A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative was recently shortlisted for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the final shortlist that was announced on Monday 23 July. We are naturally disappointed, but proud of the fact that we fought off competition from more than 30 cities to reach a shortlist of 13. It was a pleasure to welcome Channel 4 to the region to showcase the strength of our creative, media and digital sector.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all partners, individuals and businesses who have showed their support, this is testament to how passionate people are about what our vibrant region has to offer. The momentum that was achieved has been phenomenal and this isn’t the end of our journey. We will be working with agencies and organisations to invest in the sector, ensuring it continues to grow and thrive.
There are so many talented individuals and innovative businesses in our region and we will continue in our efforts to bring more creative, media and digital businesses to Newcastle and Gateshead.