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Onyx Health announces two top appointments

Healthcare marketing communication specialists Onyx Health have made two new senior appointments, following a year of record income growth and international client expansion. The Newcastle-based agency has appointed Lindsay Gill as their Head of Content and Benjamin Park as Chief Storyteller to expand and enhance their client service offering. Prior to joining Onyx Health, Lindsay

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

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HMRC to move to Pilgrim’s Quarter in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle’s Pilgrim’s Quarter, part of the Pilgrim Street development, is set to become the new home for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North East. Part of the Government Hub network, HMRC’s state-of-the-art regional centre will be based at the new development and will accommodate approximately 9,000 staff from HMRC. The Newcastle building will

Headshot of Rachel Chambers wearing black glasses

In conversation with Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres – North East, at Newcastle University

What are the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’s (DER-IC)?   Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’s – or DER-IC as we often refer to them – was born out of the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. Back in 2018, Innovate UK committed £80 million to support this area of work. One strand of funding

Newcastle named UK’s smartest city in global Smart City Index

Newcastle has been named as the highest ranked UK city and ahead of some of the world’s best-known cities in the global Smart City Index. The ranking measures how the lives of communities are improved by smart technology. Climbing two places from last year’s index ranking to 21st, Newcastle has usurped both London and Manchester

Four people stood smiling towards camera with sandstone building in background. On the left stands a woman in a light blue blazer with a short bob haircut and glasses. Next to her stands a man with no hair in a blue suit and tie and white shirt, he has a beard. Next to him stands a man with a grey blazer and blue jumper with light, cropped hair. Next to him stands a woman with longer brown hair, a black blouse and green tropical print skirt. They are all smiling towards the camera.

Global digital consultancy to invest in a UK hub in the North creating up to 100 jobs in Newcastle

As part of ambitious growth plans for the UK, a global digital consultancy has chosen Newcastle as its second UK base. Established in Tokyo in 2006, Monstarlab plans to create up to 100 new tech roles by 2024. With an office in London already, the company will expand its work in the UK market with a new hub in the North East, strengthening their UK footprint and showing their commitment to the region. This global

Occupier confidence across the Big Nine office markets has reached its highest level since the pandemic

Increasing confidence has released pent-up demand and requirements that have been on hold during the past 18 months. As such, there has been a depth to the number and size of deals this quarter, including some exceptional lettings. The Newcastle office market has recorded its strongest quarterly take-up on record, following an exceptional letting to

Commsworld forms new partnership with Northumberland rural broadband expert Alncom

Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, is partnering up with rural broadband expert Alncom to transform digital networks and infrastructure throughout Northumberland. The Edinburgh-headquartered company is joining forces with Alnwick-based Alncom to give businesses and organisations in the remotest parts of the county the chance to enjoy significantly enhanced broadband connectivity, bandwidth and resilience.

In conversation with TusPark UK

TusPark are the largest owner and operator of science parks around the world. In 2018, with the support of Invest Newcastle and in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs they opened their first UK office in Newcastle. Their core purpose is to support early and scale-up stage companies considering international expansion into the Chinese market. We

The case for clean techs: Supporting Newcastle’s Net Zero ambitions

Sam Cassidy, Inward Investment Manager at Invest Newcastle, who are part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has been working on various inward investment campaigns over the last three years. He is now taking on the helm as energy lead and sustainability lead and has a particular interest in clean tech having recently completed a master’s degree

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Onyx Health announces two top appointments

Healthcare marketing communication specialists Onyx Health have made two new senior appointments, following a year of record income growth and international client expansion. The Newcastle-based agency has appointed Lindsay Gill as their Head of Content and Benjamin Park as Chief Storyteller to expand and enhance their client service offering. Prior to joining Onyx Health, Lindsay

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

Proposed building structure

HMRC to move to Pilgrim’s Quarter in Newcastle city centre

Newcastle’s Pilgrim’s Quarter, part of the Pilgrim Street development, is set to become the new home for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the North East. Part of the Government Hub network, HMRC’s state-of-the-art regional centre will be based at the new development and will accommodate approximately 9,000 staff from HMRC. The Newcastle building will

Headshot of Rachel Chambers wearing black glasses

In conversation with Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centres – North East, at Newcastle University

What are the Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’s (DER-IC)?   Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre’s – or DER-IC as we often refer to them – was born out of the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. Back in 2018, Innovate UK committed £80 million to support this area of work. One strand of funding

Newcastle named UK’s smartest city in global Smart City Index

Newcastle has been named as the highest ranked UK city and ahead of some of the world’s best-known cities in the global Smart City Index. The ranking measures how the lives of communities are improved by smart technology. Climbing two places from last year’s index ranking to 21st, Newcastle has usurped both London and Manchester

Four people stood smiling towards camera with sandstone building in background. On the left stands a woman in a light blue blazer with a short bob haircut and glasses. Next to her stands a man with no hair in a blue suit and tie and white shirt, he has a beard. Next to him stands a man with a grey blazer and blue jumper with light, cropped hair. Next to him stands a woman with longer brown hair, a black blouse and green tropical print skirt. They are all smiling towards the camera.

Global digital consultancy to invest in a UK hub in the North creating up to 100 jobs in Newcastle

As part of ambitious growth plans for the UK, a global digital consultancy has chosen Newcastle as its second UK base. Established in Tokyo in 2006, Monstarlab plans to create up to 100 new tech roles by 2024. With an office in London already, the company will expand its work in the UK market with a new hub in the North East, strengthening their UK footprint and showing their commitment to the region. This global

Occupier confidence across the Big Nine office markets has reached its highest level since the pandemic

Increasing confidence has released pent-up demand and requirements that have been on hold during the past 18 months. As such, there has been a depth to the number and size of deals this quarter, including some exceptional lettings. The Newcastle office market has recorded its strongest quarterly take-up on record, following an exceptional letting to

Commsworld forms new partnership with Northumberland rural broadband expert Alncom

Commsworld, the UK’s largest independent network provider, is partnering up with rural broadband expert Alncom to transform digital networks and infrastructure throughout Northumberland. The Edinburgh-headquartered company is joining forces with Alnwick-based Alncom to give businesses and organisations in the remotest parts of the county the chance to enjoy significantly enhanced broadband connectivity, bandwidth and resilience.

The case for clean techs: Supporting Newcastle’s Net Zero ambitions

Sam Cassidy, Inward Investment Manager at Invest Newcastle, who are part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has been working on various inward investment campaigns over the last three years. He is now taking on the helm as energy lead and sustainability lead and has a particular interest in clean tech having recently completed a master’s degree

Impressive milestone for key city development

Newcastle’s most impressive new development has reached a key milestone with the completion of the building’s central core – which can be seen towering over the city skyline. Bank House, on Pilgrim Street, is being constructed by Bowmer + Kirkland for Taras Properties and is the first phase of a multi-million development which will transform

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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

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,

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