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Newcastle City Council pledges support for businesses and employers who are affected by COVID-19

More than 450 businesses in the city will receive funding worth £8.4m from Newcastle City Council next week to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Newcastle City Council’s business support service are ensuring that all eligible businesses get access to government funding as quickly as possible as well as help and advice during this difficult

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How we are responding to COVID-19

At Invest Newcastle, we are continually monitoring the escalating global situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). It is important to keep safe and follow official government advice about how to protect yourself and others. Keeping friends, family, colleagues and the wider community safe is our priority. This is a challenging time for business and we’ve already been

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New tenants join Newcastle’s growing life sciences ecosystem

A specialist lab facility tailored to the commercialisation of life sciences on Newcastle Helix has welcomed new tenants as the ecosystem continues to grow.   The Biosphere is a high-quality building with office space and both chemistry and biology laboratories available. The new tenants, Biosignatures and Cognassist, add to the already impressive number of innovative

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Newcastle life science hub marks International Women’s Day and British Science Week with celebration of North East women in STEM

Inspirational women working in STEM joined forces on Friday 6 March to shine a spotlight on scientific achievements following news that less than 50% of the British public could name a female scientist. The event was scheduled to mark both International Women’s Day (8 March) and British Science Week (6 – 13 March). Held at

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North East leads the way in digital construction

Newcastle was in the global digital construction spotlight last week, as over 400 delegates and 50 speakers attended BIM Show Live on 26-27 February. In the past decade Newcastle has established itself as a leading force in Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is transforming the way construction projects are being developed and delivered. This is

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Newcastle company secures funding for innovative medical technology

A Newcastle medtech company has secured nearly £250,000 in funding from Innovate UK to further its research into the impact of genetics on implants. Based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix, ExplantLab combines extensive medical, bioengineering and surgical knowledge to further understand explants (implants that have been removed from the body). Having opened last year

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International fintech company lands in Newcastle

A fast-growing financial technology firm with offices in London and New York has opened a new base in Newcastle. Singletrack is a leading capital markets CRM and research distribution platform. Headquartered in London and with a US office in New York, Singletrack’s technology is used by investment banks and brokers around the world. Hoults Yard

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Newcastle Helix success story: Connected Energy plugs into thriving global market from The Core

This North East business is blazing a trail in the low carbon energy market through their electric vehicle battery innovations. “If you’re working in renewable energy and future mobility, then Newcastle is a good place to be right now.” I’m told by Matthew Lumsden, CEO and Founder of cleantech start-up Connected Energy, based at The

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Plans for third ‘contemporary icon’ building on Newcastle skyline, by world renowned architect, could create 1,000 jobs

Extraordinary plans for an office development on East Quayside, Newcastle, with a ‘mind-blowing’ design concept – completely different to anything ever seen in the North East – have been revealed. No. 1 Quayside is being hailed as the third modern icon of the Newcastle skyline – alongside Sir Norman Foster’s The Sage Gateshead and Wilkinson

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Broadoak looks to further growth with expanded team

Broadoak Asset Management celebrated their 5th anniversary with a series of milestones.  These included moving into new offices in Newcastle and announcing the arrival of two new key appointments; John Seager and Rebecca Morgan. John Seager was most recently Chief Executive of Siglion, the joint venture regeneration partnership in Sunderland.  John oversaw the masterplanning and

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