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Countdown to Christmas on NE1’s very own advent calendar – The 24 Doors of Christmas

NE1 has today announced the participants in this year’s 24 Doors of Christmas, the city’s alternative advent calendar and has teamed up with BBC Newcastle as a partner on the event. The 24 Doors of Christmas offers free, exclusive access to 24 unique, unusual and different venues across the city, a festive treat for people

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North East arena led scheme moves a step closer as contractors announced

A £260m arena, conference and exhibition centre on Gateshead Quays moves a step forward after contractor is named. Ask:Patrizia, Gateshead Council’s development partner, have awarded Sir Robert McAlpine the contract to build the ‘game-changing’ waterfront conference and events destination. The development, situated on the iconic NewcastleGateshead Quayside, includes a 12,500-capacity arena; 6,300m2 of conference and

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Newcastle to become a Gigabit city

Newcastle has been showcasing its assets at the Smart City World Congress in Barcelona this week. We talk to Jason Legget, City Manager for CityFibre about their recent investment in full fibre roll out in Newcastle. Give us a flavour of CityFibre and your ambitions for the UK? CityFibre is a hugely ambitious and exciting business

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Newcastle delegation showcase our smart city to the world

Invest Newcastle is attending the Smart City Expo World Congress to showcase our city to decision makers, innovators and influencers from across the globe. A delegation headed out to Barcelona this week (Monday 18 November) as part of a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission led by the Department for International Trade. Attended by more than 20,000

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Taking Newcastle to the world at BioJapan 2019

Invest Newcastle recently attended BioJapan as part of a UK delegation led by MedCity and supported by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA). Held in Pacifico Yokohoma between 9 and 11 October, BioJapan is Asia’s premier partnering event for the global biotechnology industry with more than 1,000 organisations from 34 countries in attendance. Senior Investment

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‘BIM for Good’ in the spotlight at BIM Show Live 2020

BIM Show Live 2020 guests are set to benefit from inspirational talks and discussion about how the digital construction industry is using BIM for good at the UK’s original BIM conference being held in Newcastle, UK, on 26-27 February 2020. Responding to the topical challenges of environmental protection, health and safety issues and changing demographics,

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North East England cementing its place as a world-leading location for offshore wind operations

By Guy Currey, Director, Invest North East England As a society, I think it’s fair to say we’ve all woken up to the global issue of climate change. From rising temperatures and warming oceans to decreased snow cover and rising sea levels, the vast majority of us are in agreement that action must be taken

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Newcastle Helix win prestigious real estate award

The Team at Newcastle Helix are celebrating after winning the ‘Collaborators Award’ in the EG Awards 2019. The EG Awards are the most coveted in real estate and were hosted and presented by Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman and Samantha McClary, the editor of EG Magazine.  This new-look event was held at the Grosvenor House

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New chair for Government Property Agency appointed

Government Property Agency appoints Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive at Newcastle City Council, as its new Chair Ms Ritchie will be charged with realising GPA’s ambitious target of delivering £1.4bn savings over the next decade Launched in 2018, the GPA manages a property portfolio valued at £195m The government has today announced the appointment of Pat Ritchie for a

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North of Tyne Mayor and leading businesses come together to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace

Supported by the GX Project, Invest Newcastle teamed up with 50:50 Future to share best practice on gender balance in the workplace.  North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll opened the event and was followed by an expert panel of representatives from leading organisations including Virgin Money, Home Group and Jumping Rivers. The event took place

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