With skills now taking its rightful place on the national agenda, NBSL are pleased to announce a 2nd year of the successful business support programme, Better Business Skills.  Following a successful first year of operation, the innovative programme has provided tailored plans that develop business skills for individuals and businesses across the North of Tyne region, thanks to funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority.

With hospitality and tourism businesses making final preparations towards re-opening and the North East reading itself for a boom in staycations in 2021, NBSL are urging businesses to take advantage of the latest skills sessions now available as part of NBSL’s Better Business Skills programme.

With Better Business Skills launching its Spring programme on Wednesday 22 April, the Spring series of sessions is packed with themes around how to enhance the customer experience, maximise sales with improved marketing techniques  – great timing as businesses start to reopen over the next month.

Throughout this pandemic our customers have been at the heart of our operations and it’s great to see that we’ve been recognised through our Customer First accreditation again.

With COVID continuing to dominate business priorities, NBSL have announced their 2021 programme to help support businesses deal with the ever-changing economic landscape.


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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