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.

A collaborative partnership formed with NBSL and Northumberland College will offer business and educational support to both start up and existing rural businesses and budding entrepreneurs aged between 16 to 24 and the over 50's.

We're settled in to our new home, so we thought it was time for a bit of an update to our website. The same great content, just more accessible and better for touch screens and mobile devices.

After ten years in our old offices, we've decided it's time for a change. We're only moving about 100 yards and we'll still be doing what we do now, so don't worry.


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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