Although NBSL's North East Business Support Fund has been available for less than 2 years it is a sign of the scale and success of the fund that we have just signed up our 750th Provider - GNT Media based in Newcastle are an online marketing agency who specialise in helping businesses with their Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media and Content Marketing.

'Providers' are the experts who actually deliver the funded projects for North East businesses – NBSL simply provide the funding to make it happen. The ease of the funding process has encouraged more and more Providers to work with NBSL to improve the growth prospects of North East businesses.

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund the North East Business Support Fund was set up to make it easier for small and medium sized businesses get access to high quality business improvement expertise. This can include assistance with business improvement projects such as website development, process improvement consultancy, development of marketing strategies, financial coaching, branding and logo design, business growth consultancy.... In fact having funded over 1,500 businesses to date there aren't many types of business development project that we haven't supported.

John King, North East Business Support Manager at NBSL "We're delighted to now be working with GNT Media and the other 749 Providers to deliver projects through our North East Business Support Fund. It means that the businesses we support have a great choice in who to bring in to help them grow their business and we hope to continue to expand this network of Providers. The opportunity to access up to £1,400 of funding is helping many businesses take action to get the help they need to turn their growth ambitions into reality"

Any businesses that wish to become a registered Provider with NBSL can find out more here.

You can find out more about the North East Business Support Fund offer here

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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