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Keep up to date with the latest news about investment in Gateshead, as well as the region.

Keep up to date with the latest news about investment in Gateshead, including updates on new development opportunities, projects, schemes and events in the borough. If you want to get in touch with our communications team, please email communications@gateshead.gov.uk or call 0191 433 2193.

Newcastle Startup Week is back for 2019 and is coming to Gateshead
Following another successful event in May, the annual Newcastle Startup Week festival will return for a third time in 2019 on both sides of the Tyne.
Minister experiences region's innovation and digital success
Margot James MP, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has been in the region to see some of the latest innovation facilities and businesses boosting the North East's growing digital economy.
An interview with: Synergi IT
Synergi IT was founded in August 2013 by Peter Joynson. The award-winning Microsoft partner specialise in cloud technologies including Office 365, SharePoint, nintex, Azure and Dynamics 365. They moved twice from start-up, growing year on year and are now based at Watermark Business Park. Here we caught up with Peter at their Tyneside office.
Planning approved for next phase of development at prime North East Follingsby Park scheme.
Development to be known as 'Follingsby Max' receives planning for up to 2.5 million sq. ft of high quality, high bay distribution/industrial space.
Multi-million pound visitor attraction announced for Gateshead
Dinosauria Ltd has reached an agreement with Gateshead Council for the long-term lease of Gateshead's Old Town Hall Quarter.
Channel 4 to visit NewcastleGateshead as part of creative hub bid
The team aiming to bring Channel 4 to the North East are now urging people to get behind the bid as they prepare for a visit from the broadcaster next week.
An interview with: Atomhawk
Atomhawk's Founder and Director, Ron Ashtiani, set up Atomhawk in 2009 with three other artists following the demise of Midway Games where Ron had previously been Art Director. Their aim was to provide outstanding digital art and design for the video games and digital media industries and to challenge the way that creative services within those industries were being delivered. Since then the company has been flying high working with global companies such as Warner Brothers, Sony and Marvel. We caught up with the team at their office in Gateshead
Mediaworks expands with eight new recruits
The only way is up for Mediaworks — which has welcomed eight new recruits to its award-winning digital marketing agency. With the new financial year only just beginning and an office expansion on the horizon; Mediaworks can look forward to yet another record-breaking year in 2018.
Gateshead's Atomhawk and MADDigital named amongst top 50 in country
Two Gateshead companies out of a total of five in the North East have been named in Creative England's top 50 most creative firms in the country.
Thursday 31st May 2018
Newcastle and Gateshead reach Channel 4 shortlist
A joint bid by Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council, led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, saw the destination fight off strong competition from over 30 bids submitted by cities and regions from across the UK to be shortlisted.
Thursday 31st May 2018