Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, part of a global Fortune 500 corporation founded in 1615, is the first tenant to sign up for a new business unit at Jade Business Park in Durham.
Sumitomo Announced as First Tenant at Jade Business Park, Durham
Sumitomo Announced as First Tenant at Jade Business Park, Durham

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Europe, part of a global Fortune 500 corporation founded in 1615, is the first tenant to sign up for a new business unit at Jade Business Park in Durham. Jade Business Park, which is now under construction, is a 55 acre employment site just moments from the A19 and Dalton Park […]

NEAA 2019 Expo event at The Beacon of Light in Sunderland Picture: DAVID WOOD
Over 600 delegates attend NE Auto Expo in massive show of strength for the North East automotive sector
Over 600 delegates attend NE Auto Expo in massive show of strength for the North East automotive sector

Delegates at the fifth annual NE Auto Expo, coordinated by the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), heard the sector has created 8,000 jobs and attracted £1.9 billion of capital investment in the last ten years. Both figures are set to grow strongly with the creation of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), situated close to […]

HARWORTH CEMENTS GROWTH PLANS FOR LYNX PRECAST AIDING £1.6M PURCHASE DEAL
HARWORTH CEMENTS GROWTH PLANS FOR LYNX PRECAST AIDING £1.6M PURCHASE DEAL
HARWORTH CEMENTS GROWTH PLANS FOR LYNX PRECAST AIDING £1.6M PURCHASE DEAL

A successful working partnership between land regeneration and property development company, Harworth Group plc, and commercial tenant, Lynx Precast, has led to a £1.6m purchase agreement enabling the concrete manufacturer to buy existing premises as well as additional land for future expansion at Lynefield Park, Northumberland. The ownership arrangement will see Harworth Group hand part […]

Digital Sector, North East England
EVENT: Cyber Security for manufacturing businesses
EVENT: Cyber Security for manufacturing businesses

Advance Northumberland, is supporting Northumberland’s largest Cyberfest Manufacturing event, as part of the wider #CyberFest North East programme.  This interactive event for Northumberland based businesses covers Cyber in a changing business environment including managing disruption caused by digital technology and the fallout of cyber as business models are changing. The event will be held at […]

Sunderland battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation has expanded making the largest dedicated battery manufacturing facility in the UK outside of OEM's
Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland as it grows globally
Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland as it grows globally

Battery manufacturer Hyperdrive Innovation expands in Sunderland and has doubled the size of its production facility by taking over the whole of its base at the Future Technology Centre building next to Turbine Business Park. The expansion makes it the largest dedicated battery manufacturing facility in the UK outside of original equipment manufacturers such as […]

Plans approved for multi-million pound business park development
Plans approved for multi-million pound business park development

Planning consent has been given for a new multi-million pound business park which could see the creation of more than 2,500 jobs in County Durham As a first phase, Durham County Council is funding the construction of seven speculative units (comprising 155,000 sq ft) at Jade Business Park, next to the A19 and Dalton Park, […]

Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule thanks to a skilled workforce in County Durham
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into its national research and development centre, creating new jobs faster than expected. It opened the new plant at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, in December 2017 to complement its main site at Long Marston, near […]

Metec UK exceeds turnover of £8m in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year

South Tyneside firm Metec Cathodic Protection (UK) is set to achieve more than £8 million turnover and increase staff numbers following a range of international contracts secured in the ship build/repair, ports and harbours, offshore renewable and oil and gas sectors. The firm employs 37 staff, including 15 jobs saved following the closure of a […]