North East COVID-19 Toolkit
This toolkit provides employers and businesses with advice on:
- local business support, and finance and funding
- government financial support for businesses impacted by COVID-19
- working safely during the pandemic
- supporting the vaccination programme.
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Toolkits have been designed to house useful resources, downloads, insights and videos on important themes and topical issues faced by SMEs.
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
The coronavirus has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies as business adapt to a new way of working.
- Understand how digital adoption can benefit your business
- Access regional and national support
- Find our how to future proof your business using digital technology
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
Following the signing of the UK – EU Free Trade Agreement, there are new rules for business.
- Find out how to keep your business moving
- Access free, one-to-one support from Growth Hub Connect
- See what business support and finance and funding is available for your company.
Find the right finance and funding to grow your business:
- Build the knowledge and confidence to pitch to investors
- Identify where you can get finance and funding support in the region
- How you can raise other sources of income from grants, tax credits, loans etc
Find out how innovation can help your business:
- Adapt to change
- Become more efficient
- Increase productivity and profits
Practical guides and support on finding and establishing a relationship for mentees and mentors. Finding the right mentor can have…
- Increased productivity and positive impact on profits
- Double the lifespan of non-mentored business
- Support and advice for business growth
Dedicated resources for ambitious high-growth business owners looking to grow and sustainably. Explore the…
- Expanding your organisational capacity
- Growing your workforce
- Breaking into new markets
Our toolkit has been designed to help your business remove the barriers which can prevent older people from staying in the…
- Information on flexible working practices
- Preventing discrimination in the recruitment process
- Training & employer events
This toolkit provides resources, information, advice and guidance on how employers can get involved and support T Levels…
- What T levels are and how they could benefit your business
- What support is available for employers
- The North East T Level offer