How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy
How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy
How inward investment trends are helping drive growth in the North East economy

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England March 2021 marked the anniversary of the UK’s first national coronavirus lockdown, and many people reflected on where they were and what they were doing when the news was announced. I was leading a familiarisation visit, showing a potential investor around key employment sites in the North […]

County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list
County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list
County Durham business and IT consultancy firm, Waterstons joins government approved cyber security list

Business and IT consultancy Waterstons has joined an exclusive list of Government approved cyber security providers. As a ‘Certified Cyber Security Consultancy’, Waterstons now has certified proof that the services it delivers to clients in the areas of risk assessment and risk management, meet the National Cyber Security Centre’s standard for high quality, tailored cyber […]

Life Sciences Sector, North East England
North East to benefit from onshoring in chemical and pharmaceutical sectors
North East to benefit from onshoring in chemical and pharmaceutical sectors

International trade experts believe the North East is set for a major economic boost from onshoring trends. Companies within the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors are reportedly seeking to bring supply chains and production back to the UK as a result of increased levels of uncertainty in international trade. According to OCO Global and Invest North […]

County Durham Growth Fund
Business Durham invests over half a million in local business growth
Business Durham invests over half a million in local business growth

The County Durham Growth Fund is celebrating having invested more than £500k in three businesses from across the county within 10 months of its launch. Established in April 2019, the three-year fund is a £4.9m investment scheme providing funding to small and medium sized businesses in County Durham to accelerate their growth. The fund overseen […]

Northern Powerhouse Minister praises County Durham's investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities
Northern Powerhouse minister praises County Durham investment opportunities

A leading government minister has called on global businesses to consider investing in County Durham. Jake Berry, Northern Powerhouse minister, praised the “passion and drive” of the area’s “highly-skilled workforce” and described the county as a “good place to invest” during a visit to the area. Mr Berry took a tour of family firm Thomas […]

BIM Show Live 2020
BIM Show Live Keynote Speakers Revealed
BIM Show Live Keynote Speakers Revealed

Designing for healthy people and places, protecting the environment and human centred design are all high on the agenda at the industry leading BIM Show Live conference taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne, 26-27 February 2020. Three of the four keynote speakers who will be headlining the two day event have been announced as, biophilic […]

Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza
Up to 30 new roles for growing Sunderland digital business, Saggezza

Rapidly-expanding Saggezza, which provides software solutions for clients including a global private investment banks and a global credit card brand, will expand its employee base in Sunderland by some 50 per cent, after seeing global sales soar in 2019. The business completed a number of new partnership deals last year to aide its offer to clients and […]

Newcastle Helix win prestigious real estate award at the EG Awards
Newcastle Helix win prestigious real estate award at the EG Awards

The Team at Newcastle Helix are celebrating after winning the ‘Collaborators Award’ in the EG Awards 2019. The EG Awards are the most coveted in real estate and were hosted and presented by Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman and Samantha McClary, the editor of EG Magazine. This new-look event was held at the Grosvenor House […]