Newcastle Startup Week’ is an exciting new 5-day festival taking place in Newcastle city centre between 15-19 May 2017 with the aim of inspiring and helping more local people to start or grow a business in Newcastle and the wider North East region.

Are you a business that would like to sell more overseas? Do you want to improve your digital marketing and / or understand more about selling online and social media? If so do not miss the opportunity to take part in free workshops from the Department of International Trade (previously UKTI).

Please visit for current information on this programme.

The University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme can provide regional SME’s (based within the NE Local Enterprise Partnership area) with a cost effective approach to recruiting graduate talent for a 12 month period.

Polyroom, a specialist CGI design company headed by Jeremy Ramsay has proven a big hit in Norway with its innovative design and visualisation skills.

Over the past few years we’ve worked with thousands of inspiring people and companies across the North East, helping them to start and grow their business. We'd love to share your story to inspire other people and businesses to take the next step in whatever they’re hoping to achieve…


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.