Record number of partners sign-up for MIPIM 2018

The region’s private sector has joined forces with public sector investment & development teams to promote the North East of England as a place to invest, develop or locate at renowned international property event MIPIM, taking place in Cannes from 13-16 March 2018.

With just 8 weeks to go until the event, Invest Newcastle – a service delivered by NGI on behalf of Newcastle to attract new jobs and investment to the city – is preparing to lead a high-level delegation comprising a record 30 partners from across the region.

Attending alongside Newcastle City Council are Gateshead Council and Arch Northumberland.

Tier One Capital, NBS, Ward Hadaway, Milburngate Durham, Square One Law, Gleeds and Patrick Parsons will all attend MIPIM for the first time as part of the Newcastle at MIPIM partnership, alongside previous partners including GVA, Ryder Architecture, Highbridge Properties, Engie and Newcastle Science Central.

The partnership will have the opportunity to meet and pitch their schemes to investors, developers and intermediaries from across the commercial property & development sector, with c-suite decision makers attending the event to strike lucrative property deals for existing and future projects.

NBS Chief Operating Officer, Helen Whitfield who is attending MIPIM, said: “The opportunity to attend MIPIM as part of the Invest Newcastle delegation for the first time is a real opportunity for NBS to broaden our sphere of influence, build contacts, promote our current work and share exciting developments to come. We’re delighted to be joining such a strong partnership of businesses and look forward to shining a spotlight on Newcastle in March.”

The Invest Newcastle stand will transport delegates on a journey across the areas key strategic development sites with a newly commissioned film, developed by Gateshead-based SuperKrush.

Traversing the winding riverscape from Port of Tyne, the film will explore the future of Newcastle as a Smart City and the region as a leader in the tech, creative and digital space, as well as energy, health and life science sectors. It will highlight development sites at North Bank of the Tyne, Gateshead Quays, Stephenson Quarter, East Pilgrim Street and Newcastle Science Central before fast-tracking past Newcastle International Airport and finishing at Energy Central in Northumberland.

An events programme will also engage with delegates, both on and off the Invest Newcastle stand. Amongst these is a jointly delivered Northern Powerhouse Core Cities event, sponsored by Capita, that will take place on the Manchester Pavilion. Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council, will join city leaders from Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield and Manchester to discuss what the five cities are doing to showcase northern lifestyle, prepare for population

growth and translate this growth into an advantage to the future economic prosperity of the North.

Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive of Newcastle City Council, said: “Partnership is the key to Newcastle’s economic growth. The record delegation at this year’s MIPIM event demonstrates our strong partnerships with the private sector.

“Continued investment at Science Central, Stephenson Quarter and East Pilgrim Street underlines the rising market confidence in the city.

“This year’s Great Exhibition of the North in Newcastle and Gateshead will showcase innovative businesses in tech, digital, health, life sciences and energy sectors across the North, reinforcing Newcastle as a great city to invest in.”

The Newcastle at MIPIM partnership will play host to over 20 events that will run throughout the three-day show, including an invitation only investor dinner; an event exploring resilient cities and regions in partnership with Estates Gazette, alongside events exploring sustainability, data, digital construction and the North Sea Inter-connector project.

Inward Investment Director at Invest Newcastle, Catherine Walker said: “The Invest Newcastle Pavilion at MIPIM 2018, is a true show of strength from the North East with public and private sectors joining forces to promote Newcastle and the wider region as an exciting and vibrant place to do business.

“This year’s partnership is testament to our growing reputation as one of the UK’s fastest growing places in which to invest, develop or locate a business and I’m delighted that this year, not only are we taking a record number of partners with us, but we’re joined by seven brand new partners who have never attended the show before.”

The Invest Newcastle pavilion will be located on the Croisette, stand C19.C and will be joined by:

  • All Saints Living
  • Arch – The Northumberland Development Company
  • Arlington Real Estate
  • BIM Academy
  • Client Confident
  • Cundall
  • FaulknerBrowns Architects
  • Gateshead Council
  • Gavin Black
  • Gleeds
  • GVA
  • Hanro
  • Highbridge Properties
  • Keepmoat
  • Kier
  • Meldrum
  • Naylors
  • NBS
  • NE1 Limited
  • Newcastle Science Central
  • Patrick Parsons
  • Port of Tyne
  • Quorum (Broadoak)
  • Ryder Architecture
  • SpaceGroup
  • Square One Law
  • Tier One Capital
  • UK Land Estates
  • Walton Robinson
  • Ward Hadaway

Building on the 24 partners attending in 2017, the 2018 delegation of 30 partners will bring a fresh portfolio of opportunities to the international audience and demonstrate the strong partnership working between the public and private sector in Newcastle and the wider region.


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Finlay Magowan
Media & PR Manager, NewcastleGateshead Initiative
0191 440 5777

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Media & PR Manager, NewcastleGateshead Initiative
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Notes to Editors

Invest Newcastle is a service delivered by NewcastleGateshead Initiative on behalf of Newcastle, to attract and secure new investment and jobs for the city.

To achieve this, NewcastleGateshead Initiative’s inward investment team delivers highly targeted activity and provides a range of services for potential and existing investors. The service is bespoke, led by client needs and has delivered significant results to date.

Since its inception the inward investment team have secured the expansion and investment of over 100 companies and created and safeguarded over 6500 jobs.