We've been supporting enterprise since 2007 and in that time we've helped over 1,700 people to start their own business in Northumberland. We've also helped existing businesses across the North East to create over 1,000 jobs with our funding and support programmes.


We've worked with thousands of North East businesses

and our Customer Satisfaction rating is over 97%.

"NBSL make the process as straightforward as possible, staff are friendly and helpful with a genuine desire to help small businesses."

"Once you've applied, they do what they say they will do and are prompt, experienced knowledgeable and friendly."

"Supportive and friendly staff provide guidance and understand the pressures of business and time management."


We're also supported and accredited by a number of key organisations:

Our team

Meet the great people who make everything happen.

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Ros Smith

Finance and Programmes Director

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Lynne Graham

Contract Finance Controller

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John King

NE Business Support Manager

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Susan Matthews

Quality and Business Development

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Joy Gair

Business Funding Adviser

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Ian Hodgson

Business Funding Adviser

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Alison Jones

Account Manager

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Jonathan Barnes

Business Funding Adviser

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John Atkinson

Business Funding Adviser

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Mick Johnson

Account Manager

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Alan Grieves

Enterprise Adviser

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Shakeel Ahmed

Enterprise & Business Adviser

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James Hayton

Funding and Compliance Manager

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Stephen Thompson

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Kelly Vout

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Alan Halliday

Funding and Compliance Officer

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Cheryl Charlton

Funding and Compliance Officer

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Rachel Frazer

Funding and Compliance Officer

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Stephen Lumley

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Vicki Savage

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Tony Moore

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Sarah Jane Jamieson

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Val Henderson

Contracts and Compliance Officer

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Carol White

Contracts and Compliance Manager

Providers

Does your business provide services to North East companies?

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £2800 to your clients for work that you do for them.

Find out more

Our Programmes

We support businesses from start up to growth.

Our unique support programmes can provide help no matter what stage your business is at.

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