World Record to take place at Sports Arena

Member Article

Northumbria to host world-record attempt

Northumbria University, Newcastle, will be the venue for a record-breaking networking event for North East businesses.

More than 300 business representatives are set to create the ‘world’s largest currency symbol’ at the NECC’s Member Showcase Exhibition on June 11 in Northumbria’s Sports Central.

They will create a giant pound sign at the event in a bid to promote inward investment – and aim to earn pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The event is being held as part of Business Week 2015, and as it coincides with the NECC’s 200th anniversary year, organisers were keen to mark the occasion by doing something special.

With its versatile space and central location in the heart of Newcastle, the University’s £30 million state-of-the-art, award-winning sports and research centre was seen as the ideal venue for the record attempt. As a major contributor to the North East economy, Northumbria was also keen to help facilitate the challenge.

Lucy Winskell OBE, Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Engagement at Northumbria, said: “The NECC is an important and powerful voice for businesses in the region and as members ourselves, hosting this event seemed the natural thing to do.

“We already have partnerships with many Chamber members, and the value of these in terms of knowledge exchange and developing innovative solutions to the myriad problems companies can face is hugely significant. Bringing the right people together can be incredibly creative, and I’m sure this event will be no exception.

“I wish the Chamber every luck in beating the work record for creating the largest currency symbol; it would be a great achievement in its 200th year of supporting North East businesses.” The Showcase Exhibition will be open to member and non-member delegates. It will focus on networking, getting to know other businesses and NECC members from across the region.

To register an interest in attending, email

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Northumbria University .

Enjoy the read? Get Bdaily delivered.

Sign up to receive our popular North East morning email for free.

* Occasional offers & updates from selected Bdaily partners

Our Partners

Top Ten Most Read