What our partners say

Proactive. Enthusiastic. Ambitious. Partners really engage with our team, explore the obvious and less obvious opportunities and become ambassadors for the organisation and the destination enjoy a greater share of the mutual benefits we all deliver; their success is our success. Here's what some of them have to say about their partnership.

Blackfriars Restaurant

The Hooked-on Group has been a member of NGI since its inception in 2001. They remain one of our most loyal supporters and continue to shout about us and our achievements. They seem genuinely delighted to help us in any way they can and pro-actively look for opportunities to help promote us. We love working with them and their creative and innovative teams of talented individuals. It’s simply a great partnership.

Andy Hook
Managing Director, Blackfriars Restaurant and Dobson & Parnell

Life Science Centre

NewcastleGateshead Initiative illustrates the power and potential of partnerships. At Life, we particularly appreciate NGI’s clout in attracting visitors to the region. They are also a great bunch of people to work with!

Julia Hankin
Head of Marketing & Communications, Life Science Centre

Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf Newcastle

NGI represent Newcastle with great passion and pride. Friendly personable staff who create relationships not business transactions. Their organisation live and breathe the spirit and values of  North East people. They have welcomed Mr Mulligan’s with enthusiasm and have been instrumental in the success of our first year in Newcastle.

Richard Wood
General Manager, Mr Mulligan’s Space Golf Newcastle

Northumbrian Water

Our long-standing partnership with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative has been very successful, enabling Northumbrian Water Group to play a central role in contributing to the economic prosperity of the North East through involvement in huge national and international events such as The Great Exhibition of the North this summer.

Louise Hunter
Director of Corporate Affairs, Northumbrian Water

Ryder Architecture

Ryder is proud to be a Gold partner of NGI.  As well as networking with a range of influential businesses, our partnership provides insight into the regional ambition, strategy and the economic opportunities our people and business can engage with.  We were delighted to collaborate with NGI as a host venue on the Great Exhibition of the North’s Innovation Trail with Horse to Hyperloop and enjoyed some fantastic visitor numbers and press coverage during the event.

Mark Thompson
Managing Partner, Ryder Architecture

Tyne and Wear Metro

We see the direct benefit of working with NGI to maintain Newcastle-Gateshead’s reputation as an easy place to get around, as well as a great destination to visit.  We work closely with the team whether it is arranging sustainable travel for a conference or helping win major international event, like next year’s World Transplant Games and European Rugby Finals, which will bring thousands of new passengers to Metro and our region

Hew Lewis
Corporate Manager for Customer Services and Communications, Nexus