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2015 has been a very successful year for North Tyneside and we would like to congratulate all of the businesses who have invested in North Tyneside or have grown and expanded in the borough.

Cobalt Park is now 88% occupied with a workforce of 14,000. In the last 12 months more than 1,000 of these jobs have been created. Quorum Business Park is 65% occupied with more than 4500 employees on the park.

Two of the major news stories for North Tyneside are below, these include one large and one smaller investment in the borough from the past year.

Focus Business: Accenture

In September, Accenture confirmed its expansion plans by taking a second building on Cobalt Park in North Tyneside, having trebled its workforce since launching its Delivery Centre. The company now occupies over 70,000 sq ft on Cobalt. 

Bob Paton, Managing Director of Accenture's Delivery Centre on Cobalt Park, said: "The fact that Accenture has trebled its headcount in the North East in just five years demonstrates our commitment to job creation in the region and the UK in general"...Case study



A mention for an important project this year:

In March, Invest North Tyneside in association with CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter Strategy & Portfolio Planning group hosted an event to explore location strategy in the UK.
Cushman & Wakefield moderated a panel debate at the session which included Lindsay Phillips of Hewlett Packard, Accenture’s Bob Paton and Bryan Taylor from Balfour Beatty who are based on Cobalt and Quorum Business Park, respectively.
The three companies shared their experiences of relocating to the North East while analysing critical success factors and processes in undertaking location planning.

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Cobalt Park networking event asks attendees ‘Discover the Difference’

In November, Cobalt Park hosted the HP “Discovering the difference” event at Cobalt 23. The event aimed to inspire participants to network with new people in their environment and re-energize their spirit of collaboration and team working skills.

Lynn Cramman, Business Development Manager at Cobalt, said: “This event came about as a result and demand from each occupier on the Park for collaborative working opportunities.

Cobalt companies collaborate in many different ways; our business leaders, HR manager and Facilities managers meet regularly to share best practice and ensure a thriving and collaborative work environment.” ...full story

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