Doing business here

A recent study by Tech City UK found 86% of North East businesses said the region has strong business networks. Our close knit business community sees global giants to fast growing SMEs collaborating, innovating and developing future solutions.

In addition Newcastle is home to two outstanding universities, proactively working in the business community. With three more universities within a 60 minute drive time, together they produce thousands of talented graduates each year - 101,000 to be exact! Areas of excellence include medical and life sciences, engineering, computing sciences, business management, law and art and design.

Our research facilities are of an internationally competitive standard, supported by the International Centre for Life and four centres for excellence in ageing, big data, energy and, subsea and offshore engineering.

Getting to work is also a breeze. Our excellent transport links, road infrastructure and compact city mean we have some of the lowest commuting times in the UK – an average of only 26 minutes.