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Application of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain is the new buzzword – but what does it mean for your sector? Is the technology appropriate for your business? Originally underpinning cryptocurrencies, starting with Bitcoin, the concept of distributed control is established in the world of financial technology (fintech). However, there is potential to apply the same technology solution to reform and streamline

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Contact centre professionals collaborate to change perceptions and support sector growth

Contact centre professionals collaborate to change perceptions and support sector growth  Representatives from some of the region’s largest contact and shared services operating in our region including Sage, Virgin Money, Home Group, Computershare and The AA came together yesterday for the inaugural ‘Changing Perceptions’ event; a new public and private sector initiative led by Newcastle

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets out plans to establish Newcastle legal hub

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has announced plans for further expansion with the opening of a Legal Process Hub in Newcastle’s iconic Quayside, creating around 100 new jobs locally over the next 2-3 years. The firm has been running a Legal Process Hub in the city for over a year, as a pilot project. The Legal Process Hub currently

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Newcastle chosen as UK base for Global Skills Training Business

NEWCASTLE CHOSEN AS UK BASE FOR GLOBAL SKILLS TRAINING BUSINESS

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EVENT: Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop

Thursday 5th October 9:30am – 1:45pm  Improve the digital presence of your business or charity and the digital skills of your colleagues at a free workshop delivered by Lloyds Bank and Google. To register for this event, please click on the registration link where you will also be able to view other event locations. There

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EVENT: North East Construction Summit

Wednesday 20th September 2017  The Construction Industry Council, North East are delighted to be holding the North East Construction Summit on Wednesday 20th September. The aim of the Summit is to work with the construction industry leaders from the region and national experts to develop a North East Construction Strategy focussed specifically on the issues,

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£1 million investment in Newcastle set to keep valuables safe

A £1 million investment in Newcastle has created the city’s first Safe Deposit Facility, offering businesses and individuals secure storage of valuable possessions, cash and documents. Newcastle Vaults has been launched in the city in response to major banks withdrawing their safety deposit box services. The new facility, owned by Merrion Vaults, follows the success

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Newcastle raise ambitions for international property show

Last night 15 June 2017 Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city, launched their return to the world’s leading property trade show, MIPIM Cannes. The event, which was attended by over 60 people, launched Invest Newcastle’s plans for MIPIM 2018.

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EVENT – Digital Disruption

3pm – 6pm, Thursday 22 June. Mark Larsen and Allan King, Managing Directors at Accenture’s UK Delivery Centre in Newcastle welcome you to a discussion on Digital Disruption in the modern day, as part of Digital Leaders Week 2017. What is digital disruption? Put simply, digital disruption is substantial business change caused by advances in and the application

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EVENT – Digital Skills in Construction

Learn new ways to attract more customers, work more efficiently and win new business. Interactive workshops ran by The Federation of master Builders (FMB) exclusively for small building and construction companies in the North East and Yorkshire. Learn the latest ways to get the maximum benefit from digital marketing and how the cloud can help

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£1 million investment in Newcastle set to keep valuables safe

A £1 million investment in Newcastle has created the city’s first Safe Deposit Facility, offering businesses and individuals secure storage of valuable possessions, cash and documents. Newcastle Vaults has been launched in the city in response to major banks withdrawing their safety deposit box services. The new facility, owned by Merrion Vaults, follows the success

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Newcastle raise ambitions for international property show

Last night 15 June 2017 Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city, launched their return to the world’s leading property trade show, MIPIM Cannes. The event, which was attended by over 60 people, launched Invest Newcastle’s plans for MIPIM 2018.

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Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research

Newcastle University has reaffirmed its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for cyber security research after being named a Centre of Excellence by Government. Led by the University’s world-leading School of Computing Science, today’s announcement is a renewal of Newcastle’s Centre of Excellence status, making it a key player in the Government’s National

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Newcastle shines to international investors

Invest Newcastle celebrates its success after the city’s investment opportunities were showcased on an international stage at MIPIM last week. Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city, returned to the renowned international property show to elevate Newcastle into a

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Global PR agency, W Communications, launches northern office in Newcastle

W acquires GluePR and rebrands to ‘W North’ as part of ongoing expansion – the agency’s second acquisition in just six months. W Communications, the UK’s leading independent agency, has added Newcastle to its business footprint alongside London, Singapore and Amsterdam, to deliver its award-winning expertise across consumer, corporate, influencer and social. In a move

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Invest Newcastle to help local businesses tackle Apprenticeship Reform

Invest Newcastle will host an event on 1 March 2017 to shed light on the government’s upcoming Apprenticeship Levy and to discuss the benefits of apprenticeship schemes. To address the skills gap, the Government has pledged to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, on the 6 April 2017, aims

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Strategy to drive forward Newcastle tech and digital sector

Newcastle City Council, supported by Invest Newcastle (a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city), today consulted on a strategy which will support and boost the tech and digital sector in Newcastle. The strategy follows a recent report by

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Global Digital Construction Show for 2017

BIM Show Live is a hard-hitting, content driven, high-profile event on the global construction stage. Known for its forward thinking interpretations of modern construction methods, techniques and technologies. The show has been running in the UK since 2011, and for the first time, BIM Show Live is to be held in Newcastle, the UK’s industrial

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Make your voice heard and be part of Tech Nation 2017!

Make Newcastle’s and your voice heard by being part of Tech Nation 2017! Tech Nation 2016 provided the most detailed analysis to date of how the digital sector is driving economic growth, showcasing the innovation and energy of tech hubs across the UK. In 2017 Tech City UK will take an even more in-depth look

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Newcastle Science Central shortlisted for prestigious awards

Newcastle Science Central, a 24-acre mixed-use development in the heart of Newcastle city centre, has been shortlisted in the LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards. Leading the way in urban innovation and an exemplar in sustainability, Science Central is attracting leading edge scientific organisations to a mixed community, which when complete, will be made up of

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