Manufacturing accounts for around 15% of the North Easts GVA against a national figure and with a wealth of support available to help companies grow it's not hard to see why as Ben Gilhespy, Operations Director at the County Durham Engineering & Manufacturing Network (CDEMN) explains....
A County Durham-headquartered construction company has posted a huge rise in turnover and more than doubled pre-tax profits, with its order book now at an "unprecedented level" and substantial growth in activity levels "guaranteed".
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The North East’s centuries-old mining heritage once put the region at the heart of the industrial revolution before globalisation and privatisation led to a hobbling of the region and the UK’s mines in the 80s.