Stronger Voice for Business

Newcastle's Quayside

During discussions with businesses prior to our Renewal ballot in 2018, NE1 identified the Quayside as a key area of focus. The feedback from NE1 members was clear; the city had turned its back on the river and the Quayside, significant investment was long ove...

Stronger Voice for Business

National and International Work

Only by ensuring that these strengths are understood as widely as possible by investors can the future economic growth of the city be secured. NE1 is therefore increasingly working with property owners and investment funds to progress development sites. More s...

Stronger Voice for Business


A programme of engagement and events bringing together cross-sector businesses, and education and youth providers across the city and wider region to deliver real-life careers advice, insight, and inspiration whilst raising aspiration and ambition across our w...


The Retail Core

Newcastle has benefited from consistently high demand for retail space and increasingly attracts top-end retailers and brands. That said, there is much work still to be done in creating the right environment; commercial and physical, necessary to attract the i...


The Bigg Market

As a key priority in NE1's second BID term, the project set out to transform the economic fortunes of the Bigg Market. Our objective was to capitalise on the area's fabulous heritage value and deliver an attractive, commercially sustainable destinatio...


Central Station

This said, the quality of arrival had significantly diminished over the decades and all involved parties recognised the need to invest in bringing the station back to some of its former glory. Notwithstanding this, it was only when NE1 was able to catalys...


Newcastle City Marina

Newcastle's Quayside now delivers a modern waterfront experience visitors to the city want and expect. The economic impact of the marina has also been impressive; it has paid for itself three times over based on visitor spend.Visit

Attracting and Promoting

Alive After Five

NE1 was uniquely well-positioned to put together a package attractive to both businesses and consumers. It included retailers extending opening hours until 8pm during the week, free parking after 5pm in 7 multi-storey car parks across the city, and a range of ...


NE1 Street Rangers and Clean Team

Whilst it may not be glamorous, the work the Street Rangers and Clean Team do on a day-to-day basis is integral and they are a tremendously popular and much-valued element of NE1's delivery in the heart of the city.The Clean Team remove in excess of 5,000 ...

Stronger Voice for Business

Outdoor Hospitality Grants

In response to the introduction of 'outdoor service only' restrictions as part of the Covid-19 pandemic NE1 acted quickly to support and encourage as many businesses as possible to operate outdoors. After successfully lobbying Newcastle City Council a...

Attracting and Promoting

Newcastle Restaurant Week

From its beginnings in January 2012 with 13 restaurants participating, the event has bloomed into a behemoth, transforming what were the two quietest weeks of the year for restaurants into two of the busiest.With more than 115 venues taking part, the event...

Attracting and Promoting

Marketing Support

Across a broad range of media channels, NE1 offers the ability to amplify business messages to the loyal and engaged following which we have built up over several years.Our social media platforms have over 160,000 followers, a valuable tool to be utilised ...

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