With the start of a new decade, optimism is at a high and with this comes the huge potential to focus on business growth.

With over 18 years of expertise supporting SMEs across the North East, we understand that big plans start with small steps and we can support those first steps into growth through our business support programmes whether plans include investing in digital to enhance distribution, procurement or even feasibility studies around updated manufacturing processes leading to improved management performance. 

Our Tees Valley Leadership & Management Fund and North East Business Support Fund can do just that - improve management performance creating a stronger, and resilient business for the next decade.

The North East has some amazing businesses and is often seen at the forefront of new, smarter digital technology to improve operational effectiveness then looking at new overseas trade to ensure return on investment. Did you know that both our funds can support you with advice with up to 40% funding via grant assistance helping you to create a stronger business for 2020 and beyond.

NBSL can play a key role in nurturing and supporting your business as you take your first few steps in 2020 – take a look at how we can help you…. And don’t forget we’re only a phone call away on 01670 813322.


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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From start up to growth.

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