THE UK wing of an international marine software design company has moved into bigger offices in Northumberland after outgrowing its previous premises.
Tero Marine UK, part of the Norwegian Tero Marine group which is one of the world’s leading designers of marine information systems, specialises in software distribution and training.
The firm has moved from its two-office base at Blyth’s Community Enterprise Centre to larger accommodation at Apex Business Village in Annitsford, Cramlington.
It is now creating three jobs, including one post for a worker made redundant from the closing Alcan smelter at nearby Lynemouth.
John Straughan, managing director of Tero Marine UK said: “We have been looking for suitable office space to provide us with a bigger IT training facility and room for expansion.
“We get a lot of marine engineers coming to us for training so the new office is ideally situated next to a Premier Inn.”
The firm worked with chartered surveyor and property agent Bradley Hall to find a suitable new base.
Tim Aisbitt, commercial surveyor at Bradley Hall, said: “Apex Business Village has always been a popular business location, given its proximity to the city centre and transport links.
“Offices at Apex offer a good standard of accommodation at reasonable rent levels. We are pleased to see increasing levels of inquiries for the area.”
Tero Marine UK is now aiming to bring clients from across the world into the North East in September, when it will host its three-day annual user conference at the Newcastle Hilton Hotel. The event will showcase new software and provide training and development workshops.