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Building on Existing Expertise – the North East’s future is Offshore Wind

By Guy Currey, Invest North East England (INEE) When I have the opportunity to write about our offshore wind sector, and the region’s wider green industry, my first instinct is to ask, ‘Can I have a larger word count?’ Because there is so much to include and an incredible amount the North East can be

First occupier confirmed for Newcastle landmark development

One of the North East’s most high-profile development schemes has secured an international law firm as its first occupier, seven months ahead of practical completion. DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has exchanged contracts to become the very first tenant of Bank House in Newcastle, the first of three new office buildings that will make up Pilgrim Place.

Newcastle welcomes international delegation from across the Nordic and Baltic regions

Visitors from Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden touched down in Newcastle this week to explore the regional clean tech and renewable energy sector and potential opportunities for international businesses. Following a number of visits and activity between Newcastle and the Nordics earlier this year, ties between the regions are going from strength

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe launches in UK

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe has launched its first UK operation with the aim of large-scale decarbonisation. The France-based multinational is building a UK team in North East England to identify opportunities to deploy production facilities to support the country’s net zero ambitions. In 2021, Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), inaugurated the world’s first plant supplying a renewable

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

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

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Building on Existing Expertise – the North East’s future is Offshore Wind

By Guy Currey, Invest North East England (INEE) When I have the opportunity to write about our offshore wind sector, and the region’s wider green industry, my first instinct is to ask, ‘Can I have a larger word count?’ Because there is so much to include and an incredible amount the North East can be

First occupier confirmed for Newcastle landmark development

One of the North East’s most high-profile development schemes has secured an international law firm as its first occupier, seven months ahead of practical completion. DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has exchanged contracts to become the very first tenant of Bank House in Newcastle, the first of three new office buildings that will make up Pilgrim Place.

Newcastle welcomes international delegation from across the Nordic and Baltic regions

Visitors from Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden touched down in Newcastle this week to explore the regional clean tech and renewable energy sector and potential opportunities for international businesses. Following a number of visits and activity between Newcastle and the Nordics earlier this year, ties between the regions are going from strength

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe launches in UK

Global renewable green hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe has launched its first UK operation with the aim of large-scale decarbonisation. The France-based multinational is building a UK team in North East England to identify opportunities to deploy production facilities to support the country’s net zero ambitions. In 2021, Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), inaugurated the world’s first plant supplying a renewable

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

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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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