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Business and Networking

Please CLICK HERE to access the May 2016 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

The IoD99 Young Entrepreneurs Networking Event

The 99 team are in Newcaslte to meet the new, young and ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking to accelerate their business with professional support from the IoD.
On Thursday 9 June, networking drinks will be hosted at Bunker, Campus North. The event will be very relaxed and informal, there will be the opportunity for attendees to give micro pitches about their businesses and of course FREE pizza and drinks will be provided.
The event kicks off with a short introduction on the benefits of IoD 99 membership by Alex Mitchell (IoD 99 Chairman) and Paul Lancaster (IoD 99 Member & Founder of Plan Digital UK).

This event will be held at:

Bunker, Campus North - 5 Carliol Square Newcastle upon Tyne , NE1 6UF

 9 June 

6:00pm - 9.00pm

Click here to book your place

FinanceCamp North East
FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow.
It’s a programme of preparation that culminates in an exciting event on 21st June 2016 at Ramside Hall, Durham, where businesses with bright ideas meet lenders who want to lend and investors who want to invest. Whether you need a £1,000 start-up loan or a multi-million pound equity funding round, you’re on the right path to the right funder.
We’ll give you the knowledge and tools to explore the different sources of funding available to you, weigh up what fits you best and prepare your business for investment. Then, when you’re fully prepared, we’ll introduce you to the people who can make it happen.

This event will be held at:

Ramside Hall, Carrville, Durham DH1 1TD

 21 June 

Click here to book your place

The NECC AGM is an excellent opportunity not just to network and make new connections but to look back the previous year in NE business and NECC, with presentations from NECC CEO James Ramsbotham, NECC President Mike Matthews MBE and a regional business enjoying national sucess, this is a great regional event enjoyed by hundreds of NECC members. The event is inclusive of a hot two course buffet lunch and refreshments.

The event will be held at:
Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU

 22 June 

10:30am - 14:30pm

Click here to book your place

NewcastleGateshead Initiative Partner Update Meetings

Partner Update Meetings
Open to all Partners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) 
Thursday 9 June 2016, 08:30-10:30 
Venue to be confirmed
Thursday 03 November 2016, 08:30- 10:30
Venue to be confirmed
Business Leaders’ Briefings
Open to senior contacts within Gold and Silver level partners only 
Thursday 21 April 2016, 08:30-10:30
Laing Art Gallery
Thursday 6 October 2016, 08:30-10:30
Centre for Life
Annual General Meeting
Open to all Partners (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
Thursday 1 December 2016, 16:00-19:00
Venue to be confirmed 
Invitations with full venue details will be forwarded in advance of each meeting


For more information please contact Cariad Holmes at

If you would like to host one of our partner events at your venue or hotel, please contact:
Anne Howes, Senior Office Manager, NewcastleGateshead Initiative 
T: +44(0)191 440 5722