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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
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
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
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
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
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
Scaleup North East
Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.
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
Energy for Growth Fund
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) is inviting Expressions of Interest from projects which deliver on the vision of the North East Energy for Growth Strategy, to “Drive growth in the North East
North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP)
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
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
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
Sustainable Start-up Award
If you have a sustainable business idea you may qualify for a £1,000 grant through the PNE Enterprise Sustainable Start-up Award!
Northern Accelerator Fund
Support for entrepreneurs who are embedded at the earliest stages in the universities' research-based spin-out companies
County Durham Business Support and Funding Carousel
Business Durham and Durham Business Opportunities programme are hosting the first of two County Durham Business Support and Funding Carousel events at the Bishops Suite, Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham on
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
This FREE funding and business support event is aimed to appeal to micro, small and medium sized businesses, as well as individuals looking to start up in business in the Durham region.
The event w
Durham Energy Institute – 10 Year Anniversary Research Symposium
DEI’s headline remit throughout the ten years since its foundation has been ‘science and society’.
DEI promotes world leading science, social science, humanities and engineering,
Durham University, Durham
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Business Durham and Durham Business Opportunities programme are hosting the second of two County Durham Business Support and Funding Carousel events at Riverside Suite, Emirates Durham Cricket Ground,
Emirates Riverside, Durham
Riverside Suite, Peterlee Business Park
CBI Conference Series: Economic Growth - The Energy Opportunity
Join senior government representatives as we shine a spotlight on the Northern Powerhouse as it capitalises on leading the UK's efforts to compete in the growing international market for
The Core - Newcastle Helix, Newcastle
9:15 am - 4:00 pm
NEPIC Clean Growth Conference
Achieving clean growth, while ensuring an affordable energy supply for businesses and consumers, is at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy. Its aim is to increase productivity, create good
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Get into Renewable - Future of Energy
Supply Chain North East in partnership with ORE Catapult
What is it?
A unique opportunity to hear what opportunities are available in the renewable sector and what the future holds for energy.
Charles Parsons Technology Centre, Blyth
8:30 am - 12:30 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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