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Christmas Message

On behalf of Ashington Town Council, Chair, Cllr Mark Purvis would like to take the opportunity to wish the wonderful folk of Ashington a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Like 2020, 2021 has brought with it many challenges. Residents, businesses, and organisations are doing everything they can to overcome the issues faced by COVID-19, and more recently storm Arwen, as we strive to come out stronger.


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Open for Business

If you are looking to set up a new business or would like to relocate your existing business then Ashington is the ideal setting.  

Ashington is close to the Tyne & Wear conurbation and is a gateway to the historic and beautiful Northumberland coastline.  

Ashington adjoins the A189 Northumberland Spine Road with links to the A1, A19 and the wider major UK road network. The A1 is now less than a ten minute drive away following the opening of the Morpeth Northern Bypass and Morpeth Railway Station sits on the East Coast Mainline with links to all major UK cities. Newcastle International Airport is less than a thirty minute drive with flights to Europe, Asia and the USA with port facilities available at the nearby Port of Blyth.

The town centre provides a range of retail, commercial and leisure opportunities and hosts a popular market every Tuesday. The town centre is seeing significant investment including the recent opening of the £21m Ashington Leisure Centre, the Station Road Regeneration Scheme and the Portland Park development. Work is on-going for the re-introduction of a passenger rail service and significant, quality, house building is also taking place in and around the town.

Ashington has a ready supply of labour as well as being home to Northumberland College who can provide quality training for employers. The town has managed workspace accommodation as well as offering quality office and industrial units in landscaped business parks.   

Ashwood Business Park

The recently established Ashwood Business Park provides quality office and industrial units in a woodland setting, linking directly onto the A189 Northumberland Spine Road. Akzo Nobel UK and the Bernicia Housing Group have made the Park their home bringing significant investment to the town.     

Enterprise Workshops

The ARCH Workshops provide quality workspace close to the town centre, on Green Lane, with a number of local established businesses based at the facility.

North Seaton Industrial Estate

North Seaton Industrial Estate adjoins the Ashwood Business Park and provides an ideal setting for new and established business to grow and develop. A number of businesses linked to the construction industry are based on the Estate. The Estate has also seen the recent expansion of FES International who specialise in oil and gas engineering as well as the opening of the Wansbeck Garden Centre & Cafe and a B&M store. 

Jubilee Industrial Estate

The long established Jubilee Industrial Estate, on Remscheid Way, is close to the town centre and again provides an ideal setting for new and established businesses. Moffat 2000 Ltd, specialists in subsea engineering, are based on the Estate.

Lintonville Enterprise Park

The recently developed Lintonville Enterprise Park links directly to Ashington Town Centre and provides quality office and workshop accommodation and includes the ARCH Centre for Enterprise.

Wansbeck Business Park

Wansbeck Business Park, on Rotary Parkway, provides a mix of business accommodation in a quality woodland setting complete with a lake. One of the businesses that has made the Park its home is Polar Crush, one of Europe's leading suppliers of dispensed frozen drinks and fruit juices.   

For more help and information on developing or relocating your business contact:

Business Northumberland at: www.businessnorthumberland.co.uk

Northumberland Business Services Ltd at: www.nbsl.org.uk

Northumberland College at: www.northumberland.ac.uk

The Prince's Trust at: www.princes-trust.org.uk





The Council



Council News
Christmas Message

On behalf of Ashington Town Council, Chair, Cllr Mark Purvis would like to take the opportunity to wish the wonderful folk of Ashington a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Like 2020, 2021 has brought with it many challenges. Residents, businesses, and organisations are doing everything they can to overcome the issues faced by COVID-19, and more recently storm Arwen, as we strive to come out stronger.


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