Jason Hobbs, CEO North East Fund
North East Fund hails strong SME resilience – £50m invested in 100 companies during 2020
North East Fund hails strong SME resilience – £50m invested in 100 companies during 2020

The North East Fund has announced that during 2020, it helped more than 100 regional companies to raise £50m of funding despite the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham received £20m of investment direct from the North East Fund which then helped them to secure a further £30m of finance […]

PORT OF TYNE LAUNCHES TYNE CLEAN ENERGY PARK TO BOOST NORTH EAST’S RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE
PORT OF TYNE LAUNCHES TYNE CLEAN ENERGY PARK TO BOOST NORTH EAST’S RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE

North East’s ‘most versatile’ clean energy park provides a unique co-location opportunity for the renewables sector with unrestricted, 24/7 marine access Port of Tyne is using the Offshore Wind North East conference as the forum to launch its latest commercial venture, a new green energy park for the north east region.  Tyne Clean Energy Park […]

Port of Blyth - Bates Quay development site
Key developments at Port of Blyth showcased at offshore global event
Key developments at Port of Blyth showcased at offshore global event

Port of Blyth and its partner Advance Northumberland are to showcase a number of important developments coming to fruition in early 2021 at the upcoming Global Offshore Wind 2020 conference. Both businesses have major development projects due for completion over the coming months that will provide the renewables sector with significant and timely quayside developments […]

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Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion
Work completes on multi-million pound port expansion

Port of Sunderland is ensuring it is well positioned to attract future investment, after work on a multi-million-pound expansion programme was completed this week. The Port of Sunderland – which was bolstered by an £8.2millon investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017 – has undergone a major improvement-programme to its East Shore […]

CGI Sunderland Riverside
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre
Riverside Sunderland: Plan promises 1000 new homes, 10,000 new jobs and a transformed city centre

A transformational masterplan that will reinvent the heart of Sunderland has been released today.  The Riverside Sunderland Masterplan, which sets out a detailed blueprint for the regeneration of a key city centre quarter with sweeping views across the river, has been unveiled by Sunderland City Council.  Describing Riverside Sunderland as ‘the most exciting regeneration site […]

Owner of Reece Group - John Reece
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results
North East’s Reece Group Engineers a positive future with encouraging financial results

Reece Group has announced positive end of year results for 2019 which reflect new contract wins, business growth and advances in product technology. The North East-based organisation, the holding company for Pearson Engineering, Responsive Engineering and Velocity, has announced a collective turnover of £64.6m for the year ending December 2019. This is up 48% on […]

Life Sciences in North East England
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East
Unique new fund announced to protect Intellectual Property of Health and Life Sciences businesses in the North East

A unique new fund aimed at protecting the intellectual property of high value health and life sciences businesses in the North East has been announced by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP).  The COVID-19 Patent Protection Scheme is a £300,000 grant fund designed to support high-value proposition (pre-commercial) health and life science […]

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Discover the English region behind some of gaming’s greatest hits
Discover the English region behind some of gaming’s greatest hits

Hands up how many people have been to North East England? Hands up how many people can name some of our major cities? I’m guessing most of you still have both hands on your keyboard or gripped to this magazine. What if I asked if you’ve heard of the Mortal Kombat 11? Or how about […]