About our city

Welcome to Newcastle, the vibrant capital of North East England, and a thriving hub of business and culture. Home to exceptional talent, world renowned research, supportive business communities and underpinned by incredible culture, thrilling sport, superb shopping, exciting nightlife and top-notch cuisine – all just waiting to be discovered.

Excellent Connections

  • Newcastle International Airport connects you to over 85 destinations worldwide.
  • Over 30 trains travel daily to London, reaching our capital in 2hr 45mins
  • £12.5m investment in Newcastle’s digital infrastructure giving us one of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK, as well as free city centre wi-fi.

Outstanding Talent

  • Almost 1.1m talented people within a 30 minute drive time.
  • The North East has the highest percentage of STEM and Computer Science students in England
  • Newcastle has one of the highest graduate retention rates at 55%

Cost Competitive

  • Our high-quality city centre office space is currently around 30% cheaper than other UK cities and 68% less than London.
  • The North East has the lowest labour turnover rates in the UK.
  • Companies will make operational savings of around 40% in comparison other key locations such as London 

Population

  • Population of over 1.7m people within a 30 minute drive time.  
  • Over 100,000 students live in Newcastle and the surrounding region. 
  • Businesses benefit from some of the highest staff retention rates in the UK.

International Innovation

Home to four national centres for excellence, Newcastle provides opportunities to tap into research expertise and pioneering innovations.

National Institute for Smart Data Innovation | National Centre for Ageing Innovation | EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration | Tyne Subsea – the National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering

Community

In a Tech City report 77% of businesses referenced access to local networks as a real benefit of being based in the Newcastle. It's easy to see why when we have a range of communities for businesses to tap into. Here are just some:
Dynamo | Digital Union | Ignite 100 | BIC | Federation of Small Business | Converge | Entrepreneurial Spark | North East Growth Hub | BioNow | Entrepreneurs Form | Tech North