North East FinTech Showcase, highlights the region’s booming FinTech sector
North East FinTech Showcase, highlights the region’s booming FinTech sector
North East FinTech Showcase, highlights the region’s booming FinTech sector

On the 3rd June the Northern FinTech community came together to discuss FinTech in the North East. The North East FinTech Showcase was hosted in partnership with Fintech North,  Dynamo North East and Tech Nation. For anyone who was unable to join the session live, Fintech North have produced a write-up and recording. Working in partnership with Dynamo […]

In conversation | Why did Verisure chose North East England for its new offices?
In conversation | Why did Verisure chose North East England for its new offices?
In conversation | Why did Verisure chose North East England for its new offices?

In February 2020, Europe’s largest domestic alarm provider, Verisure UK Services Limited, opened its new North East office at Quorum Park in North Tyneside, with the ambition to create 1,000 new jobs over the next ten years. A year after locating in the region, Verisure have exceeded their target of job creation (for year one), […]

Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021
Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021
Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021

Europe’s leading monitored alarm provider, Verisure, has trebled its first-year hire target, with the recruitment of close to 300 staff at its Centre of Excellence in North Tyneside, with up to 100 new jobs on offer during this year. The company, which arrived in the region in April 2020, as the country went into pandemic […]

How collaboration will help drive inward investment and create a better future for the region
How collaboration will help drive inward investment and create a better future for the region
How collaboration will help drive inward investment and create a better future for the region

Earlier this month, Xplor, who provide management software for health and fitness clubs, chose Newcastle its new base for their service delivery business and will look to create over 200 new jobs this year as part of their global expansion plans. Working together, Invest North East England (INEE), Invest Newcastle plus other partners showcased the […]

International technology firm Xplor, moves to Newcastle creating over 200 jobs
International technology firm Xplor, moves to Newcastle creating over 200 jobs
International technology firm Xplor, moves to Newcastle creating over 200 jobs

Newcastle has beaten off stiff competition from nine other UK cities as a business location for international software and payments firm, Xplor. As part of their global expansion plans, Xplor, a leading provider of enterprise software, payments and commerce-enabling solutions for businesses, has selected Newcastle city centre as the location of its new customer service […]

Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success
Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success
Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success

Ocado Retail’s CEO, Mel Smith CBE, has spoken of the ‘huge significance’ of the firm’s Sunderland site, less than two years after the global grocer arrived in the city.  With 300 full time employees already in post, less than 18 months since it opened a new base in the city centre’s Beam building on Riverside […]

Innovation advisors, ABGI opens new office in Newcastle
World-leading innovation advisors, ABGI UK expands to Newcastle and look to create new jobs
World-leading innovation advisors, ABGI UK expands to Newcastle and look to create new jobs

ABGI, one of the world’s leading R&D tax incentives and innovation advisors have opened a new office in Newcastle. As part of their national expansion plans, ABGI has recruited an initial team of 9 new ‘Innovation Funding Advisers’ (IFAs) for their Newcastle operation, who will service the company’s clients across the North East of England. The new […]

Quourm Avenue, Quorum Business Park, Business Services, North East England
Blog: How the success of customer contact centres in the North East is supporting the region’s economic recovery
Blog: How the success of customer contact centres in the North East is supporting the region’s economic recovery

The North East accent, is often cited as one of the most appealing in the UK. It’s viewed to be trustworthy, warm, and friendly. It’s one of the reasons many people think there’s a high concentration of customer contact centres in North East England. And whilst it does have a role to play, it would […]