Scaleup North East is not just another funding programme. The support we give is led by the needs of your business; it’s not a blanket approach where one size fits all.
Our commitment to you is to get behind your business, invest time, energy and resources in your business and advise on growth strategies so that your business can be the best it can be.
Scaleup North East offers a bespoke package of business support and intensive account management to achieve the aspirations set out in the NELEP’s Strategic Economic Plan of ‘increasing the density of scaleup businesses in the North East LEP area by 50% by 2024’.
This unique programme for ambitious and growing SMEs has been designed to help business leaders learn from the best of their peers, increase productivity and performance and invest in transformational activity - resulting in scaleup businesses that grow faster and more sustainably than ever before.
Develop an action plan for your business
Provide one-to-one consultations
Give access to one-to-many masterclasses and workshops
Introduce you to a community of like-minded scaling businesses
Monthly progress meetings
Broker strategic partnerships
Advice and access to funding opportunities
Sound like something you could benefit from? If so, why not get started with our application process?
Over the next three years, we will be working with eligible companies across the North East to invite them to join the programme.
Be based in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham)
Have less than 250 employees (FTE's)
Have an annual turnover of less than £50 million
Operate in an eligible ERDF sector *
Have the mindset, drive and ambition to scale within the leader/leadership team
Be experiencing year on year growth
Have a scalable business model
Ideally have been trading for 3+ years
Ideally have at least five employees
Probably have a turnover of more than £250,000 per year.
*We cannot support business operating in the banking and insurance sectors