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Business and Networking

Please CLICK HERE to access the August 2014 Clash Diary - The NewcastleGateshead Initiative clash diary is for use by PR and marketing professionals and is intended to be used as a guide when planning your own PR and marketing events. The diary is available to partners only using your NewcastleGateshead login.

Upcoming key regional business events Date Further info

Scottish Independance: A view from across The Border

The Scottish Independence referendum and the prospect of a split in the union raises profound questions on how independence, or reform, could affect the North East economy.

Join the NECC for a ‘view from across the border’ with Garry Clarke, Head of Policy and Research at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce. Garry has coordinated surveys on the Scottish referendum for the both SCC and the British Chambers of Commerce as well as engaging heavily with businesses across Scotland on the issue.

Please note there is an NECC Exchange networking event taking place prior to this event at the same venue, registering for this Scottish Independence event does not register you to attend the morning event.

28 August

2.30pm - 4.00pm

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Focus Dinner with Jeremy Middleton, Middleton Enterprises

Jeremy Middleton is not a man who does things by halves. He is one of the region’s highest profile entrepreneurs and a business leader who has done as much as anyone to put the North East on the map.

One evening may well not prove long enough to cover ground from rebalancing the North East economy to job creation and leveraging funding. There’s his passion for social enterprise and involvement in helping educationalists better prepare young people for the world of work to squeeze in too.

This is a superb opportunity to spend an evening in the company of Jeremy and likeminded entrepreneurs with the promise of wide ranging topics for discussion over dinner.

9th September

6.30pm - 9.30pm

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Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

We all have the potential for personal excellence. Emotional intelligence gives us a new way to think about ourselves, our emotional behaviour and the impact we have on our self and through conversations the impact on others.

The aim of this workshop delivered by member company Eliesha Training is to give you an understanding of what emotional intelligence is, and how to use self awareness more effectively to enhance your relationships and conversations at work.

This workshop is aimed at individuals wanting to understand the fascinating subject of emotional intelligence and develop greater self awareness and the ability to think differently.

 10 September

8.30am - 12.00pm

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NGI Partner Update Meeting

18 September

8.30am - 10.00am

Please contact Joy Sanders for more details at

North East Entrepreneurial Awards 2014

Join the Entrepreneurs' Forum at our annual black tie celebration of success!

This is Entrepreneurs' Forum big night of the year when they  those entrepreneurs who have stood out for leading dynamic, innovative businesses that are making a difference in our region are honoured.

 19 September

7.00pm - 11.00pm

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