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Welcome to Newcastle NE1

NE1 is an international award winning Business Improvement District company. We deliver a range of projects which, at first glance, may not seem to be particularly closely related. They are though, and their economic impact has been extraordinary.

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Estimated value of Alive after Five initiative since launch


Rapid response jobs completed per annum


Visitors attracted per annum by events delivered by, or supported by NE1

What we do

Stronger Voice for Business

The city environment

Attracting and Promoting



Have we been singing the wrong words to the Geordie Anthem – The Blaydon Races?

The words of the unofficial anthem of Tyneside, The Blaydon Races have been engraved into the newly installed stone seating at the Bigg Market, as part of NE1 Ltd’s Heritage Lottery Funded regeneration of the area. Their presence has prompted debate about the lyrics and the difference between the engraved words and the words people sing on the terraces at St James’ Park.

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