More than £800,000 in Collaborative Projects Fund grants is now available to North East manufacturing businesses following the launch of a £5.1million project by the University of Sunderland.

Are you looking into 2019 with a lack of direction? Does your business feel a bit flat? Well, to give your County Durham business a lift, we've put three inspiring Masterclasses in the diary that might just give you the boost you need.

We're running two very different Masterclasses this spring for Northumberland and Tyne & Wear based B2B businesses to give their sales a boost in 2019.

We’re incredibly proud to have supported almost a thousand County Durham based businesses to grow and develop over the last few years - over one and a half million pounds of investment has led to businesses that are bigger, better and with a brighter future.  You’re employing more people, generating more income and bringing a range of benefits to the whole of the region.

The hunt is well underway for the best small business in the North East. From exporters to start-ups, from innovators to green businesses, and from family businesses to the best young entrepreneurs, small firms are being encouraged to enter FSB's 2019 Celebrating Small Business awards.


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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Our Programmes

From start up to growth.

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