Working with leading chemical analysis testing business, Chemtech Environmental, based in Stanley, County Durham, NBSL has been able to support the continued development of the strategic management team through the North East Business Support Fund (County Durham).

Operating as a successful husband and wife team since 2001, co-founders John and Karen Campbell introduced Zoe Farrington into the senior team and quickly recognised the opportunity to embed a new structure and decision-making process to support the 40+ staff base.

Bringing in an external Business Coach – via the North East Business Support Fund – part financed by the European Regional Development Fund – the new strategic team were able to improve their individual confidence levels through coaching, improve their combined decision making skills and develop plans for growth allowing a dynamic future to emerge for the business.

Leadership and management development coaching is just one of the many ways the North East Business Support Fund can be used to encourage business growth (find out more about our County Durham Business funding) and our dedicated Tees Valley business grants can help to support SMEs in the Tees Valley to invest in improving their leadership or management capability.


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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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