DSTL latest to join Helix ecosystem
DSTL latest to join Helix ecosystem
DSTL latest to join Helix ecosystem

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) is creating a new unit based at the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) in Newcastle. Around 15 new staff will be recruited to work at the unit which is due to open in late 2021. The NICD seeks to address the shortage of data analytics skills in […]

Cybersecurity company, Healthymity, makes Sunderland base for fast-growth start-up
Cybersecurity company, Healthymity, makes Sunderland base for fast-growth start-up
Cybersecurity company, Healthymity, makes Sunderland base for fast-growth start-up

A world-renowned cyber security expert has built a base in Sunderland, and is targeting rapid expansion that will see his business create 10 new jobs this year.  Dr Igor Kotsiuba, who relocated to the North East from Ukraine under a Global Talent Visa, has launched Healthymity Limited, which aims to support AI and decision-making in […]

In conversation with Kevin Croft, Operations Site Director at Verisure
In conversation with Kevin Croft, Operations Site Director at Verisure
In conversation with Kevin Croft, Operations Site Director at Verisure

In February 2020, Europe’s largest domestic alarm provider, Verisure UK Services Limited, opened its new North East office at Quorum Park in North Tyneside, with the ambition to create 1,000 new jobs over the next ten years. A year after locating in the region, Verisure have exceeded their target of job creation (for year one), […]

Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021
Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021
Verisure far exceeds recruitment forecast creating 300 jobs in first year with more to follow in 2021

Europe’s leading monitored alarm provider, Verisure, has trebled its first-year hire target, with the recruitment of close to 300 staff at its Centre of Excellence in North Tyneside, with up to 100 new jobs on offer during this year. The company, which arrived in the region in April 2020, as the country went into pandemic […]

Working together to create a better future for the region
Working together to create a better future for the region
Working together to create a better future for the region

Earlier this month, Xplor, who provide management software for health and fitness clubs, chose Newcastle its new base for their service delivery business and will look to create over 200 new jobs this year as part of their global expansion plans. The initial enquiry came via Invest North East England and director, Guy Currey, initially […]

International technology firm Xplor, locates in Newcastle creating over 200 jobs
International technology firm Xplor, locates in Newcastle creating over 200 jobs
International technology firm Xplor, locates in Newcastle creating over 200 jobs

Newcastle has beaten off stiff competition from nine other UK cities as a business location for international software and payments firm, Xplor. As part of their global expansion plans, Xplor, a leading provider of enterprise software, payments and commerce-enabling solutions for businesses, has selected Newcastle city centre as the location of its new customer service […]

Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success
Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success
Ocado Retail chief celebrates Sunderland team’s success

Ocado Retail’s CEO, Mel Smith CBE, has spoken of the ‘huge significance’ of the firm’s Sunderland site, less than two years after the global grocer arrived in the city.  With 300 full time employees already in post, less than 18 months since it opened a new base in the city centre’s Beam building on Riverside […]

Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham
Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham
Work begins on Station Place – a landmark industrial development in County Durham

The latest phase of a major County Durham scheme is now underway with the development of a range of industrial units at Station Place in Newton Aycliffe. Station Place, which is now under construction, is part of the wider £90m Merchant Park industrial scheme in Newton Aycliffe – a 65-acre development at Aycliffe Business Park […]