The North East Business Support Fund is not currently available in Tees Valley but we are able to offer support to help businesses develop the people leading and managing businesses in the area.

Business Compass Leadership and Management Programme (delivered by NBSL)

This Funding Programme has been designed to encourage the growth ambitions of Tees Valley SMEs by providing grant funding for Projects that can increase leadership and management capability or capacity.

What types of project can be funded?

Eligible Projects – external provision of coaching, mentoring or knowledge transfer relating to any business discipline that will improve the capability and/or capacity of leaders and / or managers

Grant Offer - up to 40% funding towards Projects costing between £2,500 and £5,000.

Apply for support

To find out more about the programme please go to and click the "Register your Interest" button - complete the Expression of Interest Form – selecting the Leadership and Management option on the Enquiry Details section:

One of our Advisers will then contact you to arrange for a Funding Application to be submitted.

Further information about other funding for Tees Valley businesses can be found on the Business Compass website – current support programmes cover Broadband Vouchers, Energy Efficiency, Growth Funding and Innovation Projects.

Some Tees Valley businesses who've grown with support from NBSL.

MI Supplies on the rise

A NORTH EAST based workwear supplier is celebrating a rise in sales, after help from business support funding allowed it to optimise its ecommerce site.

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Meaty return for Tees Valley business

A NORTH East catering butcher and wholesale food company is bringing home the bacon, after focusing its attention on attracting regional customers. Darlington based Country Valley Foods is hoping that sales will sizzle over the summer months, after the launch of a marketing push designed to encourage customers in the North East to have fresh, locally sourced meat delivered to their door.

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Funding is provided by the European
Regional Development Fund 2014-20


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.