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 […]

Liebherr expands its Sunderland base
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site
Transformation plan for abandoned waste site

An abandoned waste site is to be transformed into use as a key manufacturing site after being bought by Sunderland City Council. The major regeneration scheme will see leading crane manufacturer Liebherr expanding its business into the former Alex Smiles waste site in Deptford. Liebherr Sunderland builds maritime cranes and cargo handling equipment from its […]

Building links in Ireland - David Pattison Blog
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland
Blog: Building links in immersive tech in Ireland

Those of us above 30 will probably remember the old Ferrero Rocher adverts on TV, where a nameless ambassador served them stacked high on a platter to various visiting dignitaries. Well, have you ever wondered if they really are on the Ambassadors shopping list? If so, I can confirm that they are, or at least […]

Jason Hobbs, CEO North East Fund
North East Fund helps fuel regional economic growth
North East Fund helps fuel regional economic growth

Jason Hobbs, CEO of the North East Fund explains the positive impact which funding can deliver especially for ambitious scale-up businesses… “Supporting and funding regional economic growth from start-up businesses to larger scale-up organisations has enabled the North East Fund to invest more than £30m so far in a diverse range of companies across seven […]

North East Based TPS Collaborate on Ground-breaking Project to Install a Smart Network of Rapid EV Charging Hubs
North East Based TPS Collaborate on Ground-breaking Project to Install a Smart Network of Rapid EV Charging Hubs
North East Based TPS Collaborate on Ground-breaking Project to Install a Smart Network of Rapid EV Charging Hubs

North-East of England based Turbo Power Systems Ltd (TPS) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership with Ricardo Energy & Environment, Western Power Distribution and Electricity North West, for the demonstration of a novel, smart DC network of rapid Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers as part of a funded program from the UK […]

Business Services Sector - North East England
Invest North East England to unite with Northern regions for FinTech Connect – a major global event
Invest North East England to unite with Northern regions for FinTech Connect – a major global event

The four main regions in the North of England have announced they are to come together as part of a single presence at the FinTech Connect conference in London on 3-4 December 2019, an which is expected to attract over 6000 people. Greater Manchester, Leeds City Region, Liverpool City Region and North East England will […]

Port of Blyth is installing a bespoke wind turbine training facility at one of its terminals investment in training provision for the offshore sector
SKY IS THE LIMIT THANKS TO BLYTH WIND TURBINE TRAINING FACILITY
SKY IS THE LIMIT THANKS TO BLYTH WIND TURBINE TRAINING FACILITY

In a first for the UK wind industry Port of Blyth is installing a bespoke wind turbine training facility at one of its terminals as part of a £1m investment in training provision aimed at the offshore energy sector. With the rapid growth of renewable energy providing the North East with major inward investment opportunities, […]