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Newcastle Angel Hub hosts first pitching event helping North East talent attract investment

North East entrepreneurs developing industry-changing innovation have taken to the stage in the first of a series of new pitching events delivered by the recently launched Newcastle Angel Hub. The businesses pitched their ideas on Monday (15th July), in the hope of securing investment from equity and Angel investors in attendance. The innovative ideas being

Frank Recruitment

Technology recruitment giant opens new location in Irvine

After launching eight offices in the last 18 months, Frank Recruitment Group has opened the doors on its new office in Orange County, California. July 16, 2019 — (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) — Global technology recruitment firm Frank Recruitment Group has this week opened its latest US home in Irvine. The company has already created 20 jobs

The Biosphere hosts workshop to generate ideas to address unmet clinical needs in children’s cancer care

Despite improving survival rates, cancer is the leading cause of death in children and young people. There is a growing need for technology to support children and young people with cancer, as well as to support health care professionals to provide optimal care. NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech) collaborated with the Academic

Guy Currey

Blog: North East England joins Manchester and Leeds as Northern Powerhouse fintech capital

Blog by Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England As I sat down to write this blog, I asked myself, ‘when was the last time I went into a bank?’ The answer? Well it’s been a long time. The reason is I do nearly all of my banking online, like many of us. From paying

Cuban delegation

Invest Newcastle show off the region’s innovative life science sector to Cuban visitors

Invest Newcastle has welcomed a senior Cuban life science business delegation to the region for a two-day visit. They used this opportunity to show off the city’s life science strengths and world-leading universities.

Smart City

Ministerial visit reinforces Newcastle’s status as Smart City of the Year

Margot James, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, enjoyed a preview tour of Newcastle’s highly anticipated Catalyst Building on Friday 5 July, during her visit to the city. Set to open in Spring 2020, Catalyst will be home to the National Innovation Centres of Data and Ageing, reinforcing Newcastle’s reputation and status as Smart

Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery marks the official launch of The Biosphere

On Thursday 4 July Dr. Fiona Marshall, Global Head of Neuroscience Discovery, MSD visited Newcastle to mark the official launch of The Biosphere.

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

North East – Japan relationship blooms says CBI

To tie in with the start of the G20 summit in Japan, CBI North East Regional Director Sarah Glendinning has pointed to the strong links between the North East and Japan, highlighted by the recent visit to Newcastle by the Japanese Ambassador. His Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka, Ambassador of Japan to the UK, visited the

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

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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

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

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