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Rail Minister visits Newcastle on tour of GBR HQ finalists

Minister of State for Transport, Wendy Morton MP, visited Newcastle yesterday (25 July) as part of her tour of the six shortlisted destinations for the new home of the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Newcastle beat off stiff competition from over 40 UK towns and cities to be shortlisted alongside Derby, York, Crewe, Birmingham,

City leaders urge the public to back the bid for the Great British Railways

City leaders and key businesses from the North East have gathered to show their support for Newcastle’s bid to become the new home for the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Beating off competition from more than 40 other UK towns and cities, it was announced earlier this month that Newcastle had been shortlisted alongside

Interest in Bank House ramps up as new visuals released

Agents report strong interest from potential occupiers as marketing is launched

Lab space on Newcastle Helix reaches full capacity

A city centre building tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences has reached full capacity. The Biosphere opened its doors just three years ago, and is now home to more than 20 businesses, forming a vibrant and innovative life science cluster on Newcastle Helix. This fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building is dedicated to life science

Strong year for inward investment boosts economic recovery in Newcastle and Gateshead

Although economic uncertainty and changing restrictions characterised the year for businesses across the country, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), ended the 2021-22 financial year having supported the creation and safeguarding of more than 1,700 jobs. From April 2021 to March 2022, 29 new businesses and 11 existing businesses chose to invest, locate, or

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Ambitious global technology consultancy chooses Newcastle creating 200 new jobs

Invest Newcastle has announced a further 200 brand new, high-tech jobs for the region. Part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), Invest Newcastle has been working with global technology and management consultancy Credera since last autumn on establishing a presence in the region. Today’s announcement further cements Newcastle’s position as a leading UK tech hub and yet

In Conversation | Prof. Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data

Our next ‘In Conversation’ is with Prof Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD).  The NICD helps organisations learn new data skills, supporting them to gain an insight from their data enabling them to become more productive. The North East has one of the most creative and exciting digital technology clusters outside of London. It is

North East Tech Sector is showcased to International Trade and investment Specialists

A delegation of international trade and investment experts is heading home today ready to spread the word about the North East’s impressive investment opportunities in the digital and immersive technology sector. Representatives from the Department of International Trade (DIT) from countries across the world, including the USA, India, Denmark and Ireland, explored the North East

Invest Newcastle: UKREiiF Events Programme

From Tuesday 17-Thursday 19 May, Invest Newcastle is leading a delegation of public and private sector organisations to the inaugral UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds. The event will bring together more than 4,000 delegates from core cities and regions from across the UK alongside ministers, MP’s, investors, funders, developers, occupiers

Invest Newcastle head to UK built environment conference with 100-strong delegation in bid for investment

Inward investment agency, Invest Newcastle, will lead the first ever North East delegation to the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) next week. Taking place in Leeds on 17th-19th May, Invest Newcastle who are part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, will be joined by 25 sponsors and almost 100 regional delegates, the third biggest delegation

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Rail Minister visits Newcastle on tour of GBR HQ finalists

Minister of State for Transport, Wendy Morton MP, visited Newcastle yesterday (25 July) as part of her tour of the six shortlisted destinations for the new home of the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Newcastle beat off stiff competition from over 40 UK towns and cities to be shortlisted alongside Derby, York, Crewe, Birmingham,

City leaders urge the public to back the bid for the Great British Railways

City leaders and key businesses from the North East have gathered to show their support for Newcastle’s bid to become the new home for the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Beating off competition from more than 40 other UK towns and cities, it was announced earlier this month that Newcastle had been shortlisted alongside

Lab space on Newcastle Helix reaches full capacity

A city centre building tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences has reached full capacity. The Biosphere opened its doors just three years ago, and is now home to more than 20 businesses, forming a vibrant and innovative life science cluster on Newcastle Helix. This fit-for-purpose laboratory and office building is dedicated to life science

Strong year for inward investment boosts economic recovery in Newcastle and Gateshead

Although economic uncertainty and changing restrictions characterised the year for businesses across the country, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), ended the 2021-22 financial year having supported the creation and safeguarding of more than 1,700 jobs. From April 2021 to March 2022, 29 new businesses and 11 existing businesses chose to invest, locate, or

Jen, Graham, Ewan and Jamie all stood on spiralling staircase smiling at camera below them

Ambitious global technology consultancy chooses Newcastle creating 200 new jobs

Invest Newcastle has announced a further 200 brand new, high-tech jobs for the region. Part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), Invest Newcastle has been working with global technology and management consultancy Credera since last autumn on establishing a presence in the region. Today’s announcement further cements Newcastle’s position as a leading UK tech hub and yet

In Conversation | Prof. Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data

Our next ‘In Conversation’ is with Prof Paul Watson, Director, National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD).  The NICD helps organisations learn new data skills, supporting them to gain an insight from their data enabling them to become more productive. The North East has one of the most creative and exciting digital technology clusters outside of London. It is

North East Tech Sector is showcased to International Trade and investment Specialists

A delegation of international trade and investment experts is heading home today ready to spread the word about the North East’s impressive investment opportunities in the digital and immersive technology sector. Representatives from the Department of International Trade (DIT) from countries across the world, including the USA, India, Denmark and Ireland, explored the North East

Worldwide recruitment expertise now at the heart of Newcastle’s Biosphere

The world’s leading executive search firm in the HealthTech/BioTech market has established a presence at the heart of Newcastle’s life-sciences sector. The US-headquartered firm The Mullings Group, established more than 30 years ago, now has its first European office having taken space at The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. Newcastle Helix is a

FedEx Express expansion at Newcastle International Airport creates new jobs for the region

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced it has expanded its operations at Newcastle International Airport, to serve growing export and import demands in the region.   FedEx Express has moved into its own modern facility at the airport, equipped with the latest scanning

CPI establishes presence at Newcastle’s Helix quarter 

Following its move to new premises in Newcastle, independent innovation organisation CPI is looking to collaborate and support the commercialisation of deep tech innovations that solve healthcare and sustainability challenges.      CPI has moved into The Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix, a ground-breaking 24-acre city centre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses, and top

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North East Tech Sector is showcased to International Trade and investment Specialists

A delegation of international trade and investment experts is heading home today ready to spread the word about the North East’s impressive investment opportunities in the digital and immersive technology sector. Representatives from the Department of International Trade (DIT) from countries across the world, including the USA, India, Denmark and Ireland, explored the North East

Invest Newcastle: UKREiiF Events Programme

From Tuesday 17-Thursday 19 May, Invest Newcastle is leading a delegation of public and private sector organisations to the inaugral UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) in Leeds. The event will bring together more than 4,000 delegates from core cities and regions from across the UK alongside ministers, MP’s, investors, funders, developers, occupiers

Julia Streets reflects on the Sustainable City Conference and her time in Newcastle

How did you get involved with the sustainability event ? Over the summer I’d been discussing the idea of organising a fintech North East event with Ruth Harrison, UK MD of Thoughtworks. We were both aligned in wanting to focus on the theme of sustainable finance, a topic that has been gaining increasing prominence not

Invest Newcastle announce a return to MIPIM 2022

Today (Friday 14th January) the public and private sector joined Invest Newcastle for an online breakfast event to discuss plans to lead a North East delegation to one of the world’s largest real estate events.   MIPIM will take place between 15-18 March 2022 in Cannes, France following a two year break due to the pandemic.

How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England   The recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has really energised businesses and organisations to focus on carbon reduction and make solid commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and support the UK’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. There was much news

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

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