Invest North East England news

Durham City Incubator (DCI) and Durham University are supporting ambitious local entrepreneurs starting up businesses.
Boost for County Durham entrepreneurs
Boost for County Durham entrepreneurs

Business Durham is set to help a further five entrepreneurs launch their businesses with its successful six-month accelerator programme. Durham City Incubator (DCI) is designed to help new County Durham companies flourish and has so far supported 22 entrepreneurs, in the past three cohorts, to launch their businesses and achieve national recognition and investment funding. […]

Jarrow Business Centre
Growth Funding Secured for Advanced and Offshore Manufacturing Zone
Growth Funding Secured for Advanced and Offshore Manufacturing Zone

Funding has been secured to create a Manufacturing Zone within Jarrow Business Centre in South Tyneside, to support high growth businesses in the advanced manufacturing and offshore energy supply chain. South Tyneside Council has been awarded almost £500,000 from the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), to develop the […]

Satellite Application
The UK’s only Orbital Analyst Centre opens in Durham
The UK’s only Orbital Analyst Centre opens in Durham

A specialist space awareness and surveillance company has opened the UK’s only Orbital Analyst centre in Durham.   Northern Space and Security Ltd (NORSS), which specialises in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST), has expanded its team and set up the NORSS Orbital Analyst Hive (NOAH) at Aykley Heads Business Centre which will work to identify, track and monitor the behaviour of […]

Port Of Blyth Decom Aerial
Blyth Decom Partnership Signals Intent with 500 Tonne Project
Blyth Decom Partnership Signals Intent with 500 Tonne Project

The decom partnership between Thompsons of Prudhoe and the Port of Blyth has successfully completed a 516-tonne tandem lift onto the quayside using crawler cranes, in what was the port’s largest heavy lift to date. Port of Blyth was selected as the location for the landing of a 2MW SR2000 floating tidal turbine on behalf of […]

Energy Central Development, Port of Blyth
Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator project: A proposal to develop new prototype turbine test facility
Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator project: A proposal to develop new prototype turbine test facility

The Energy Central Offshore Wind Demonstrator is a new project being proposed. The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Advance Northumberland are working in partnership to develop a new facility for testing the next generation of advanced offshore wind turbines, in a move designed to attract inward investment into the County linked with the rapidly expanding […]

Life Sciences in North East England
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East

A unique new fund aimed at protecting the intellectual property of high value health and life sciences businesses in the North East has been announced by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP).  The COVID-19 Patent Protection Scheme is a £300,000 grant fund designed to support high-value proposition (pre-commercial) health and life science […]

The Northern Spire Bridge, Sunderland Opens August 2018
Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.
Deal agreed for Sunderland’s £60m Hillthorn Park that will create a manufacturing hub and could support the creation of 1,600 jobs.

Deal agreed for £60m Sunderland regeneration scheme to redevelop the 61.8-acre Hillthorn Park site in Washington into a manufacturing hub, that could support the creation of 1,600 jobs. Legal & General, on behalf of its Industrial Property Investment Fund, has agreed a deal with Sunderland City Council to invest £60m in a regeneration scheme that […]

Northumberland Covid Business Response (NCBRP) programme
New programme helps businesses recover and restart
New programme helps businesses recover and restart

A new support programme is launching to help businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to recover and restart. The Northumberland Covid Business Response Programme (NCBRP) has been launched for businesses in Northumberland. Following The North of Tyne Combined Authority’s recent pledge of £5 million to help businesses and communities in the North of Tyne area […]