Already half way through January and realised those resolutions never really got going? Blue Monday – traditionally the one day that most of us realise that we’ve set completely unachievable goals - has arrived again.

NBSL are urging businesses to join thousands of North East SMEs to take a fresh look at the North East Business Support Fund as growth plans begin to form for 2022.

The Export Academy, set up by Department for International Trade (DIT) North East, is a free programme specifically designed to help North East businesses acquire the knowledge and skills required to sell products and services overseas successfully.

The North of Tyne Innovation Recovery Grant is still open for applications, but time is running out to secure funding for innovation projects totalling between £10k-£20k. The Grant provides a 50% contribution towards your total costs and is delivered by NBSL and Innovation SuperNetwork. Not sure if your project is eligible, read on to learn more.

With over 100 businesses supported on NBSL’s first season of its latest programme, Better Business Skills, NBSL are now launching Season Two of this successful scheme.


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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