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Invest Newcastle grows inward investment team

March 24, 2022

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Invest Newcastle, part of the NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has bolstered its team as it looks to bring further inward investment to the region.

Dawn Dunn and Rebecca Crow have joined Invest Newcastle as Inward Investment Managers for the Digital and Technology, and Health and Life Sciences sectors respectively.

Dawn Dunn’s primary role will be to lead on and deliver the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s (NTCA) Digital Ecosystem Inward Investment Project. Through this project, Invest Newcastle is tasked with bringing in new digital & tech-focussed jobs and capital investment to the North of Tyne Combined Authority region (Newcastle, Northumberland, and North Tyneside council areas).

“It’s a great time to be joining Invest Newcastle as we continue to champion our offer on a world stage; I’ll be looking to further develop what is already a strong and attractive inward investment strategy for the digital and tech sector, said Dawn.

“We must ensure we are front of mind when companies are considering investments and growth and I’ll be telling the story of our region’s assets and strengths to businesses across national and international markets.”

Rebecca Crow joins Invest Newcastle with responsibility for delivering inward investment in health and life sciences, a sector worth more than £1.7bn to the regional economy. It’s a sector where the region continues to grow an enviable reputation and attracts global, national, and local companies that sit alongside each other in locations that include the Biosphere, in the heart of Newcastle.

“Newcastle’s health and life sciences sector is a real success story – one where innovation and a wealth of research is playing a central role in people living longer and healthier lives. I’ll be leading the campaign to attract health & life sciences investments to the region, as well as supporting the growth of existing sector companies,” said Rebecca Crow.

Invest Newcastle has enjoyed marked success in recent years, attracting new companies to the north east from across the globe, while at the same time continuing to support existing companies to expand and create further jobs. Since the start of 2022 alone, Invest Newcastle has announced that more than 300 new, high-quality jobs are on their way to the region.

Jen Hartley, Director at Invest Newcastle said:

“Health and life sciences, and digital & tech are just two of the key areas we focus on at Invest Newcastle as we look to land new, long-term investment and jobs for the region.

“The energy sector is equally important to the region’s future growth and prosperity, and we’re already making significant strides to secure investment from related industries through our energy specialist, Sam Cassidy. Later in 2022 we also hope to appoint specialists in corporate services, as well as in creative, media & TV sector roles.”

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