Accelerate Ashington, part of the wider Ashington High Street Innovation Programme, is a new service providing support to local businesses, to help them thrive and grow and create new commercial organisations. Delivered in partnership with Advance Northumberland, it’s designed to improve Ashington town centre, making it more accessible and attractive to residents and visitors.

With over 50 masterclasses and business skills sessions now available from a variety of programmes managed by NBSL, our support for you and your staff has never been bigger.

Is it worth the effort and the bother, not to mention the stress, to invite an outsider into the business to review how you do things and to see if you match up to an International Standard used by thousands of businesses across the UK and Europe? We freely admit that we ask this ourselves as we embark on another visit from the ISO Assessor.

Already half way through January and realised those resolutions never really got going? Blue Monday – traditionally the one day that most of us realise that we’ve set completely unachievable goals - has arrived again.

With over 100 businesses supported on NBSL’s first season of its latest programme, Better Business Skills, NBSL are now launching Season Two of this successful scheme.


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 Support

From start up to growth.

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