A hotbed for manufacturing, the North East is currently leading the way in terms of the post-pandemic recovery, with SMEs and multi-nationals alike choosing the region as a base to up-skill, grow and unearth the next generation of workers.

The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show that the region’s unemployment rates between July and August fell by 5.3%, and with employment now at pre-pandemic levels, there is no doubt that the likes of North Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and Durham will continue to reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication to their people.

On his first official visit as Secretary of State, Michael Gove’s tour of several towns in the North East ensured that he could see first-hand the ambitious plans that are being put into action, in order to level up the region, and it seems that this is only the start for him.

Across the board, this levelling up agenda is creating opportunities for local people, and as Tees Valley MP Ben Houchen continues to bang the drum for the North East, there is no doubt that in his own words, “if you want to know about industries of the future, this is the place to come.”

Taking ownership of our very own 30,000 sq ft workshop space on Teesside earlier this year, the opportunities for growth in the region are endless, and after already growing our headcount significantly, we are now actively looking to recruit more apprentices and Kickstarters, after recognising a real gap in the market.

The schools, colleges and Universities in the region are incredibly engaged, and with more plans to not only grow in Teesside, but also engage with the communities and its educational facilities, we have no doubt that the relationship between Tulway and the North East will continue to blossom.

Further investment into offshore wind technology in Hartlepool is planned, Teesside is set to become the centre for Net Zero energy with wind power, hydrogen and carbon capture, and after the region led the world in the Industrial Revolution, Tulway and various other businesses are now aiming to lead the world in the Green Industrial Revolution!