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Location: 117 Queen Street, Gateshead, NE8 2UA

Industry Sector: Transport

On the Go since 1913

Around 200,000 people use Go North East bus services every day to travel around this wonderful region. Travelling to work or education, to visit friends and family, to have a night out, or to visit one of the region's many tourist and leisure attractions.

For over 100 years, Go North East has connected the region's towns and villages with the cities of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland and currently operates across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and into Tees Valley.

Employing over 2,000 local people, with a fleet of almost 700 buses and coaches and an annual turnover of £100m, the company is the regional subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group plc, one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport.

Go North East has a reputation for being passionate about service and innovation and a strong reputation for being a flexible and innovative partner – with both the private and public sector.

The company is dedicated to engaging with local communities through its innovative, branded bus routes which not only engender community pride but business success.

“Go North East is a proud member of the North East England Chamber of Commerce and has worked with the Chamber for many years. As the region's largest bus operator - which has been at the heart of the north east for over 100 years - we've played our part in the development of the region to what it is today - a lively, vibrant place to live and work. Our membership of the Chamber supports this ethos and brings us together with other businesses in the north east to develop the economy of this great region."
Kevin Carr, Managing Director