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This toolkit provides employers and businesses with advice on:
Visit the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Toolkit
Toolkits have been designed to house useful resources, downloads, insights and videos on important themes and topical issues faced by SMEs.
There remains a significant and long term need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Can your business produce PPE using its existing supply chains?
Are you interested in diversifying your business to produce and supply PPE?
Visit the ppe toolkit
UK Transition Toolkit
The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end on 31 December 2020. Take action now to get ready for new rules from January 2021.
Find out how to prepare your business
Access free, one-to-one support from Growth Hub Connect
See what business support and finance and funding is available for your company
Visit the uk transition toolkit
Have you spotted a gap in the market that a new business could fill?
Hear from others who have started their own business in the North East
Access information and support for your new startup
Visit the startup toolkit
This is a difficult time for apprentices, employers and providers of apprenticeship training. Find the latest advice and guidance:
Government’s COVID-19 apprenticeship response
Official guidance for apprentices, employers and training providers
How to record a break in learning.
Visit the apprenticeship toolkit
Exporting isn't as hard as you think. Our toolkit has been designed to help you find the support you need to trade on an international level.
Find export opportunities
Access help to navigate export regulations
Find out how to make the right connections
Visit the export toolkit
Finding and winning work in the public sector needs planning and organisation. Visit our toolkit to find plenty of useful information on how to get through the tender process, from inspirational real business stories to templates you can download for free today.
Become part of wider supply chains
Ensure that public money is spent and stays in the region
Access top tips from the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
Visit the tendering toolkit
Practical guides and support on finding and establishing a relationship for mentees and mentors. Finding the right mentor can have a significant impact on business growth:
Increased productivity and positive impact on profits
Double the lifespan of non-mentored businesses
Support and advice for business growth
Visit the mentoring toolkit
Dedicated resources for ambitious high-growth business owners looking to grow quickly and sustainably. Explore the available support through your scaleup journey, including help with:
Expanding your organisational capacity
Growing your workforce
Breaking into new markets
Visit the scaleup toolkit
Skills, Productivity and the Ageing Workforce
Our toolkit has been designed to help your business remove the barriers which can prevent older people from staying in the workplace.
Information on flexible working practices
Preventing discrimination in the recruitment process
Training & employer events
Visit the skills, productivity and the ageing workforce
Technical Education Qualifications
This toolkit provides resources, information, advice and guidance on how employers can get involved and support T Level qualifications. Find out:
What T levels are and how they could benefit your business
What support is available for employers
The North East T Level offer
Visit the technical education qualifications
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