AccentureGlobal IT firm Accenture is one of North Tyneside’s most highly-prized employers, with its technology centre based on the borough’s stunning Cobalt Business Park.
As we have grown, one of the most beneficial things about being based in north tyneside has been the area’s infrastructure and the way in which that enables us to attract from a much wider population.
Jo McGovern, Accenture
The company employs people in a range of roles, from apprentices to graduates and experienced hires, and it plays an active role in supporting the area’s skills agenda.
Jo McGovern, operations lead at Accenture North Tyneside, explains: “Back in 2012, we moved to Cobalt Business Park, and the reason for that was that we were merging into more of a technology space with various clients in different industries; what this place provides is the opportunity to collaborate with different businesses – to share knowledge and best practice.
“As we have grown, one of the most beneficial things about being based in North Tyneside has been the area’s infrastructure and the way in which that enables us to attract from a much wider population. We have people coming to work with us from Teesside – from Middlesbrough, and even as far afield as Leeds and North Yorkshire, who have commuted to be part of our business in the North East.”
“We work in collaboration with the council and their support has been critical as we’ve grown.”
But above all, there is one asset Jo believes is key to the company’s success. Great people.
“There’s no doubt that people here have a can do attitude. People are naturally warm, collaborative and supportive, and I think that’s played an important part in all we have achieved in this area.
“The sense of community, the sense of collaboration, the number of opportunities we have here is because of that. And the more businesses that join us in North Tyneside, the more opportunities that creates for everyone.”