Business and Professional Services

From legal and financial technology, to shared service and contact centres, Newcastle is home to leading corporate services brands.

All ‘Big Four’ have a large presence in the city alongside transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickson, international giant Concentrix and almost 19,000 other financial, professional and business services companies regionally. Around a quarter of the region’s wealth is generated in this sector and it employs over 132,500 people.

Top 10 global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright, chose Newcastle as the location for its Legal Process Innovation Hub – their only UK site outside of London – to trial and adopt new technologies in the sector.

Other knowledge-intensive businesses are benefitting from the city’s digital expertise by collaborating with SMEs and universities. So much so, that in 2020, Newcastle ranked top UK city for businesses adopting technology to gain competitive advantage.

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