The Port of Tyne site covers 250 hectares shared between the two boroughs bordering the mouth of the river Tyne: South Tyneside and North Tyneside. Both offer significant advantages to renewables manufacturers and supply companies wishing to locate, invest and expand in the area.
South Tyneside’s position on the River Tyne makes it the ideal location to invest and become part of the renewables supply chain in the North East, Europe and internationally. An increasing number of engineering and manufacturing businesses including global names Siemens and Barbour have already chosen to locate and grow here.
With a continued history in the marine and offshore sectors, including oil, gas and renewable energy, our workforce is highly skilled in electrical and mechanical engineering, and a range of training and workforce development programmes are in place to maintain levels of experience, knowledge and skills in these fields.
Wages and salaries are competitive with other UK regions; this combined with the strong work ethic of employees has proved a major factor in attracting new investment.
The Advanced Manufacturing Forum; founded and located in South Tyneside, is the largest manufacturing forum in the North East. It provides an excellent platform for engineering and manufacturing businesses to share knowledge and best practice to create business growth, success and opportunities across the manufacturing industry and beyond.
South Tyneside’s dedicated Inward Investment Team can provide expertise and support to businesses locating to the area such as; market information, property advice and premises search, recruitment support and local supply chain introductions.
For more information on the businesses operating in South Tyneside and support available, visit www.investinsouthtyneside.co.uk