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The Body Shop unveils a new sustainable concept store at Metrocentre Gateshead

Now, more than ever, the world needs strong, confident bodies. That’s why The Body Shop, the iconic activist beauty brand, is rolling up its sleeves, starting with the launch of its new concept store at Metrocentre Gateshead. The new store is an interactive ‘activist workshop’ that encourages people to...

WBD completes the latest in a series of sales of UK e-commerce retailers

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised e-commerce retailer GNOC on the sale of its storage and shelving business G-Rack Holdings Ltd to Razor Group, a Berlin-based private equity backed firm specialising in the acquisition and development of Amazon FBA businesses. The transaction represents the latest in a...

INNSiDE Newcastle reveals INNSiDERS of Newcastle campaign with illuminated Quayside Art exhibition

(Image left to right: Sarah Green, Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, Simon Laing, CBK Adventures, MP Chi Onwurah and Steve Beharall, Head of Foundation at Newcastle United Foundation) A celebration of the people of the city – with 18 individuals chosen for INNSiDERS of Newcastle campaign Waterfront art exhibition, with large-scale...

North East businesses optimistic for Freeports success – but give warning over skills shortage and need for collaboration – survey reveals

Businesses in the North East are positive as they await the arrival of Freeports in England– but education and business leaders raise concerns over skills shortages and the need for more collaboration to drive success. Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), the largest law firm in the North...

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers on schedule to deliver trailblazing tournament

RLWC2021 organisers have confirmed that they will deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup in October and November 2021 To mark the 100-day countdown to the opening match of the tournament between hosts England and Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle, all remaining tickets will go...

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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Trio of lettings help industrial estate achieve 100% occupancy

Commercial property lettings totalling 40,000 sq.ft. have enabled an industrial estate on the outskirts of Washington to achieve full occupancy. Working on behalf of Northumberland Estates, joint letting agents Naylors Gavin Black and HTA Real Estate have brokered the three deals at Crowther Industrial Estate. The deals see online garden furniture retailer ATM...

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Pilgrim Place secures planning approval

Newcastle City Council’s Planning Committee has granted planning permission for the Pilgrim Place development at Pilgrim Street. The Taras Properties scheme is located on the eastern side of Pilgrim Street and includes the site of the former NCP car park and Worswick Street bus station and the listed buildings...

Newcastle City Council teams up with local actor and rapper to engage with young people on the city’s Economic Recovery Plan

Newcastle City Council and NewcastleGateshead Initiative are working in collaboration with local actor and rapper, Kema Kay to encourage young people to take part in the consultation process of the city’s ten-year economic recovery plan. This consultation process aims to ensure the plan is inclusive and representative of as...

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Moxy Hotel at Newcastle Helix secures planning approval

Vastint Hospitality has been granted planning permission by Newcastle City Council for the Moxy Hotel development at Newcastle Helix. The scheme was brought forward by the international developer who invests in major business locations across the UK and Europe. After seeing the potential in Newcastle, Vastint was keen to...

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