We've helped many businesses to grow and flourish thanks to straightforward advice and accessible funding - here are some of them.
CASE STUDY - Quay Timber
Owned and Operated by Mark Fawcett, Quay Timber is a Newcastle-based independent timber company, supplying to both trade and retail customers. The business was founded in 1998. It currently employs 1 temporary and 5 permanent members of staff.
The company has introduced discount cards for trade customers, a regular free prize draw and advertising streams such as leaflet distribution and online promotion. Their website is going through a redevelopment and they will soon be introducing new web connectivity, including a Facebook page, a blog and a new online store.
ProFleece was started as a business approximately three years ago by Bob Forster. Based in Ashington, Northumberland, the company aims its products at pet owners and veterinary businesses – its product is a non-toxic and flame retardant veterinary bedding made from washable non-allergenic fibre, ideal for general dog use, and especially with puppies and older incontinent dogs.
Case Study – Epic Times
An online magazine focusing on Arts industry activity in the North East of England, aiming to inspire and connect people and businesses as well as deliver the latest news and profile key people in their respective arts sectors.
Three people are employed by Epic Times and the sectors they cover include Photography, Design, Marketing and Multimedia. They aim to provide a platform for knowledge and to connect people in the right sectors, establishing supportive relationships in the Arts community.
Case Study – Spatial Synergy www.spatialsynergy.co.uk
Spatial Synergy was started in 2010 by David Marshall. Based in Sunderland, the company specialises in an environmentally aware, low carbon approach to transportation planning for organizations. Clientele include organizations in the public, private and voluntary sector that require assistance in transportation planning as well as consultation.
Spatial Synergy operate within the UK, typically in the North East although a commission from a client in Lancashire has been recently established.
Everyone knows its tough trying to get a mortgage these days, but despite current market conditions some financial advisory firms are bucking the trend and going for growth. One Finance UK Ltd based in North Shields is a firm of residential mortgage and insurance experts which is known as ‘the one you can trust’. When they needed assistance to help them to grow they turned to NBSL, also a trusted organisation, known for its practical approach in supporting businesses with funding for leadership and management growth which they can access via a simple and quick process.
We've been working with businesses across Northumberland and the North East for over ten years - read about some of the businesses we've helped to start-up or find out about how our funding and knowledgeable team have helped established companies to grow with our help.
If you're thinking about starting your own business or you'd like to speak to someone about growing an existing company, just get in touch and find out how we can help.