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Newcastle Angel Hub launch marks a step change in attracting Angel investors to the region

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East has been launched at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investment conference, today (Wednesday 22 May). The Newcastle Angel Hub will form part of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) wider Hub network across the country, and will be delivered by the Innovation

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme. Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The Biosphere.

Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the UK’s busiest legal dealmakers in Experian Q1 rankings

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester,

Newcastle Airport launches new inbound tourism website

Newcastle International has launched a new inbound tourism website for the North East – which aims to increase the number of visitors to the region. As part of an innovative strategy, which has been a year in the making, the website will target thousands of extra tourists from across Europe and beyond – with the

NORTH EAST BUSINESSES UNITE TO SHOWCASE THE REGION IN A SERIES OF NEW FILMS

THE best of the North East will be showcased in a series of spectacular new films. Today (13th Feb) Invest North East England (INEE), the region’s inward investment agency, will launch the first of six showcase films aimed at promoting the region and highlighting the many advantages of doing business here. The first film to

BioCity appointed to run life science business accelerator

BioCity, the UK’s largest life science incubator has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to run a life science accelerator and business support programme from The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. The programme is being delivered by BioCity from The Biosphere, a brand new purpose-built 90,000 sq. ft commercial lab and office facility

New director for Invest Newcastle

Invest Newcastle has strengthened its team with two senior appointments.  Jennifer Hartley has been appointed as Director.  After working for NGI back in 2012 for 3 years as Senior Inward Investment Manager, she brings more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience to  our established team, who are based in offices on the quayside. In

Ward Hadaway is North East’s top corporate dealmaker

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway is celebrating after being recognised as the busiest corporate dealmaker in the North East in the annual Experian MarketIQ league tables. The data published by Experian MarketIQ, which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level, has found Ward Hadaway to be the region’s

Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled

Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled at a breakfast event held at the newly-opened Maldron Hotel. Key players including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Mott Macdonald, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie all attended as part of the delegation that is heading out to Cannes in March. This is the fourth year Invest Newcastle

North East region to respond to impact of Brexit on exporting and the regional economy

Representatives from the region’s business community will come together this month (23rd January) to discuss the future of exporting after Brexit at a presentation and panel discussion hosted by Ward Hadaway. The Top 100 law firm will be joined by representatives from the Confederation of British Industry, the North East Chamber of Commerce, the North

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Newcastle Angel Hub launch marks a step change in attracting Angel investors to the region

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East has been launched at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investment conference, today (Wednesday 22 May). The Newcastle Angel Hub will form part of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) wider Hub network across the country, and will be delivered by the Innovation

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme. Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The Biosphere.

Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the UK’s busiest legal dealmakers in Experian Q1 rankings

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester,

Newcastle Airport launches new inbound tourism website

Newcastle International has launched a new inbound tourism website for the North East – which aims to increase the number of visitors to the region. As part of an innovative strategy, which has been a year in the making, the website will target thousands of extra tourists from across Europe and beyond – with the

BioCity appointed to run life science business accelerator

BioCity, the UK’s largest life science incubator has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to run a life science accelerator and business support programme from The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. The programme is being delivered by BioCity from The Biosphere, a brand new purpose-built 90,000 sq. ft commercial lab and office facility

New director for Invest Newcastle

Invest Newcastle has strengthened its team with two senior appointments.  Jennifer Hartley has been appointed as Director.  After working for NGI back in 2012 for 3 years as Senior Inward Investment Manager, she brings more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience to  our established team, who are based in offices on the quayside. In

North East region to respond to impact of Brexit on exporting and the regional economy

Representatives from the region’s business community will come together this month (23rd January) to discuss the future of exporting after Brexit at a presentation and panel discussion hosted by Ward Hadaway. The Top 100 law firm will be joined by representatives from the Confederation of British Industry, the North East Chamber of Commerce, the North

NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into contact centre and manufacturing event

Over 20 leading North East businesses recently gathered at St James’ Park to deliver a unique twist on a traditional jobs fair, helping to support the young participants of Newcastle United Foundation’s employability programme. This event gave participants the chance to take a closer look at the career pathways available in contact centre and manufacturing

Key players to represent Newcastle at international property event

Businesses including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie will join Invest Newcastle at MIPIM, an international property event held in Cannes. Invest Newcastle will lead a public and private sector delegation, who will all play a part in promoting our regions strengths as one of the fastest growing places

North East England’s offshore wind sector welcomes visit from international investors

The region’s strengths in the offshore wind sector were showcased to a group of international investors  on Friday 9 November as Invest North East England toured with VIP delegates of the Offshore Wind North East Week to key sites in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. The visit takes place the day after the Offshore Wind

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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.

Newcastle Startup Week: 14-18 May 2018

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night), citywide and multi-venue festival that inspires and helps more people to start or grow their business. From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the ‘test bed city’ of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England has been inventing the future for

Thinking Digital: 16 – 17 May 2018

The 11th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place on 16 & 17 May 2018. Attendees will learn about new technologies, hear innovative ideas and begin to understand how our future is being shaped by them. Enjoy two fabulous days of insight, camaraderie and inspiration all along the banks of the legendary River Tyne. For more

How important is Employee Engagement & Wellbeing to your organisation’s success? 28 March

Employee Engagement has been identified as one of the biggest challenges for organisations and in particular small to medium sized business and yet it is key to the growth of our UK economy. And with around 30 million employees and only a third engaged, we’ve got some work to do if we want to see

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