Leading Newcastle businesses have joined forces to establish a powerful business association in the centre of the city, The Forth Street Business Association. The partnership is being driven by Clouston Group, who want to promote improvements and change around Newcastle Central Station.
Companies initially committed include commercial property consultants Cushman & Wakefield, customer care specialists Convergys, Crowne Plaza Newcastle, the Boiler Shop, the North of England Inistitute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers accountancy, North East Futures University Technical College and business management consultants PwC.
The overall concept of the partnership is to improve the general environment for anyone visiting or working around the Forth Street, Forth Banks and lower Westgate Road area.
David Clouston, Managing Director of Clouston Group, explained: “There is a powerful group of businesses and organisations operating within this part of Newcastle city centre. By working together, the association can become a strong local voice that raises important issues, promotes mutual interests and drives environmental improvements for the benefit of the wider community.”
Several initial meetings have already been held to agree on an overall strategy and an immediate plan of action.