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NGI Promotes National Tourism Drive: The Explorer’s Road

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), a destination and investment agency, that works to attract visitors into the area, is promoting The Explorer’s Road, a major national project funded by the Discover England Fund, to promote destinations to domestic customers on a route from Berwick and Newcastle to Hertfordshire. Working with regional...

Working together to reimagine office working and support economic recovery

Ward Robinson have recently become NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) partners. They are now part of our collaborative community of businesses who work together to make a lasting social and economic impact in NewcastleGateshead. They were established in 1991 and their team of highly experienced interior designers and project managers are...

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Hundreds of jobs in hospitality remain unfilled

A public and private partnership that works to attract investment and tourism into the area is working with employers and partners to help address the hospitality job crisis in the region.   According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the North East still has the highest unemployment rates outside...

NGI response to delay of further easing of Covid-19 restrictions

NGI supports the need to pause the further lifting of restrictions to safeguard our region. Keeping people safe and stopping the spread of the virus is the absolute priority. We would prefer a four week delay now, than see an increase in hospitalisations or the threat of further national...

NewcastleGateshead tourism agency launches ‘Escape the Everyday’ city break campaign

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), a public and private partnership that works to attract investment and tourism into the area, has launched a new campaign promoting domestic breaks to the city following the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector. The ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign, which launched yesterday (May 24) during...

Region urged to shine a light on our tourism sector this English Tourism Week

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI), a public and private partnership that works to attract investment and tourism into the area is urging the public to support our pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels, and cultural attractions this English Tourism Week. Led by Visit England, English Tourism Week started on Saturday (May 22)...

Great Exhibition legacy creates jobs and provides innovation support during pandemic

A legacy project from the Great Exhibition of the North has gone on to support 142 businesses in the last two years, and during the first two waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, to grow regional innovation capacity and create 36 jobs. The GX Project provided a range of support...

The North East is ready to kickstart tourism and welcome back visitors

According to a recent Travel Sentiment survey, almost 70% of people in the North East plan to take trips around the region as soon as lockdown measures are lifted. The survey, conducted by public and private sector partnership NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), was completed by more than 1000 people over...

Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme to help businesses reassure customers it’s safe to return

Businesses across Newcastle are being urged to give their customers the confidence to return by signing up to a new, free Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme. The project, run by Newcastle City Council, with backing from NE1 and NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), aims to offer a highly visible way for all...

City developing a shared vision for recovery

Residents, industry experts, businesses and community groups will work together on Newcastle’s plans for economic recovery. They will be part of a shared vision for the future that will shape the city as a place to live, work and do business. On behalf of the city and together with...

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