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Newcastle to become a Gigabit city

Newcastle has been showcasing its assets at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona this week. We talk to Jason Legget, City Manager for CityFibre about their recent investment in full fibre roll out in Newcastle. Give us a flavour of CityFibre and your ambitions for the UK? CityFibre is a hugely ambitious and exciting business

Newcastle delegation showcase our smart city to the world

Invest Newcastle is attending the Smart City Expo World Congress to showcase our city to decision makers, innovators and influencers from across the globe. A delegation headed out to Barcelona this week (Monday 18 November) as part of a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission led by the Department for International Trade. Attended by more than 20,000

Taking Newcastle to the world at BioJapan 2019

Invest Newcastle recently attended BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). Held in Pacifico Yokohoma between 9 and 11 October, BioJapan is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry with more than 1,000 organisations from 34 countries in attendance. Senior Investment

‘BIM for Good’ in the spotlight at BIM Show Live 2020

BIM Show Live 2020 guests are set to benefit from inspirational talks and discussion about how the digital construction industry is using BIM for good at the UK’s original BIM conference being held in Newcastle, UK, on 26-27 February 2020. Responding to the topical challenges of environmental protection, health and safety issues and changing demographics,

North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England As a society, I think it’s fair to say we’ve all woken up to the global issue of climate change. From rising temperatures and warming oceans to decreased snow cover and rising sea levels, the vast majority of us are in agreement that action must be taken

Newcastle Helix win prestigious real estate award

The Team at Newcastle Helix are celebrating after winning the ‘Collaborators Award’ in the EG Awards 2019. The EG Awards are the most coveted in real estate and were hosted and presented by Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman and Samantha McClary, the editor of EG Magazine.  This new-look event was held at the Grosvenor House

New chair for Government Property Agency appointed

Government Property Agency appoints Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive at Newcastle City Council, as its new Chair Ms Ritchie will be charged with realising GPA’s ambitious target of delivering £1.4bn savings over the next decade Launched in 2018, the GPA manages a property portfolio valued at £195m The government has today announced the appointment of Pat Ritchie for a

North of Tyne Mayor and leading businesses come together to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace

Supported by the GX Project, Invest Newcastle teamed up with 50:50 Future to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace.  North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll opened the event and was followed by an expert panel of representatives from leading organisations including Virgin Money, Home Group and Jumping Rivers. The event took place

Top Accolade for TV and Film Industry Disability Campaigner

One of the UK’s leading campaigners for the fair representation and inclusion of disabled people in TV and Film was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 8 October. The Shaw Trust Power List 100 is an annual

Q&A: Iksuda Therapeutics: Leading the way on helping to advance care for ovarian and lung cancer patients

We talk to David Simpson, CEO at Iksuda Therapeutics about what they do, how they are helping to improve lives and how being based on Newcastle Helix helps them to do it. So, who are Iksuda and what exactly do you do? We’re a Newcastle-based biotech company that was originally founded by our investors, IP Group and

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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.

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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

UK Smart City of the Year set to get smarter

Newcastle has been named as one of the fourteen cities to be included in the second phase of City Fibres full fibre roll outs. Building on Newcastle’s position as a recognised centre for tech and digital innovation, the city will become a ‘Gigabit City’ as it receives a share of the £500 million investment announced

Pegasus Group growth continues with opening of Newcastle office

National multidisciplinary development consultancy Pegasus Group is continuing its expansion with the opening of a new regional office in Newcastle. Based at The Corner, Mosley Street, it is the group’s 13th UK office and reflects an ambitious period of growth and expansion for Pegasus Group, particularly in the north of the country. The office is

Recent investments deliver anticipated growth for recruitment specialist, NRG

The investments made in launching NRG’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project solution, greenbean by NRG, coupled with ongoing investment in technology and people has resulted in the successful year-on-year growth anticipated by the business. In its financial year ending December 31 2018, the Newcastle-based recruitment specialist delivered against its plan of aligning with key

Newcastle named Smart City of the year

Newcastle has been named as Smart City of the year for its innovative approach in using technology to help transform services and improve the lives of residents. The digital leader award recognised Newcastle for its collaborative approach to innovative use of technology across the city to deliver services more efficiently and make life more liveable

Startup competition partners with leading regional businesses as it returns for 2019

North East-based competition, the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Challenge, has unveiled its regional business partnerships for 2019 as it launches the 11th year of its annual startup challenge. Amongst the partners is Mincoffs Solicitors, who joins the competition for the second year running as legal partner, Inspirational Bus Tour partner Go North East and accelerator

Newcastle Helix is proud to support Elmer’s Great North Parade

NEWCASTLE HELIX is ‘joining the herd’ by sponsoring a sculpture in Elmer’s Great North Parade, delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice.  Newcastle Helix is proud to be part of this spectacular art trail that will feature more than 50 large individually designed sculptures and 115 little sculptures, based on the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork

Great Exhibition legacy project unites SMEs with academic expertise to drive innovation

16 ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area have been successful in securing funds to access university expertise and drive forward ground-breaking projects. Collaborate is the research and development strand of GX, a two-year business innovation programme forming part of the Great Exhibition of the North. GX was developed to engage

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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.

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

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