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eGrid SME support
This support will aid companies to overcome electrical issues related to the development, commercialisation and installation of renewable energy system technologies. Companies Narec DE can help include prototype developers, microg
Narec Distributed Energy
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.
Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP)
The Small Business Leadership Programme (SBLP) is designed to help SMEs build resilience and drive future productivity and growth.
Small Business Charter
Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities
The GX project provides a range of opportunities to North East SMEs and scaleups.
Scaleup North East
Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.
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
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
Leading to Grow Programme: Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption
increase productivity through adopting digital and new technologies.
The programme will help small business owners to explore digital and new technologies suited to their business goals, and to develop the management capabiliti
First for Pharma
First for Pharma was created to promote the worldclass services of the pharmaceutical companies based in the North East of England, as well as to build and grow the networks between these companies.
Building a Community
Firsy for Pharma
We are the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy.
Our strategy is to leverage our unique facilities and expertise to work in close partnership with the heavyweights of t
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
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
Business development experts for the energy sector.
They work on behalf of their members and their network of partners to put companies of all sizes in touch with the best and most innovative supply chain businesses in th
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...
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
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
Business Energy Saving Team
The Business Energy Saving Team provides businesses with a fully-funded (Free) energy efficiency audit, designed to help identify ways to save energy in day to day business operations, save money and help to reduce carbon footprin
North East Business & IP Centre
Business Energy Efficiency Project
Helping County Durham SMEs make financial savings through energy efficiency with fully funded energy audits.
UK Transition Business Webinars - Check, Change, Go
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting a series of free live and recorded webinars to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
A new Peer Network programme to help businesses in the North East recover from the impact of COVID-19.
North East Growth Hub
Northern Accelerator Fund
Support for entrepreneurs who are embedded at the earliest stages in the universities' research-based spin-out companies
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
West Northumberland Business Networking
Join Business Northumberland for an opportunity to share, talk business, funding, training opportunities and catch up with businesses in West Northumberland.
Rae Gaukroger from Upfro
10:00 am - 11:30 am
The North East’s Thriving Sectors – The Landscape
Hear from the North East’s trade associations leaders representing the chemical processing, automotive and digital sectors.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
North East Automotive Virtual Meet the Buyer
The North East Automotive Virtual Meet the Buyer event is for companies operating in the industry as well as those looking to expand into automotive.
9:00 am - 11:30 am
New video explainers on doing business with Europe
The government has launched a series of new, on demand videos to help businesses familiarise themselves with the new rules
22nd January 2021
3 MINUTE READ
The opportunities electrification offers the North East
In conversation with Paul Butler, (North East Automotive Alliance) and Ryan Maughan (AVID Technology).
2nd December 2020
How could Peer Networks help your business?
How could the new Peer Network programme help your business recover from the impact of COVID-19?
19th October 2020
5 MINUTE READ
Programme to boost SME recovery kicks off
A new leadership programme to help SMEs build resilience is now underway.
14th October 2020
North East entrepreneur invests in local talent
A budding bistro owner is reaping the benefits of investing in young, local talent.
8th October 2020
UK Transition - Check, Change, Go
Use the 'Check, Change, Go' checker tool to see the next steps your business need to take to prepare for the UK transition.
7th October 2020
Real business story: Bari Tea Brewery
Caroline Stewart is the Maître t’ at Bari Tea Brewery in Alnwick. Here she talks about setting up a business post-redundancy.
29th July 2020
Why is communication so important during this pandemic?
Good communication is crucial to organisations during the pandemic. Here Gemma Graham from Robson Laidler tells us why.
7th May 2020
How the North East Growth Hub is supporting businesses
Access the help and support you need for your business.
18th March 2020
FAQs for businesses and employers on COVID-19
Find answers to some frequently asked questions about COVID-19.
3rd March 2020
In conversation with Jason Hobbs, CEO, North East Fund
Jason Hobbs, CEO of the North East Fund, explains the positive impact funding can deliver
9th December 2019
North East Fund
2 MINUTE READ
Our Apprenticeship Experience: Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin share their views on the value and importance of apprenticeships.
4th March 2019
North East Brexit Consensus
As negotiations continue, the North East Brexit Group restates the region's priorities.
5th November 2018
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
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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