NE1 is the largest business body in Newcastle, representing over 1,400 businesses in the city centre. Its purpose is to drive economic growth and create the best possible environment for businesses to thrive.

It does this by delivering a wide range of projects which are focused on driving demand, investing in the city’s built environment and improving Newcastle’s transport links and wider connectivity.

Projects range from the £24.5m transformation of Newcastle’s Central Station and the surrounding area, to the development of Newcastle’s iconic Quayside with the delivery of Newcastle City Marina. Beyond this, further projects include NE1’s award winning Alive after Five initiative, which has delivered 11.6m additional visitors and created an early evening economy of an estimated £708m since launch, and the recent award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Bigg Market. This, combined with further investment from project partners, will deliver a £3.2m project to transform Newcastle’s Bigg Market area which is expected to leverage a further £30m private sector investment.

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Key contact


Stephen Patterson | Director of Communications