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Global Award for Accommodating Local Business

A Newcastle based family run business which prides itself on its passion for the region has received a highly commended award from a prestigious global industry magazine. Founded 20 years ago, Week 2 Week Serviced Apartments is now run by Claire Parry who took over the company from her...

Further 600 businesses set to benefit with business support grants

Newcastle City Council has welcomed additional funding to support local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. A new discretionary fund worth over £3 million, will be released for businesses who fell outside the scope of the Government’s previous emergency business grant schemes. An additional 600 businesses are set to benefit...

Sage Gateshead launches three year fundraising campaign

Today (June 2, 2020) Sage Gateshead launches an ambitious three-year ‘Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance’ fundraising campaign, with the intention of raising £3 million to help it survive and prosper in the face of COVID-19. Abigail Pogson, Managing Director, said: “Our aim is to raise £1 million a year over...

Biosphere businesses receive funding boost to support the global fight against COVID-19

Two businesses based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix have been awarded funding to accelerate their innovations to support the global fight against the COVID-19. Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency has awarded ExplantLab and Atelerix almost £50,000 each to fast track their ideas and research. Both are based...

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What are you missing most about the North East?

During English Tourism Week (25 – 31 May) people from across the North East have been sharing their favourite memories and activities in the region, as well as what they are most looking forward to do when it is safe to do so.   Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of...

Latest NEON letting takes Quorum deals to 39,500 sqft in two

An international engineering, architecture and consultancy company has completed the acquisition of new office space at Quorum Park, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19. Ramboll, which employs 16,500 people globally, is relocating its 30-strong Newcastle team from the city centre after spending the past six years located on Newcastle’s...

A year of success for Invest Newcastle

Despite a difficult end to the financial year, Invest Newcastle ended March 2020 with a record number of new investments and expansions.  Between April 2019-March 2020 more than 900 jobs were created and safeguarded and 23 new businesses from outside the region choosing Newcastle as a base for their...

North East tourism industry calls for support during English Tourism Week

At the start of English Tourism Week (25 – 31 May), the North East tourism industry is calling for support as we move towards the usually busy summer period. Tourism bosses are urging the Government to continue to support the industry until businesses can trade profitably. They are calling...

Colleges team up with North East tourism industry

Two North East colleges have come together to support the region’s tourism businesses by offering free to access online resources for employees. NewcastleGateshead Initiative is co-ordinating the project which will see Gateshead College and Newcastle College offer courses on subjects such as infection control, digital marketing and mental health...

English Tourism Week

Show your support for English tourism

English Tourism Week takes place from 25-31 May this year. VisitEngland are asking everyone involved with the tourism industry and political stakeholders to show their support and help highlight the importance of tourism as a critical sector of the English economy. NewcastleGateshead Initiative will be using the week to...

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