IT in the North East

Many of the companies located in the North East have grown into leading, world-class enterprises. The region is a driving force for digital innovation, world-class design, solid technology capabilities, and a highly skilled workforce. By 2020, it’s estimated that the North East’s IT and digital sector will become a £2.5bn industry.  Home to the UK’s fastest growing tech cluster outside of London, the existence of an Innovation SuperNetwork (the first network of its kind in the UK), which gives us a unique position and overview of the region to ignite innovation and new collaborations.  

Life in Gateshead

It’s an amazing place to live and work.  Gateshead and Newcastle are alive with a vibrant energy that inspires ambition and nurtures creativity. Home to ambitious and driven people, it’s no wonder that more and more businesses are relocating or expanding within the North East.  In 2018, Newcastle Upon Tyne was voted the number 1 location in the world to visit by Rough Guide, so why not live here?

Newcastle and Gateshead are linked by a series of iconic bridges crossing the Tyne. The rejuvenated quayside is home to internationally regarded music arenas and art museums in addition to its many bridges. Get acquainted with the broader Tyne and Wear area in its local museums and galleries or cheer on the beloved Newcastle United with the Toon Army. Shoppers can wend their way through independent stores in cobbled High Bridge and go bargain hunting in sales at the Metro Centre or Eldon Square. Polish it all off with some pub grub or gourmet cuisine, a drink or two in the trendy Ouseburn valley, or a walk through one of the many parks in Newcastle.

City Life

When it comes to places dedicated to shopping, eating and drinking, theatre and concerts, you’ll be completely spoilt for choice. Life in the North East is all about working hard and playing hard, so there are plenty of venues where you can relax, let your hair down and have a great time.


There are some stunning living locations in North East England spanning all price brackets, with rural, coastal and river views being accessible from family town houses and starter apartments in equal measure.

Sport & Leisure

North East England has a proud footballing tradition with Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC and it also boast premiership Newcastle Falcons Rugby team and the Durham County Cricket Club. For people who love the great outdoors, there is surfing along the stunning North East coastline and the coast-to-coast cycle trail to Carlisle.  The region also hosts the world’s largest half marathon, The Great North Run, which attracts more than 55,000 participants each year.


Another practicality is making sure that there are some decent schools near to where you’re planning to live. And, thankfully, there’s no shortage of good and outstanding schools in and around the North East. And if you are looking at further studies for yourself or your family we are pretty spoilt for choice with over 5 Universities on our doorstep which are some of the best in the UK and provide qualifications and training relevant to the main industry sectors.  Our tech eco-system is further enhanced by our universities and their world-leading research excellence in computer science and informatics.


The North East of England has some of the best transport links in the country. In fact, the average commuting time from home to work for ADLINK  employees is just 20 minutes.  Benefiting from efficient major road, rail and metro networks and international airports, the region gives easy access across the globe.