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Four people stand spaced out in art gallery. On the left wall there are four large square paintings in pastel colours. Next to the wall stands a small woman in a black short sleeve dress and white trainers smiling towards camera. Next to her stands another woman in a dark blue blazer, white blouse, dark trousers with glasses also smiling to camera. On the right of her stands a man in a grey suit and white shirt. He has short white hair. Behind him stands a woman with long hair and wearing a longer dark dress and sandals. Next to her to her left stands a woman with a bob haircut wearing a long black blazer and denim jeans.

North of Tyne scheme supports more than 400 SMEs through the pandemic

A North of Tyne Combined Authority funded Citylife Business Support programme which launched a year ago, has provided support to more than 400 small and medium sized businesses. Citylife Business Support was launched to help businesses to sustain, recover and safeguard jobs, as well develop, and implement new models...

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National Trust blossom plans take root around UK with Newcastle location and design confirmed

Today (10 September), the locations and plans for blossom plantings in Newcastle, Nottingham and Plymouth, first announced in February, have been revealed. The tree plantings are part of the National Trust and its partners’ ambition to create hundreds of blossom spaces in urban areas across England, Wales and Northern...

Four young people stand outside a sandstone building. On the far left stands a man with short brown hair wearing a navy short-sleeve top and dark trousers, next to him stands another young man with short dark hair and glasses wearing a blue jacket and dark trousers, next to him stands another young man slightly taller than the rest with longer blonde hair, a dark jacket and blue jeans, next to him stands a young woman with bright red hair a patterned jacket and dark skinny jeans and white chunky trainers

NGI give young people the opportunity to kickstart their career

Newcastle based destination and investment organisation, NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), has hired four young people through the government’s Kickstart scheme. According to ONS data, almost 15,000 young people aged 18-24 in the North East were looking for work in June this year*. Launched last year, the Kickstart scheme provides funding...

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...

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