Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule thanks to a skilled workforce in County Durham
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule
Eco-friendly train maker Vivarail increases workforce ahead of schedule

Vivarail, the manufacturer of eco-friendly passenger trains, has accelerated expansion of its site in County Durham and turned it into its national research and development centre, creating new jobs faster than expected. It opened the new plant at the Spectrum Business Park, Seaham, in December 2017 to complement its main site at Long Marston, near […]

Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors
Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors
Osbit expands head office to support increased demand in offshore sectors

Work has begun on expanding Osbit’s Northumberland-based headquarters to accommodate the company’s rapidly expanding workforce and facilitate an increase in demand for its engineering expertise in the offshore renewables and oil & gas markets. This comes after the award of grant funding from a programme designed to accelerate business growth and stimulate employment in rural […]

Tech Talent, North East Launches a new digital talent scheme
Digital scheme aims to produce tech talent
Digital scheme aims to produce tech talent

A ground-breaking scheme to attract new talent into the digital technology sector has been launched in the North East. Gateshead College has teamed up with Sunderland Software City, PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre and North East digital firms to kick-start the programme, which is designed to help the industry tackle skills shortages and become more […]

International Advanced Manufacturing Park Sunderland.South Tyneside April 2019
Innovation boost for IAMP
Innovation boost for IAMP

PLANS to establish a transformational advanced manufacturing innovation facility at the heart of the £400m International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) have received a major boost today (Thursday 21 March). The announcement is a green light from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for the consortium behind the Centre for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CeSAM) to bid for […]

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager Blog: discussing how industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology
From Pokémon Go to the factory floor. How industry is embracing immersive technology

Our latest blog by Inward Investment Manager, David Pattison, looks at how industry is embracing immersive technologies I always find it fascinating how quickly new technologies become commonplace in our lives. We’ve gone from turning the pages of a magazine to swiping on a tablet and buying CDs to streaming music online. The pace at […]

Metec UK exceeds turnover of £8m in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year
METEC UK Cathodic Protection set to exceed £8 million turnover in third year

South Tyneside firm Metec Cathodic Protection (UK) is set to achieve more than £8 million turnover and increase staff numbers following a range of international contracts secured in the ship build/repair, ports and harbours, offshore renewable and oil and gas sectors. The firm employs 37 staff, including 15 jobs saved following the closure of a […]

Work starts at major redevlopment at Blyth Power Station, Northumberland
Work starts at major development site in Northumberland
Work starts at major development site in Northumberland

Advance Northumberland have reached a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the former Blyth Power Station Enterprise Zone in Blyth. The contract to undertake the ground works and dock extension has been awarded to Farrans Building and Civil Engineering, following a competitive tender process. Since acquiring the site Advance Northumberland have made significant progress over […]

Phonovation expands to Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead
Phonovation, a fintech and mobile technology company expands in Gateshead

Phonovation, a Dublin based Fintech and Mobile Technology company who opened a technical hub in Baltic Quarter, Gateshead in 2017 is again expanding its operation in the North East because of increased growth within the Fintech sector. Phonovation provide banking security services using mobile networks and the company has seen significant growth within the last […]