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North East businesses back economic growth through NGI

4th August 2016

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NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) has welcomed seven new private sector partners onboard – all keen to play their part in supporting work to grow the North East economy.

A broad range of businesses across North East of England – from leading global professional services company, Accenture, to architects Space Group, the newly opened visitor attraction Daniel Farm and hugely successful city centre restaurant The Botanist – recently signed up to NGI’s public and private sector partnership scheme, which includes 170 businesses in total.

As the destination management and marketing agency for the area, NGI seeks to raise the profile of NewcastleGateshead and the wider region, change perceptions, attract visitors, new investment and jobs – and deliver economic benefits as a result.

Sarah Stewart, chief executive at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “We are delighted to have so many new partners, from such diverse sectors, joining up to collaborate with us and lend their support to our aims and objectives.   

“Our private sector partners are critical to not only enabling us to do our work – through their direct and in kind support - but are also key ambassadors in inspiring people to visit, and to live, learn, work and invest in NewcastleGateshead. We’re looking forward to working closely with our new partners to deliver mutual benefits for our organisations and the destination as a whole.”

Partners who have joined NGI in the past couple of months include:

• Space Group
• Converge
• The Botanist
• Ringtons
• Deloitte
• Daniel Farm
• Accenture

For a full list of NewcastleGateshead Initiative partners, see:

Nigel Smith, Ringtons Chairman said: “Byker in Newcastle has been the home of the family firm for 109 years. We are, and have always been, proud to be part of this great city. NewcastleGateshead Initiative have demonstrated to us that they do good for the city in the tasks that they undertake. We are pleased to give our support by joining NGI as a silver partner.”

Paul Burns, senior business development manager at The Botanist, said: “It’s a really exciting time for us as we come on board as partners of NewcastleGateshead Initiative and we are looking forward to developing our relationship with the team even further. It is such a fantastic initiative for the region and as a business, we certainly share a common goal in putting Newcastle on the map as a world-class destination which boasts a stand-out leisure offering and vibrant drinking and dining scene.”

Stephen Hall, office senior partner at Deloitte in the North East, said: “NewcastleGateshead Initiative play a crucial role in the ongoing development of the local area in attracting businesses, tourists and individuals to the region. I am therefore delighted that Deloitte has become a partner of NGI. As a business we are committed to the North East and the continued development and promotion of NewcastleGateshead and the region.”

NGI seeks to work with organisations that share their vision, recognise the vital importance of collaboration and partnership and who want to play an integral role in boosting the profile of NewcastleGateshead and the wider region.

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