Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Great Place to Live and a Great Place for Business

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Great Place to Live and a Great Place for Business

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North tyneside is fast becoming one of the most dynamic and exciting places in Britain to live, work, visit, study and invest.

Massive transformation can be seen everywhere and there's a sense of urgency, renewal and growth in its towns, seafront, riverside and business parks.

It is rapidly developing an enviable reputation as a place with huge ambitions and the place to be for business. And it's easy to see why this is the case. The borough has more than 50 business sites - including two of the UK's largest and most successful business parks, Cobalt and Quorum - great transport links, award-winning council expertise, a highly skilled and reliable workforce as well as an excellent quality of life and support from a determined and committed local leadership.

The population continues to grow as people of all ages are attracted to everything North tyneside has to offer. It has a perfect mix of coastal, urban and rural living as well a brilliant tourism and leisure programme including the flagship Mouth of the tyne Festival entertaining around 100,000 people a year and providing a huge financial boost to the local economy.

Prices for renting or buying a property are lower than the national average. New affordable family housing and top-quality retirement apartments are springing up as the council is keeping to its promise to provide 3,000 affordable homes, including 900 apartments for older residents, by 2025.

There are high aspirations and high standards for children and young people who can be assured of the very best start in life. North tyneside's first and primary schools were recently named by ofsted as the best in the country for outstanding results. Secondary schools continually receive national recognition for their excellent work and good practice while pupils consistently achieve impressive GCSE and A-level results with many going on to study at top universities, take up apprenticeships and key roles in industry. …

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