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Inside NewcastleGateshead

In this editorial section, we introduce you to key players from across North East England, with interviews with figures from the world of business, academia, culture and sport - as well as some famous faces - to get to the heart of what makes the region so special.

Hello from Ant and Dec

Proud Geordies Ant and Dec share why they are so proud to be from North East England.

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A warm Geordie welcome

Baroness Grey-Thompson introduces North East England, a region which has seen impressive regeneration and through entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and ambition continues to evolve.

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An international hub for innovation

Nic Palmarini, director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing, talks to us about work happening in NewcastleGateshead to find ways to help people live longer, healthier lives.

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The UK’s fastest growing digital sector outside of London

We spoke to Sabby Gill, UK and Ireland managing director at Sage, about how collaboration and engagement are contributing to a tech boom.

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Strength and depth in our digital sector

Giselle Stewart is Ubisoft’s UK director of corporate affairs and she was instrumental in bringing the French company’s customer relationship centre to Newcastle. We asked her why they choose their North East home.

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Leading the way towards longer, better lives

Dame Jackie Daniel, chief executive at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, tells us how research and innovation are fundamental to the outstanding-rated trust.

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Sustainability is in our DNA

Heidi Mottram, CEO of Northumbrian Water, explains how the North East England company is driving the sustainability agenda forward not just regionally but nationally and internationally.

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North East England is welcoming to all

Peter Darrant-Parkes, CEO of Pride Media Centre, talks to us about opening the UK’s first LGBT+ media and business hub, and UK Pride taking place in NewcastleGateshead in 2021.

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A landscape perfectly balanced for business and wellbeing

Helen Barbour, vice-chair at Barbour, tells us how having the city, coast and countryside on your doorstep makes a balanced lifestyle possible.

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Host of major international events

Sir Graham Wylie, owner of Close House Golf Club, played an instrumental role in bringing the British Masters and the World Transplant Games to North East England. He tells us why the region makes such a great host.

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Nightlife that celebrates a historic charm

Developer Dave Stone has played a considerable role in NewcastleGateshead’s leisure renaissance. We spoke to him about the city’s acclaimed nightlife and the historic charm behind the atmosphere.

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