Multiminded Digital, a leading North East creative business, has created a video showing the benefits for the North East remaining in the European Union.
The video highlights the fact that the North East has received billions of pounds of funding from Europe over the last few decades. The video highlights projects across the region which have received European funding, including the Berwick Workspace, the Baltic, Sage and the Millennium Bridge as well as the Hartlepool Growth Hub and the Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park.
The video highlights the fact that the North East gets more out of its EU membership than we pay in and that there are 160,000 jobs in the region which rely on trade with the EU.
Multiminded Digital is a digital content agency in Newcastle, which produces digital content for a range of audiences. It is currently based in the Toffee Factory in the Ouseburn, which itself received EU funds.
Fiona Birkbeck and Jim Bell from Multiminded Digital said:
We at Multiminded are passionate about the North East and being in Europe. The loss of European funding would be devastating to the region. We are reminded of the benefits of being in the EU every day because we work in the fantastic Toffee Factory building. Many of our clients have also benefitted from EU funding. Our membership is vital for sustainability and growth.
Jude Kirton-Darling MEP said:
“This is an excellent example of digital innovation and creativity in the North East, and especially showcases what can be achieved when digital industries are supported and stimulated.
“Projects across the North East receive funding that helps to create jobs and growth.
Paul Brannen MEP said:
“The North East has a growing digital sector and I am very pleased that our membership of the EU is stimulating growth.
“Investment across the North East helps create jobs and to improve the quality of life for the people who live in our region.
The referendum takes place on the 23rd of June and people have until the 7th of June to register to vote if they have not done so already.