NewcastleGateshead Initiative markets NewcastleGateshead on a national and international stage; its mission is to inspire people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest here.
The focus of all activity is economic growth; the organisation works to change perceptions and create positive profile in order to attract visitors, major conferences and events, students, new investment and jobs.
Established in 2000, NewcastleGateshead Initiative is a public-private partnership supported by Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, and over 170 private sector partner organisations across North East England. Over the past decade, the organisation has established a strong track record of successful delivery and as a result has grown both its partnership base and portfolio of work – all with the aim of creating a supportive environment for wider economic development.
Key areas of activity include:
2014 was another busy year for NewcastleGateshead Initiative. Guardian readers voted us ‘favourite UK city’, we attracted 29 new businesses to locate here and secured conference business worth £1m+.
Late last year Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, announced Regional Growth Funding of £10m to ‘support tourism in the North of England’, providing exciting opportunities for international marketing activity in the coming year.
Upcoming key regional business events including events from the North East Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurs Forum and more.
Advertise on NewcastleGateshead.com and reach over 100k unique visitors every month
Everything we do is driven towards delivering economic benefit for the people, institutions and business of our ‘twin cities’.
Find out about what we do and read our partnership charter.