NE1 is a Business Improvement District (for more information on what a Business Improvement District is, click here). We deliver a range of projects which, at first glance, may not seem to be particularly closely related.
They are though; Newcastle is a modern European regional capital city. NE1’s overriding objective is to ensure that the city’s offer is appropriate to that status, allowing us to compete with our peers across the world.
This means strengthening and building the city’s economy, the common theme behind all our projects be they major capital works, marketing campaigns, major events, upskilling the city’s young people, or welcoming tourists.
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Newcastle is a European Regional Capital city. It is home to world leading businesses in the industries of health care, medical research and digital and has a strong professional services sector. It has a catchment area of 2.5million people and the highest growth rate of millionaires in the UK.
Securing £5m from the Regional Growth Fund, NE1 worked with Newcastle City Council, Network Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast to invest £24.5m in transforming the station, public realm and welcome to the city.
Alive after Five was both a response to the challenge of online competition and the result of NE1 having identified the huge commercial opportunity that lay in bridging the gap between Newcastle’s daytime and evening offers.
It may not be glamourous but as a city, we need to get the basics right. NE1’s Street Rangers and Rapid Response Clean Team are on hand, working with the city’s businesses on a daily basis to resolve issues and improve the look and feel of the city.