Skilled and dedicated workforce

North East England works for skills

With a workforce of 1.2 million, North East England has a large labour market equipped with the skills and experience desired by investors.   Businesses investing in to the region also benefit from some of the UK’s lowest attrition rates as reported in research figures by ContractBabel between 2003-2015.

Sector diversity in North East England makes our region one of the most attractive places to settle for a variety of inward investors; and we have a growing skilled workforce to meet all of your needs.

But don’t just take our word for it:

The people in the North East are delightful. They’re enthusiastic, hard working and they know how to party. A company full of Geordies is unbeatable.”

Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Money



Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Life Sciences - North East England
Digital - North East England
Energy - North East England
Business Services - North East England

Advanced Manufacturing and Automotive

A highly skilled workforce renowned for its exceptional productivity and loyalty, our unmatched operating costs and superb access to UK and overseas markets, make North East England the location of choice for investors.

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Life Sciences

A world class centre of healthcare excellence, a workforce underpinned by university graduate talent and pharmaceutical manufacturing prowess, make our region highly attractive to life sciences investors.

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Home to scores of software and tech companies doing right business across the globe.

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North East England has a worldwide reputation for excellence in oil and gas, subsea technology, marine engineering and offshore renewables.

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Business Services

Our winning combination of a highly skilled, cost competitive workforce,
plentiful Grade A office accommodation and a strong and growing
cluster make our region one of Europe’s best investment locations.

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