Firm has ‘heavy heart’ at leaving South Tyneside

HEAVY HEART ... Utilitywises Geoff Thompson says the company is quitting its current base in Long Row, South Shields, below.

HEAVY HEART ... Utilitywises Geoff Thompson says the company is quitting its current base in Long Row, South Shields, below.

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MORE than 600 jobs are leaving South Tyneside after an expanding energy company confirmed it is closing its borough base and moving north of the Tyne.

Utilitywise employs 640 employees at Long Row, Market Dock, South Shields, but is now about to relocate them to larger premises at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside.

Garlands building, Utilitywise.
Garlands building, Utilitywise.

Its boss admits to having a “heavy heart” over the decision to move north of the river this summer and is refusing to rule out an eventual return to the borough.

 

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