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New building lights up Newcastle Helix

A landmark city centre office building is open for business. Now complete, The Lumen offers 106,000 sq. ft of grade A office space and is surrounded by the innovative community on Newcastle Helix. The word ‘Lumen’ represents a light quarter and a vision that the building will spark innovation,...

North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) makes up to £5,000 in match funding available to any small businesses continuing to trade through Crowdfunder’s Pay it Forward

Match funding is to be distributed by the North East LEP to small businesses through Crowdfunder’s small business support scheme Pay it Forward. Small businesses, employing no more than 10 full-time equivalent employees, will be able to secure up to £5,000 in match funding to boost their own crowdfunding...

Could your market-ready innovation assist the NHS to manage the fight against COVID-19?

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) has been asked to support the regional NHS North East & Yorkshire Integrated Coordination Centre which feeds into the NHS National COVID-19 Incident Coordination Centre who are leading the emergency response to the outbreak of...

New Ageing and Living Development in Central Newcastle announced

National architecture practice, GSSArchitecture, have been appointed by Newcastle University to develop the sitewide masterplan for a new build, mixed-use urban development located in the centre of Newcastle. The multi-million-pound development, known as the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (CAV), will be situated on a 29-acre brown-field former hospital...

More firms need to come forward for coronavirus cash support

Newcastle City Council is urging all businesses who haven’t yet registered for grants to see them through the coronavirus crisis to check eligibility and sign up as quickly as possible. Over 3,000 businesses have received nearly £40 million from Newcastle City Council to help keep businesses trading but there...

Businesses welcome cash injection

Newcastle City Council has so far paid out £32.3 million in business support grants to help local traders through the coronavirus pandemic. More than 2,500 businesses have received grant payments worth £10,000 or £25,000 from the council to help protect the local economy during difficult trading conditions caused by...

Over £15 million cash lifeline for Newcastle businesses

Newcastle City Council has now paid out over £15.6 million to help over 1,000 small businesses through the coronavirus pandemic and is appealing for others to register as quickly as possible. Over 600 businesses who registered online with the council are set to benefit with payments of up to...

Newcastle City Council pledges support for businesses and employers who are affected by COVID-19

More than 450 businesses in the city will receive funding worth £8.4m from Newcastle City Council next week to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. Newcastle City Council’s business support service are ensuring that all eligible businesses get access to government funding as quickly as possible as well as...

Do you know a local hero who deserves a star on Tyneside’s ‘Walk of Fame’?

More local heroes are to be honoured with stars on Newcastle and Gateshead’s own “walk of fame.” Up to four inspirational community champions, great minds, captains of industry, or stars of sport, stage, or screen, could join the 41 legends like Sir Bobby Robson, Ant and Dec, and Alan...

Reach plc relaunches Passionate People, Passionate Places campaign to celebrate the best of the North East

The Chronicle and Journal, and ChronicleLive (part of Reach plc) have revived the Passionate People, Passionate Places campaign to highlight and celebrate all that is great about the North East. Passionate People, Passionate Places ran for six years after being launched in 2005 by the regional development agency One...

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