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A safe return to the office
The return to the office will be critical to both our local economy and the health and well-being of those who have been working remotely for the past 12 months.  

As the vaccine roll-out continues at pace and our city centre starts to reopen, businesses are preparing to get back into the office and experience everything our city has to offer.  

While many are eager to get back, there is still lots to think about. From free lateral Covid tests and safety measures, to redesigning office space and transport provision, employees need to feel confident and supported. This event is an opportunity for employers to hear from city leaders and experts on the practicalities of getting employees back to work safely and responsibly.   

Speakers include Helen Mathews, Head of Corporate Planning at Nexus and Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director of Go North East who will give clarity on the public transport network and safety measures. Representatives from leading city centre businesses Ryder Architecture and Ward Hadaway will share plans for businesses returning to the office, and Graham Grant will be able to answer questions on the city centre - including retail and hospitality provision and rapid testing facilities.

Speakers:
- Jen Hartley, Director of Inward Investment, NewcastleGateshead Initiative (Chair)
- Helen Mathews, Head of Corporate Planning, Nexus
- Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director, Go North East
- Graham Grant, Director of Transport, Newcastle City Council
- Mark Thompson, Managing Partner, Ryder Architecture
- Roisin Patton, Partner, Ward Hadaway

This webinar is part of Citylife Business Support, a North of Tyne funded project supporting SMEs in their Covid recovery. BIPC Newcastle provide one-to-one advice and workshop sessions with Citylife experts, and NewcastleGateshead Initiative produce a free online events programme based on current business challenges, resilience, and innovation.

Apr 13, 2021 11:00 AM in London

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