Gosforth eFocus No 17 - Business special

August 22, 2014 10:45 PM
More news, more quickly from the 9 Liberal Democrat Councillors representing Gosforth wards. We're always happy to add more people to the circulation - just let us know
Newcastle City Council recently held its annual State of the City event at the Council Chambers which welcomed colleagues from the Centre for Cities, as part
of the "Think Cities" campaign that NCC whole heartedly endorses.

Many organisations like the Centre for Cities, together with all the English Core Cities, have been campaigning long and hard to encourage Whitehall to allow us to have greater control over how the taxes we raise are used to deliver the best outcomes for local people.
This Gosforth eFocus Business Special is based on a newsletter subsequently circulated to the business community, with slight editing for style and clarity by your Liberal Democrat councillors

Read More [https://newcastlecitycouncil.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/state-of-the-city-address/]
£290 GROWTH DEAL FOR THE NORTH EAST

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured £290m investment which will help businesses create thousands of new jobs for the North East. The investment is part of the government's Growth Deal, which was announced Monday 7 July, and provides the North East with a significant funding to take forward its plans for economic growth.

Read more [https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/290m-growth-deal-north-east]
A TRANSPORT REVOLUTION

Sweeping changes that it is claimed will make Newcastle one of the easiest cities to get around recently got the green light from the Council's Cabinet. Described as the biggest change in a generation, the programme of transport works and smart technology will make Newcastle one of the most accessible cities in the UK within five years.
LIBERAL DEMOCRAT COMMENT : We have asked officers at Newcastle City Council for the data (metrics) against which this claim will be measured, such as current journey times and the impact of cycling measures on powered vehicles. If any of our readers have a specialism in transport, we'd welcome your comments when the documentation is received.

Read more [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-transport-revolution]

HELP TO GROW NEWCASTLE BUSINESSES

Thousands of businesses on Tyneside will get information about a new form of finance. Loans starting from £5,000 are available as a result of a new partnership between Newcastle City Council and Funding Circle.

Read more [https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/help-grow-tyneside-businesses]

THE CORE SET TO OPEN AT SCIENCE CENTRAL

The Core, the first building on Science Central, is set to open for business on 3 November 2014, following a 12 month construction programme.

Read more [https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-set-open-science-central]

How the Business & IP Centre can help


One of the region's emerging start-ups, REALRIDER®, has welcomed the support and advice given by the Business & IP Centre Newcastle and its
partners, which it says has helped catapult its success.

Read more
[http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/business-ip-centre-newcastle-drives-new-motorcycle-app-help-reduce-fatalities-uk-s-roads]
OVERVIEW OF NEWCASTLE'S ECONOMY

[https://newcastlecitycouncil.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/our-economy-august-update/]

The UK is experiencing a significant economic recovery. The latest forecasts from the IMF are for output to expand by more than 3% this year, remaining above-trend next year too.

Read more
[https://newcastlecitycouncil.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/our-economy-august-update/]

VENTUREFEST

Venturefest North East is a free, day-long event focused on innovation, taking place on Tuesday 21st October 2014 at the NewcastleGateshead Hilton. Tickets sell out fast for this event so book your place now!

Book now [http://www.venturefestnortheast.co.uk]
REGIONAL GROWTH FUND

[https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/regional-growth-fund-rgf]

The number of small and medium-sized enterprises supported through the Regional Growth Fund has trebled over the past year to 5,100 - helping growing businesses to create skilled jobs and expand.
MARINE AND OFFSHORE ATTRACT MORE INVESTMENT

The region's booming oil and gas industry was the focus of an international audience in early June, welcoming a delegation of inward investment specialists from global offshore hubs, including, Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA and Norway.

Read more [https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/marine-and-offshore-sector-showcase-set-attract-more-international-investment-north-east-england]
AWARDS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN NEWCASTLE

Over 100 business representatives came together to celebrate the success of a business support initiative run by Newcastle City Council. Over the past 13 years, Enterprising Newcastle has worked with more than 700 local businesses.

Read more [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/businesses-come-together-celebrate-enterprising-newcastle]
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