Alan Wleby, Innovation Director, North East LEP
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge
North East to pilot Open Innovation Challenge

SMEs in the North East are being given the opportunity to partner with European businesses to develop new projects, solving problems posed by multinational manufacturers such as Nissan, Caterpillar and Komatsu. The North East has been selected to pilot the Open Innovation 2.0 Lab programme which is designed to encourage cross-border collaboration and to give […]

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 […]

IAMP Breaks Ground, Sunderland/South Tyneside
Work starts on major manufacturing hub
Work starts on major manufacturing hub

WORK that will pave the way for one of the most significant national development sites at the heart of the North East is now underway.  The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will be a key manufacturing hub for the North.   Planning permission was granted for the development of phase one of the IAMP in […]

Tommee Tippee re-location, North East England
Tommee Tippee set to launch new global headquarters in North Tyneside
Tommee Tippee set to launch new global headquarters in North Tyneside

Mayborn Group, the home of much loved baby brands Tommee Tippee and Gro, today announced that it had secured the lease on a new office building on Balliol Business Park, North Tyneside, from which it will drive its next phase of growth. The new site, which will become the Global Headquarters for Mayborn, offers twice […]

M&E Conference 2017, Newcastle
Speaker line-up revealed for Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 conference in Newcastle
Speaker line-up revealed for Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 conference in Newcastle

Manufacturing & Engineering 2017; an award winning event which supports North East innovation and growth is back this July in Newcastle Manufacturing & Engineering 2017 will feature its strongest conference line-up yet when it opens in Newcastle this July. Visitors attending the event at the Metro Radio Arena, on 5-6th July can hear from world-class speakers […]

IAMP gets the green light to move forward after securing government funding
IAMP gets the green light to move forward after securing government funding

IAMP – A giant advanced manufacturing park close to Nissan has been given the green light to move forward after securing £42million of government funding. The planned International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), close to the A19 just north of Nissan’s car making plant, is designed to create more than 5,000 jobs across the two authorities […]