Business Services & Support

Aethos Management Consulting



Aethos Management Consulting helps businesses grow and thrive. Working across sectors, from sole traders up to large organisations, we refine strategy, gain market insight and improve profitability. We also have specialist GDPR knowledge, with our own light-touch approach tailored to help small organisations comply cost-effectively with new data protection regulations.


0191 5208736
Business & IP Centre, Newcastle City Council

Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) is located at Newcastle City Library, providing free IP advice and support to businesses across the region and helping them to understand and apply IP effectively. BIPC also provide free business information services and deliver a range of free business activities and events.

Business Durham
03000 261 261
Cal Partners


Chartered marketing, digital marketing and business development consultancy for professional service providers including accountants, solicitors, barristers, insolvency practitioners, land agents, management consultants, recruitment agencies, digital agencies, brokers, surveyors. independent financial advisers and planners. An outsourced marketing and business development team helping to attract and retain clients.


07557 227 429 + and are two halves of one retail-focused business. owns and manages a family of online directories covering the home, garden, holidays and fashion.
Meanwhile, helps retailers better understand and communicate with their customers – providing copywriting, surveys, market insight, proofreading, social media support and store feedback.

0191 4610361

Concision is a business writing and message company. We provide strategic content to achieve business goals. We also offer message consultancy and content-led graphic and web design.

We focus on clarity and simplicity – using just the right words. We work with space sector organisations, science and tech companies, SMEs, startups and foreign businesses, helping them develop their message, win funding and attract customers.

0191 580 0972


Insight6 can help you to truly understand what level of service you are providing, and help you to understand what you need to do to be the very best in your field. I can help you to identify where your business misses opportunities to sell your goods or services, and provide training solutions to make sure you have the best options available to improve your performance.

I provide the following services:

Customer Journey Mapping
Mystery Shopping
Motivational Training Courses
Customer and Staff Surveys
Focus Groups
Feedback Apps

07810 153895

I offer advice and support in the following:                                                                                                                 

Starting in business/moving forward  

Access to funding (including up to 1st year of trading                                                
Business Plans & Cash Flow Forecasts                                                           
Business accounts & PAYE                                                                                         
Wages & Salaries & PAYE                                                                                           
SAGE Training                                                                                                            
Systems & processes – development & training                                                                       
Job Costing Analysis

Jag Design

Jag design supports innovators, entrepreneurs and small business with innovation. Often the inventor or entrepreneur fails to understand how much time is involved in producing and developing a product from nothing. The simple fact of producing something that has never been made before is obviously going to be a learning process. It is wise and practical to be prepared and plan for issues that may arise during design, manufacture and the final launch of the product. One key benefit is that Jag can carry out is an Intellectual Property review as often at an early stage in the product development cycle it is important to identify if the idea infringes either an existing patent, design registration or trademark. Jag uses the latest Solidworks 3D CAD software to develop ideas from concept through to manufacture. We also have links to associate companies who can use the files generated at JAG to create prototypes. We also have links to test centres allowing all aspects of the products to be tried and approved before launch to obtain, CE marking, EMC testing etc.



NBSL is an Enterprise Agency – our North East Business Support Fund helps businesses access quality external expertise to deliver business improvement projects. 35% funding is available for projects costing between £3k and £8k. Eligibility – small and medium sized enterprises who are planning to grow.


01670813322 / 07712 321622
NECS Works

NECS Works supports local businesses to maximise staff performance and increase productivity. We do this by improving the mental wellbeing of staff, upskilling managers and helping teams to work together more effectively.

0191 440 8127
Nicholson Consultancy Ltd

If you own or run a successful manufacturing business and you’re keen to improve, there’s a very good chance that we can help you get better results more quickly. Since November 2000 our experienced manufacturing consultants have been helping business owners complete a whole range of improvement projects. Quickly, effectively and reliably. So if you want guaranteed results and excellent value, simply contact us now to arrange a free no-obligation meeting.

01325 328 855
North East Business & Innovation Centre Ltd

Designed with today’s businesses in mind, Business Central is the ideal location for growing and established SMEs. Situated in the heart of Darlington offering modern office space starting at just £49 per week. As well as superb meeting and conference facilities. Business Central is fast becoming the place for networking and business events in Darlington. Get in touch 01325 526 006.

North of England Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association – Ministry of Defence Employer Relations

The Employer Relations team delivers advice and support on employing members of the Armed Forces community within the region and enables organisations to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship with the Ministry of Defence. Gary  McLafferty, the Ministry of Defences’ Regional Employer Engagement Director, builds on the successful SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and their Employers) information campaign and continues Defence’s work with Reservists, their Employers and those organisations who wish to partner Defence.


0191 3836260
Northstar Ventures

Northstar Ventures is a venture capital firm based in the North East of England.  We invest in innovative, high growth businesses and social enterprises across the region.

We are dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the support they need to fulfil their ambitions and to achieve social impact through our investments.

Please follow us on twitter – @NorthstarVent and @NVSocialFund



Pears Bookkeeping

A friendly, personalised service for self employed and small business owners who want to free up their time and keep track of the numbers in their business. My services include bookkeeping, VAT returns, Self Assessment and cloud accounting. I’m licenced by The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and QuickBooks Online certified

0191 386 9876
Posture Team Ltd

Posture Team are suppliers of Office Interiors & Ergonomic Seating, we aim to help companies transform their workspace into a healthy working environment.

We carry out in depth assessments for people with musculoskeletal issues and provide the correct equipment.


0191 516 6226