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Business organisations back £150m Covid fightback campaign

30 March 2022

Business organisations are backing a major campaign designed to recapture the £150m a year events and meetings market in Newcastle and Gateshead. A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings are taking part in Tyne To Get Back To Bu...

NewcastleGateshead venues unite in £150m Covid fightback

24 March 2022

VENUES across Newcastle and Gateshead have united in a major campaign to bounce back from Covid and recapture the £150m a year business events and meetings market. A total of 35 venues ranging from major hotel chains to historic buildings have joined forces to h...

SAGE REVEALED AS NAMING PARTNER FOR ASM GLOBAL’S NEWCASTLEGATESHEAD QUAYS DEVELOPMENT WITH £10M INVESTMENT

27 January 2022

ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, has announced that Sage, the leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, is the naming partner for the transformational Newcastle...

Sage Gateshead to reach more people with capital programme refurbishment

29 September 2021

In May 2019 Sage Gateshead, the international centre for music and events on the banks of the River Tyne, was awarded National Lottery funding through Arts Council England to make vital improvements to the venue’s facilities – the first major refurbishment to...

Double reopening of heritage venues in NewcastleGateshead following multi-million pound investment

15 September 2021

Two landmark heritage venues have reopened in NewcastleGateshead after receiving £9.3 million in funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Common Room of the Great North and Newcastle Cathedral are now once again, available to host events and conferen...

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme introduced as part of Government response to COVID-19

13 September 2021

The Government has announced the launch of a new Live Events Reinsurance Scheme which will run until 30 September 2022 with a review point in Spring 2022. The scheme will offer cost indemnification if an event must be cancelled, postponed, relocated or abandoned ...

Hybrid events to provide long-term solution to business events industry

11 May 2021

Hybrid events is becoming an increasingly common term in the events industry, and is simply defined as an event with both a live in-person audience and an online virtual audience.       Many industr...

INNSiDE Newcastle set for May 2021 opening

Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel group, will officially open INNSiDE Newcastle on Monday 17 May, in line with the Government’s roadmap announcement. Bringing a slice of continental life to the heart of the city, the 161-room hotel will be lo...

Tyne to meet at St. James’ Park

21 April 2021

Throughout the pandemic the meeting and events team at St. James’ Park has continued to deliver essential NHS training events, adhering to strict restrictions to ensure a safe and covid secure space, for key workers to continue to serve the wider community thro...

Accor chooses NewcastleGateshead Quays for dual branded hotel

6 April 2021

Accor, the leading hospitality group, is bringing its internationally renowned Novotel and ibis brands to the £260m NewcastleGateshead Quays regeneration scheme. The agreement with Gateshead Council, its development partners Ask Real Estate and independent inves...

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