NGI is a destination and inward investment agency that delivers for Newcastle, Gateshead, and the wider region. Every single one of our projects are dedicated to making a lasting social and economic impact. As drivers and enablers of economic growth, we champion our offer on a world stage and we maximise our impact through our partnerships.

We engage with stakeholders and policy makers to influence on a national and regional level to benefit the people who live and work here. We promote the distinctiveness of our region, its culture, and its people to create an authentic voice that makes us stand out from the crowd. We work across key growth sectors and use insight and intelligence to drive innovation, inward investment, and business growth. In addition, we attract world class conferences that reinforce our sector strengths and the strategic importance of tourism.

We exist to benefit the people of NewcastleGateshead and the wider region, leaving a legacy and meeting the needs of future generations. We play our part in delivering the region's sustainable and inclusive ambitions, creating a world-class distinctive destination to enjoy, stay and invest.

Key areas of activity include

  • Our inward investment team helps businesses locate, expand and flourish, providing a range of services to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city.
  • Our convention bureau provides a ‘one stop shop’ offering free, impartial and unbiased advice and unrivalled local knowledge; it’s the ‘official’ point of contact for all conference organisers.
  • Our destination team provides insight and direction for the development of our tourism industry and promotes and positions NewcastleGateshead as a vibrant destination, through targeted campaigns nationally and internationally which help to attract leisure and business visitors and new investment to the area.

Be Part of It

We love to work with organisations that share our vision and recognise the vital importance of collaboration and partnership in boosting the prosperity and profile of our place.

We work with a diverse range of organisations across NewcastleGateshead and wider North East England, from retailers to property developers, hotels to training providers, cultural institutions to leading law firms and many, many more.

If you are interested in becoming a partner of NewcastleGateshead Initiative or would like more information, please contact us at