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Tower Crane arrival changes “skyscape” at Taras Properties Bank House project

Chris Turnbull, director, Avison Young and project manager on the East Pilgrim Street, Newcastle major regeneration scheme, provides an insight into a key happening last weekend. The tower crane to facilitate construction of Bank House, the 120,000sq.ft. 14 storey, first phase building by Taras Properties (Reuben Bros) was successfully erected by the contractor B+K over

Working together to create a better future for the region

Invest North East England (INEE) is the strategic inward investment agency that works on behalf of seven local authorities in North East England. Xplor, who provide management software for health and fitness clubs have chosen Newcastle as a place to locate their service delivery business, looking to create over 200 new jobs this year as

Newcastle attracts investment from international technology firm Xplor who will create over 200 jobs this year

Newcastle has beaten off stiff competition from nine other UK cities as a business location for international software and payments firm. As part of their global expansion plans, Xplor, a leading provider of enterprise software, payments and commerce-enabling solutions for businesses, has selected Newcastle city centre as the location of its new customer service operations.

Developer Plans New Office Scheme To Support North East’s Recovery Drive

Tynexe Commercial Ltd, developer of AirView Park, has agreed the release of funds to submit a planning application for a new, 18,000 sq ft, high quality office-based scheme. It will comprise of two buildings aimed at delivering new jobs, inward investment and business growth opportunities to strengthen the North East’s recovery. The scheme could become

QuantuMDx completes £11m funding round

QuantuMDx Group Limited, the UK-based life sciences company developing transformational point-of-care molecular diagnostics, today announces it has raised £11 million in its latest funding round. Proceeds will be used to complete manufacturing and commercial scale up of Q-POC™, QuantuMDx’s rapid, PCR point of care diagnostic system which detects SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. The

Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme to help businesses reassure customers it’s safe to return

Businesses across Newcastle are being urged to give their customers the confidence to return by signing up to a new, free Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme. The project, run by Newcastle City Council, with backing from NE1 and NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), aims to offer a highly visible way for all premises to show they have taken

City developing a shared vision for recovery

Residents, industry experts, businesses and community groups will work together on Newcastle’s plans for economic recovery. They will be part of a shared vision for the future that will shape the city as a place to live, work and do business. On behalf of the city and together with a broad range of stakeholders, Newcastle

Newcastle City Council reveals vision for £50m transformation of city centre

Newcastle City Council today unveils its vision to transform the city centre as part of an ambitious wider recovery plan. The £50m City Centre Transformation Programme (CCTP) is a critical part of the council’s long-held vision to improve the city centre, which has become even more important as the city looks to recover following the

New appointment at NewcastleGateshead Initiative to bolster partnership collaboration

NewcastleGateshead Initiative, the tourism and inward investment agency responsible for promoting NewcastleGateshead on a national and international stage, has strengthened its team with the appointment of a Head of Strategic Partnerships, a new role for the organisation. Alys Dunn, who took up the position last month, will lead on a programme of strategic partnerships that

Northumbria secures funding worth up to £1.9 million to help SMEs and graduate start-ups

Northumbria University has launched a project that offers a package of financial support and expert advice to SMEs and graduate start-ups, thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The Northumbria Enterprise and Business Support 2 (NEBS2) also includes a financial contribution to help small businesses employ up to two graduates, typically on

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UK Smart City of the Year set to get smarter

Newcastle has been named as one of the fourteen cities to be included in the second phase of City Fibres full fibre roll outs. Building on Newcastle’s position as a recognised centre for tech and digital innovation, the city will become a ‘Gigabit City’ as it receives a share of the £500 million investment announced

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,

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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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