David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager Blog: discussing how industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology

Our latest blog by Inward Investment Manager, David Pattison, looks at how industry is embracing immersive technologies I always find it fascinating how quickly new technologies become commonplace in our lives. We’ve gone from turning the pages of a magazine to swiping on a tablet and buying CDs to streaming music online. The pace at […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain
BLOG: How innovation and technology is changing the automotive sector in Britain

In the year 2040 a ban will come into force that stops the sale of any new petrol or diesel cars in Britain. Many commentators have argued the ban should come into force sooner because of the negative impact vehicle emissions have on air pollution. As I write this blog, the UK’s future relationship with […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
BLOG: From London to North East England; Why the UK continues to be a good place to invest
BLOG: From London to North East England; Why the UK continues to be a good place to invest

As the saying goes, it’s ‘as safe as houses’, and for investors and property developers, the UK continues to be a good place to invest. And it’s not just London that’s seeing the impact of this. Major cites and key employment sites across the country are all benefitting from UK and foreign investment in a […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
New Blog: Why culture and quality of life is good for business
New Blog: Why culture and quality of life is good for business

In our latest blog, Director of Invest North East England, Guy Currey talks about why quality of life is a major factor for businesses attracting talent Imagine you’ve just landed your dream job. It’s the role you’ve always wanted and the pinnacle of your career to date. Now imagine the job is in a city […]

Nick Atkinson, Director, HTA, Blog 17
Guest Blog: With Nick Atkinson, Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd
Guest Blog: With Nick Atkinson, Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd

Our latest guest blog is with Nick Atkinson. Director of HTA Real Estate Ltd.   Nick has been involved with many of the region’s largest industrial developments such as Radial 64 in Washington, Teeslink at Wynyard Park and the region’s largest speculative development, Drum Park in Chester le Street. He has experience in dealing with Brownfield […]

How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy
How the North East is playing its role in offshore energy

The Energy sector is one of great importance for North East England, with three rivers and three strategic Ports (Ports of Tyne, Blyth and Sunderland), an abundance of existing energy businesses, key assets and development land the region is going from strength to strength in this sector. Invest North East England is the inward investment agency for the […]

Digital and Tech Sector, North East England
Thinking Digital highlights the importance of digital innovation within all sectors
Thinking Digital highlights the importance of digital innovation within all sectors

Last week I attended Thinking Digital Newcastle. Now in its tenth year, the conference brings together a large crowd and a stellar group of speakers; from company CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists, the conference draws on all things ’digital’ and how innovation and breaking boundaries is what we all should aspire to. In a room […]

Guy and David Oct 2016 - Inward Investment
Showcasing our region’s outsourcing opportunities
Showcasing our region’s outsourcing opportunities

Next week, we’re off to showcase the North East as the prime location for shared services and outsourcing firms looking for a UK base.  We’re part of a Northern Powerhouse partnership attending the 17th European Shared Services and Outsourcing Week, a key event in the sector’s international events calendar. The acclaimed three-day event in Manchester’s […]