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Cuban delegation

Invest Newcastle show off the region’s innovative life science sector to Cuban visitors

Invest Newcastle has welcomed a senior Cuban life science business delegation to the region for a two-day visit. They used this opportunity to show off the city’s life science strengths and world-leading universities.

Smart City

Ministerial visit reinforces Newcastle’s status as Smart City of the Year

Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, enjoyed a preview tour of Newcastle’s highly anticipated Catalyst Building on Friday 5 July, during her visit to the city. Set to open in Spring 2020, Catalyst will be home to the National Innovation Centres of Data and Ageing, reinforcing Newcastle’s reputation and status as Smart

Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery marks the official launch of The Biosphere

On Thursday 4 July Dr. Fiona Marshall, Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery, MSD visited Newcastle to mark the official launch of The Biosphere.

Recent investments deliver anticipated growth for recruitment specialist, NRG

The investments made in launching NRG’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project solution, greenbean by NRG, coupled with ongoing investment in technology and people has resulted in the successful year-on-year growth anticipated by the business. In its financial year ending December 31 2018, the Newcastle-based recruitment specialist delivered against its plan of aligning with key

North East – Japan relationship blooms says CBI

To tie in with the start of the G20 summit in Japan, CBI North East Regional Director Sarah Glendinning has pointed to the strong links between the North East and Japan, highlighted by the recent visit to Newcastle by the Japanese Ambassador. His Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the UK, visited the

Recent investments deliver anticipated growth for recruitment specialist, NRG

The investments made in launching NRG’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project solution, greenbean by NRG, coupled with ongoing investment in technology and people has resulted in the successful year-on-year growth anticipated by the business. In its financial year ending December 31 2018, the Newcastle-based recruitment specialist delivered against its plan of aligning with key

Newcastle named Smart City of the year

Newcastle has been named as Smart City of the year for its innovative approach in using technology to help transform services and improve the lives of residents. The digital leader award recognised Newcastle for its collaborative approach to innovative use of technology across the city to deliver services more efficiently and make life more liveable

Startup competition partners with leading regional businesses as it returns for 2019

North East-based competition, the If We Can You Can (IWCYC) Challenge, has unveiled its regional business partnerships for 2019 as it launches the 11th year of its annual startup challenge. Amongst the partners is Mincoffs Solicitors, who joins the competition for the second year running as legal partner, Inspirational Bus Tour partner Go North East and accelerator

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

Newcastle Helix is proud to support Elmer’s Great North Parade

NEWCASTLE HELIX is ‘joining the herd’ by sponsoring a sculpture in Elmer’s Great North Parade, delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice.  Newcastle Helix is proud to be part of this spectacular art trail that will feature more than 50 large individually designed sculptures and 115 little sculptures, based on the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork

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Newcastle Airport launches new inbound tourism website

Newcastle International has launched a new inbound tourism website for the North East – which aims to increase the number of visitors to the region. As part of an innovative strategy, which has been a year in the making, the website will target thousands of extra tourists from across Europe and beyond – with the

BioCity appointed to run life science business accelerator

BioCity, the UK’s largest life science incubator has been appointed by Newcastle City Council to run a life science accelerator and business support programme from The Biosphere, which is based on Newcastle Helix. The programme is being delivered by BioCity from The Biosphere, a brand new purpose-built 90,000 sq. ft commercial lab and office facility

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

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

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

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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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