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:
Our Convention Bureau last month won Best Industry Partnership at the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) annual awards for their work with Newcastle University in attracting large-scale conferences to the North East.
A live action night show depicting 2,000 years of British history through the eyes of the North East has been named one of the world’s best new tourist attractions for 2016.
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.