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Angelou Centre

The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in the Newcastle upon Tyne. We offer a range of holistic women only services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women across the North East region. As well as frontline support we also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of BME women are represented and heard. We fully support women with disabilities and LBTQI women. The Angelou Centre is wheelchair accessible. Read More

Becoming Visible

Becoming Visible (BV) are specialists in British Sign Language (BSL) Deaf culture and the Deaf community. BV manages a British Sign Language (BSL)/English interpreting agency, offers an extensive range of BSL training courses and has an established expertise in the production of BSL media translation. Read More

Common Purpose

Common Purpose is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 that develops leaders who can cross boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems both in organizations and in cities. We deliver face-to-face and online leadership programmes for multiple generations of leaders: from students in universities to senior leaders in organizations and society.  Read More

English Unlocked

English Unlocked is a service which teaches techniques for being understood when speaking to people with Limited English Proficiency. Because interpreters aren't always on hand, and if people are straining to understand us, we should have the skills to meet them half way. Training: An English Unlocked training session provides your staff with techniques for overcoming a language barrier without an interpreter, and the opportunity to practise them in a role play situation which is tailor made to… Read More

Finland: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul provides support for Finns living in the North East region, as well as promoting economic and cultural relations between Finland and the North East and strengthening Finland’s image abroad. Read More

Germany: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul for Germany in Newcastle is Manuela Wendler. Consular services for the North East of England (including residents from Teesside and North Yorkshire) include: authentication of signatures in matters relating to civil status/ civil law, authentication of signatures in pension matters (life certificates), authentication of copies, applications for the issue of biometric passports. Read More

International Centre for Life

In the past two decades, Life has welcomed an average of 300,000 people a year to its science centre: families, adults and school groups. Groundbreaking research into regenerative medicine and genetics has taken place on site and made international headlines, and hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from the NHS clinics at Life. Read More

International Newcastle

International Newcastle is a Community Interest Company which facilitates partnership working in the city and with national and international partners to support a more coherent, collaborative approach to internationalism.  We are responsible for driving forward the Our Newcastle Our World international city plan and the priority theme for Newcastle as an international city for children and young people as confident, global citizens. Read More

InterNations Newcastle

InterNations is a global network to help expatriates share tips and advice on living and working abroad. If you're thinking of moving to Newcastle, or are already an expat there, feel free to join our community where our knowledgeable and experienced members will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Read More

Invest Newcastle

Newcastle is great place to invest, it’s the help you’ll receive too. Whether you’re looking for office space, need the inside track on what’s happening in the region, or want to know how to tap into the best talent, we’re here to help. Invest Newcastle helps businesses to locate, expand and flourish here in Newcastle. We provide a range of support services for existing businesses and potential investors, making it easy to realise your ambitions for growth.… Read More

Latvia: Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Latvia to Newcastle: Stephen Gillie, FICS. Latvian Honorary Consuls in the United Kingdom further the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Latvia and the United Kingdom. Latvian Honorary Consuls in the United Kingdom do not provide consular services, including the issuance of Schengen visas for travel to Latvia. These services are only provided by the Latvian Embassy in London. Read More

Lazeez Middle Eastern Kitchen

Lazeez, which means “delicious” in Arabic, is a new café and catering business in Newcastle, based at Fenham Library. It is staffed by resettled refugees who have arrived under the Governments Refugee Resettlement Programme. Lazeez aims to support refugees by offering valuable employment skills and experience, developing English language skills and supporting integration into the local community, whilst also providing a business that offers high quality middle eastern food. Read More

MAD Foundation

MAD Foundation’s overall objective is to enable community development projects in Africa and throughout the developing world. At its core is the desire to assist with sustainable programmes, which are not funded from central government, aimed at improving the quality of life for impoverished indigenous communities with an emphasis on children, education and health. Our charitable objective is: 'To advance education and aid in the relief of poverty in any part of the world' Read More


Geordie French Storyteller Extraordinaire.  Nathalie Paris is Nattalingo. I  provide support to schools and pupils for French language learning - teaching, training, storytelling, football in French, language days. Provides free resources through podcast, videos, book blog and posts. For those in the North East of England, runs free termly training/supportive meet ups as a volunteer for the Association for Language Learning. Read More

NE England Chamber of Commerce

We are North East England's largest member organisation, representing around 3,000 businesses. From SMEs to multi-nationals, we bring business people together across a range of member events. We ensure they get access to the best possible support. Our members share conversations, experience and connections. We come together to influence and expand the world we do business in. For over 200 years, we’ve been helping businesses and individuals grow their network, knowledge, influence and reach. Read More

Newcastle Ambassadors

The Newcastle Ambassador Programme directly supports work to encourage inward investment, stimulate local pride and attract and retain talent in Newcastle. Our Ambassadors raise the profile of the city region, either by adopting and using specially created messaging and tools in their existing activity (meetings, conferences, media interviews, blogs and thought leadership) or by responding to requests to represent Newcastle at key opportunities identified and proposed by the Ambassador Programme team. Read More

NewcastleGateshead Initiative

NewcastleGateshead Initiative is the destination management and marketing agency for NewcastleGateshead; a public private partnership supported by Gateshead Council and Newcastle City Council, working with around 170 private sector partner organisations across NewcastleGateshead and the wider region. Read More

Newcastles of the World

Newcastles of the World is a friendship alliance that brings together in a single network towns and cities that share the name “Newcastle” in their own language. It aims to build friendship between people and organisations in different Newcastles, to further understanding of different countries and cultures through its activities, to develop projects of mutual benefit and to share best practice in areas of common interest so that we can learn from each other. Read More

North East Arabic Language Academy

The North East Arabic Language Academy offers a wide range of courses and qualifications for adults and children in the Arabic language. It offers taster sessions for schools. It also provides training, translation and proofreading services and can offer examiners for qualifications in Arabic. Read More

North East Chinese Association

The North East Chinese Association is a non-profit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global and local communities. We are devoted to promoting engagement, understanding and cooperation between the Chinese community with the North East of England. Read More

Norway: Honorary Consul

Honorary Consul of Norway in Newcastle: The Hon Nigel Westwood and Vice Consul: Grethe Haga Blacklock provide a range of services for Norwegian citizens living in the North of England: Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cleveland, North, West & South Yorkshire, Cumbria and Humberside. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2pm Read More

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is an international music centre and renowned conference and event venue located on the banks of the River Tyne. It is for artists, for audiences and for the North. Every year we welcome more than two million visitors. More than 400 concerts featuring all kinds of local, regional and international music, take place all year round. Music-making and learning activity takes place not only in the building but across the region, with 190,000 people of… Read More

Shared Interest

Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation which aims to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities, to trade and earn a living.  We act co-operatively with over 11,500 investors coming together to achieve a common goal, pooling their £43 million of investments. We then use these funds to provide loans and credit facilities to primarily fair trade businesses, to ensure that farmers are paid on time for their crops. Read More

Sustainable Global Gardens

Sustainable Global Gardens is a North East based charity working to help meet Sustainable Development Goal 1: the eradication of extreme global poverty and hunger.  We work in those communities where income is typically less than $2/day, generally in rural areas where SGG’s field experience can have greatest impact in terms of income-generation and improved quality of life and in those countries where SGG supporters have previous development work experience. These countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,… Read More

Sweden: Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul assists and advises Swedish nationals on consular matters, within reason; on where they may obtain assistance and how to protect their own interests in the country in question; forward visa applications to the Embassy, hand over new passports as well as driving licences and assist the Embassy in a crisis or serious accident.  They promote the image of Sweden abroad together with the Embassy, for instance through participation in cultural partnerships and the exposure of… Read More

The Language Centre

The Language Centre is a not for profit community enterprise that offers the largest provision of language courses in the city centre for the general public from conversational to proficient (European languages, as well as Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and more); programmes for business and English as a Second/Other Language Read More

The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity has helped thousands of local people facing significant challenges, experiencing isolation or simply running out of options and not sure where to go next. By providing access to a support network of peers and services in the local community each person is able to find the help that best suits their own needs; through working together they have become socially and economically empowered, and able to make a much more active contribution to the… Read More

Theatre Royal

Newcastle Theatre Royal is the leading theatre in the North East, presenting over 400 performances to over 300,000 people: the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Opera North and Rambert Dance – and (we think) the best Pantomime in the country! We also run a wide range of participatory projects for schools, young people, over… Read More