Ensuring the region’s entrepreneurial talent has the confidence and support needed to grow their businesses and create more and better jobs for our economy is at the heart of our Strategic Economic Plan.
Access to the right support is fundamental for any aspiring business owner or entrepreneur looking to scale up their business and take it to the next level.
The North East Growth Hub - www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk - operated by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership is in place for companies to do just that, and I’d encourage any business to go online, search the business support and finance providers and make sure they’re getting their fair share.
The Growth Hub is home to a comprehensive list of over 240 business support and access to finance providers in our region, for micro, small and medium-sized businesses.
With over 2,500 referrals of business to providers since December, it’s great to see the Growth Hub thriving.
The hub features a wide range of providers, from debt financing and funds for social entrepreneurs to building export skills and business support for satellite applications.
In addition to our directory of support, there is a section focusing on insights – case studies, business stories and helpful tips for growing your company.
Over the next 12 months, we will be building on the success of our digital platform and bolstering our ‘Growth Hub Live’ series of events.
These will centre on the skills and requirements that North East businesses need to scale up – keep an eye on the Growth Hub to see event announcements over the coming months.
The next Growth Hub Live seminar ‘Leading at a Higher Level’ to help firms improve their leadership team and embrace scaling up is scheduled to take place on July 7th. Visit www.northeastgrowthhub.co.uk/events to find out more.