Invest Newcastle, a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city, launched their return to the world’s leading property trade show, MIPIM Cannes, today (13 September 2016) at an event attended by almost 50 local businesses.
The event, which took place at the Mansion House in Jesmond, launched Invest Newcastle’s plans for MIPIM 2017.
MIPIM brings together the most influential players from across all of the international property sectors and will take place on 14 – 17 March 2017.
With 13 private sector business partners already signed up to attend as part of the Invest Newcastle delegation, the team are working to build on last year’s success with the core aim of promoting the city to international investors and attracting potential investment into Newcastle and the wider region.
Catherine Walker, Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to MIPIM again following the success of this year. We have received great support from both the public and private sector, demonstrating a combined ambition to boost the profile of Newcastle and work together to secure investment.
“It is an important time for Newcastle to continue to have a presence at MIPIM in order to secure new investment – supporting the growth of the city and allowing us to meet the demand from our high growth business sectors.”
Newcastle is already growing their presence with an increased number of partners committed to attending in 2017 as part of the Invest Newcastle delegation. The delegation will bring a fresh portfolio of opportunities to the international audience and demonstrate the strong partnership working between the public and private sector in Newcastle and the wider region.
Invest Newcastle will be joined by private sector businesses including:
- Adderstone Group
- Arch – The Northumberland Development Company
- Bradley Hall
- Bilfinger GVA
- Highbridge Properties
- Newcastle Science Central
- Port of Tyne
- Quorum Business Park
- Ryder Architecture
- Samuel Phillips
- The Hanro Group
- UK Land Estates
Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council said: “It’s important we maintain confidence in the market, with investors looking to Newcastle and the region for new opportunities and innovative partnership solutions – the recent Legal & General deal on Science Central and continued growth in the Stephenson Quarter are signs of our growing confidence, and demonstrate Newcastle can deliver strong returns, and that we’re open and willing to do business.
“MIPIM is the world’s biggest property conference so is a great opportunity with partners to showcase Newcastle on the global stage to bring investors, growth and more and better jobs to the city.”
The Invest Newcastle stand will be located in the Croisette Suites, C19.A, during MIPIM.
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Rob Charlton, chief executive officer of Space Group, said: “Newcastle is a centre of excellence for digital construction and innovation. MIPIM gives us the opportunity to communicate these specialist skills beyond the region to a wider European audience.”
Roger Speirs Senior Regional Director, Bilfinger GVA Newcastle said “Bilfinger GVA are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2017 and supporting Invest Newcastle. We see this as an excellent opportunity to promote some of the major projects and schemes that we are involved in including Newcastle Science Central, East Pilgrim Street and Newcastle International Airport Business Park.
“MIPIM is a great forum to promote the region to investors and potential occupiers and it is therefore key that we attend. We carryout various research on the UK regional cities including The Big Nine Office Review and The Northern Powerhouse Research, this enables us to compare Newcastle with the other regional centres and identify the advantages of locating or investing in Newcastle.
“Partnering with Invest Newcastle gives us the opportunity to stand alongside both the public and private sector partners and present a united story. This to us is powerful and unique opportunity”
Paul Bell, Partner at Ryder, said: “Ryder Architecture are delighted to once again support Invest Newcastle at MIPIM. We look forward to showcasing our approach – Everything architecture, as part of a vibrant and outward looking delegation celebrating Newcastle’s international capability.”
Ian Baggett, Adderstone Group CEO said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Invest Newcastle again for MIPIM 2017.
“We live for making good stuff happen in Newcastle urban region and have some serious work to do if we are to deliver our £150m development pipeline in the next 24 months. Where better to seal deals and secure investment than the world’s biggest property conference.
“The best city in the north of England must be represented at MIPIM. We are proud to be in a position to help Invest Newcastle ensure this is the case.”
Garry Ward, Highbridge Properties Plc, Director said: “We are delighted to have been invited to attend MIPIM 2017, joining other private sector businesses and Invest Newcastle to showcase the vision of Cobalt Business Park and the region, giving people who have never visited Newcastle a chance to see just what a remarkable city, and region, we are and highlighting to investors the opportunities available.
“The packed programme of events will enable us to develop key relationships with investors and property professionals from around the world and discuss opportunities to do business, placing Cobalt and Indigo on the international stage.”