Tyne Tunnel trainers experience significant growth
Offshore training companies on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate are experiencing significant growth and success after attracting customers from across the globe.
Advanced Industrial Solutions, Maersk Training and Shoreland Access train more than 16,000 customers at their North Shields premises each year, with some coming from as far as Australia and Thailand.
The growth experienced by the three companies has led to ongoing job creation, many of which are filled by North Tyneside residents.
Councillor Frank Lott, cabinet member for economic development, said: "North Tyneside has a dynamic and fast growing business community and the training providers on the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate have certainly established themselves as a key part of it.
"The three companies have helped to highlight and strengthen the borough’s reputation, on a global scale, as a first-class and accessible location for the global oil, gas, wind and maritime industries, where businesses can grow and thrive.
"It’s also a true testament to the excellent reputation these training providers have developed over the years, as well as to North Tyneside itself, that people choose to travel across the world to attend these training centres.
"Together, the centres employ more than 150 people, with many of their staff coming from the local area, which is extremely good news for the borough."
Adrian Bartle, director of UK Land Estates and free hold owner of Tyne Tunnel Estate, added: "The Tyne Tunnel Estate is a great location being so close to the A19 and the Coast Road, but clearly the opening of the dualled Tyne Tunnel has transformed connectivity north/south of the river, creating even stronger appeal for this location."