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:


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

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 £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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Our Programmes

From start up to growth.

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