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 […]

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Comment: North East England successful in bid to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) projects which will support inward investment in to the region
Comment: North East England successful in bid to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) projects which will support inward investment in to the region

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England I am thrilled with this week’s announcement that the North East has been successful in its bid to the Department for International Trade (DIT) to deliver three High Potential Opportunities (HPO) documents which will support inward investment opportunities in to our region. 19 new HPOs have been […]

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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 […]

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Ocado to deliver 300 new Sunderland jobs
Ocado to deliver 300 new Sunderland jobs

Ocado, a world-leading e-commerce business is set to create up to 300 new jobs in Sunderland, after it was unveiled as the first occupier to take space on the former Vaux Brewery site. Ocado, ‘the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer’, has signed a 15-year deal to let the top two floors of THE BEAM, a flagship […]

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One Region, One Sector, One Statement
One Region, One Sector, One Statement

The North East is home to a Creative Digital and Tech sector which is truly thriving. One of the most productive and fastest-developing in the UK, the sector’s rapid rise is a source of great pride for us in the region. There have been many resources produced by a variety of organisations describing parts of […]

NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into Contact Centre and Manufacturing event
NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into Contact Centre and Manufacturing event
NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into Contact Centre and Manufacturing event

Over 20 leading North East businesses recently gathered at St James’ Park to deliver a unique twist on a traditional jobs fair, helping to support the young participants of Newcastle United Foundation’s employability programme. This event gave participants the chance to take a closer look at the career pathways available in contact centre and manufacturing […]

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Whitecap Consulting continues its regional expansion with new offices in Bristol and Newcastle
Whitecap Consulting continues its regional expansion with new offices in Bristol and Newcastle

Regional strategy consulting firm Whitecap Consulting has announced it is to open two new satellite offices in Bristol and Newcastle as it enters the latest phase of its regional growth. Established in 2012, Whitecap helps clients analyse, develop and implement growth strategies, supporting clients typically located outside London. Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded its […]

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North East England foreign investment second only to London
North East England foreign investment second only to London

The North East is outstripping every other area of the UK outside London for creating new jobs from foreign investment compared to population size, new analysis of data reveals. In the last financial year, the North East Combined Authority (NECA) area from County Durham to the Scottish Borders also created nearly twice as many new […]