Local connections fuel global growth on the Tyne
As an international business supplying the offshore and energy industry worldwide, Baker Hughes has bases in more than 120 countries around the world.
But the global connections and sense of community right here on the Tyne are a vital part of what makes the business a success internationally.
More than 1,000 of Baker Hughes’ team work from its manufacturing, testing and office spaces on the North bank of the Tyne, and direct access to the river sees huge reels of flexible pipe systems being shipped from the Tyne to customers around the world.
“This is a phenomenal location in terms of logistics, especially given the scale of our products,” says Global Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, Annie Ross. “Our facility is next door to Shepherd Offshore who support us with load-outs straight onto ships – there’s a real sense of community on the Tyne and we work together to make projects a success.”
The community extends to local universities and colleges as well, with Baker Hughes partnering with training providers on its apprenticeship and graduate programmes, and organising charity events with local residents.
“We’ve recently celebrated 25 years on the Tyne and for us, it’s a place where we help each other out and tackle challenges together. And the fact that it’s a nice place to live also helps!” added Annie.