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The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside pictured at dusk featuring the iconic bridges and Sage Gateshead

Newcastle – A city moving the needle on net zero

Newcastle is a city at the forefront of the fight against climate change and continues to be attractive to companies who are capitalising on the economic opportunities of net zero. In this article, Sam Cassidy, Energy & Sustainability Sector Lead at Invest Newcastle, explains why.   On the 13th January, former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore

Photograph of Newcastle Helix Building Exterior

New letting at The Spark, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young and Savills, joint letting agents at Newcastle Helix, have announced a new letting within The Spark to the National Audit Office (NAO). NAO have signed a 10 year lease of the fourth floor at The Spark which extends to 10,000sq ft. within the exemplar 106,000sq ft. office building. Designed with the needs of

Invest Newcastle confirms partnership with UKREiiF 2023

Invest Newcastle has confirmed their involvement with the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF), which is set to take place between 16-18 May, in Leeds. Inward investment agency, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), drives and delivers economic growth in Newcastle and Gateshead and wider North of Tyne region by securing capital

People sitting in modern office space at The Pattern Shop

Full steam ahead on The Pattern Shop

Built around 1880, The Pattern Shop was originally used by the world-famous locomotive designer Robert Stephenson, one of the greatest engineers of the Victorian era. Now reinvented for today’s innovators, this striking Grade II Listed building with its remarkable 200-year legacy, will be the ideal base for businesses looking to make their mark on the

Grey's Monument In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Taking Stock of a Strong Year for Inward Investment

2022 has been a phenomenal year for the team at Invest Newcastle as we put our city and region back on the international map with a string of inward investment wins and successful trips to major trade shows across Europe. Following two years of pandemic disruption, the last 12 months have seen us return to

CGI develops homegrown talent with new North East office and partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI)

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) formally announced the opening of its Newcastle office in the Newcastle Helix, which houses prominent UK technology and science businesses. This latest investment further supports the leading IT and business consulting services firm’s commitment to providing career opportunities for those in the local area, working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Person using electric kettle

How monitoring power usage and AI could help older adults live more independently at home

NICA has partnered with Informetis on a disruptive AI-enabled technology which helps older adults stay living at home by using the data from their electricity usage. The global smart energy start-up is partnering with the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) to test a new solution aimed at improving quality of life and safety

People standing beside an NIEE Sign

North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location

North East England will be promoted as the premier location for electrification technologies and international investment at one of the leading international Electric Vehicle (EV)trade shows. This week, Invest North East England (INEE) will lead a delegation to London EV Show to showcase the region’s strengths in electrification and battery technologies. The inaugural London EV

Open for business: Investors gather to hear about £30 billion of investable opportunity in the North East of England

On Thursday 17 November, Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East’s universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in the North East of England. Working alongside NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and key players, this event provided the opportunity for the

Team standing next to Invest Newcastle sign

Plans announced to showcase the region at MIPIM and UKREiiF in 2023

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has launched plans to return to two of the leading global real estate conferences in 2023.   Following success at both MIPIM and the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) earlier this year, the private sector joined Invest Newcastle at an event in the city to find

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The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside pictured at dusk featuring the iconic bridges and Sage Gateshead

Newcastle – A city moving the needle on net zero

Newcastle is a city at the forefront of the fight against climate change and continues to be attractive to companies who are capitalising on the economic opportunities of net zero. In this article, Sam Cassidy, Energy & Sustainability Sector Lead at Invest Newcastle, explains why.   On the 13th January, former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore

Photograph of Newcastle Helix Building Exterior

New letting at The Spark, Newcastle Helix

Avison Young and Savills, joint letting agents at Newcastle Helix, have announced a new letting within The Spark to the National Audit Office (NAO). NAO have signed a 10 year lease of the fourth floor at The Spark which extends to 10,000sq ft. within the exemplar 106,000sq ft. office building. Designed with the needs of

Invest Newcastle confirms partnership with UKREiiF 2023

Invest Newcastle has confirmed their involvement with the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF), which is set to take place between 16-18 May, in Leeds. Inward investment agency, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), drives and delivers economic growth in Newcastle and Gateshead and wider North of Tyne region by securing capital

People sitting in modern office space at The Pattern Shop

Full steam ahead on The Pattern Shop

Built around 1880, The Pattern Shop was originally used by the world-famous locomotive designer Robert Stephenson, one of the greatest engineers of the Victorian era. Now reinvented for today’s innovators, this striking Grade II Listed building with its remarkable 200-year legacy, will be the ideal base for businesses looking to make their mark on the

Grey's Monument In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Taking Stock of a Strong Year for Inward Investment

2022 has been a phenomenal year for the team at Invest Newcastle as we put our city and region back on the international map with a string of inward investment wins and successful trips to major trade shows across Europe. Following two years of pandemic disruption, the last 12 months have seen us return to

CGI develops homegrown talent with new North East office and partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI)

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) formally announced the opening of its Newcastle office in the Newcastle Helix, which houses prominent UK technology and science businesses. This latest investment further supports the leading IT and business consulting services firm’s commitment to providing career opportunities for those in the local area, working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Person using electric kettle

How monitoring power usage and AI could help older adults live more independently at home

NICA has partnered with Informetis on a disruptive AI-enabled technology which helps older adults stay living at home by using the data from their electricity usage. The global smart energy start-up is partnering with the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) to test a new solution aimed at improving quality of life and safety

People standing beside an NIEE Sign

North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location

North East England will be promoted as the premier location for electrification technologies and international investment at one of the leading international Electric Vehicle (EV)trade shows. This week, Invest North East England (INEE) will lead a delegation to London EV Show to showcase the region’s strengths in electrification and battery technologies. The inaugural London EV

Open for business: Investors gather to hear about £30 billion of investable opportunity in the North East of England

On Thursday 17 November, Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East’s universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in the North East of England. Working alongside NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and key players, this event provided the opportunity for the

Team standing next to Invest Newcastle sign

Plans announced to showcase the region at MIPIM and UKREiiF in 2023

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has launched plans to return to two of the leading global real estate conferences in 2023.   Following success at both MIPIM and the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) earlier this year, the private sector joined Invest Newcastle at an event in the city to find

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Team standing next to Invest Newcastle sign

Plans announced to showcase the region at MIPIM and UKREiiF in 2023

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has launched plans to return to two of the leading global real estate conferences in 2023.   Following success at both MIPIM and the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) earlier this year, the private sector joined Invest Newcastle at an event in the city to find

North East Tech Sector is showcased to International Trade and investment Specialists

A delegation of international trade and investment experts is heading home today ready to spread the word about the North East’s impressive investment opportunities in the digital and immersive technology sector. Representatives from the Department of International Trade (DIT) from countries across the world, including the USA, India, Denmark and Ireland, explored the North East

Invest Newcastle: UKREiiF Events Programme

From Tuesday 17-Thursday 19 May, Invest Newcastle is leading a delegation of public and private sector organisations to the inaugral UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds. The event will bring together more than 4,000 delegates from core cities and regions from across the UK alongside ministers, MP’s, investors, funders, developers, occupiers

Julia Streets reflects on the Sustainable City Conference and her time in Newcastle

How did you get involved with the sustainability event ? Over the summer I’d been discussing the idea of organising a fintech North East event with Ruth Harrison, UK MD of Thoughtworks. We were both aligned in wanting to focus on the theme of sustainable finance, a topic that has been gaining increasing prominence not

Invest Newcastle announce a return to MIPIM 2022

Today (Friday 14th January) the public and private sector joined Invest Newcastle for an online breakfast event to discuss plans to lead a North East delegation to one of the world’s largest real estate events.   MIPIM will take place between 15-18 March 2022 in Cannes, France following a two year break due to the pandemic.

How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England   The recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has really energised businesses and organisations to focus on carbon reduction and make solid commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and support the UK’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. There was much news

Webinar: Maintaining Employee Engagement and Furlough

Through the GX Project NewcastleGateshead Initiative is running the below webinar in partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork to support North East SMEs. Maintaining Employee Engagement and Furlough Monday 6th April, 2pm SIGN UP HERE Therese Liddle (Chief Executive, NRG) and Paul Scope (Partner, Ward Hadaway) will cover recruitment, employment and law to help companies understand how to maintain employee engagement and roll out

Webinar: Furlough- Your Questions Answered

Through the GX Project NewcastleGateshead Initiative is running the below webinar in partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork to support North East SMEs. Furlough – Your Questions Answered Thursday 2nd April, 3pm SIGN UP HERE In the first of our webinars, Paul Scope, (Partner, Ward Hadaway) will talk through furlough, and help businesses understand how they can apply it in their

A FREE event for Early Stage Investors

A FREE event for Early Stage Investors Connected Investing Newcastle is a FREE event for early stage investors,  delivered by UKBAA in partnership with Innovate UK. It takes place on 17th June 2019 at The Core will look at the major shift in emphasis towards regional funding support. The focus will be on educating and

MIPIM: 12-15 March 2019 – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Newcastle City Council and Invest Newcastle have led a private sector delegation to MIPIM for the past three years, demonstrating our region’s strengths as one of the UK’s fastest growing places in which to invest, develop or locate. MIPIM is a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 26,000 participants and more

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