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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

Showcasing the region’s strengths in Boston

A US trade mission built around the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital, science and tech heads for Boston today (Dec 4) with the aim of building strategic partnerships and to showcase the region as a great place to invest. Newcastle University’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and Newcastle City Council are jointly leading the delegation on the visit (4-7

North East tech sector attracts interest from innovative Canadian technology firms

A delegation of Canadian technology companies visited North East England on Wednesday 14 November, to see, first hand, why the region’s tech and digital sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK. Representatives from eight prominent Canadian businesses joined the region’s inward investment body, Invest North East England, to visit world-leading sites before

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, 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

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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

Online training company lands in Newcastle

An international online training company has chosen Newcastle as its UK headquarters and has already announced plans for a five-day sustainable food supply chains conference in the city. Sarras Academies produces learning experiences for professionals – from mentoring with world-leading experts through to short online courses. The company currently operates within the food and agribusiness,

Newcastle named as one of the UK’s top cities for inward investment

Newcastle has been named the UK’s 11th most attractive city for inward investment, in a report by design and consultancy firm Arcadis. The results are according to the latest Arcadis report, “Investing in Britain: Cities Built for the Future”. The study ranks 24 of the UK’s key cities based on their performance across six key

Legal & General Drives Forward UK Urban Regeneration Programme with Planning Success at Newcastle Science Central

Legal & General has secured planning for its second Grade A office building at Newcastle Science Central, as it continues to transform cities and regions across the UK, boosting local jobs and driving economic growth. Legal & General has secured planning for a 100,000 sq ft office building that will create modern workspace for over 1,200 people in the science,...

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