The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside pictured at dusk featuring the iconic bridges and Sage Gateshead

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 […]

Grey's Monument In Newcastle Upon Tyne

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 […]

Invest Newcastle shines light on Newcastle’s smart city credentials in visit to Norway

Attendees of Oslo Innovation Week heard all about Newcastle’s strengths in clean technology and the green energy revolution during a panel event last week. Having explored links between the regions throughout the year, a representative from Invest Newcastle, part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), visited Stavanger and Oslo in Norway last week to speak directly with […]

Building on Existing Expertise – the North East’s future is Offshore Wind

By Guy Currey, Invest North East England (INEE) When I have the opportunity to write about our offshore wind sector, and the region’s wider green industry, my first instinct is to ask, ‘Can I have a larger word count?’ Because there is so much to include and an incredible amount the North East can be […]

Newcastle welcomes international delegation from across the Nordic and Baltic regions

Visitors from Estonia, Denmark, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden touched down in Newcastle this week to explore the regional clean tech and renewable energy sector and potential opportunities for international businesses. Following a number of visits and activity between Newcastle and the Nordics earlier this year, ties between the regions are going from strength […]

How North East England’s offshore wind sector is helping the UK reach net zero

By Guy Currey, Director of Invest North East England   The recent COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has really energised businesses and organisations to focus on carbon reduction and make solid commitments to reduce their carbon emissions and support the UK’s ambition to reach net zero by 2050. There was much news […]

Port of Tyne voted Port Operator of the Year

The Port of Tyne has been votedPort Operator of the Year in the FTA Multimodal Awards. Now in its third year the awardsare organised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) in association withMultimodal, the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logisticsexhibition, held annually at the NEC in Birmingham. Recognising excellence in air,road, rail, maritime, […]