NE1 is the largest business body in Newcastle, representing 1,400 businesses in the city. Its purpose is to drive economic growth and create the best possible environment for business to thrive. It does this by delivering a wide range of projects which are all focussed 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 that has delivered 13.7m additional visitors and created an early evening economy of an estimated £839m since launch, and the development of the Newcastle’s historic Bigg Market which, combined with further investment from project partners, will transform the area catalysing £40m+ of further private sector investment.