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MIPIM: 12-15 March 2019 – Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

Newcastle City Council and Invest Newcastle have led a private sector delegation to MIPIM for the past three years, demonstrating our region’s strengths as one of the UK’s fastest growing places in which to invest, develop or locate. MIPIM is a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 26,000 participants and more

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

New lab facility for life science companies to open on Newcastle Helix

A brand-new lab facility is soon to be opening within the heart of Newcastle’s £350m urban development scheme – Newcastle Helix. The Biosphere will provide a home for ambitious companies within life sciences and innovation, research and development. This is all part of the city’s wider commitment to support economic development and growth within the

Invest North East England to showcase region at UK’s biggest property event

North East England will take centre stage at the UK’s largest property event later this month as Invest North East England, the region’s inward investment body, showcases the area’s property development opportunities to more than 3,000 delegates including key investors and financial institutions at MIPIM UK. Taking place in London from 17-18 October, MIPIM UK

Legal Geek Conference: 17 October 2018 – London

Legal Geek bring together 2,000 of the biggest names in LawTech at their annual conference held in Shoreditch, London.  Steve Caughey, Director of the Innovation Centre for Data and Antony Vigneron, Director, Legal Technology Solutions from Clifford Chance will be taking part in a TedEx Style talk about the Power of Data and how legal tech firms who

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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

New lab facility for life science companies to open on Newcastle Helix

A brand-new lab facility is soon to be opening within the heart of Newcastle’s £350m urban development scheme – Newcastle Helix. The Biosphere will provide a home for ambitious companies within life sciences and innovation, research and development. This is all part of the city’s wider commitment to support economic development and growth within the

Invest North East England to showcase region at UK’s biggest property event

North East England will take centre stage at the UK’s largest property event later this month as Invest North East England, the region’s inward investment body, showcases the area’s property development opportunities to more than 3,000 delegates including key investors and financial institutions at MIPIM UK. Taking place in London from 17-18 October, MIPIM UK

Invest Newcastle has launched our return to leading international property event

We have announced our return to MIPIM, a popular 4-day international property event held in Cannes from 12-15 March 2019. A breakfast event was held at Mansion House, Jesmond to launch our plans for 2019. We were joined by both the public and private sector, who are all committed to demonstrating the region’s strengths as

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

Channel 4 bid for Creative Hub: Update

A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative  was recently shortlisted for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the final shortlist that was announced on Monday 23 July. We are naturally disappointed, but proud of the fact that

Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead

Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne. As in previous years, the five-day entrepreneurship and innovation festival will begin on Monday 13 May with Day 1 (‘Inspiration Day’) at The Boiler Shop on Stephenson Quarter in

Invest Newcastle gets on board with Jet2.com for MIPIM 2019

Invest Newcastle and leading leisure airline Jet2.com have teamed up to provide a direct flight from Newcastle to Nice for MIPIM 2019. The popular international property event will take place in Cannes on the French Riviera from 12 -15 March 2019. MIPIM is a 4-day real estate exhibition, conference and networking event with more than 26,000

North East urged to support Newcastle and Gateshead’s bid for Channel 4 hub

The team hoping to bring Channel 4 to the region are urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster. It was announced last month that Newcastle and Gateshead had reached the shortlist for one of two new creative hubs that Channel 4 is currently searching for. The

Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

Newcastle and Gateshead have reached the shortlist for one of three new locations Channel 4 is currently searching for, as the broadcaster seeks to create 300 new jobs in the nations and regions. A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from

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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,

EVENT – Digital Disruption

3pm – 6pm, Thursday 22 June. Mark Larsen and Allan King, Managing Directors at Accenture’s UK Delivery Centre in Newcastle welcome you to a discussion on Digital Disruption in the modern day, as part of Digital Leaders Week 2017. What is digital disruption? Put simply, digital disruption is substantial business change caused by advances in and the application

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