Tharsus is proud to be headquartered
Tharsus is based in the coastal town of Blyth, Northumberland, home to over 37,000 people as well as a large offshore wind farm and a thriving port. Northumberland itself has the lowest overall population density in England.
Northumberland is famed for its sweeping countryside and beautiful coastline, the latter being recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Tourists and residents are particularly drawn to landmarks such as Bamburgh Castle and beach and Holy Island, the site of Lindisfarne Priory.
North East England is increasingly recognised as an attractive area in which to live and work, particularly as spiralling costs impact quality of life in other locations. In a recent survey Tynemouth was identified as one of the best places to live in the UK, alongside Gosforth, Durham and Alnwick. The study considered a range of factors, from jobs, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, to compile the definitive most desirable locations to live in the UK.
Average house prices in the North East are the lowest across Britain, at £130,489 (April 2018 figures), a fraction of the average cost of properties in the most expensive region, London; £484,584.
Statistics show that in terms of the majority of other expenses life in Newcastle (the North East’s nearest comparable city) is far cheaper than London. Food is on average 19% less expensive, clothes 10% less, transportation expenditure a whopping 48% cheaper and entertainment 25% less. Overall Newcastle is around 40% less costly for residents compared to Londoners.
Healthcare in the North East outperforms other regions, with recent BBC research indicating that the North East is home to six of the top 12 performing hospital services.
When it comes to famous landmarks the North East is spoiled for choice. One of the most famous features is a relatively recent one; the Angel of the North near Gateshead. Antony Gormley’s statue was completed in 1998 and the imposing steel structure is 20 metres (66 ft) tall, with wings measuring 54 metres (177 ft) across. Many other landmarks have greater historical significance, including Durham Cathedral, and Hadrian’s Wall.
Transport links are excellent, with a network of A roads for drivers and the busy Newcastle Airport , the new Virgin East Coast line serving Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Morpeth. Trains to Newcastle take 30 minutes while trips to London take four hours. Edinburgh can be reached in two hours.
Culture and sports take centre stage in Newcastle/Gateshead, with the Great North Museum, the Centre for Life, the Sage and the Theatre Royal providing something to suit every taste. Sports are a big part of life in the North East, with St James Park, the home of Newcastle United FC dominating the Newcastle skyline and Sunderland’s stadium of light an equally well-recognised fixture in that city.