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Planned £260m Gateshead Quays development could bring 2000 jobs to the region

The ambitious scheme, if agreed at planning, will unlock local training and apprenticeship opportunities and create approximately 2,000 jobs during and after the three-year construction phase.   The 3.84 hectare site, positioned between the BALTIC and Sage Gateshead, is being brought forward in partnership with Gateshead Council, in plans which are hoped will inject a...

Frontline students help to save lives during pandemic

Students from across the North East have played a key role in the region’s fight against the coronavirus, stepping into frontline roles to help save lives and care for those with COVID-19. Swapping their classroom and industry placements for crisis care briefings and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), around 88...

Discretionary Business Grant opens for applications

Gateshead Council has opened its applications for the Discretionary Grant Fund today (Tuesday 9 June). Grants of £5,000 will be offered to eligible businesses. The discretionary grant fund announced earlier this month is aimed at businesses that were not eligible to claim the initial government COVID-19 grants linked to a rates assessment....

Newcastle to host Scotland men’s team as RLWC2021 nation training bases announced

With 500 days to go until the opening fixture of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), tournament organisers have announced that Newcastle will act as the training base for Scotland’s men’s team. Newcastle, known for its passionate fanbase, is the perfect place to host the tournament opening ceremony...

GX Project supports innovative North East SMEs

A business support project has provided innovation grants totalling nearly £90,000 to SMEs looking to drive innovation in its latest wave of funding. Since the GX Project started in 2018, £245,000 of funding has been granted for businesses in the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area, with 23...

Global Award for Accommodating Local Business

A Newcastle based family run business which prides itself on its passion for the region has received a highly commended award from a prestigious global industry magazine. Founded 20 years ago, Week 2 Week Serviced Apartments is now run by Claire Parry who took over the company from her...

Further 600 businesses set to benefit with business support grants

Newcastle City Council has welcomed additional funding to support local businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. A new discretionary fund worth over £3 million, will be released for businesses who fell outside the scope of the Government’s previous emergency business grant schemes. An additional 600 businesses are set to benefit...

Sage Gateshead launches three year fundraising campaign

Today (June 2, 2020) Sage Gateshead launches an ambitious three-year ‘Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance’ fundraising campaign, with the intention of raising £3 million to help it survive and prosper in the face of COVID-19. Abigail Pogson, Managing Director, said: “Our aim is to raise £1 million a year over...

Biosphere businesses receive funding boost to support the global fight against COVID-19

Two businesses based in The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix have been awarded funding to accelerate their innovations to support the global fight against the COVID-19. Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency has awarded ExplantLab and Atelerix almost £50,000 each to fast track their ideas and research. Both are based...

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What are you missing most about the North East?

During English Tourism Week (25 – 31 May) people from across the North East have been sharing their favourite memories and activities in the region, as well as what they are most looking forward to do when it is safe to do so.   Cllr Nick Forbes, leader of...

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