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Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

After almost a year of severe disruption for the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, a contingent of tourism boards across the North East and wider north of England have come together to discuss the findings of the NatWest North of England Tourism Barometer study. Half of hospitality and leisure...

City region recognised as a high potential investment opportunity for billion-pound healthy ageing market

The North East has been successful in its bid to promote the region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for healthy ageing. Innovation assets on Newcastle Helix, world-leading research strengths and existing international profile as a UK ‘go-to’ ageing cluster played a key role in its success. Led by...

£14 million cash lifeline for Newcastle businesses launched

A £14 million scheme to support Newcastle businesses through the latest lockdown measures is launched by Newcastle City Council. With thousands of businesses forced to close due to national lockdown, as well as businesses severely impacted by Tier Two restrictions, Newcastle City Council is urging business owners to apply...

Molly Lymn, Laura Freer, Kiran Ohri

Trio of new appointments for NGI

NewcastleGateshead Initiative has appointed three new members of staff as the organisation continues its work to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest in the region. The Invest Newcastle team has welcomed recent graduate Kiran Ohri as Marketing and Communications Assistant. She will be supporting all...

Eldon Square new website

First look at Eldon Square’s rebrand with launch of new website

Eldon Square has shared a first look of its new branding with the launch of a brand new website. Featuring a bold new logo and vibrant colour scheme, the new Eldon Square website is easily navigated with its user-friendly design. The beginning of an exciting new transformation of the...

Radisson RED expands UK presence with Newcastle signing

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle – bringing the fun, upscale hotel brand to one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Set to open in 2023, the innovative and style-savvy hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street...

North East Virtual Christmas Market launched to support local business

As we approach the festive period a new virtual Christmas gift market has been launched to support independent shops, hotels, attractions, cultural venues, artisans, creatives and restaurants in the region. The virtual market aims to offer people an alternative shopping experience during the lockdown period, as well as giving an opportunity...

Redundancy support for employers as the end of furlough approaches and unemployment continues to rise

To tackle growing unemployment figures, a new service is supporting job seekers to find work and employers to future-proof their business. Jobs@SkillsHub is a brand-new service that provides a job matching service for those looking for work and for employers looking to recruit locally or support staff at risk...

Bloom Procurement Services deliver £28 million in social value over just 12 months

A new report has revealed that Gateshead-based Bloom Procurement Services has enabled over £28 million in social value activity within one year. The figure, officially released in the procurement specialist’s new Social Value Report for 2019/2020, highlights the positive social, economic and environmental impact the business has successfully enabled...

North East tourism industry makes clear statement of desire to continue trading

New research has shown that nearly 70 per cent of North East businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector would currently prefer to stay in Tier 2 on the Government’s local Covid alert levels. Only five per cent believed their business would be better off in Tier 3, with...

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