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Business Energy Efficiency Scheme
A comprehensive service to assist your business to reduce energy and water costs and to improve your business sustainability credentials
Newcastle City Council
Business Energy Saving Team
Brought to you by Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland county Council and Sunderland City Council. For those businesses based in Durham, please click here.
A fully-funded energy effi
Business & IP Centre
The NEAA Energy Scheme
The NEAA helps automotive firms to buy better and use less when it comes to their energy.
North East Automotive Alliance
Locarbo energy efficiency project
Project seeking to improve the energy efficiency of businesses in County Durham by exchanging best practice and experience.
Durham County Council
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.
A KTP enables a business to bring in new sk
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Carbon and energy reduction advice
BRE is looking for SMEs with innovative products or services which could lower carbon emissions in the built environment. This opportunity will be of particular interest to SMEs and start-ups who are looking for extra support...
Grid Connection Support Series
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is upgrading its research infrastructure through the installation of a grid emulation system, named ‘eGrid’, located at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northu
Scaleup North East
Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.
Arrow - Innovation for SMEs
Arrow aligns the needs of SMEs with Newcastle University's people, skills and funding.
In line with our 'Smart Specialisation' areas, Arrow's target sectors are:
Life sciences and healthcare
Pathways to Innovation
Pathways to Innovation is a programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new technologies, products, services and processes and access new markets.
Science and Technology Funding
We work with industry and others to harness business opportunities with the aim of delivering economic impact from the research and capabilities we fund.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Knowledge Transfer Network - Innovation
KTN helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries by connecting you with a supportive network.
Knowledge Transfer Network
South Tyneside Council Apprenticeships
Whether you are thinking about taking on an apprentice or need support in recruiting one, South Tyneside Council's Business, Employment & Skills Service are here to help you. The team offers a one-stop shop with information.
South Tyneside Council
The GX project led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, in partnership with Innovate NE, provides a range of opportunities to North-East SMEs and scaleups before, during and after the Great Exhibition of the North.
Innovation is o
Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities
Fully Funded Renewable Energy Training Available
One of the North East’s leading renewable energy specialists will be providing fully funded accredited training to electricians, plumbers and heating engineers on Solar PV, solar thermal and heat pumps.
Narec Distributed Energy
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund
Energy efficiency support, energy assessments and funding for small and medium-sized businesses.
The Carbon Trust
Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme
This project is an intensive support programme for SMEs in the North East and Tees Valley area. The programme will directly connect with SMEs from the smart specialisation sectors with the region’s University research expert
Sustainable Start-up Award
The Sustainable Start-up Award is a discretionary grant available to Tyne and Wear residents whose business positively demonstrate their commitment to supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
GX Grants Scheme
The GX Project builds on the fantastic platform created by the Great Exhibition Of The North to promote the region and boost innovation-led economic growth.
Great Exhibition of the North
Northern Accelerator Fund
Support for entrepreneurs who are embedded at the earliest stages in the universities' research-based spin-out companies
Talking Point of Business
This is the sixth annual Talking Point of Business Conference.
The conference is specifically for Founders, Solopreneurs, Micro Business and Small Business owners.
If you want to take action, dr
The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle upon Tyne
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Future of Automotive Conference
The automotive sector is entering unprecedented times in terms of the technology in the vehicles produced and how they are manufactured. This presents major challenges and significant opportunities fo
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Apprenticeship Experience: Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin share their views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.
4th March 2019
3 MINUTE READ
North East Brexit Consensus
As negotiations continue, the North East Brexit Group restates the region's priorities.
5th November 2018
2 MINUTE READ
Fuller Working Lives- Retain: ENGIE
Emma Bacon, HR Business Partner, talks about their Fuller Working Lives programme
9th August 2018
Fuller Working Lives
Real Business Story: Tharsus
Tharsus Chief Technical Officer, Dave Swan, explains their path to scaling up and offers advice to other scaleup businesses
16th April 2018
5 MINUTE READ
Let's talk about...apprenticeships with George Ritchie
This month we got to speak to George Ritchie MBE about how hiring an apprentice could be the answer to staffing issues
7th March 2018
Leading a growing business: Great Annual Savings
Bradley Groves of Great Annual Savings Group tells us how he’s led the business from startup to employing 140 in the UK.
24th July 2017
4 MINUTE READ
Does celebrity-style leadership work?
durhamlane's Alison Freer debunks 'Leadership BS' for growing your business
19th July 2017
Entrepreneur tips on marketing your raise
Hear from CEO of Inn Style, Adrian Melrose about how best to market your raise
20th June 2017
Scaleup businesses are powering the North East
Could you be one of the 420 businesses that are powering the North East? Colin Bell on the merits of scaling up
9th June 2017
Decided to invest in innovation? Looking outside of your organisation to fund it?
16th May 2017
9 MINUTE READ
Could a Knowledge Transfer Partnership help growth?
KTPs boost profitability by increasing sales, allowing access to new markets, and growing a competitive advantage.
7th April 2017
7 MINUTE READ
Top five features of business intelligence tools
When choosing a business intelligence solution, here’s a checklist of features to consider.
14th March 2017
My apprenticeship experience: ITPS
Gateshead-based ITPS have been offering ICT apprenticeships since 2002, helping 36 young people kick-start their careers.
6th March 2017
6 MINUTE READ
My apprenticeship story: Nifco
North East-based Nifco UK employs 600 people and is committed to its own apprenticeship programme.
Have you got entrepreneurial spirit?
What makes a good entrepreneur? We look at North East businesses to see what attributes make them successful.
9th January 2017
Meet me at the Barre
After fulfilling her dreams as a dancer in LA, Natalie brought her fitness business to Newcastle.
28th November 2016
12 MINUTE READ
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