after work on a multi-million-pound expansion programme was completed this week. The Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has undergone a major improvement-programme to its East Shore […]

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Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre

A transformational masterplan that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland has been released today.  The Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a detailed blueprint for the regeneration of a key city centre quarter with sweeping views across the river, has been unveiled by Sunderland City Council.  Describing Riverside Sunderland as ‘the most exciting regeneration site […]

AMLo Biosciences moves to Newcastle Helix
Ground-breaking cancer diagnostics spin out that looks to save up to 2,000 lives each year joins Newcastle Helix eco-system
Ground-breaking cancer diagnostics spin out that looks to save up to 2,000 lives each year joins Newcastle Helix eco-system

The Biosphere, a specialist lab facility on Newcastle Helix, has welcomed yet another Newcastle University spin-out, who has developed and commercialised a prognostic test for early-stage skin cancer. Formed in 2017, AMLo Biosciences’ first product (AMBLor) – a ground-breaking melanoma test will go to market in 2021.  AMBLor will be launched in both the UK, […]

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North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results

Reece Group has announced positive end of year results for 2019 which reflect new contract wins, business growth and advances in product technology. The North East-based organisation, the holding company for Pearson Engineering, Responsive Engineering and Velocity, has announced a collective turnover of £64.6m for the year ending December 2019. This is up 48% on […]

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Business Durham helps companies adapt to change
Business Durham helps companies adapt to change

Business Durham is helping companies across County Durham manage and deal with the current economic challenges by signposting them to the help they need in order to adapt and thrive. The COVID-19 crisis will continue to affect businesses in different ways and at different times, so Business Durham is working closely with companies to help […]

Icons from across the globe celebrate healthy ageing and share their stories in a new hybrid exhibit on Newcastle Helix
Icons from across the globe celebrate healthy ageing and share their stories in a new hybrid exhibit on Newcastle Helix
Icons from across the globe celebrate healthy ageing and share their stories in a new hybrid exhibit on Newcastle Helix

A new exhibition has launched on Newcastle Helix, celebrating human experiences and a vision for longer and healthier lives. Lead by the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and hosted in the Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix, this brand new virtual and socially-distanced physical exhibit features people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who wanted […]

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Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global Smart City Index
Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global Smart City Index

Newcastle has made a high-ranking entry to the list of leading cities in the 2020 Smart City Index. Newcastle has been added to a list of leading cities in the 2020 Smart City Index. Published by the IMD Smart City Observatory (SCO), this report ranks cities based on citizens’ perceptions and both economic and technological […]

Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs
Growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures, has secured £1 million investment and plans to create jobs

Rapidly growing Fintech company, Growth Capital Ventures (GCV), has secured £1 million of growth capital from institutional investors to continue its expansion and fast-track the growth of Britain’s burgeoning tech sector.  GCV has now opened up the investment round to new private investors via its online investment platform – growthfunders.com Investment from the current round will […]