NE1 is the largest business body in Newcastle, representing over 1,400 businesses in the city across all sectors, specialising in the investment, maintenance and animation of the city’s civic space. 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 with public and private partners 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, the £50m City Centre Transformation Programme, to the regeneration of Newcastle’s historic Bigg Market which, combined with further investment from project partners, has transformed the area, catalysing £75m+ of private sector investment.

Newcastle’s Quayside has long been a focus of NE1’s delivery with the development of Newcastle City Marina, Quayside Seaside and an active annual programme of events and placemaking activities. More recently, NE1 have embarked on establishing a collective vision for the Quayside to underpin the £800m+ of investment scheduled for the area over the next 5-10 years.