Latest News and Events

New ‘Lighthouse’ laboratory to strengthen regional resilience in fight against COVID-19

Ambitious plans for a multi-million pound regional ‘COVID’ hub – the first of its kind in the country – have today been unveiled by Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle City Council. Serving the North East, north Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber, the laboratory will deliver high-volume, rapid turnaround of COVID-19 tests, with the capacity to process up

Onyx Health Launches International PR Partnership with US Agency Jeff Winton Associates

Newcastle based healthcare marketing communication agency Onyx Health are set to help their clients expand into the lucrative US market with a new PR partnership with US agency Jeff Winton Associates (JWA), while also supporting US clients moving into Europe. The move will involve the two agencies combining Onyx Health’s expertise in the UK, European

The future of serviced offices in Newcastle has arrived

A brand new concept for serviced office space has launched in Newcastle Upon Tyne. HiveTree is a bold, exciting and completely revolutionary community-focussed concept. It’s already been awarded the accolade of ‘office space provider of the year.’ Set in the historical Central Buildings on Bigg Market in the city centre, HiveTree has transformed the once

Council launches new service to get people into work

With unemployment figures increasing due to job losses and redundancies caused by the impact of Covid-19, Newcastle City Council has launched a new service to provide jobs and support for anyone seeking work. Specialist job advisors have been employed to provide fast access to support and job opportunities to help people find new jobs. Cllr

Data and a world of opportunities for businesses and people

The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) is based in Newcastle. They work to address the shortage of data analytics skills in the UK. They engage with organisations to help them gain insight from their data, allowing them to optimise outputs and diversify. We talk to Steve Caughey, Director at NICD about why Newcastle is

Savills strengthens North East presence by relocating to Newcastle Helix

International real estate advisor Savills is strengthening its presence in the North East by relocating their Newcastle office to one of the city centre’s newest office buildings, The Lumen. Savills will move from office space on Grey Street to The Lumen – landmark office space located on Newcastle Helix – once fit-outs have been completed

North East partnership launches ‘Save Your Summer’ tourism campaign with government backing

A consortium of destination management organisations has joined forces to launch a campaign promoting tourism in NewcastleGateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland following the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector. The ‘Save Your Summer’ campaign, which launched over the bank holiday weekend, has been developed in partnership between NewcastleGateshead Initiative, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland Tourism

Community campaign launched to bring business events back to NewcastleGateshead and North East England

Two leading universities, a Premier League football club, two museums, an art gallery, a 900 year old castle, a national train operator and many other venues, hotels, and events support service providers from across North East England have come together to create a new campaign to help support the recovery of the business events industry.

Approval for Future Homes project on Newcastle Helix

A ground-breaking new vision for affordable homes to suit all generations has won planning permission to go ahead on Newcastle Helix, a 24-acre innovation district in Newcastle. The ‘Future Homes’ project will build a community of 66 homes on a site on Buckingham Street within easy walking distance of the city centre’s shops, cafes and

Support to cut business’ carbon footprint is simply the BEST

Supporting businesses with grants to reduce their carbon footprint is just one of the ways that Newcastle City Council is helping the local economy recover. As well as administrating over £61 million in business support grants to provide vital cash lifelines through the coronavirus pandemic, the council is also part of a scheme which provides

Posts Navigation

Newcastle launches a Citylife line for SMEs

Newcastle City Council will provide much-needed business support for SMEs impacted by COVID-19. Citylife Business Support is a brand-new service that will support small and medium businesses to sustain, recover and safeguard jobs.  This will support the city’s wider economic recovery plan and is one of six projects that have been funded through the £1.5

Leading cancer diagnostics company joins the fight against Coronavirus

MDNA Life Sciences, the world’s leading developer of cancer detection tests based on mitochondrial DNA, is making a COVID-19 virus testing service available from its Newcastle upon Tyne laboratory directly to commercial businesses and other organisations with immediate effect. Harry Smart, chairman of MDNA, explains; “Our core business is the discovery of biomarkers in mitochondrial

The Catalyst Awarded BREEAM “Outstanding” Rating

National architects, GSSArchitecture, are pleased to announce that following completion in October 2019, The Catalyst has become the first commercial office building in the North East to be awarded the certification of “Outstanding” by BREEAM under the current assessment criteria, a rating reserved for only the top 1% of new UK non-domestic buildings. Located on

New grants launched to support North East SMEs

A new set of grants are available for SMEs looking to drive innovation in the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area. The grants will cover up to 40 per cent of a project up to the value of £3,000 and will support SMEs looking to develop new products or services. Applications are sought from

Newcastle City Council pledges support for businesses and employers who are affected by COVID-19

More than 450 businesses in the city will receive funding worth £8.4m from Newcastle City Council next week to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Newcastle City Council’s business support service are ensuring that all eligible businesses get access to government funding as quickly as possible as well as help and advice during this difficult

New tenants join Newcastle’s growing life sciences ecosystem

A specialist lab facility tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences on Newcastle Helix has welcomed new tenants as the ecosystem continues to grow.   The Biosphere is a high-quality building with office space and both chemistry and biology laboratories available. The new tenants, Biosignatures and Cognassist, add to the already impressive number of innovative

Newcastle Helix success story: Connected Energy plugs into thriving global market from The Core

This North East business is blazing a trail in the low carbon energy market through their electric vehicle battery innovations. “If you’re working in renewable energy and future mobility, then Newcastle is a good place to be right now.” I’m told by Matthew Lumsden, CEO and Founder of cleantech start-up Connected Energy, based at The

Invest Newcastle launches plans for a return to MIPIM 2020

Invest Newcastle has launched their plans for a return to MIPIM, the world’s largest international property conference. A breakfast event was held at The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix where Invest Newcastle were joined by both the private and public sector.  All attendees were interested in playing part in championing our region on a global stage.

Guy Currey

New figures show North East England outperforming most other areas of UK on inward investment job creation

New figures released by the Department for International Trade show North East England is one of the most successful regions outside London in creating jobs from foreign direct investment. The latest figures show that in 2018/19 the North East created 125 jobs for every 100,000 people (working age population), placing it only behind London and

Property consultancies merge to create regional market leader

Two leading names in North East property are joining forces to create the region’s largest independent commercial property firm. Naylors and Gavin Black & Partners are coming together to form Naylors Gavin Black LLP. The new company will commence trading with immediate effect and boast a combined team of 38 staff. Gavin Black, Chris Pearson

Posts Navigation

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

Legal Geek Conference: 17 October 2018 – London

Legal Geek bring together 2,000 of the biggest names in LawTech at their annual conference held in Shoreditch, London.  Steve Caughey, Director of the Innovation Centre for Data and Antony Vigneron, Director, Legal Technology Solutions from Clifford Chance will be taking part in a TedEx Style talk about the Power of Data and how legal tech firms who

The Great Exhibition of the North attracts inward investment from international gaming firm

An award-winning lottery and bingo games provider will be setting up a new games development studio in Hoults Yard, Newcastle. Gamevy – a leading licensed games supplier with offices in London, Berlin and Bilbao, Spain, produce a range of high-quality real-money games. This innovative start-up develops a range from keno and scratch cards to real skill

 Newcastle Startup Week Festival: 13-17 May 2019

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night) festival that inspires and helps hundreds of people to start or grow their business in the North East of England. For more information visit https://newcastlestartupweek.com/

Amazon Academy Newcastle: 5 June

Following the success of the Amazon Academy events throughout the UK in 2017, the second Amazon Academy of 2018 will take place in Newcastle. The Amazon Academy will provide free advice and practical support to help SMEs succeed in the digital economy. The event is open to businesses of all sizes and is being run

Hate selling? Skills for an effective alternative: 24 May

If you hate selling, and would like a softer – yet effective – way to grow your business, this course is for you. We will share details of how to: Hold sales meetings without being ‘salesy’ Grow revenue from existing client relationships Rescue difficult client relationships AND how to: Conduct client meetings in a structured,

First Friday: 6 April 2018

Get down to The Core at Newcastle Helix for coffee and informal networking on the First Friday of the month from 8am – 10am. No need to register; just pop in, and grab yourself a coffee.

Posts Navigation