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Business and professional services

Our strong reputation in banking, finance, insurance and contact centres has seen this sector grow to generate around 25% of our region’s wealth.


Over 130,000 people in NewcastleGateshead are employed across 17,500 business and professional sevice companies.

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University is accredited by EPAS for 18 undergraduate programmes which is more than any business school in the UK.

Things you need to know:

  • All of the ‘Big Four’ professional service companies have operations in Newcastle; Deloitte, PWC, E&Y and KPMG
  • Barclays, Bond Dickenson, BT, EE, HMRC, Tesco Bank and Virgin Money all have bases here too
  • Newcastle ranked 1st in the latest Cushman & Wakefield UK attractiveness survey for setting up a contact centre

Did you know?

The Catalyst at Newcastle Helix is home to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, the National Innovation Centre for Data and the National Institute for Health Research Innovation Observatory – it’s a space purpose-built for collaboration and innovation.

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From venues and experiences your delegates will love to free accommodation booking services and 'red-carpet' welcomes, find essential information for planning your perfect event here.