Business Services & Support
We bring your clients to you by creating interactive 3D digital models of your business or workplace allowing anyone, anywhere in the world to look around and interact virtually. This gives you an almost unlimited customer base together with an eye-catching marketing tool.
accelerateNEbusiness is a consultancy led strategic support service for SME businesses based in the North East who are looking to grow or have a challenge they need help overcoming. The business is led by Rory Whaling who has nearly 30 years of varied business experience, with 17 of these in the corporate banking sector.
We enable business owners to accelerate their growth and profitability through the design and implementation of a strategic plan focused on their vision. This includes an effective sales and marketing action plan, coupled with advice on the best financing structure to support those plans and is delivered through an initial strategic assessment and followed up with ongoing support on a basis to suit the business owner.
Our Vision – To accelerate profitable SME business growth in the North East.
Our Values – Vision, Honesty, Clarity, Energy, Service
Our Mission – Our mission is to assist business owners to build a solid strategy which will support their vision, with a specific focus on sales and marketing and business financing.
Our Objective – Making Your Vision a Reality
BEST is an ERDF-funded project, supporting SMEs to identify ways of reducing energy consumption by providing free energy audits and grant assistance to part-fund new energy saving measures. This service is available to SMEs located in Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland
CannySites.com and CannyInsights.com are two halves of one retail-focused business.
CannySites.com owns and manages a family of online directories covering the home, garden, holidays and fashion.
Meanwhile, CannyInsights.com helps retailers better understand and communicate with their customers – providing copywriting, surveys, market insight, proofreading, social media support and store feedback.
We help business owners and potential business owners to overcome the barriers to starting and growing their businesses. Through coaching we help establish goals, create action plans, and provide accountability to the business owner. We’re a not for profit business which exists to helps to develop enterprise skills and entrepreneurial mindsets within our businesses and our communities.
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.
We help organisations like yours create engaged people and teams through strong internal communications and engagement advisory.
Whether you need help to get your people behind your change or transformation plans, communicate difficult messages with them or launch a new business initiative, we can help.
We offer everything from strategy development through to delivery. We can work with an existing communications team, or provide this function for your organisation – it’s up to you.
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
Motivational Training Courses
Customer and Staff Surveys
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
Systems & processes – development & training
Job Costing Analysis
I provide voice-overs for:
Website videos/explainers/animations/info films e.g. for AGM’s, awards etc
E-learning – online training modules, webinars, podcast intros, education
Museum narration for exhibits, installations, audio guides, sometimes using augmented and virtual reality for apps
Promos, TV and radio commercials
Telephone messaging and on hold/IVR for full brand cohesion for your business
Utilities cost reduction services for business and charities.
We work with businesses and individuals who want to progress to the next level. Whether it’s improving team dynamics to drive your business forward, turning your ideas into a start-up business, developing self-awareness to build confidence and address self-sabotaging behaviour, or building self-esteem through careers coaching, we can have a track record in helping people and organisations take off.
“Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group are dedicated to dealing with financial and operational issues that SME owners and their stakeholders face at every stage of the business lifecycle.
Our expert team of specialists deliver positive strategic advice across restructuring, law and finance. This range of services enables us to tailor unique solutions to whatever problem a business owner may encounter.
Our business is about solving problems in your business. That’s what we do.”
Make and Supply are here to help Start-up and SME businesses become more efficient and hence more profitable. We do this by supporting you to improve your Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Technology aspects of your business with our proven expertise and skills.
As a disruptive consultancy we do things a little bit different from others. We have developed a streamlined process that keeps you firmly in control and updated with our progress at all times. We believe that having an open and transparent process is the best way to help and support you.
Take a look at our website to find out more about how we can help you.
Mercia Fund Managers helps to scale innovative businesses across the UK regions by providing debt, equity and growth capital.
The Group has more than 400 businesses in its portfolio, a strong record including 11 IPOs, and manages circa £400.0million of third party funds, including Mercia EIS Funds.
We are able to invest between £50,000 to £2.0million, as well as provision of scale up capital through Mercia Technologies PLC, which can invest up to £10.0million using its balance sheet capital.
If you would like to find out more about how Mercia Fund Managers can help your business then please call the team today on: +44 (0)330 223 1430 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Dedicated to supporting businesses, the North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) offers flexible and affordable workspaces in 3 great locations across the North East; Sunderland, Washington and Darlington.
Providing a range of services from office space to tailored business support, the BIC offers advice for those starting up through to growing and established businesses.
With office space from as little as £49 per week, meeting and conference facilities, and wraparound support and advice it’s the ideal place for your business to call home.
Business support services include the SME Innovation Programme which not only offers innovative businesses access to grant funding of 40% for projects up to a value of £50k, but also signposting to industry experts for independent confidential advice. For more information on eligibility visit:
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. Darren Rhodes, the Ministry of Defences’ Regional Employer Engagement Director and his assistant David Eccles 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.
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