I would like to share the excellent news that the council has delivered on its promise to attract more businesses into the borough, bringing in thousands of jobs for local people.
When I was elected two years ago I vowed to make employment a priority by making sure we are known and respected both nationally and internationally as the place to be for business.
I’m delighted to report that our policies are working and global companies and household names have chosen to set up here, bringing with them thousands of jobs and many millions of pounds of investment.
Our excellent council business team has supported companies including Hewlett Packard, Utilitywise, Maersk and Help-Link, to name just a few, to establish and grow in North Tyneside – providing jobs, training and apprenticeships.
Through new investments and re-investment, we have seen more than 2,000 jobs created, together with 1,000 transferred from elsewhere.
A total of more than 3,000 jobs new to North Tyneside. An amazing achievement.
I’m really proud of the council officers that have worked hard to make all this happen and I know they are currently working to attract several other companies in the face of strong competition from other regions across the UK and overseas.
I want to give credit where it’s due and thank everyone who is putting North Tyneside on the business map as a place to prosper and succeed.