The sheer determination of North East businesses to adapt during the COVID-19 crisis has been incredible to see and support.  Businesses across the North East have been regularly applying to the North East Business Support Fund to seek grants to update their business models or improve their communications through the use of digital technology.

We’ve been no different from any other business looking at ways to improve delivery mechanics through the use of digital technology over the past 100 days.

It takes 15 minutes to complete our online application process and our advisors can now handle our whole contracting process virtually.  We’ve taken our contracting service online and our remote support service allows for a swift turnaround service to businesses across the North East ensuring clients can start projects quickly.   We’re proud to say we are currently supporting 150+ businesses in the North East with live business projects.

But we’ve not just improved our digital dialogue with our clients, our masterclasses have now moved online allowing us to deliver personal and tailored support on a range of different subjects. 

Our Bitesize Business masterclass sessions currently available to businesses across Durham are now delivered virtually but remain short and snappy. A great way to re-invigorate your business from the comfort of home.

Getting you back into the right mindset for business

The last 100 days have been difficult in different ways for all of us and we’ve all felt the struggle at one point – whether personally or professionally.  As well as continuing to offer our successful Bitesize Business programme, we’ve also developed a programme across the North of Tyne Combined authority landscape.

We’ll be looking to support and work with management teams – and designated individuals within businesses to help increase your skillset through a tailored programme of sessions and work with you to map out your plans. We’ll even be able to work with your nominated staff member that also completes our programme to look at ways they can implement your plans

From managing change to business improvement sessions, we’ll be working alongside your business so you can apply your new skills - giving you – and your team – the confidence to thrive.

Watch this space for this new programme coming soon.  To register your interest, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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