UK’s largest video games developer opens new studio in Newcastle, recognising the region’s industry profile

The 36-year-old studio and developers of the multi-award-winning Total War Franchise, Halo Wars 2 and Alien: Isolation establish Creative Assembly North in Newcastle. The Creative Assembly™ Ltd., part of SEGA® Europe Ltd., today announced a new development location in Newcastle, UK, sitting alongside their locations in Sussex, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. The newly established Creative […]

200 jobs boost as global defence and security firm chooses Newcastle for new research site

Multinational defence and security firm Leonardo has announced that it is investing in creating a new high-technology science and engineering facility on Newcastle Helix, a ground-breaking 24-acre city centre development that brings together industry leaders, businesses, and top researchers into an internationally renowned innovation cluster. Leonardo UK expects to employ over 200 people at the […]

North East delegation takes shape ahead of MIPIM 2023

Plans to lead a North East delegation to one of the world’s largest real estate conferences have taken a major step forward following the recruitment of a number of organisations from across the built environment, education and professional services sectors.   Taking place in Cannes, France from 14 to 17 March at the Palais des Festivals, […]

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Newcastle – A city moving the needle on net zero

Newcastle is a city at the forefront of the fight against climate change and continues to be attractive to companies who are capitalising on the economic opportunities of net zero. In this article, Sam Cassidy, Energy & Sustainability Sector Lead at Invest Newcastle, explains why.   On the 13th January, former Energy Minister Chris Skidmore […]

Invest Newcastle confirms partnership with UKREiiF 2023

Invest Newcastle has confirmed their involvement with the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF), which is set to take place between 16-18 May, in Leeds. Inward investment agency, Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), drives and delivers economic growth in Newcastle and Gateshead and wider North of Tyne region by securing capital […]

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Taking Stock of a Strong Year for Inward Investment

2022 has been a phenomenal year for the team at Invest Newcastle as we put our city and region back on the international map with a string of inward investment wins and successful trips to major trade shows across Europe. Following two years of pandemic disruption, the last 12 months have seen us return to […]

CGI develops homegrown talent with new North East office and partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI)

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) formally announced the opening of its Newcastle office in the Newcastle Helix, which houses prominent UK technology and science businesses. This latest investment further supports the leading IT and business consulting services firm’s commitment to providing career opportunities for those in the local area, working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative […]

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North East showcased to the globe as premier electrification location

North East England will be promoted as the premier location for electrification technologies and international investment at one of the leading international Electric Vehicle (EV)trade shows. This week, Invest North East England (INEE) will lead a delegation to London EV Show to showcase the region’s strengths in electrification and battery technologies. The inaugural London EV […]

Open for business: Investors gather to hear about £30 billion of investable opportunity in the North East of England

On Thursday 17 November, Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East’s universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in the North East of England. Working alongside NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and key players, this event provided the opportunity for the […]