It is an area with a tremendous reputation for welcoming companies from around the world and nurturing their growth and success. A forward-looking economy, harnessing some of the most advanced technologies in the world, is being rapidly developed in an area described by the Lonely Planet Blue List as the most exciting, beautiful and friendly region in the whole of England.
To add to this acclaim, the North East’s capital Newcastle has been transformed into the greenest city in England, according to the annual rankings of the Forum for the Future. This carries out one of the UK’s most comprehensive sustainability audits.
We enjoy some of the lowest commuting times in the UK because of its excellent transport links. This also makes it easy to access the diverse mix of city, countryside and coastal attractions that contribute so much to the quality of life.
The cities and main urban areas lie within easy reach of what is widely regarded as a nature lover’s playground. A third of the North East is, for example, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its stunning moorlands, coastline, river valleys, lakes and forests are a paradise for walkers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
The North East has all the right ingredients for businesses and people to excel. A new generation of talented professionals is being drawn to the region, attracted by the quality of life and growing opportunities for personal growth and career progression. And the area’s five universities and 24 further education colleges, drawing students from across the UK and around the world, are adding to the pool of talent.
The clean, healthy environment and glorious countryside, extensive career opportunities, vibrant city culture, and remarkable leisure and lifestyle offerings, help to make North East England the envy of much of the world.