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North East LEP sees opportunities for Wear region in new National Innovation Strategy

The Wear region’s growing reputation for technological innovation can only be boosted by the government’s new National Innovation Strategy, says the North East Local...

Solar power innovator Power Roll moves to Jade Business Park

Power Roll is creating a first of its kind solar film manufacturing facility at a County Durham business park as part of its expansion...

Studio space delivers for Wear midwife’s baby business

A midwife of 20 years who swapped the maternity unit for her own business unit has spoken of her delight, after helping over 1,000...

Success of housing programme in Sunderland attracts national recognition

Sunderland is in the running to scoop a national award for its £59m investment programme aimed at delivering on the housing needs of the...

Chester-le-Street firm shows true mettle to diversify and grow

An architectural metalwork specialist is forging ahead into new markets, after receiving investment and technical expertise from a team of manufacturing experts. Steelcraft, based in...

Staycationers flock to Seaburn’s seaside

The rising popularity of staycations and the easing of lockdown measures has provided a major boost to Sunderland’s visitor economy, new data has revealed. Airbnb...

300+ County Durham businesses benefitted from £6m recovery grant

  More than 300 businesses have been supported and over 3,500 jobs safeguarded through a County Durham Covid-19 recovery grant. The Durham Business Recovery Grant was...

Finbarr’s restaurant in Durham pledges support to Open North Foundation

Durham-based restaurant, Finbarr’s, is the latest business to make a significant financial donation to Open North Foundation, which provides grant aid and in-kind support...

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