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Newcastle City Councillor and Cabinet Member for Investment and Development Ged Bell was guest of honour at a VIP networking event organised by NBS, as part of Newcastle Start Up Week.

NBS are a global leading provider of construction knowledge and information management services and have recently invested £5.8million in the refurbishment of their offices at the Old Post Office in Newcastle City Centre where they employ almost 200 people.

They have recently announced global expansion plans and today operate all over the world with offices in Canada and Australia.

Commenting on the event, Cllr Bell said: “I would like to congratulate NBS on their achievements and on the stunning transformation of the Old Post Office, into a state of the office for their business, which is now a global leader in the field of knowledge and information systems, for the construction industry based here in Newcastle.”

But despite this success, NBS themselves began as a start-up and because of this they were keen to support Newcastle Start-Up Week and share their experiences as part of the week-long programme of activities.

Richard Waterhouse, NBS chief executive, said: “We were very pleased to support this week, businesses are always about people and connections and at NBS we value giving great opportunities to our colleagues and building great relationships with our customers as we work at the cutting edge of digital development for the construction industry.

“Digital embraces all countries and all cultures and we are proud to operate from Newcastle the fastest growing digital economy outside London “

Anne McDonald, engagement manager at Dynamo, an industry led initiative focused on growing the tech sector in the North East, said: “Dynamo is passionate about growing the North East’s IT economy and works with businesses of all sizes to achieve this.  We were delighted to support this year’s Newcastle Start Up Week and hope new businesses will be inspired to join the thriving digital sector in our region.”

For more information on NBS visit www.thenbs.com, or call 0345 456 9594.

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