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Property consultancies merge to create regional market leader

Two leading names in North East property are joining forces to create the region’s largest independent commercial property firm. Naylors and Gavin Black & Partners are coming together to form Naylors Gavin Black LLP. The new company will commence trading with immediate effect and boast a combined team of 38 staff. Gavin Black, Chris Pearson

Bloom appointed to deliver the multi-billion-pound NEPRO³ public sector procurement solution

05 September 2019 Award-winning Bloom Procurement Services has been appointed by NEPO (the North East Procurement Organisation) to deliver the multi-billion-pound NEPRO³ public sector procurement solution for up to eight years. NEPRO³ is a compliant procurement framework, available to every public sector organisation in the UK. Bloom provides a full end-to-end marketplace solution for the

International video games conference shines a light on North East England’s thriving gaming sector

David Pattison, Inward Investment Manager at Invest North East England, explains why Mortal Kombat and Fortnite are helping put North East England on the map One of the earliest video games ever made was a simple 2D tennis game called ‘Tennis for Two’. Created as part of a science experiment by William Higinbotham in 1958,

Elmer at Newcastle Helix

Electric Ellie joins the Newcastle Helix community

A very important visitor will call Newcastle Helix home for the next 12 weeks. Electric Ellie now lives just outside Newcastle University’s Urban Science Building (USB) on Science Square.  She is part of Elmer’s Great North Parade, which will feature 50 individually designed elephants based on the much-loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant. She

XE, the World’s Trusted Currency Authority – Open for Business in Newcastle

XE is delighted to announce that they are increasing their presence in the UK into the North East of England, following their investment in local regional talent. XE supports businesses in the region to protect company bottom line from the impact of currency fluctuations. In the lead up to Brexit and ongoing market uncertainty, managing company

Atelerix Consortium Awarded £267,000 Innovate UK Grant for collaboration with the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and Rexgenero on Cell Therapy Stabilisation Technologies

Cambridge and Newcastle, UK, 21st August 2019: Atelerix, pioneers in the storage and transport of cells at room temperature, today announces that it has been awarded a grant of £267,000 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, with collaborators Rexgenero and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult. The grant will be used to develop gel

Northern Exposure: A meeting of games industry minds

Northern Exposure, a B2B games conference produced by Secret Sauce, returns on Thursday 12th September and is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever. This new one-day event will bring together industry experts from across the UK and Europe to discuss the business of games. Talks promise to be inspirational, thought-provoking, and explorative with

The Biosphere has been recognised for outstanding levels of support to companies in the life sciences sector

The Biosphere has been shortlisted for a ‘Best Sector Support’ award in the OBN Awards 2019. This is a broad ranging award that recognises outstanding levels of support or service to companies in the life sciences sector. OBN (UK) Ltd, is a membership organisation that supports the life science sector. These awards celebrate innovation and

Biosignatures raises £3.5m to develop revolutionary diagnostic technology

Newcastle based Biosignatures has raised £3.5m led by ADV to transform the lives of millions of people by diagnosing serious medical conditions earlier than ever before. Biosignatures discovers new blood tests. The company has developed a machine learning system which, alongside its powerful sample measurement system, is a disruptive and dramatically cost-effective step forward in

£12 million secured for fibre rollout

Digital connectivity in rural communities across the North of Tyne region is set to be transformed following a successful bid for £12million. The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) made a bid to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport earlier this year for the investment from its Local Full Fibre Networks Programme. That

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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

Invest Newcastle welcomes Tech Nation report 2018

Catherine Walker, director of inward investment at Invest Newcastle, commented: “This latest report from Tech Nation demonstrates the strength of Newcastle’s technology and digital sectors. Working alongside Newcastle City Council and stakeholders, Newcastle has an ongoing sector strategy that includes the growth of inward investment targeting the technology and digital sectors. We have a focus

NewcastleGateshead unveil Channel 4 bid

Newcastle and Gateshead councils have announced that they have formally submitted a joint bid to bring Channel 4 to the North East. Led by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative on behalf of both councils, the bid is based on strengths in the creative and digital sectors, as well as access in the region to a representative demographic,

Company given new energy by move to Newcastle

An international multi-fuel provider with plans for expansion and job creation has chosen Newcastle as a location for its new office. PROBIO Energy International has moved into The Core at Newcastle Helix as it looks to expand its business, which already operates in the UK, Europe and the Far East. The company maximises recycling and

Port of Tyne voted Port Operator of the Year

The Port of Tyne has been votedPort Operator of the Year in the FTA Multimodal Awards. Now in its third year the awardsare organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in association withMultimodal, the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logisticsexhibition, held annually at the NEC in Birmingham. Recognising excellence in air,road, rail, maritime,

Creative agency chooses Newcastle for new office

An integrated creative communications agency has set up a new creative hub in Hoult’s Yard, Newcastle to tap into the local talent within the sector. London-headquartered Luminous delivers award-winning strategic design and communications solutions to help corporate clients connect meaningfully with employees, customers and investors. Specialising in brand articulation, brand communications, content and employee and

Alcyomics announces role within new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre

Alcyomics is proud to announce its role within the new Northern Alliance Advanced Therapies Treatment Centre (NAATTC), one of only three Advanced Therapy Treatment Centres in the UK that have been established to facilitate the development, commercialisation and adoption of Cell, Gene and Tissue Engineered Therapies. The centres have been awarded £21 million from the

Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East

A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched. Diagnostics North East will support researchers, clinicians and industry to position the region at the forefront of technology and innovation in medical diagnostics. The platform aims to support both industry and

Date announced for North East Innovation Conference

The region’s innovation conference is set to return to St James’ Park for 2018, shining a spotlight on the North East businesses who are changing the face of industry with innovative products and services. Taking place on Wednesday 14 November, VentureFest North East offers a dynamic programme of hands-on workshops and discussions, which give businesses

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