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North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location

North East England will be promoted as the premier location for electrification technologies and international investment at one of the leading international Electric Vehicle (EV)trade shows. This week, Invest North East England (INEE) will lead a delegation to London EV Show to showcase the region’s strengths in electrification and battery technologies. The inaugural London EV

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Open for business: Investors gather to hear about £30 billion of investable opportunity in the North East of England

On Thursday 17 November, Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East’s universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in the North East of England. Working alongside NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and key players, this event provided the opportunity for the

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Plans announced to showcase the region at MIPIM and UKREiiF in 2023

Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has launched plans to return to two of the leading global real estate conferences in 2023.   Following success at both MIPIM and the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) earlier this year, the private sector joined Invest Newcastle at an event in the city to find

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Newcastle showcases smart city credentials at global expo in Barcelona

A regional delegation is gearing up to showcase the city’s smart credentials to some of the world’s top innovators and influencers at Smart City Expo 2022 in Barcelona. As one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK and the smartest UK city named in the 2021 IMD Smart City Index, Newcastle has established

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Charities across the region joined Muckle LLP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Community Fund

Leading commercial law firm Muckle LLP is celebrating 20 years of the Muckle Community Fund, which has helped hundreds of charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations across Tyne and Wear, Teesside, Northumberland and Cumbria. Since it was set up in 2002, the Community Fund has awarded £603,370 in grants to 662 charities and organisations across

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Portland House launches following multi-million-pound refurbishment

The former head office of Newcastle Building Society will open this week following a multi-million-pound renovation. Portland House will be unveiled at a launch event on November 3rd amid strong demand for best-in-class office space across Newcastle city centre. The building already has 30% of its space under offer. A 12-month long refurbishment project was

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Port of Blyth announce opening of its Bates Clean Energy Terminal

Following a multi-million pound investment programme, the Port of Blyth has announced the opening of its Bates Clean Energy Terminal, offering enhanced facilities and the opportunity for low-carbon focused investment and innovation. The Secretary of State for Transport, Anne-Marie Trevelyan carried out the official duties at an event attended by a wide range of Port

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FinTech sector in North East to create 2,000+ jobs in 3 years

A new regional growth strategy, developed in response to a national strategic review of FinTech, has identified the opportunity to create more than 2,000 new jobs in the North East by the end of 2025, taking the size of the sector’s employment to more than 7,700 jobs. The new strategy has been developed by Whitecap

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Lycetts heading to Bank House after 60 years on Dean Street

A leading independent insurance broker is relocating its UK headquarters to the first phase of Newcastle’s Pilgrim Place, after exchanging contracts on 10,000 sq.ft of new office space.   Lycetts has signed a 15-year lease at Bank House, which will see the firm occupy the entire sixth floor of the 14-storey building when construction completes

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Invest Newcastle shines light on Newcastle’s smart city credentials in visit to Norway

Attendees of Oslo Innovation Week heard all about Newcastle’s strengths in clean technology and the green energy revolution during a panel event last week. Having explored links between the regions throughout the year, a representative from Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), visited Stavanger and Oslo in Norway last week to speak directly with

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