North East born tech firm, Sage, who are global leaders in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and mid-sized businesses, have recently invested £10m into a community-focused, international venue for world class business and entertainment.  As official naming partners this reinforces their commitment to the region as they look to support businesses by unlocking access to new customers and international markets through commercial and promotional opportunities. Showcasing the best of the region to a global audience.

The Sage is a pioneering, community focused business and entertainment destination based on the south bank of the River Tyne. This £350m development comprises of state-of-the-art, 12,500 seat entertainment arena, a regional convention and exhibition centre as well as hotels, leisure restaurants and extensive public realm. Gateshead Council are working in partnership with award-winning property developer Ask Real Estate and leading investment and development manager PATRIZIA UK to deliver the development, managed by ASM Global. The Sage is set to support over 2,000 jobs, attract 1000,000 visitors and boost the regional economy by over £70m every year.

The Sage looks to be an inclusive venue, providing opportunities for all and where everyone, no matter their background, is welcome.

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