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March partnership update

As ever it’s been a busy couple of months with all things partnership. We had our first partner event at the end of February, at The Biscuit Factory, which was our biggest ever partner event with almost 120 attendees! Guests heard from Cllr. Nick Forbes about the Newcastle Brand...

Celebrating NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s Apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. Here at NewcastleGateshead Initiative we’ve had a brilliant experience of adding apprentices to our busy team,...

NewcastleGateshead Initiative triumphs at business awards

Nearly a year to the day since the Great Exhibition of the North programme was launched, NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has won an award at the Northumberland and Tyneside Business Awards 2019 thanks to its work on the project. The team picked up the Tourism & Hospitality Award, beating off...

Plans unveiled for Quayside Champions Rugby Village over European Rugby Finals weekend

With three months to go until the Heineken Champions Cup Final at St James’ Park, organisers have released further details of what fans can look forward to in Newcastle. Taking place over the weekend of 10-11 May 2019, Newcastle is hosting European rugby’s biggest weekend, with the Challenge Cup...

New appointments strengthen NGI ahead of busy year

NGI has welcomed several key members to the team in preparation for a busy 2019. The appointments will strengthen both the core team and the organisation’s insight-led research, marketing and PR agency, NGI Solutions. Lucy Nichol joins as head of marketing and communications with responsibility of overseeing the whole...

Newcastle to kick-off Rugby League World Cup 2021

Newcastle is to host the official opening ceremony and first game when the Rugby League World Cup comes to England in 2021. As one of 28 cities to bid for matches, Newcastle has been chosen to kick-off the tournament, billed to be the biggest and best in international rugby...

NewcastleGateshead Initiative Chief Executive | Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart named on the Northern Power Women’s Power List for 2019

NGI Chief Executive Sarah Stewart OBE has been named on Northern Power Women’s Power List 2019 which celebrates 100 women who have contributed to making a difference in their communities and raising awareness of gender equality across the North of England. The Power List celebrates women who challenge the...

The Cities of Northern England and House of Britain launch the ‘North of England City Experience’

The cities of Northern England, comprising Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and NewcastleGateshead today announce the launch a new multi-city tourism experience in partnership with House of Britain, tailor made for the Dutch market. All five cities are dynamic, post-industrial cities, founded on the forces of traditional industry, now being...

January partnership update

We ended 2018 with our AGM at the brilliant Great Hall at Northumbria University. With representatives from almost 50 of our partner organisations, we reflected on a successful year and looked ahead to an exciting 2019. Despite this year only being a few weeks old, we’re already gearing up...

Partnership update

We’ve had a busy couple of months over the summer and have welcomed three new partners – recruitment company Ronald James Group have joined us as silver partners and training consultancy PROTRAINING and insurance brokers JM Glenndinning are now bronze partners. Our next Business Leaders’ Briefing (for gold and...

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