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 […]

BLOG: We’re all in this together
BLOG: We’re all in this together

This week, we’ve had an excellent few days hosting a senior delegation from the Department of International Trade (DIT), responsible for the Tech and Digital sector. The 14 visitors, from across the country, all have key roles in increasing the size of the sector in the UK, by attracting new investment and supporting existing businesses […]

Joanne Leng Chief Executive NOF Energy
Offshore Wind in the UK set for a another bumper year in 2017
Offshore Wind in the UK set for a another bumper year in 2017

Construction in the UK’s offshore wind sector saw a real high in 2016, valued at £4.1 billion, a positive increase from the previous year, and importantly accounting for 21% of all UK construction contract value in the year. New analysis from Barbour ABI, a leading provider of construction intelligence services, highlighted the “bumper year” the […]

2016 – A pivotal year for North East inward investment
2016 – A pivotal year for North East inward investment

2016 was a pivotal year for Invest North East England (INEE). As you’d expect, the EU Referendum was a key consideration for everyone working in inward investment. The North East is the only UK region with a positive balance of trade (we export more than we import), so the potential of Brexit to disrupt activity […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR
Blog: North East is fast becoming a global hub for digital and VR

I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to the VRTGO Conference, held at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Many of you may not be familiar with the conference, as it is relatively new to the increasing programme of digital and technology conferences in the North East, but it is fast becoming one […]

Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector
Guy Currey Blog: North East England continues to pave the way in the automotive sector

I was fortunate to be in Westminster last week at the Houses of Parliament and was blown away by the building (my first visit) but also by the event that I attended. The event celebrated the success of the automotive industry in the North East of England and was hosted by Washington and Sunderland West […]