Doing business here

There are more than 70,000 registered businesses in Newcastle, and you can find some of the world’s most iconic brands in the region, including Siemens, Sage PLC, Proctor and Gamble, Arctic Wolf, Monstarlab, Version 1, Credera, Virgin Money, HMRC, Barclays, Ubisoft and Concentrix.

Being internationally connected, surrounded by talent and one of the UK’s most cost-effective cities to do business, it’s no wonder we’re attracting more and more businesses every year.

  • A population of more than 300,000 in Newcastle and a regional population of 2.7m
  • A working population of 1.3m
  • More than 6,500 hectares of developable land
  • £1.5 billion of planned investment

Newcastle is a gateway to the rest of the UK with London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester all reached in less than three hours.

Our international airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre, flying direct to more than 80 destinations world-wide including daily flights to hubs such as Dubai, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and London.

Find your place

Our city is renowned for its collaborative approach to business, facilitating open and transparent cross-sector alliance among public and private sectors and academia.

We are part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), a partnership of three local authorities: Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council and Northumberland County Council and the North of Tyne Elected Mayor which has the ability to take certain collective decisions across council boundaries. This transfer of power from central government means more opportunity for businesses with ambitions for growth, with packages of financial support available to new investors.

Our people

With the growth of our key sectors and universities, the city is providing opportunities for people who want to study, live and work in Newcastle. Businesses locating here benefit from the city’s ability to attract and retain talent.

  • Five world-class universities within an hour’s drive
  • Over 100,000 students in the region
  • More than 50,000 students across two city centre university campuses
  • 20,000 international students every year regionally