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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

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

Invest Newcastle launch plans for brand new UK built environment conference

Inward investment agency Invest Newcastle, who are part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative has revealed plans to lead a delegation to UKREiiF, the UK’s Real Estate Investment, and Infrastructure Forum in May 2022. Wednesday 6th April, the public and private sector gathered in central Newcastle to hear about the regional presence that will be heading to UKREiiF,

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

Invest Newcastle grows inward investment team

Invest Newcastle, part of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has bolstered its team as it looks to bring further inward investment to the region. Dawn Dunn and Rebecca Crow have joined Invest Newcastle as Inward Investment Managers for the Digital and Technology, and Health and Life Sciences sectors respectively. Dawn Dunn’s primary role will be to

Newcastle announces bid to bring Great British Railways headquarters to the city

Newcastle City Council is bidding to bring the new Great British Railways Headquarters to the region.  Britain’s railways are embarking on a major, once-in-a-generation reform and the new public body, Great British Railways (GBR) will integrate the railways, owning the infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running, and planning the network, and setting most fares and timetables. 

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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

Invest Newcastle grows inward investment team

Invest Newcastle, part of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has bolstered its team as it looks to bring further inward investment to the region. Dawn Dunn and Rebecca Crow have joined Invest Newcastle as Inward Investment Managers for the Digital and Technology, and Health and Life Sciences sectors respectively. Dawn Dunn’s primary role will be to

Newcastle announces bid to bring Great British Railways headquarters to the city

Newcastle City Council is bidding to bring the new Great British Railways Headquarters to the region.  Britain’s railways are embarking on a major, once-in-a-generation reform and the new public body, Great British Railways (GBR) will integrate the railways, owning the infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running, and planning the network, and setting most fares and timetables. 

Leading North East tech company secures growth investment from LDC in £85m transaction

Former North East Company of the Year, Aspire Technology Solutions today announced that it has secured significant minority investment from LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firm, in a transaction which values the business at £85m.   Aspire is one of the fastest growing IT managed service and cyber security providers in the UK

Private investors sought to lead expansion of Newcastle’s life-sciences success story

Huge demand for commercial lab and office space at Newcastle’s Biosphere means private sector investment is now being sought to take the lead on expanding the heart of the north east’s £1.7bn life science eco-system. Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere launched in 2019 as a publicly funded project, led by Newcastle City Council; it

In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the

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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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