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Barclays backs UK SMEs through Brexit with a package of support including a £14bn lending fund
Barclays has announced a £14bn* lending fund as part of a series of initiatives to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to succeed and flourish through Brexit and beyond.
Customs Grant Schemes
After 31 December 2020, new rules will apply to businesses moving goods between the EU and UK, including import controls on EU goods at the border. It will mean traders in the EU and GB will have to submit cust
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Melissa Middleton from PNE Group explains how PNE Group has adapted its support to meet people's needs during the pandemic
7th August 2020
5 MINUTE READ
Brexit flextension and its impact on businesses
What does the Brexit flextension mean for North East businesses and what impact will it have?
31st October 2019
2 MINUTE READ
Practical advice on how to get #BrexitReady
Undertake a Brexit risk assessment now is the call from business leaders, led by the LEP’s Business Growth Director.
18th October 2019
3 MINUTE READ
How Brexit may impact intellectual property owners
Intellectual property exists to protect ideas and inventions. With Brexit on the horizon IP owners should consider these key
16th October 2019
How will Brexit impact contracts
Review your contracts ahead of Brexit to limit any impact on how you trade and do businesses with the EU after Brexit.
10th October 2019
Eight things to check if you export goods to the EU
How to make sure you can keep exporting after Brexit.
9th October 2019
6 steps to keep importing after Brexit
If your business relies on imports, follow these steps to ensure you’re prepared for Brexit.
3 MINUTE READ
How to keep your data flowing between the UK and the EU
What do you need to do before Brexit to ensure that you are fully compliant with data protection laws?
Employing staff from the EU after Brexit
Many businesses across the North East employ staff from the EU. What do businesses need to do in order to prepare?
4th October 2019
3 MINUTE READ
Importing and exporting after Brexit: EORI number
This factsheet will provide all the information you need about applying for an EORI number.
25th September 2019
Businesses given EORI numbers to continue EU trading
VAT-registered businesses will receive a letter from HMRC allocating them an EORI number
22nd August 2019
The benefits of Primary Authority Partnerships
Northumberland County Council and Mayborn Group talk about the benefits Primary Authority Partnerships bring to businesses
21st August 2019
A day in the life of a Growth Hub Connector
Talk to most people running businesses and they’ll tell you “there’s no help available for businesses these days”....
25th June 2019
820 North East companies gain ScaleUp recognition
The number of fast-growing ambitious businesses with leaders hungry for success is increasing across the North East.
4th April 2019
North East Growth Hub welcomes new Connector
Former International Trade Advisor, Craig Harrison, appointed as Growth Hub Connector.
4th March 2019
Unleashing North East business potential through divers
Now, more than ever, businesses need to futureproof their existence and long term future.
25th February 2019
Frank Recruitment Group's export success story
Frank Recruitment Group's inspirational export success story that has seen it open 16 offices on four continents.
In conversation with EU Exit Data Protection Taskforce
What businesses need to do in the event of a no-deal Brexit to ensure they continue to be compliant with data protection law.
20th February 2019
Let's talk tenders with Bespoke Bids
Bespoke Bids Ltd provide Bid Support Services that help SMEs to win more and spend less in competitive Tendering situations.
8th February 2019
4 MINUTE READ
Prepare your Business for Brexit
Colin Hewitt, Head of the Brexit Taskforce at Ward Hadaway, discusses the importance of preparing your business for Brexit.
30th January 2019
Build a business strategy for Brexit
The North East Chamber of Commerce discusses how to build a business strategy for Brexit.
20th November 2018
Summary: EU Withdrawal Agreement
Get up to date on the current status of the Brexit negotiations with our summary of the draft Withdrawal Agreement.
Preparing for Brexit
We talk to Neil Warwick of Square One Law about what businesses can be doing now to ready themselves for Brexit.
5th November 2018
How to make a commercial success of Brexit
Change offers opportunity – here’s how to make a commercial success of Brexit.
North East Brexit Consensus
As negotiations continue, the North East Brexit Group restates the region's priorities.
Brexit Survey 2018: The Results
Jack Simpson summarises the results of the North East England Chamber of Commerce's Business Brexit Survey.
4th November 2018
Export: "It's not that difficult"
Peter Snaith clears up everything you need to know about trading overseas for North East businesses.
1st November 2018
In conversation with Colin Hewitt from Ward Hadaway
Colin Hewitt from Ward Hadaway introduces the next in our series of events about the impact of Brexit.
15th June 2018
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
Degrees and higher level apprenticeships
Find out more about the advantages higher levels of training can offer your business
23rd June 2017
A leader's insight: the challenges of scaling up
Taking your business can be challenging. Tom Britton, from The Syndicate Room, gives his tips
10th May 2017
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