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The Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s peer-to-peer mentoring programme confidentially connects members in order to share knowledge and experience.
Growth through Mentoring
Bringing business leaders from high growth potential companies together with experienced mentors and supporting businesses to scale.
North East Growth Hub
X-Forces Mentoring Programme
The X-Forces Mentoring Programme is for business owners to generate growth, expand and employ other service-leavers.
Be the Business: Mentoring for Growth
Partnering mentors from high profile global companies with aspiring business leaders to enhance productivity.
Women Business Leaders’ Mentoring Programme
Santander is a signatory member to the UK government Investing in Women Code, which was launched in 2019 and founded from the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.
The code is a commitment is to support the advanc
Santander Corporate Banking
One-to-One Mentoring: Supporting Start-ups
If your business is pre-start or has been running for less than 12 months and is based in Tyne and Wear, you can access 12 hours of expert business advice.
CMI LEVELS 3, 5 AND 7 - COACHING AND MENTORING
Whether you are just starting out in management or are responsible for implementing policies within your organisation, our qualifications will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to get the best from your team.
Chartered Management Institute
A learning and mentoring programme with an opportunity to learn new skills and obtain one-to-one support from a network of great mentors.
The EAGA Trust
Scale-up Leaders’ Academy
Helping ambitious business owners prepare for sustainable high-growth
We work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through our Enterprise programme. Find out more.
PNE Business Hub: Supporting Established Business
If your business has been running for more than 12 months, you can access 12 hours of expert business advice through the PNE Enterprise Business Hub programme
Support for graduates to start up a business and to build a network.
The Business Factory - Start-up Support
Help to take your first steps by exploring your abilities and look at the reality of starting a business.
North Tyneside Council
ELITE Programme (UK)
ELITE is a three part service of education, business support, mentoring and access delivered in collaboration with Imperial College Business School
SME Leaders Programme
This programme, delivered by the Academy's Enterprise Hub, will support promising leaders of high-growth engineering SMEs.
Royal Academy of Engineering
Code works in partnership with industry experts and employers, allowing us to develop sector responsive training to meet employers’ needs, support business growth and accelerate skills vital to the economy. We offer blended
The Entrepreneurs' Forum
The Entrepreneurs' Forum brings together like-minded business owners to share experience and help each other grow their companies faster.
Founded in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation by Sir Peter Vardy and Lorna Moran O
Business Support Services
The Satellite Applications Catapult provide different levels of support from mentoring, guidance on funding, networking, security and their very own Spin-Up Factory.
Catapult Satellite Applications
Start & Grow
Pre and post startup support to individuals looking to start sustainable businesses
TEDCO Business Support Ltd
Enterprise Support in the North East 2
One to one mentoring, coaching, business planning and an extensive range of workshops covering all the essentials to starting a business.
North East Enterprise Agency Ltd (NEEAL)
Better Off In Business
This programme helps unemployed (or working less than 16hrs per week) young people aged 18-30 to explore and test their business ideas, write business plans and start their own businesses.
Durham City Incubator
If you have a Durham-based business that’s been trading less than twelve months or you’re looking to launch an ambitious, potential high-growth start-up, you and your team can join the DCI – a six-month accelerat
Durham City Incubator
Intensive Business Courses
Providing you with all the information and skills you need to successfully start your business in two days.
10,000 Small Businesses UK
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the country.
Established over 25 years ago, Generator has grown to be the leading music sector development agency in the UK and the only one to work on developing artistic talent and businesses.
Following the mass disruption and digital tra
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
Start-Up loans, of up to £25,000 designed to help you get your business up and running. Plus free mentoring and advice on creating a business plan, cash flow forecast and free mentoring.
CDC Enterprise Agency
Business Loans for Growth
With a fixed interest rate of just 6% per annum and the ability to borrow between £500 and £25,000, Start Up Loans offer an affordable source of finance to help new and early stage business owners bring their plans to life.
Ignite features 6 months’ mentoring and support, £25,000 investment and sees our cohort working alongside a range of startups from around the UK.
Start Up Loans
Funding loans of up to £25,000 available to entrepreneurs, in addition to mentoring and advice, to ensure budding businesses get the best start in life.
British Business Bank
Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)
The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) helps SMEs to develop low-carbon vehicle technologies.
If you own the IP for a product or technology with the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the transport s
Advanced Propulsion Centre UK
We work with a national network of Delivery Partners who are based across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In addition to helping applicants prepare their business plan and cash flow forecast, our Delivery Partners a
Startup Loan Company
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!
Business mentoring - the mentees
We spoke to three business leaders about the impact mentoring has had on their business.
11th December 2019
2 MINUTE READ
The Benefits of Mentoring: Ben Quigley
Ben Quigley, Group Chief Executive of Everything Different Ltd, explains how mentoring made a difference to his business.
6th December 2019
1 MINUTE READ
Mentoring for Growth Q&A
Jane Howells from Mentoring for Growth explains how the programme works
5 MINUTE READ
Household names to support North East businesses
A mentoring programme which partners North East businesses with leaders from large, multinational companies, is to expand
15th October 2019
3 MINUTE READ
Leading business consultant and mentor joins LEP
One of the North East’s most experienced business consultants and mentors has joined the North East LEP.
18th September 2019
Aspect Facades gets connected
Sales Director, Dan Parker, shares his experience of accessing one-to-one business support through the Connector service.
5th August 2019
Real mentoring story: Newcastle Building Society
Kirsten is responsible for leadership development at Newcastle Building Society which set up an in-house mentoring programme.
25th June 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”....
The benefits of Mentoring
Business leaders from across the North East talk about the benefits of mentoring.
24th June 2019
2 minutes with Mentoring Guru David Clutterbuck
David Clutterbuck, one of the early pioneers of developmental coaching and mentoring and co-founder of the European Mentoring
22nd May 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
Finding a Mentor While Growing Your Business
Anthony sought an experienced business mentor who he could turn to for advice and guidance
25th February 2019
SMEs invited to join new national mentoring programme
Small businesses across the North East are invited to join the new Mentoring for Growth scheme
30th October 2018
Real Mentoring Story: Partnerize
Will Goff, Director of US Customer Operations, explains how Growth through Mentoring inspired a move overseas.
Our Apprenticeship Experience: Lookers
Matthew Clay, Group Qualifications Manager, and Kirsty Pickering, Apprentice Technician, discuss their experiences.
5th October 2018
Top tips for mentors and mentees
Jill Stewart, Business Adviser at Transmit Start-Ups discusses her top tips on being a mentor
1st August 2018
In conversation with Ryan Green
Ryan Green from Clayton Glass speaks to us about his experiences on the Growth through Mentoring programme.
27th June 2018
Mentoring in Action
The 'Growth through Mentoring' scheme matched Graham and Graeme to work together as mentor and mentee.
7th June 2018
Real Business Story: Riley’s Fish Shack
Husband and wife team Adam and Lucy Riley set up Riley’s Fish Shack at King Edward’s Bay in Tynemouth in 2013.
6th June 2018
Want to get more out of mentoring or become a better mentor yourself? Here are some books we recommend.
5th June 2018
2 mins with Reproflex 3
Reproflex 3 tell us how taking part in the Growth through Mentoring programme allowed them to expand their business potential
23rd May 2018
2 mins with Levi Roots
Levi Roots speaks to North East Growth Hub about how a mentor can help grow your business
Real Business Story: Chartered Management Institute
Gavin Richardson, former trustee at CMI and Founder/MD of OPUS Building Services, chats to us about the impact of mentoring
Mentoring 101 with Dr Amy Stabler
We discuss the benefits of mentoring with Dr Amy Stabler, a Senior Lecturer in Corporate and Executive Development.
22nd May 2018
4 MINUTE READ
Rising demand leads to the launch of Transmit Group
Due to the rising demand of Transmit Start-Ups from entrepreneurs around the UK, Transmit Group has formed
21st May 2018
Real Business Story: Candlecover UK
When Louise Elsdon found out there was nobody distributing Candlecovers in the UK she decided to seize the opportunity.
17th May 2018
Real Business Story: GetFilm
With the help of Transmit Start-Ups, GetFilm are on to bigger and better things, says the company's founder, Joshua Kerr
16th May 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
The answers to some frequently asked questions businesses have about taking on an apprentice
North East LEP response on Carillion
On Monday 15th January 2018, the High Court appointed the Official Receiver as liquidator of Carillion Plc.
2nd February 2018
Mentoring: the importance of a good match
“Being a mentor has built my own confidence and given me an insight into other industry sectors...."
10th October 2017
Mind the skills gap
Cast a critical eye over your to understand how the skills present in your team make an impact.
1st September 2017
The benefits of having a mentor
It can be lonely at the top and having someone to talk to outside of the business, that recognises and understands these chal
2nd August 2017
Championing leadership and talent
Michaela Reaney, MD of Gradvert, is known for championing leadership - here's her take on how to be effective
28th July 2017
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
Scale-up leadership: Realsafe Technologies
Realsafe Technologies' Zoe Farrington talks about the opportunities and challenges of leading a business as it scales
12th July 2017
8 MINUTE READ
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
Infographic: 10 business plan mistakes to avoid
Thanks to Transmit Start-Ups for these top tips on creating your business plan
5th June 2017
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
Six tips for starting a business on a shoestring
Starting a business doesn’t have to cost the earth!
21st March 2017
My business journey: Liam Watson of Canny Milk
Liam Watson is the mastermind behind all-natural milkshake Canny Milk. He tells us more about his business journey
22nd February 2017
Where do you work?
The kitchen table or the garden shed are the birthplace of most start-up businesses, but where do you go from there?
24th November 2016
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