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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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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

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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.

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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

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