If you are thinking about relocating, North Tyneside offers outstanding opportunities for business development and a top-quality lifestyle – the area boasts the UK’s largest and most successful office park, two Enterprise Zones and superb transport links.

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Mayborn Group, the home of much loved baby brands Tommee Tippee and Gro, today announced that it had secured the lease on a new office building on Balliol Business Park, North Tyneside, from which it will drive its next phase of growth.

 

The new site, which will become the Global Headquarters for Mayborn, offers twice the footprint of its current office which is situated on the southern fringe of Cramlington, and will be fitted out to Mayborn’s specification to create a unique working environment reflecting the sector.

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North Tyneside manufacturer Formica is celebrating improved financial results after boosting its turnover by £7m and halving its operating loss.

 

Formica – which makes laminate products for the residential and commercial sectors from its sites in North Shields and Newton Aycliffe – saw its turnover grow from £64m to £77.5m for the year ending June 2017.

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Autonomous FM, an independent provider of Facilities Management services, approached greenbean by NRG, specialist recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider, to support the transfer of their Service Centre from Poland to the North East of England.

 

Autonomous FM is disruptive and revolutionary in its sector, delivering best value whilst improving service delivery to clients. The company’s ambition is to put their clients back in the driving seat with their facilities by delivering clarity of information and management, unrivalled in the FM sector.

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Location, location, location

 

The continued success of North Tyneside’s two major business parks shows the area remains a location of choice for UK and international firms.

 

Cobalt Park, the largest of its kind in the UK, is 90% full, and Quorum Business Park in Benton is home to big-name firms such as Ebiquity, British Engines, Convergys and Greggs.

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North Tyneside is open for business. It’s a place of new and growing opportunities that is building on its reputation for excellence, expertise and energy.

 

Over the last few years, North Tyneside has cemented its status as a location of choice for businesses looking for state-of-the-art premises in a well-connected base.

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Jackson Hogg Recruitment, one of the largest specialist technical recruiters in the North East of England, has grown its international customer base in a move that will see the export of its expertise to Germany.

 

Based in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Jackson Hogg has signed a contract with a medical technology company in Berlin to appoint a VP of business development and a channel manager through a search-and-selection process.

 

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North Tyneside-headquartered Kitwave Wholesale Group has enjoyed a record year on the back of a successful refinancing.

 

The fast-moving consumer goods company has increased turnover by 50 per cent to £296m and EBITDA by almost 100 per cent to £10.8m over the past four years.

 

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Quorum Business Park has welcomed a raft of new occupiers into their newly created Q eleven suites.  These are a range of 16 Grade A office suits from 500 sq ft to 3,193sqft.  These suites are situated in the heart of the park and offer the occupiers the parks superb amenities including access to fully catered meeting rooms, a separate board room, break out space, together with concierge services.

 

The run of new lettings started when Talent Insight Group moved in as the first new tenant into the new phase of Q11 suites, just as the builders were finishing off. Talent Insight are an HR and recruitment consultancy that works with organisations looking to make better informed strategic talent decisions.  They will be working with clients across the globe to deliver real-time research insight into client’s recruitment, mapping and future pipelining requirements.

 

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A leading private-equity backed manufacturing firm has announced the creation of a new engineering services division, following an initial £8million investment that will see dozens of jobs created in the north-east of England.

 

Pryme Group, which provides integrated manufacturing solutions to the oil and gas, defence and aerospace industries, has developed the state-of-the-art facility with support from both private and public-sector organisations, including North Tyneside Council.

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A North East software company backed by a regional growth accelerator has been bought by a US firm on part of a global acquisition spree.

 

North Shields’ Kykloud, which was founded by Ed Bartlett and Nick Graham in 2011 to provide asset management and mobile building inspection software, has been acquired by Texas company Accruent, which develops software that allow organizations to manage the lifecycle of their physical resources.

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Six firms from the North East, including two from North Tyneside, have been singled out as Ones to Watch in a Europe-wide guide to the most exciting emerging companies for 2018.

 

Construction firms Cussins and Metnor, finance companies True Potential and eMerchantPay, manufacturing business Elfab and Stockton’s Transflex Vehicle Rental are all included on the Ones to Watch list compiled by the European Business Awards.

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A North Tyneside-based surface engineering specialist has received funding from Innovate UK to work on research for the development of low-cost coatings.

 

Monitor Coatings is working alongside Cranfield University on the study, which started in September 2017.

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A North Tyneside-headquartered pharmaceutical manufacturer which was acquired last year has doubled profits and edged sales towards the £40m mark, leaving it in a strong position to implement its growth strategy.

 

The company is also benefitting from the significant sales potential of a number of new products currently under development and a portfolio of opportunities being pursued.

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The North East Investment Fund is a capital loan fund administered by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), supporting capital projects that encourage local economic growth and create jobs in the area.

 

Since 2012, £65m has been secured by organisations for projects that will have a positive impact on the North East regional economy.

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Andrew Hodgson is stepping down as CEO of Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD).

 

He will be will be succeeded by his deputy Mike Jones from 23 October. No stranger to the business, Jones has worked for SMD for over 25 years.

 

A director since 2004, Jones takes over following a planned two and a half year transition put in place when SMD was acquired by the Chinese company CRRC Times Electric in 2015, the world’s famous provider of electric railway propulsion and power control systems.

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Plans to refurbish premises at the West Chirton (South) Industrial Estate have been revealed.

 

The site is a former munitions building built in 1940 and now comprises 70,000 sq ft of space. Of this total, 25,000 sq ft is to be subdivided into five separate units.

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Wallsend-based Barrier-Ex is set to create jobs after securing new distribution agreements in the Middle East and US.

 

Utilising the existing workforce at Barrier-Ex Ltd and its sister division, Barrier LED, the company is meeting the demand for its hazardous area lighting innovation, Quazr.

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The North East’s thriving immersive technology sector will be showcased at a major conference.

 

VRTGO 2017 is a specialist Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) event that will bring together experts, business leaders, investors, creatives and developers.

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Wallsend-based Lift-Rite Group has been acquired by Newcastle-based Benbecula Subsea Services Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

 

Led by Ally MacDonald, former CEO of Wellstream and MD of Technip Umbilicals and current Chairman of Tekmar Energy, Benbecula listed as a limited company just last year.

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Fire systems manufacturer Advanced is expanding to new North East premises, after signing a ten year lease at Balliol Business Park in Longbenton.

 

Currently based in Cramlington, Advanced will take up residency at the site upon completion of a £2m refurbishment from property landlord Ashall Homes Ltd.

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