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NE Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zones are designated areas across England that provide tax breaks and government support. They are great places to do business especially for both new and expanding firms. Enterprise Zones are part of government’s strategy to support businesses and enable local economic growth and the North East Enterprise Zone is managed by the North East LEP.

The North East Enterprise Zone is made up of 21 sites that have been strategically selected to drive growth by building on local strengths, making the most of our natural and physical environment, skills and existing business base, as well as the innovation ecosystem.

The sites benefit from agreements that enable up-front investment and speedy development of facilities, as well as simplified planning processes.

The North East Enterprise Zone sites are:

  • A19 Corridor


  • Follingsby Max


  • Neptune Yard


  • Holborn Riverside 1

    South Tyneside

  • Swans Energy Park

    North Tyneside

  • Holborn Riverside 1

    South Tyneside

  • Royal Quays Enterprise Park

    North Tyneside

  • Newcastle International Airport Business Park


  • Northumberland Energy Park

    Blyth, Northumberland

  • Ashwood Business Park

    Ashington, Northumberland

  • Commissioners Quay

    Blyth, Northumberland

  • Port of Sunderland


  • Bate and Wimbourne Quays

    Blyth, Northumberland

  • International Advanced Manufacturing Park – IAMP

    South Tyneside and Sunderland

  • Dun Cow Quay

    Blyth, Northumberland

  • Jade Business Park

    Seaham, County Durham

  • Ramparts Business Park

    Berwick, Northumberland

  • Fairmoor

    Morpeth, Northumberland

What are the benefits for businesses?

Each site offers one of the following two benefits:

  • Business rate discount – businesses can claim up to 100% discount against business rates that are worth up to £275,000 that can be claimed over a five year period through occupying premises on an Enterprise Zone site.
  • 100% enhanced capital allowances – this tax relief is issued to businesses making large investments in plant and machinery.

Want to learn about the benefits of and national approach to Enterprise Zones?

Visit the Enterprise Zones website for more information.

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