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Business and Networking

Please CLICK HERE to access the November 2015 Clash Diary - The NewcastleGateshead Initiative clash diary is for use by PR and marketing professionals and is intended to be used as a guide when planning your own PR and marketing events. The diary is available to partners only using your NewcastleGateshead login.

Upcoming key regional business events Date Further info

 Round Table Debate: Sales and Marketing

The next in the Entrepreneurs Fourm popular series of round table debates takes place on Thursday 5th November on the subject of ‘Sales & Marketing’.

The chaired round table discussions are a great way to meet like-minded entrepreneurs, learn more about a subject and share your knowledge and expertise.

The debates are shaped by your experiences, so come along and get involved.

This event is free for members, however you must register to secure a place. Please note, these round table debates are intended for business leaders so guest/replacement places aren't available.

This event will be held at:

Reece Group, Armstrong Works, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6UX

 5th November

2.30pm - 5.00pm

 Register online, call the Forum team on 0191 500 7782 or email

Financial efficiency for businesses: Keeping on top of the numbers

Getting the numbers right is crucial for any business to ensure not only its survival but its growth and success into the future. Due to its important role in business planning, the finances can often be the cause of much anxiety for business owners and directors.

This event delivered by new The Service Network member company, HRC Group will help organisations to really understand how to really manage their finances to ensure the business is in the best financial state possible whatever their status and future plans.

Whether you are looking for more information about auto-enrolment pensions, tax efficiencies or cashflow management this event will offer an open and straightforward platform to help demystify the often over-complicated process of business financial planning.

This event will be held at:

Jurys Inn, South Shore Road, Gateshead Quays, NE8 3AE

12th November

8:30am -10:45am

Click here to book your place

NECC200 Tyne & Northumberland Anniversary Lunch

Join the NECC for a special networking and celebration lunch focusing on what is great about business across Tyneside & Northumberland. This special event will take a look back at business over the last 200 years and at a year of celebration as NECC celebrate 200 years supporting North East Business.

This event is a perfect opportunity to network with a variety of sectors and sizes of business from across the Tyneside & Northumberland area.
The NECC are delighted to announce their keynote speaker will be Stephen Kelly, CEO UK & EIRE at Sage UK, Stephen Kelly became Chief Executive of Sage in November 2014. He has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the technology sector having led successful businesses in California, New York and Europe.

The event will be held at:

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 5HP

 24th November

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Click here to book your place

NewcastleGateshead Initiative AGM

Details TBC

 3rd December

4.00pm - 7.00pm

For more information please contact Cariad Holmes at