We’re here to help

If you’re a North East business looking for free, impartial, expert, and one-to-one support and advice on everything from Brexit to the coronavirus pandemic, look no further than the North East Growth Hub.

Our experienced team can guide you through the business support, and finance and funding available to help your business thrive in 2021.

Whether you’re struggling with new rules because of the UK’s exit from the European Union, or your business has been impacted by COVID-19, help is available and we can make sure you get the right support for your individual business.

Eligibility Checker

To meet with a Connector, your business must be located in the North East LEP area (Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland). Before booking an appointment, check your postcode here.

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Please fill out your details below and one of our Connectors will be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively call 0191 561 5468

Meet the connectors

Ken Arnold

Ken Arnold

Ken thrives on being able to help business owners and their businesses to help themselves.
Specialities
Business Support, HR, Information Management, Marketing
Mobile: 07920 184 719
Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison

Craig thrives on being able to help business owners and their businesses to help themselves.
Specialities
Internal Growth & Market Access, Marketing and Project Management
Mobile: 07584 158 230
Karen Berry

Karen Berry

Karen is excited to work on the Mentoring for Growth programme connecting ambitious founders and executives seeking to scale their
Specialities
Mobile: 07435754116
Ian Wood

Ian Wood

Ian has a vast experience of supporting businesses in both the public and private sectors to identify opportunities to grow
Specialities
Business Support, Information Management, Operations Improvement, Overhead Management
Mobile: 07435 338 297
Fleur Brown

Fleur Brown

Fleur is excited to engage with businesses across the North East, supporting them on their business journey.
Specialities
Business Development, Franchising, HR, Marketing and Project Management
Mobile: 07435 754117
Parveer Pannu

Parveer Pannu

Palu has recently turned his attention to helping businesses to grow and is looking forward to supporting businesses large and
Specialities
Business Support, Operations Improvement, Overhead Management
Mobile: 07435338326
Alan Hodgkiss

Alan Hodgkiss

Specialities
Business Support, Internal Growth & Market Access, Marketing and Project Management, Overhead Management
Mobile: 07435 338295
Kami Kundi

Kami Kundi

Kami is looking forward to supporting businesses across the North East to grow and thrive.
Specialities
Business Development, Business Support, Marketing and Project Management
Mobile: