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Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival announces a series of community grants to help deliver festival activity

A new funding pot is now available thanks to a grant awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.  English Heritage, on behalf of the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership has received a substantial grant which will help local communities get involved in Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival – the celebrations to mark...

North East’s best represent region at national tourism awards

Four of the region’s best tourism businesses and individuals have been announced as finalists for the national tourism awards. Hotel Indigo Durham, Seaham Hall, Triple A Food Tours and Clive Goodwin of The Ouseburn Trust will be competing for the top spot at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence. The...

Tourism businesses invited to “Experience” workshops

Spaces are still available for a series of workshops aimed at helping tourism-related businesses develop unforgettable experiences for visitors. The New Adventures campaign, launched last week, is being funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NCTA) and is being delivered on behalf of NTCA by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative...

Worldwide recruitment expertise now at the heart of Newcastle’s Biosphere

The world’s leading executive search firm in the HealthTech/BioTech market has established a presence at the heart of Newcastle’s life-sciences sector. The US-headquartered firm The Mullings Group, established more than 30 years ago, now has its first European office having taken space at The Biosphere, which is based on...

Aspire powers former building society HQ for success

The next phase in the transformation of the former head office of Newcastle Building Society is underway with the provision of revolutionary ultrafast internet connectivity throughout the building. Deployed by Aspire Technology Solutions throughout the North East, the ultrafast dedicated connectivity (UDC) boasts some of the fastest speeds available...

FedEx Express expansion at Newcastle International Airport creates new jobs for the region

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced it has expanded its operations at Newcastle International Airport, to serve growing export and import demands in the region. FedEx Express has moved into its own modern facility at the airport,...

Rugby League World Cup 2021 launches mascot design competition

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 is on the hunt for a talented young artist to design the mascot that will become the face of this year’s three tournaments. The competition is looking for a mascot that encapsulates the spirit of the Rugby League World Cup. It should represent...

Beamish’s 1950s electrical shop to inspire future engineers thanks to Reece Foundation

A 1950s electrical shop at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North will help to inspire the engineers of the future thanks to a £100,000 grant from the Reece Foundation. Beamish is incredibly grateful that the Reece Foundation has now donated an amazing £1million in total to the museum...

Digital accelerator programme launched to help SMEs harness power of digital technology

Gray Fox, the North East-based IT & business management consultancy, has introduced a ‘Digital accelerator’ toolkit for SMEs to highlight the role technology can play in their growth strategies. As part of a three-day programme Gray Fox applies its unique diagnostic and strategy tools to identify critical areas of...

NewcastleGateshead venues unite in £150m Covid fightback

Venues across Newcastle and Gateshead have united in a major campaign to bounce back from Covid and recapture the £150m a year business events and meetings market. A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings have joined forces to help build back event organisers’...

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