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Webinar: Maintaining Employee Engagement and Furlough

Through the GX Project NewcastleGateshead Initiative is running the below webinar in partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork to support North East SMEs. Maintaining Employee Engagement and Furlough Monday 6th April, 2pm SIGN UP HERE Therese Liddle (Chief Executive, NRG) and Paul Scope (Partner, Ward Hadaway) will cover recruitment, employment and law to help companies understand how to maintain employee engagement and roll out

Webinar: Furlough- Your Questions Answered

Through the GX Project NewcastleGateshead Initiative is running the below webinar in partnership with Innovation SuperNetwork to support North East SMEs. Furlough – Your Questions Answered Thursday 2nd April, 3pm SIGN UP HERE In the first of our webinars, Paul Scope, (Partner, Ward Hadaway) will talk through furlough, and help businesses understand how they can apply it in their

The Catalyst Awarded BREEAM “Outstanding” Rating

National architects, GSSArchitecture, are pleased to announce that following completion in October 2019, The Catalyst has become the first commercial office building in the North East to be awarded the certification of “Outstanding” by BREEAM under the current assessment criteria, a rating reserved for only the top 1% of new UK non-domestic buildings. Located on

New grants launched to support North East SMEs

A new set of grants are available for SMEs looking to drive innovation in the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area. The grants will cover up to 40 per cent of a project up to the value of £3,000 and will support SMEs looking to develop new products or services. Applications are sought from

Newcastle City Council pledges support for businesses and employers who are affected by COVID-19

More than 450 businesses in the city will receive funding worth £8.4m from Newcastle City Council next week to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Newcastle City Council’s business support service are ensuring that all eligible businesses get access to government funding as quickly as possible as well as help and advice during this difficult

How we are responding to COVID-19

At Invest Newcastle, we are continually monitoring the escalating global situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important to keep safe and follow official government advice about how to protect yourself and others. Keeping friends, family, colleagues and the wider community safe is our priority. This is a challenging time for business and we’ve already been

New tenants join Newcastle’s growing life sciences ecosystem

A specialist lab facility tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences on Newcastle Helix has welcomed new tenants as the ecosystem continues to grow.   The Biosphere is a high-quality building with office space and both chemistry and biology laboratories available. The new tenants, Biosignatures and Cognassist, add to the already impressive number of innovative

Newcastle life science hub marks International Women’s Day and British Science Week with celebration of North East women in STEM

Inspirational women working in STEM joined forces on Friday 6 March to shine a spotlight on scientific achievements following news that less than 50% of the British public could name a female scientist. The event was scheduled to mark both International Women’s Day (8 March) and British Science Week (6 – 13 March). Held at

North East leads the way in digital construction

Newcastle was in the global digital construction spotlight last week, as over 400 delegates and 50 speakers attended BIM Show Live on 26-27 February. In the past decade Newcastle has established itself as a leading force in Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is transforming the way construction projects are being developed and delivered. This is

Newcastle company secures funding for innovative medical technology

A Newcastle medtech company has secured nearly £250,000 in funding from Innovate UK to further its research into the impact of genetics on implants. Based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix, ExplantLab combines extensive medical, bioengineering and surgical knowledge to further understand explants (implants that have been removed from the body). Having opened last year

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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

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, 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

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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

EVENT – Digital Skills in Construction

Learn new ways to attract more customers, work more efficiently and win new business. Interactive workshops ran by The Federation of master Builders (FMB) exclusively for small building and construction companies in the North East and Yorkshire. Learn the latest ways to get the maximum benefit from digital marketing and how the cloud can help

Event: Accenture Innovation & Technology Open Evening

Thursday 2 November 2016 18:00 – 21:00 GMT  Accenture, 9C Quick Silver Way, Cobalt Business Park, NE27 0QQ Accenture are standing at the forefront for the innovation of technical solutions working with clients across the globe. They are hosting an open evening to showcase how they power their clients by creating new experiences and driving the use

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