Stephen Patterson

Chief Executive

0191 235 7093

Tariq Albassam

Director of Operations

0191 235 7095

Ben Whitfield

Director of Communications

0191 235 7096

Adam Serfontein*
Non-Executive Chairman, Newcastle NE1 Ltd
Managing Director, Hanro Group

Gavin Black CBE*
Non-Executive Vice Chairman, Newcastle NE1 Ltd
Managing Director, Naylors Gavin Black

Arwen Duddington*
Chief Operating Officer, Zerolight

Councillor Ged Bell*
Cabinet Member for Development, Neighbourhoods, and Transport, Newcastle City Council

Darren Richardson*
Co-founder & Company Director, Gardiner Richardson

Georgie Collingwood-Cameron*
Managing Director, Admiral Associates

Michelle Percy*
Director of Place, Newcastle City Council

Steven Kyffin*
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Business and Enterprise, Northumbria University

Tania Love*
Director, FaulknerBrowns

Tom Caulker*
Owner, World Headquarters

Dr Michael Capaldi*
Dean of Innovation and Business, Newcastle University

Jacqui Kell*
Executive Director / Joint Chief Executive, Live Theatre

Ollie Vaulkhard*
Director, Vaulkhard Group

Kieran McBride*
Store Director, Fenwick

Nigel Emmerson* 
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson 

Lorraine Armstrong*
Divisional Director, Brewin Dolphin

*Non-Executive director


The next BID term will see continuation and further development of NE1's projects that have a proven track record of delivering for business. This, combined with an ambition to drive forward with new and exciting projects will have a transformational impact on Newcastle in the next five years.

Adam Serfontein, Managing Director Hanro Group and Chairman, Newcastle NE1

What we do

Stronger voice for business

The city environment

Attracting and promoting


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