NE1 exists to serve the city's businesses and to support, empower, and enable them, giving them the opportunity to excel.
As a Business Improvement District Company, we are required by law to ballot our levy payers every five years. This allows businesses to collectively decide whether or not they want to carry on paying for what we do, and provides business with the opportunity to craft and shape the future growth and development of Newcastle.
Our extensive consultation with our BID members, both locally and nationally, in 2018 resulted in a clear set of business priorities for our next BID term, 2019 - 2024. They are:
Getting the basics right
Ensuring Newcastle is cleaner, greener, and safer
Attracting and promoting
Increasing footfall, spend, dwell time, and perceptions of the city
Curating the experience
Better coordination and management of the city centre experience and environment
Working with the public and private sector to drive further investment in the city centre
From a digital perspective and looking at the city's regional, national, and international transport links
There’s a lot going on at NE1 every day, all year round
There’s always something happening in our wonderful city. As well as our key projects, we are immersed in the wider happenings of Newcastle. From facilitating art installations, and making radio and TV appearances, to helping market and support charity events. Click the button below to browse all of our latest news, media appearances, and press coverage.