We are a Delivery Partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East project. This is a business start up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Starting a business can be as thrilling as it frightening! Most people will experience both emotions making the start-up phase a roller coaster of feeling exhilarated one minute and in a bit of a panic the next!

The solution in reducing the ‘fear of the unknown’ is to be as prepared as possible before you take the decision to start your business.

Our workshops are designed to do just that, by exploring whether you should start a business in our Self-employment – Is it for Me? workshop, and then building up your business acumen through our Finding and Keeping Customers and Managing Money & Making a Profit workshops.

Our workshops are free to attend and are frequently fully subscribed. So if your plans change after you have booked onto a workshop, please let us know so we can make the place available to someone else .


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 £2800 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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Our Programmes

We support businesses from start up to growth.

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