Who are we?
North of Tyne covers Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Northumberland. This includes the urban centre of Newcastle, many award winning beaches, and Northumberland National Park all within easy reach of each other.
We have one of the fastest-growing economies and job growth rates in the country, as well as one of the fastest growing technology sectors outside of London with a strong track record of creating jobs and supporting world-leading businesses.
The North of Tyne has the highest skilled workforce in the North, world leading business and innovation, research and development hubs in two universities.
How can we help?
We help businesses locate, expand, and thrive here. Several factors support the success of our businesses including fantastic travel network, low operational costs, and an integrated eco-system of public/private sector support to recruitment.
There is a workforce of over 1m within a 30 minute commute of our main business parks, supplemented by our universities. In many sectors we have the lowest attrition rates in the UK.
We support all businesses with a personalised soft landing package available for organisations making their first venture to our area.
Support for SMEs is available for business growth and fostering innovative processes to drive productivity resulting in increased profitability, wage growth and employment growth. Grants are available from £40k.
For larger businesses, grants are available from £100k to £1m for foreign or UK owned businesses.
Finally we have can signpost over ten green focussed grants to support initiatives aimed at carbon reduction.
Who are we?