At NBSL we meet with lots of businesses and we're frequently asked what funding options are available to businesses in the North East. So we decided to pull together a Rough Guide to funding support in the North East – we hope you find it useful. We've also included some tips on how to keep up to date with the latest funding news.

HSBC have confirmed their commitment to supporting North East business growth by announcing a new SME fund which has £100m ringfenced to lend to businesses in the region in 2014.

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.

Sage have joined forces with NBSL to offer North East businesses the chance to test the Sage One product range for free - click here to access the free trial. Designed for UK businesses, Sage One is a family of online accounts software that helps you manage your business finances. 

NBSL's North East Business Support Fund  has been extremely successful in helping lots of small businesses to access external expertise to help them to grow. The key to this success has been the quality of the 'providers' we work with – we have over 650 marketing consultants, finance experts, process improvement professionals etc working with us to deliver great advice to businesses who want to grow. Our Business Bullets series is a free platform to allow these providers to share their ideas with the North East business community. Since launch in November 2013 60 articles have been posted which have been read over 12,000 times.

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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Our Programmes

We support businesses from start up to growth.

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