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Invest Newcastle grows inward investment team

Invest Newcastle, part of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has bolstered its team as it looks to bring further inward investment to the region. Dawn Dunn and Rebecca Crow have joined Invest Newcastle as Inward Investment Managers for the Digital and Technology, and Health and Life Sciences sectors respectively. Dawn Dunn’s primary role will be to

Newcastle announces bid to bring Great British Railways headquarters to the city

Newcastle City Council is bidding to bring the new Great British Railways Headquarters to the region.  Britain’s railways are embarking on a major, once-in-a-generation reform and the new public body, Great British Railways (GBR) will integrate the railways, owning the infrastructure, collecting fare revenue, running, and planning the network, and setting most fares and timetables. 

Leading North East tech company secures growth investment from LDC in £85m transaction

Former North East Company of the Year, Aspire Technology Solutions today announced that it has secured significant minority investment from LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firm, in a transaction which values the business at £85m.   Aspire is one of the fastest growing IT managed service and cyber security providers in the UK

Private investors sought to lead expansion of Newcastle’s life-sciences success story

Huge demand for commercial lab and office space at Newcastle’s Biosphere means private sector investment is now being sought to take the lead on expanding the heart of the north east’s £1.7bn life science eco-system. Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere launched in 2019 as a publicly funded project, led by Newcastle City Council; it

In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the

North East ageing and tech experts launch project to create jobs and support businesses in innovating for the ageing population

The UK’s leading ageing and longevity experts at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) have launched a project in collaboration with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and deep tech innovation organisation CPI, to improve the wellbeing of residents, support the local economy and create jobs across key sectors through strategic investment, business

New appointments support growth ambitions for Hanro

Newcastle-based property firm The Hanro Group has announced senior appointments as it looks to develop and expand its investment and development operations.   Newcastle University graduate, Gagan Jagpal has been recruited as portfolio manager, bringing more than seven years’ commercial property experience to the role. Jagpal, who joins the firm from Cushman & Wakefield, will work alongside Laura

Newcastle takes fourth place in European rankings

Newcastle took fourth place in the recently announced TOP 10 mid-sized European cities of the future 2022/23. The rankings were announced by fDi Intelligence in their European Cities and Regions of the Future report. The study, which benchmarks the most promising investment destinations across Europe, showed that European locations have proven a certain degree of

North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded more than £90k through its Project Development Accelerator Fund to expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector. The North East Battery Alliance (NEBA), which is led by Newcastle University, aims to build on the North East’s existing strengths in electrification,

Developers secure grant funding to help deliver sustainable workplace

The developers behind a prominent new workspace, currently being refurbished in central Newcastle, are investing in a series of green initiatives after securing £750,000 of grant funding. Portland House, located opposite the Laing Gallery, will launch this summer with 60,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space, complete with a range of measures designed to

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Private investors sought to lead expansion of Newcastle’s life-sciences success story

Huge demand for commercial lab and office space at Newcastle’s Biosphere means private sector investment is now being sought to take the lead on expanding the heart of the north east’s £1.7bn life science eco-system. Located at Newcastle Helix, The Biosphere launched in 2019 as a publicly funded project, led by Newcastle City Council; it

In Conversation | North East England is leading the way to make the UK net zero by 2050

By Joanne Leng MBE, chief executive, NOF North East England has been at the very heart of industry and innovation for generations, led by a cluster of companies rich in engineering excellence and ingenuity, which is continuing as the UK makes the energy transition towards achieving net zero by 2050. Its enviable geography on the

North East ageing and tech experts launch project to create jobs and support businesses in innovating for the ageing population

The UK’s leading ageing and longevity experts at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) have launched a project in collaboration with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and deep tech innovation organisation CPI, to improve the wellbeing of residents, support the local economy and create jobs across key sectors through strategic investment, business

New appointments support growth ambitions for Hanro

Newcastle-based property firm The Hanro Group has announced senior appointments as it looks to develop and expand its investment and development operations.   Newcastle University graduate, Gagan Jagpal has been recruited as portfolio manager, bringing more than seven years’ commercial property experience to the role. Jagpal, who joins the firm from Cushman & Wakefield, will work alongside Laura

Newcastle takes fourth place in European rankings

Newcastle took fourth place in the recently announced TOP 10 mid-sized European cities of the future 2022/23. The rankings were announced by fDi Intelligence in their European Cities and Regions of the Future report. The study, which benchmarks the most promising investment destinations across Europe, showed that European locations have proven a certain degree of

North East LEP investment aims to grow region’s battery sector

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has awarded more than £90k through its Project Development Accelerator Fund to expand the work of a new partnership aimed at growing the North East’s battery sector. The North East Battery Alliance (NEBA), which is led by Newcastle University, aims to build on the North East’s existing strengths in electrification,

Developers secure grant funding to help deliver sustainable workplace

The developers behind a prominent new workspace, currently being refurbished in central Newcastle, are investing in a series of green initiatives after securing £750,000 of grant funding. Portland House, located opposite the Laing Gallery, will launch this summer with 60,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space, complete with a range of measures designed to

Growing the North East tech hub on a global scale

Global digital consultancy, Monstarlab, announced the opening of their first northern base in the UK in November 2021. Up to 100 jobs are set to be created at their office on Grey Street in Newcastle city centre over the next three years. We spoke with James Hall, Executive Director of Monstarlab UK to find out

Version 1 announce 200 new jobs in boost for region’s tech and digital sector

With the support of Invest Newcastle and £1m from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Ireland-founded digital transformation and technology provider Version 1 is bringing two hundred new jobs to Newcastle and setting up a base in the region. The announcement, made this morning (1 February 2022), is the second big tech jobs boost for

Julia Streets reflects on the Sustainable City Conference and her time in Newcastle

How did you get involved with the sustainability event ? Over the summer I’d been discussing the idea of organising a fintech North East event with Ruth Harrison, UK MD of Thoughtworks. We were both aligned in wanting to focus on the theme of sustainable finance, a topic that has been gaining increasing prominence not

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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

 Newcastle Startup Week Festival: 13-17 May 2019

Newcastle Startup Week is a 5-day (& night) festival that inspires and helps hundreds of people to start or grow their business in the North East of England. For more information visit https://newcastlestartupweek.com/

Amazon Academy Newcastle: 5 June

Following the success of the Amazon Academy events throughout the UK in 2017, the second Amazon Academy of 2018 will take place in Newcastle. The Amazon Academy will provide free advice and practical support to help SMEs succeed in the digital economy. The event is open to businesses of all sizes and is being run

Hate selling? Skills for an effective alternative: 24 May

If you hate selling, and would like a softer – yet effective – way to grow your business, this course is for you. We will share details of how to: Hold sales meetings without being ‘salesy’ Grow revenue from existing client relationships Rescue difficult client relationships AND how to: Conduct client meetings in a structured,

First Friday: 6 April 2018

Get down to The Core at Newcastle Helix for coffee and informal networking on the First Friday of the month from 8am – 10am. No need to register; just pop in, and grab yourself a coffee.

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.

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