|Number of hereditaments||1400|
|BID levy rate||1%|
|Annual BID levy value||c£2m|
|BID Levy Term||1st April 2014 – 31st March 2019 (5 years)|
|Renewal vote result (Oct 2013)||78% in favour (up from 67% in 2008)|
|Renewal vote turnout (Oct 2013)||68% (up from 52% in 2008)|
Alive after Five
|Estimated value of 5-8pm since launch||£839m|
|Additional post 5pm visitors to intu Eldon Square since launch||13.7m|
|Increase in average spend between 2010 & 2013||16.7%|
|Combined total value of the project||c£24.5m|
|Total annual station visitors||7.5m|
|Direct and indirect jobs created||166 direct and 1,679 indirect|
|Value of RGF awarded to NE1||£5m|
|NE1 Newcastle Fashion Week||53% increase in sales & 33% increase in footfall for participating businesses|
|NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week||£18 return to restaurants for every £1 spent by NE1|
|NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix||25,000 attended the inaugural NE1 Zapcat Grand Prix|
|NE1 Newcastle Motorshow||In excess of 100,000 visitors and an average 65% increase in trade for the surrounding businesses|
NE1 Magazine, website and NE1 Exclusive Card
|NE1 Magazine||25,000 magazines produced every fortnight delivered to hotels, businesses and key residential postcodes|
|Getintonewcastle.co.uk website||60,000 average sessions per month|
|NE1 Exclusive Card||30,000 cards in circulation|
NE1 Street Rangers & Clean Team
|Cleaner||64% of visitors consider the city centre looks cleaner than it did 2 years ago|
|Safer||83% feel safer in the city centre during the day and 53% feel safer in the evening than they did 2 years ago|
|Young people worked with (in first 3 months)||284|
|Schools, colleges and youth providors worked with||30|
|Businesses actively involved||38|
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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.