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INVEST NORTH TYNESIDE BUSINESS NEWS

Welcome to the first edition of the Business Newsletter from Invest North Tyneside, the inward investment arm of North Tyneside Council. This is a quarterly publication, bringing you the latest news, events and business opportunities across the borough.

We hope you find our newsletter informative and useful.  If you have been forwarded this email by a colleague within your company and would like to start receiving it yourself, please sign up here.

SUCCESS FOR NORTH TYNESIDE'S MAJOR BUSINESS PARKS

            

North Tyneside’s major business parks – Cobalt and Quorum, have experienced unparalleled growth over the last 2 years, creating more than 1,800 new jobs and reinforcing the continued demand for out of town office space in the North East.

For the full story on Cobalt Park click here and Quorum Business Park click here

NEW VIDEOS HIGHLIGHT NORTH TYNESIDE’S KEY STRENGTHS

      

Invest North Tyneside is pleased to launch the first of its new suite of videos promoting North Tyneside’s fantastic business community as well as the key strengths and benefits of the borough to potential inward investors.

For the full story click here

QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR TWO NORTH TYNESIDE COMPANIES

Congratulations to North Tyneside companies, Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) and Elfab, for winning the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which recognise the outstanding contribution they have made within international trade.

For the full story click here

LET’S GROW FUNDING

 

Invest North Tyneside’s Business and Enterprise Team has been very successful over the last 12 months in helping to secure Let’s Grow Funding for a raft of local businesses including AIS, FuDa International Trading, Barrier Group and WD Close & Sons.

For the full story click here

CONNECT PHYSIOTHERAPY LOCATES TO QUORUM

Invest North Tyneside has supported a number of local companies through the Let’s Grow application process including Connect Physiotherapy who was successful in securing a grant to assist with the company's growth plans.

For the full story click here

SIEMENS OPENS NEW CUSTOMER SUPPORT CENTRE ON COBALT

A recent addition to the renewable energy sector in North Tyneside is international energy giant, Siemens. The global company signed a five-year lease for a new 39,200 sq ft office on Cobalt Park to support its Power Generation Services Division.

For the full story click here

NORTH TYNESIDE WELCOMES BARBARA CLARK AND GENERATION NORTH EAST

Invest North Tyneside is delighted to welcome Barbara Clark to its Business and Enterprise Team. Barbara’s appointment as Business Adviser comes as part of a new £4.5m initiative - Generation North East (NE) – a collaboration between five councils and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

For the full story click here

BARRIER GROUP’S RECRUITMENT DRIVE



One of the many companies to have already benefited from the support of Barbara and Generation North East in appointing a number of new recruits to its business is Barrier Group Ltd.

For the full story click here

UTILITYWISE CONTINUES MAJOR EXPANSION ON COBALT

Utilitywise plc, a leading independent utility cost management consultancy, continues to grow as it rolls out its recruitment campaign across the North East. The company’s rapid growth plans follow the opening of its flagship premises on Cobalt Park in 2014 with the support of Invest North Tyneside.

For the full story click here

BUSINESSES INVITED TO SHAPE NEW NORTH EAST GROWTH HUB

     
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership recently launched a Beta version of the new North East Growth Hub and is inviting local businesses to take part in shaping the next phase of its development.

For the full story click here

FUTURE NEWSLETTERS

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to see covered in future newsletters, we would like to hear from you.

Email your ideas and suggestions to sarah.johnson@northtyneside.gov.uk.

Contact Details:

 0191 6436409
 business@northtyneside.gov.uk
 www.investnorthtyneside.co.uk
 InvestNorthTyne
 Invest North Tyneside LinkedIn
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EVENTS

North East Automotive Alliance

Date: 24th September 2015
Times: 08:30 to 16:00
Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland

The North East Automotive Expo will highlight future opportunities and challenges for the sector's supply chain, whilst providing an ideal networking environment to meet with key decision makers.

The event is aimed at both companies already working in the automotive industry and those looking to diversify or set-up in the sector. You will have the opportunity to hear case studies from some of the region’s most influential automotive companies.

For further information visit http://www.northeastautomotivealliance.com/events/ contact Laura Gage  on 0191 516 4400 or email lgage@northeastautomotivealliance.com

Venturefest 2015

Date: 13th October 2015
Times: 08:00 to 17:00
Venue: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
 
Venturefest North East is the region’s annual innovation conference, bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and advisers to increase the number and success of innovative products coming out of the region.
  
Apply now to Meet the Investor at Venturefest North East with support from the Business Growth Service, a fantastic opportunity to pitch your business or social enterprise for funding and investment. For details of how to apply see www.venturefestnortheast.com/investors.
 
For further information please visit www.venturefestnortheast.com or register for this year’s event at www.venturefestnortheast.com/register.

Northern Powerhouse Breakfast

Date: 16th October 2015
Time: 07:30  
Venue: Wynyard Hall, Billingham

The Northern Powerhouse has the potential to transform the region's economy, but what does it really mean for the North East?

With an address from Northern Powerhouse minister, James Wharton, followed by a Q&A with an expert panel drawn from politics and business, this event will give people the chance to debate the opportunities and challenges around the issue.

Individual tickets are priced at £30 and a table of 10 is priced at £250.

To purchase tickets please contact jennifer.lee@trinitymirror.com or call 0191 2016168.

MIPIM UK

Date: 21st to 23rd October 2015
Venue: Olympia, London

MIPIM UK is the country's largest exhibition and conference for property professionals.  It provides a marketplace for UK players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities and do business.

Tickets cost from £395 including 3 days of access to the MIPIM UK exhibition area, conference & networking programme and business lounges, plus company listing in the MIPIM UK Guide.

Invest North Tyneside will be exhibiting at this event alongside regional partners Invest North East England.  If you are planning to attend this event, please visit us on stand D31.

For further information download the event brochure click here or visit www.mipimuk.co.uk

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