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You can join as a provider or as a business looking to take part on the programme. Not sure where you fit?

Is my Business Eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Scaleup North East programme companies will meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in the NELEP area
  • An annual turnover of less than £50m
  • Operate in an ERDF eligible sector (not insurance or banking)
  • Have less than 250 employees

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Is my Business Suitable?

We’re seeking to identify and recruit businesses to the community with scale-up potential based on three broad criteria:

  • Growth mind-set of the leader/leadership team - In short, we’re looking for companies with the mindset, drive and ambition to scale.
  • Existing financial/corporate performance data (ideally year on year growth)
  • Scalability of the business model
  • Number of years trading (ideally 3+ years)
  • Number of employees (ideally five or more)




Are you a Scaleup business?

We’re looking for businesses that have scaleup potential to match with one of our experienced Scaleup Partners.

Your business must:

  • Be based in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham)
  • Be a registered company and ideally have been trading for more than three years
  • Have a minimum of five and less than 250 employees (FTEs)
  • Have an annual turnover of less than €50 million
  • Operate in an eligible ERDF sector * 

*We cannot support business operating in the banking and insurance

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