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North of Tyne has some of the most important areas in the UK including combining city life alongside award winning beaches and vast swathes of countryside.

It has England’s cleanest rivers, clearest air, and the darkest skies. It is home to England’s largest forest and the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe.

Covering an area of more than 410 square miles between the Scottish border in the north to just south of Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage site, it also includes Northumberland National Park, the least populated of all of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

It’s coast runs over 100 kilometres and contains multiple blue flag beaches.

Set against this backdrop, it’s clearly a region that takes it’s environment very seriously and therefore it’s no surprise to find BREEAM excellent offices with Air source Heat pump for air conditioning, windows are specially treated to reduce solar gain and a lighting system is designed to incorporate sensor controls. In addition the UK Largest business park is itself set within a 39-acre biodiversity park.

“The beauty of an ESG, is that it broadens the definition of sustainability to wider topics including social inequalities and community action. It also ensures policies are embedded into the company as a whole as the governance element literally puts the onus on leaders. The days of sustainability as a bolt on ‘nice to have’ are long gone.”

Laura McGrath, Event & Sustainability Lead, Quorum Park

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