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Why Northumberland?

A region worth investing in

Invest in a location with office, industrial and development land opportunities, access to a skilled workforce and an unrivalled quality of life.

Newcastle Airport

Connected location

Northumberland is England’s most Northern county, bordering Scotland and Cumbria as well as Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead and Durham. Neighbouring countries and counties as well as cities and towns, Northumberland offers a highly connected location

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An incredible 
pool of talent

Learn more about Energy Central Learning Hub a new learning facility being delivered as part of the £90m Energising Blyth Programme and is funded by the UK Government, Northumberland County Council, and North of Tyne Combined Authority. Opening in 2024 this flagship development will provide conferencing facilities in an iconic location that is synonymous with renewables, having been the location of the UK’s first offshore wind farm.

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Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Research & development

Northumberland is home to world class expertise at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK's leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy. The county is strategically located offering quick and easy access to the wider world class R&D capabilities across the region such as National Innovation Centre for Data, International Centre for Life and CPI.

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Bamburgh Castle

Unrivalled quality of life

Take advantage of lower than national average house prices, Ofsted outstanding schools, world-class universities and high quality healthcare. Seek rest and relaxation on captivating coastline, adventure through National Parks and get lost under the dazzling dark skies. Work hard 9-5, adventure hard 5-9.

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Investment into the region

From the £90m Energising Blyth regeneration programme to the Ashington Regeneration Programme find out more about the multi-million pound investment taking place across the county. Discover how Northumberland is set to redevelop and transform in coming years.

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We are here to help

We work with local and international businesses to help them on their journey to investing in Northumberland. Get in touch with the team to discuss the opportunities available to your business.

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