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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...

NGI partnership update

With the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) opening at the end of June we’ve had a busy couple of months for partner events. At the start of June we held our Partner Update (for all partners) at the Northern Design Centre. We were joined by representatives from over...

North East urged to support Newcastle and Gateshead’s bid for Channel 4 hub

The team hoping to bring Channel 4 to the region are urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster. It was announced last month that Newcastle and Gateshead had reached the shortlist for one of two new creative hubs that Channel...

Tourism industry continues to grow in NewcastleGateshead

As the North East prepares to host Great Exhibition of the North, new figures released have highlighted the importance of tourism to the local economy. The industry continues to see significant growth, with a total of 18.03 million people visiting NewcasteGateshead last year – up 3 per cent from...

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