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Record year for inward investment and job boost for Newcastle and Gateshead

Despite a challenging start to 2020, Invest Newcastle has facilitated a record number of new investments and expansions, creating and safeguarding more than 2,500 jobs. From March 2020 to April 2021, the team has supported 26 new businesses to invest and locate their business in Newcastle and Gateshead – an increase of 13% on the

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Avison Young releases analysis of regional office markets for Q1 2021 Big Nine data shows slow start but sentiment and activity improving

Strategic real estate advisor Avison Young has released its latest quarterly Big Nine office market update, covering the first quarter of 2021. Newcastle and Bristol, which were the top performing cities in 2020, have continued their robust performance into 2021. Take-up in Newcastle amounted to 54,980 sq. ft in the city centre and 84,400 sq.

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Tower Crane arrival changes “skyscape” at Taras Properties Bank House project

Chris Turnbull, director, Avison Young and project manager on the East Pilgrim Street, Newcastle major regeneration scheme, provides an insight into a key happening last weekend. The tower crane to facilitate construction of Bank House, the 120,000sq.ft. 14 storey, first phase building by Taras Properties (Reuben Bros) was successfully erected by the contractor B+K over

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Working together to create a better future for the region

Invest North East England (INEE) is the strategic inward investment agency that works on behalf of seven local authorities in North East England. Xplor, who provide management software for health and fitness clubs have chosen Newcastle as a place to locate their service delivery business, looking to create over 200 new jobs this year as

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Newcastle attracts investment from international technology firm Xplor who will create over 200 jobs this year

Newcastle has beaten off stiff competition from nine other UK cities as a business location for international software and payments firm. As part of their global expansion plans, Xplor, a leading provider of enterprise software, payments and commerce-enabling solutions for businesses, has selected Newcastle city centre as the location of its new customer service operations.

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Developer Plans New Office Scheme To Support North East’s Recovery Drive

Tynexe Commercial Ltd, developer of AirView Park, has agreed the release of funds to submit a planning application for a new, 18,000 sq ft, high quality office-based scheme. It will comprise of two buildings aimed at delivering new jobs, inward investment and business growth opportunities to strengthen the North East’s recovery. The scheme could become

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QuantuMDx completes £11m funding round

QuantuMDx Group Limited, the UK-based life sciences company developing transformational point-of-care molecular diagnostics, today announces it has raised £11 million in its latest funding round. Proceeds will be used to complete manufacturing and commercial scale up of Q-POC™, QuantuMDx’s rapid, PCR point of care diagnostic system which detects SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. The

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Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme to help businesses reassure customers it’s safe to return

Businesses across Newcastle are being urged to give their customers the confidence to return by signing up to a new, free Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme. The project, run by Newcastle City Council, with backing from NE1 and NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), aims to offer a highly visible way for all premises to show they have taken

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City developing a shared vision for recovery

Residents, industry experts, businesses and community groups will work together on Newcastle’s plans for economic recovery. They will be part of a shared vision for the future that will shape the city as a place to live, work and do business. On behalf of the city and together with a broad range of stakeholders, Newcastle

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Newcastle City Council reveals vision for £50m transformation of city centre

Newcastle City Council today unveils its vision to transform the city centre as part of an ambitious wider recovery plan. The £50m City Centre Transformation Programme (CCTP) is a critical part of the council’s long-held vision to improve the city centre, which has become even more important as the city looks to recover following the

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