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Whitecap Consulting continues its regional expansion with new offices in Bristol and Newcastle
Whitecap Consulting continues its regional expansion with new offices in Bristol and Newcastle

Regional strategy consulting firm Whitecap Consulting has announced it is to open two new satellite offices in Bristol and Newcastle as it enters the latest phase of its regional growth. Established in 2012, Whitecap helps clients analyse, develop and implement growth strategies, supporting clients typically located outside London. Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded its […]

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Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities
Setting the benchmark for Smart Cities

A new report provides the UK’s first overview of how digital technologies are creating the country’s smartest city. Vision and principles Newcastle’s System of Systems was commissioned by Newcastle City Futures, a project led by Newcastle University which brings together academics, local government, businesses communities  and charities. The report identifies what the city is already […]

Work starts at Newcastle Helix, National Innovation Centre
Minister marks construction of the National Innovation Centre
Minister marks construction of the National Innovation Centre

The first phase of progress for the National Innovation Centre based at Newcastle Helix is being marked this week (23rd July 2018).  The £50 million development will be home for business, academics and the public, which will put the UK at the forefront of AI, digital economy and Ageing Society. The Rt Hon Greg Clark, […]

Newcastle to be a leading Smart City in the UK
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’
Newcastle to be UK’s leading ‘smart city’

Bold plans to transform Newcastle into a smart city have been given the go-ahead by Newcastle City Council. The council aims to lead the digital revolution and become a major player in the digital world. The city has the fasting growing digital sector outside of London and attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups and global players. The […]

#4theNE Channel 4 - North East Shortlisted
Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist
Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist

A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from over 30 bids submitted by cities and regions from across the UK to be shortlisted for one of Channel 4 creative hubs. Channel 4 plans to create a new National HQ and two […]

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Online training company lands in Newcastle
Online training company lands in Newcastle

An international online training company has chosen Newcastle as its UK headquarters and has already announced plans for a five-day sustainable food supply chains conference in the city. Sarras Academies produces learning experiences for professionals – from mentoring with world-leading experts through to short online courses. The company currently operates within the food and agribusiness, […]

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500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare at its new Fawdon Pharmaceutical Factory
500 jobs to be created by Accord Healthcare at its new Fawdon Pharmaceutical Factory

Accord Healthcare held the official opening of its Fawdon factory today (25.01.2018), with business leaders and local politicians attending the state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility. The factory will employ up to 500 staff at peak, predominately from the local community. The 22-acre factory was formally opened by Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell.  Also […]

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Newcastle named as a top UK smart city
Newcastle named as a top UK smart city

Newcastle is the fastest growing region outside of London for digital and technology employment, according to the second UK Smart Cities Index. “We’re extremely proud to be included and recognised in this year’s Huawei Smart Cities Index, as it shows the scale of progress we have made over the past 18 months”   Professor Mark […]