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New director for Invest Newcastle

Invest Newcastle has strengthened its team with two senior appointments.  Jennifer Hartley has been appointed as Director.  After working for NGI back in 2012 for 3 years as Senior Inward Investment Manager, she brings more than 12 years’ trade and investment experience to  our established team, who are based in offices on the quayside. In

Ward Hadaway is North East’s top corporate dealmaker

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway is celebrating after being recognised as the busiest corporate dealmaker in the North East in the annual Experian MarketIQ league tables. The data published by Experian MarketIQ, which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level, has found Ward Hadaway to be the region’s

Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled

Plans for MIPIM have been unveiled at a breakfast event held at the newly-opened Maldron Hotel. Key players including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Mott Macdonald, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie all attended as part of the delegation that is heading out to Cannes in March. This is the fourth year Invest Newcastle

North East region to respond to impact of Brexit on exporting and the regional economy

Representatives from the region’s business community will come together this month (23rd January) to discuss the future of exporting after Brexit at a presentation and panel discussion hosted by Ward Hadaway. The Top 100 law firm will be joined by representatives from the Confederation of British Industry, the North East Chamber of Commerce, the North

Showcasing the region’s strengths in Boston

A US trade mission built around the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital, science and tech heads for Boston today (Dec 4) with the aim of building strategic partnerships and to showcase the region as a great place to invest. Newcastle University’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and Newcastle City Council are jointly leading the delegation on the visit (4-7

North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms

A delegation of Canadian technology companies visited North East England on Wednesday 14 November, to see, first hand, why the region’s tech and digital sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Representatives from eight prominent Canadian businesses joined the region’s inward investment body, Invest North East England, to visit world-leading sites before

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

NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into contact centre and manufacturing event

Over 20 leading North East businesses recently gathered at St James’ Park to deliver a unique twist on a traditional jobs fair, helping to support the young participants of Newcastle United Foundation’s employability programme. This event gave participants the chance to take a closer look at the career pathways available in contact centre and manufacturing

Key players to represent Newcastle at international property event

Businesses including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie will join Invest Newcastle at MIPIM, an international property event held in Cannes. Invest Newcastle will lead a public and private sector delegation, who will all play a part in promoting our regions strengths as one of the fastest growing places

North East England’s offshore wind sector welcomes visit from international investors

The region’s strengths in the offshore wind sector were showcased to a group of international investors  on Friday 9 November as Invest North East England toured with VIP delegates of the Offshore Wind North East Week to key sites in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. The visit takes place the day after the Offshore Wind

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NRG and Newcastle United Foundation deliver career pathways into contact centre and manufacturing event

Over 20 leading North East businesses recently gathered at St James’ Park to deliver a unique twist on a traditional jobs fair, helping to support the young participants of Newcastle United Foundation’s employability programme. This event gave participants the chance to take a closer look at the career pathways available in contact centre and manufacturing

Key players to represent Newcastle at international property event

Businesses including GVA, The World Wheel Company, Ryder Architecture, UK Land Estates and Engie will join Invest Newcastle at MIPIM, an international property event held in Cannes. Invest Newcastle will lead a public and private sector delegation, who will all play a part in promoting our regions strengths as one of the fastest growing places

North East England’s offshore wind sector welcomes visit from international investors

The region’s strengths in the offshore wind sector were showcased to a group of international investors  on Friday 9 November as Invest North East England toured with VIP delegates of the Offshore Wind North East Week to key sites in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. The visit takes place the day after the Offshore Wind

Developer reveals striking new images and details of £100m plan to build Europe’s tallest observation wheel on Newcastle quayside

Developer World Wheel Company, which is planning to build Europe’s tallest observation wheel on Newcastle Quayside, has revealed striking new images and further details of the proposed project. Standing nearly 460 ft (140 m) high, the giant observation wheel – dubbed ‘The Whey Aye’ in celebration of its location – will be 16 ft (5

Vision unveiled for £250m development on Gateshead Quays

The grand vision for Gateshead Quays has been unveiled by Gateshead Council, development partners Ask Real Estate, PATRIZIA and world-renowned architects HOK. The ambitious image shows how the 3.84 hectare site will be transformed to incorporate a £250 million state-of-the-art, 12,500 seat entertainment arena, a convention and exhibition centre as well as hotels, bars, restaurants

Local businesses tell us why they think Newcastle is the best place to work

According to a recent study by Startup.co.uk, Newcastle is best city to work in the UK. Newcastle was ranked alongside 66 other cities, with rankings based on connectivity, co-working spaces and places to eat and drink. We asked the business community why they think Newcastle is such a great place to work. ‘Datatrial are proud

New lab facility for life science companies to open on Newcastle Helix

A brand-new lab facility is soon to be opening within the heart of Newcastle’s £350m urban development scheme – Newcastle Helix. The Biosphere will provide a home for ambitious companies within life sciences and innovation, research and development. This is all part of the city’s wider commitment to support economic development and growth within the

Invest North East England to showcase region at UK’s biggest property event

North East England will take centre stage at the UK’s largest property event later this month as Invest North East England, the region’s inward investment body, showcases the area’s property development opportunities to more than 3,000 delegates including key investors and financial institutions at MIPIM UK. Taking place in London from 17-18 October, MIPIM UK

Invest Newcastle has launched our return to leading international property event

We have announced our return to MIPIM, a popular 4-day international property event held in Cannes from 12-15 March 2019. A breakfast event was held at Mansion House, Jesmond to launch our plans for 2019. We were joined by both the public and private sector, who are all committed to demonstrating the region’s strengths as

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

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How important is Employee Engagement & Wellbeing to your organisation’s success? 28 March

Employee Engagement has been identified as one of the biggest challenges for organisations and in particular small to medium sized business and yet it is key to the growth of our UK economy. And with around 30 million employees and only a third engaged, we’ve got some work to do if we want to see

Newcastle housing hub meeting: ‘Enabling housing delivery’

Buildoffsite Housing Hub provides a valuable opportunity for Northern England with a programme of influential speakers, engaging, topical content and an opportunity for organisations within the housing sector to connect and collaborate, with regional information and knowledge sharing. 14:00 Registrations 14:15 Welcome 14:25 Buildoffsite Housing Hub 14:45 Brian Ham, Home Group – Capabilities & Guiding

The Future of Android and Tech in the North East: 25th January

In partnership with TIGA, Google is proud to present the first of its Android Update talks in the tech hub of Newcastle.

The commercialisation of medical products: Customer insights for better product development

The commercial success of products and services for medical or healthcare applications depends on the identification of unmet customer needs and the development of an offering that meets them. This event, chaired by Dale Athey, CEO of Orla Protein Technologies, will help companies find the most effective methods for obtaining customer insights for better product

OBN Senior Executive Breakfast – 6th December

OBN Senior Executive Breakfast meetings comprise high level round table discussions, with this special Newcastle edition focusing on:

OBN BioTuesday – 5th December

OBN will be joined by a line-up of industry experts from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing the NHSA and Invest Newcastle to discuss:

Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase: 31st October 2017

Organised and hosted by Findacure at The Centre For Life and supported by Newcastle University, The Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase will give you the opportunity to find out the latest on rare diseases.

VRTGO Conference: 2nd November 2017

VRTGO conference will be held at The Baltic Gallery on the South Shore in Gateshead this year and will feature a wide-range of speakers from companies such as Epic Games.

EVENT: Lloyds Bank and Google Digital Workshop

Thursday 5th October 9:30am – 1:45pm  Improve the digital presence of your business or charity and the digital skills of your colleagues at a free workshop delivered by Lloyds Bank and Google. To register for this event, please click on the registration link where you will also be able to view other event locations. There

EVENT: North East Construction Summit

Wednesday 20th September 2017  The Construction Industry Council, North East are delighted to be holding the North East Construction Summit on Wednesday 20th September. The aim of the Summit is to work with the construction industry leaders from the region and national experts to develop a North East Construction Strategy focussed specifically on the issues,

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