Canadian Investment Visit October 2018
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms
North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms

A delegation of Canadian technology companies visited North East England today (Wednesday 14 November) to see, first hand, why the region’s tech and digital sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Representatives from eight prominent Canadian businesses joined the region’s inward investment body, Invest North East England, to visit world-leading sites before […]

L-R_Eric Fabretti Deputy CEO at Infotel_Cllr Bruce Pickard Deputy Mayor North Tyneside Council_Mundeep Naayar MD Infotel Consulting UK
Software firm, Infotel UK, aims to double workforce as part of £1million investment
Software firm, Infotel UK, aims to double workforce as part of £1million investment

Infotel UK Consulting (Infotel UK), a software firm based in North Shields, aims to double in size with a £1million investment in new offices and recruitment. Infotel UK started operating in 2015, delivering custom-made software and applications that help businesses improve their operations. The company aims to take advantage of increasing interest in its services […]

Newcastle Start Up Week - Invest North East England
Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead
Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead

Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne. As in previous years, the five-day entrepreneurship and innovation festival will begin on Monday 13 May with Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) at The Boiler Shop on Stephenson Quarter in […]

Newcastle to be a leading Smart City in the UK
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’

Bold plans to transform Newcastle into a smart city have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council. The council aims to lead the digital revolution and become a major player in the digital world. The city has the fasting growing digital sector outside of London and attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and global players. The […]

New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads
New IT jobs created in move to Aykley Heads

A fast-growing business and IT firm is making a move to new premises in an area set to play a key role in creating thousands of jobs for County Durham. Waterstons is moving to Durham County Council-owned Northumbria House at Aykley Heads in Durham City. The council recently announced its ambitions to attract more than […]

Phonovation expands to Gateshead
Ireland’s largest interactive SMS and voice services company, Phonovation, expands to Gateshead
Ireland’s largest interactive SMS and voice services company, Phonovation, expands to Gateshead

Headquartered in Dublin, with an office in London, Phonovation provides solutions for high profile clients such as Vodafone, Three and Payzone. The company develops award winning software and processes in excess of 200 million international calls and text messages every year. However, being located in Ireland alongside Facebook and Apple, it found that quality developers […]

The Core, Newcastle Helix
New national innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data
New national innovation centre to put UK at forefront of big data

A new £30m National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) aims to see the next Google or Facebook started in the UK and help the country capitalise on a potential £40bn a year boost to the economy.  The centre, whose funding has today been confirmed by Minister for Digital Matt Hancock, aims to link up leading […]

Accenture
Accenture Expands in Cobalt Park, North Tyneside
Accenture Expands in Cobalt Park, North Tyneside

Accenture plans to hire 60 people for its Newcastle operations by the end of its 2017 fiscal year, on Aug. 31, and is currently recruiting for the new roles, which will be based at its offices in the Cobalt Park.  The new positions, in the company’s Technology and Consulting workforces, will range from entry-level to […]