Each year 1000s of SMEs across a huge range of business sectors employ recent graduates to different roles, often related to their studies. For many in the SME community it is not well-known that lots of SMEs are benefiting from employing recent graduates.

There seems to be so much talk about potential effects on our business of technology and automation, the future threats of Brexit, skills gaps and an aging population, but what positive steps are we taking now to tackle these challenges in our own organisations and turn them into opportunities?

Don't miss out on the last few places available on the May Masterclasses - whether you're a B2B or B2C business, there's a Masterclass to help you improve your sales using Social Media.

County Durham based pharmaceutical water specialist Honeyman Group Ltd, has received a Queen’s Award for Innovation for HydroGienic®, its high purity water storage and distribution system. The award for outstanding achievement recognises the contribution to industry the business has made among UK entrepreneurs and companies.

Sunderland University has announced a new funding programme aimed exclusively at SME manufacturing businesses based in the North East.

Providers

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 £2800 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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We support businesses from start up to growth.

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