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 lowest staff turnover rates in the UK, meaning that companies can confidently invest in training their staff. 

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


To find out more about how the Team can support your relocation in North East England, visit our dedicated support pages


Advanced Manufacturing - North East England
Advanced Manufacturing North East England

A highly skilled workforce, unmatched operating costs and superb access to UK and overseas markets, make North East England the location of choice for investors in the Automotive, Rail and Advanced Manufacturing sectors.

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Life Sciences - North East England
Life Sciences

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

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Digital - North East England
Digital Sector North East England

Home to scores of software and tech companies doing business right across the globe, the North East workforce has a proven track record in Satellite Applications, Immersive Tech, Games Development , E-sports and Fintech.

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Energy - North East England
Energy Sector North East England

North East England has a worldwide reputation for excellence in Energy and is leading the way in Green Energy and offshore renewables.

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Business Services - North East England
Business Services Sector North East England

Our combination of a highly skilled, cost competitive workforce, plentiful Grade A office accommodation and a strong network cluster make our region one of Europe’s best investment locations. The Fintech sector is growing with a rich ecosystem and great market opportunities.

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