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New chair for Government Property Agency appointed

Government Property Agency appoints Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive at Newcastle City Council, as its new Chair Ms Ritchie will be charged with realising GPA’s ambitious target of delivering £1.4bn savings over the next decade Launched in 2018, the GPA manages a property portfolio valued at £195m The government has today announced the appointment of Pat Ritchie for a

North of Tyne Mayor and leading businesses come together to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace

Supported by the GX Project, Invest Newcastle teamed up with 50:50 Future to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace.  North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll opened the event and was followed by an expert panel of representatives from leading organisations including Virgin Money, Home Group and Jumping Rivers. The event took place

Top Accolade for TV and Film Industry Disability Campaigner

One of the UK’s leading campaigners for the fair representation and inclusion of disabled people in TV and Film was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 8 October. The Shaw Trust Power List 100 is an annual

Q&A: Iksuda Therapeutics: Leading the way on helping to advance care for ovarian and lung cancer patients

We talk to David Simpson, CEO at Iksuda Therapeutics about what they do, how they are helping to improve lives and how being based on Newcastle Helix helps them to do it. So, who are Iksuda and what exactly do you do? We’re a Newcastle-based biotech company that was originally founded by our investors, IP Group and

Development opportunities in North East England to be showcased at UK’s largest property event

Invest North East England, along with public and private sector partners from across the region, will be showcasing a range of development opportunities available in the North East at the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals. MIPIM UK Summit, which takes place on 14 & 15 October at Old Billingsgate Market in London,

Invest Newcastle to showcase the region’s life sciences and digital strengths in Japan

Invest Newcastle is attending BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). BioJapan will be held in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan from October 9-11th and is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry.  It plays an important role in facilitating business opportunities with

Call for Papers: BIM Show Live 2020

BIM Show Live has issued a Call for Papers for its 2020 event which will be held on 26-27 February 2020 at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle, UK. The annual two day conference attracts up to 400 delegates and provides a unique opportunity for built environment professionals to exchange knowledge on the emerging ideas and

Nic Palmarini appointed to lead National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Researcher, teacher, writer and TEDx speaker Nic Palmarini has been appointed as the UK’s new Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing. His internationally-recognised career has demonstrated his deep commitment to exploring the impact of technologies and their applications in the life of the aging population and people with disabilities. Moving from MIT-IBM Watson

North East comedy hot house to bring North East voices to the national comedy scene with Channel 4 commission

Northern Film + Media’s North East Comedy Hot House – a first-of-its kind comedy co-op cultivating regional talent, both on and off screen – has been commissioned by Channel 4 to produce 24 digital shorts by North East creatives and comedy talent to bring more regional voices to the comedy scene. The commission was secured

Newcastle recruitment company opens the doors to its newest American office

Leading technology recruitment firm celebrates award recognition by opening new office in Charlotte in October, creating job opportunities in its ninth location in the US. September 24, 2019 — (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) —  North East staffing giant Frank Recruitment Group is opening its latest office in Charlotte, North Carolina, this October, creating up to

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Newcastle Angel Hub launch marks a step change in attracting Angel investors to the region

A new initiative to support Business Angels looking to invest in the North East has been launched at FinanceCamp, the region’s annual investment conference, today (Wednesday 22 May). The Newcastle Angel Hub will form part of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) wider Hub network across the country, and will be delivered by the Innovation

Ageing Innovators amongst first businesses to move into The Biosphere

An accelerator launched at VentureFest North East in November to tackle the challenges faced by an ageing society has selected the first nine companies to go through the programme. Tackling issues as varied as Alzheimer’s and dementia to holistic care and symptom management, the companies will be among the first to move into The Biosphere.

Ward Hadaway defies Brexit-related uncertainty as one of the UK’s busiest legal dealmakers in Experian Q1 rankings

Leading commercial law firm Ward Hadaway has the second busiest team of all Corporate legal dealmakers in the country, according to the latest Q1 Experian MarketIQ legal volume rankings which tracks M&A deals valued at more than £500,000 at regional and national level. The firm’s Corporate team, across its offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester,

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

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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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