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Help on tap: How the North East is leading a mobile revolution in volunteering

Older adults in Newcastle are set to benefit from an innovative volunteering app being piloted in the region with the help of two leading North East organisations. In a UK first, the National Innovation Centre for Ageing and Newcastle Building Society have teamed up with a tech for good company, onHand, to explore how app

Plans for a new boutique hotel on Newcastle’s 24-acre urban innovation district

A NEW hotel will mark another investment milestone for Newcastle Helix. An urban space that brings people and businesses together, this investment will further enhance its living, leisure, and business offer.  This £18m scheme has been brought forward by international developer, Vastint Hospitality who invest in major business locations and currently have more than 80

Invest North East England to support region’s economic recovery with new appointment

Invest North East England has ensured it is well placed to support the region’s economic recovery during the coronavirus pandemic with the appointment of new Inward Investment Manager, Rachel Burdis. Former Tech Sector Lead for Gateshead Council, Rachel will use her in depth knowledge of the digital and tech sectors to encourage businesses to base

Quayside regeneration: Accelerating our road to recovery

Jen Hartley, Director of Invest Newcastle drives Newcastle and Gateshead’s ambition to attract new businesses, investment, and jobs. With more than 15 years trade and investment experience, the focus now is supporting our economy to bounce back stronger. We are still seeing investment from developers and planned schemes like Gateshead Quays and Giants on the

New Grade A office block completes in Gateshead

Gateshead Council has completed on a landmark new 50,000 sq ft Grade-A office development, which is already 100% let.  Riga, a £13m workspace designed by Ryder Architecture and constructed by Willmott Dixon, 3E engineering and Desco, is part of the Baltic Quarter site located next to the iconic Gateshead Quays. It will be the first Grade-A office building delivered to the area for

Onyx Health Launch VR Learning Platform in Response to COVID-19

Healthcare marketing communication agency Onyx Health are set to launch a new Interactive Learning Environment (ILE), an online communication tool that aims to transform communication between healthcare professionals and the pharma and med tech industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Developed in collaboration with Animmersion, the ILE provides a unique immersive digital experience

Planned £260m Gateshead Quays development could bring 2000 jobs to the region

The ambitious scheme, if agreed at planning, will unlock local training and apprenticeship opportunities and create approximately 2,000 jobs during and after the three-year construction phase. The 3.84 hectare site, positioned between the BALTIC and Sage Gateshead, is being brought forward in partnership with Gateshead Council, in plans which are hoped will inject a much needed £60m into the regional economy each year,

Discretionary Business Grant opens for applications

Gateshead Council has opened its applications for the Discretionary Grant Fund today (Tuesday 9 June). Grants of £5000 will be offered to eligible businesses. The discretionary grant fund announced earlier this month is aimed at businesses that were not eligible to claim the initial government COVID-19 grants linked to a rates assessment. Gateshead Council has been guided by the criteria provided by government to set up a user-friendly application system, designed to be as

New business support grants for SMEs launched

A new discretionary fund worth over £3 million is launched today (Friday 5 June), for businesses who fell outside the scope of the Government’s previous emergency business grant schemes. An additional 600 businesses are set to benefit from grants of £5,000 which will include: Small businesses that operate from shared offices or other flexible workspaces.

Further 600 businesses set to benefit with business support grants.

Newcastle City Council has welcomed additional funding to support local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. A new discretionary fund worth over £3 million, will be released for businesses who fell outside the scope of the Government’s previous emergency business grant schemes. An additional 600 businesses are set to benefit from grants of £5,000 which will

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Pegasus Group growth continues with opening of Newcastle office

National multidisciplinary development consultancy Pegasus Group is continuing its expansion with the opening of a new regional office in Newcastle. Based at The Corner, Mosley Street, it is the group’s 13th UK office and reflects an ambitious period of growth and expansion for Pegasus Group, particularly in the north of the country. The office is

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

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

Great Exhibition legacy project unites SMEs with academic expertise to drive innovation

16 ambitious SMEs within the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area have been successful in securing funds to access university expertise and drive forward ground-breaking projects. Collaborate is the research and development strand of GX, a two-year business innovation programme forming part of the Great Exhibition of the North. GX was developed to engage

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

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Newcastle Startup Week: 14-18 May 2018

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night), citywide and multi-venue festival that inspires and helps more people to start or grow their business. From the world’s first lightbulb to business software & smart data, the ‘test bed city’ of Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England has been inventing the future for

Thinking Digital: 16 – 17 May 2018

The 11th Annual Thinking Digital Conference takes place on 16 & 17 May 2018. Attendees will learn about new technologies, hear innovative ideas and begin to understand how our future is being shaped by them. Enjoy two fabulous days of insight, camaraderie and inspiration all along the banks of the legendary River Tyne. For more

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.

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