Projects

Stronger Voice for Business

Newcastle's Quayside

Newcastle's Quayside is iconic and an integral part of the city centre. We believe this area should be viewed as one of the world's great river-fronts.

Stronger Voice for Business

NE1 CAN

Raising Aspiration and Ambition.

Operations

NE1 Street Rangers and Clean Team

NE1's Street Rangers and Rapid Response Clean Team are an invaluable tool for the city's businesses to ensure the city environment is as good as it can possibly be, working tirelessly 364 days of the year to guarantee we as a city are getting the basics right.

Operations

The Retail Core

With an annual retail spend of £1bn per annum and 2.5m residents within the city's catchment area; Newcastle is the primary retail destination in North East England.

Operations

The Bigg Market

NE1's Bigg Market project has transformed this iconic area of the city and created a vibrant and economically viable area that is an attractive location for businesses, residents, and visitors.

Attracting and Promoting

Marketing Support

NE1's Marketing channels offer comprehensive reach for businesses within the city centre, allowing them to speak to NE1's engaged regional audience across multiple channels and resulting in a demonstrable uplift in awareness and sales

Attracting and Promoting

Newcastle Restaurant Week

Newcastle Restaurant Week is one of NE1's most successful and impactful events, a twice-annual celebration of Newcastle's burgeoning restaurant sector which delivers meaningful and measurable results across the city.

Attracting and Promoting

Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green is NE1's much-loved open-air cinema in the heart of the city, showing two free films a day throughout the school summer holidays, enlivening Old Eldon Square and driving repeat visits into the city from families throughout July and August.

Operations

Central Station

Newcastle has benefited from the Grade-I listed station since the building was opened by Queen Victoria.

Stronger Voice for Business

Outdoor Hospitality Grants

Initially conceived during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 NE1 lobbied for and awarded over £470,000 to more than 200 businesses to allow them to improve and increase their outdoor space, giving businesses the opportunity to trade throughout restrictions and safeguarding many businesses and jobs

Stronger Voice for Business

National and International Work

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.

Operations

Newcastle City Marina

Capitalising on one of the city's most iconic views and underutilised assets, NE1 delivered Newcastle City Marina, from initial concept through to design and launch, in only 6 months.

Attracting and Promoting

Alive After Five

Alive after Five was launched in October 2010 and remained in place until the Covid pandemic. It 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.

Operations

Business Crime Reduction Partnership

NE1's Business Crime Reduction Partnership brings together NE1, the business community, the City Council and Northumbria Police to identify and tackle issues of retail crime and anti-social behaviour in Newcastle to make the city centre a safer place for businesses, workers and visitors.

Attracting and Promoting

Summer in the City

In the wake of the Covid pandemic in 2021, NE1 created Summer in the City, a series of interventions and activities to bring people back into the city and encourage repeat visits throughout the six-week school holidays.

Attracting and Promoting

Newcastle's Christmas

As a strategic priority for the company, NE1 has identified a huge opportunity to improve and expand Newcastle’s Christmas and New Year offering to attract more visitors to the city centre and increase footfall and trade during the festive period.

Attracting and Promoting

Newcastle's Dragon Boat Race

Activating Newcastle’s iconic River Tyne has been a core objective of NE1 since its establishment, whether through the Newcastle City Marina, or a calendar of events and activities taking place on the water. Newcastle’s Dragon Boat Race is now established as one of the river’s annual events and a key part of NE1’s events delivery.

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