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NGI staff share working from home wellbeing tips

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. This year’s theme is kindness. Being kind can help reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing. Its not just about being kind to others its about being kind to yourself. The Mental Health Foundation...

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,...

Case study: Planning to reopen

Last week the Government announced a new roadmap for how and when the UK will adjust its response to the Covid-19 crisis. The news brought hope for some businesses, with unlimited outdoor exercise, and certain sporting activities, now permitted. Through our Tourism Industry Panel, and contact with our partners,...

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...

Economic impact on North East’s tourism sector revealed

In the week that should have been English Tourism Week, new research has revealed that the economic loss to the North East visitor economy could be nearly £3bn if lockdown continues into the summer months*. The research was conducted by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) in collaboration with a range of...

Winners of the North East Tourism Awards announced

Businesses across the North East were revealed as winners of this year’s North East Tourism Awards at a virtual event today (Thursday 23 April 2020). The quality and diversity of the tourism industry were celebrated as the region comes together to support the industry in these challenging times. During...

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...

Rockliffe Hall partners with wine supplier to raise funds for GNAAS

Berkman Wine Cellars have introduced a special initiative whereby customers can use an exclusive code to receive 5% off their orders, and the wine company will donate 12.5% of the order value back to Rockliffe Hall. The scheme is aimed at helping restaurants, bars and hotels to continue to...

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