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Supply Chain North East

Funded & delivered by RTC North

By working with individual business leaders and their teams, our advisors and market specialists are here to help you build on your core competencies, understand improvement needs and identify suitable opportunities in new and existing markets.

Delivering an opportunity review, Supply Chain North East will also help you make the most of new technology, to drive productivity and innovation in new products and services.

Key services of Supply Chain North East will be to provide:

  • Access to market specialists - Industry insight and sector knowledge on UK and international supply chains
  • Sales & marketing support – refining your marketing strategy and grow the value of existing customers
  • Operational improvement plans - A GAP analysis and action plan to help you set improvement goals
  • Support with digital transformation – Understanding how technology can drive competitiveness, profitability and innovation
  • Knowledge on accreditations and compliance – help with achieving standards required by markets, supply chains and customers
  • Support developing talent - wrap around series of workshops and best practice visits

A partnership between the North East LEP, RTC North, NEPIC, NEAA and Generator North East, Supply Chain North East will work with over 800 businesses between 2018 and 2021 and is designed to support businesses in the following sectors:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Health and life sciences
  • Subsea, offshore and energy technologies
  • Digital, tech and creative

Supply Chain North East


Supply Chain North East during COVID-19

As the North East responds to the impact and demands of COVID-19, Supply Chain North East is poised to help businesses respond directly to supply chain demands in healthcare. We are also here to ensure that businesses have the right support to help them build resilience and put them on a path back to growth.

We’ve made some significant changes to our programme so we can work with businesses that want to diversify and move into the PPE market. We can help your business establish the networks, materials and infrastructure you need to supply PPE quickly and effectively. Grants of up to 80% for up to £40,000 are available for businesses looking to make a long-term commitment to supply PPE.

Upon completing the grant application, one of our advisors will be in touch within two business days to discuss your opportunity in more detail.

Find out more here.