Business Services & Support

3D Virtual Spaces

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.

07845793529
Accelerate NE Business

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

07774270505
Anglo Scottish Asset Finance

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance provides a range of financial services across the UK including business finance, personal finance and vendor / dealer finance.

Background Sounds Ltd

Background Sounds is a license free music streaming platform designed to provide high quality background music to the retail and leisure sectors, removing the need for businesses to purchase the PRS/PPL music license.

0191 706 8371
BEST

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

01912774155
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
CannySites.com & CannyInsights.com

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.

0191 461 0361
CDC Enterprise Agency

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.

01913892648
Concision

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
Hays Travel For Business

When looking at your business travel needs we understand you need a professional service where all your requirements can be met in one place.

As the UK’s largest independent travel agent this gives us a wealth of buying power with savings that can be passed on to you. We have access to negotiated rates with suppliers and airlines – all of which you will have access to by working with us.

We also understand that each business is individual and we can tailor make your company compliance and reporting to fit in with your business module. Our staff have the experience and knowledge to help you save time and money with the added benefit of our personal service.

Everything you book with us is fully financially protected so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.

Inside Out Communications Consulting

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.

 

07903495076
Insight6

 

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

07977016398
LaunchPad Associates Ltd

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.

01913037775
Mercia Fund Managers

 

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: info@merciatech.co.uk

 

07968557907
NBSL

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
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. www.businesscentraldarlington.co.uk

01325526006
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. 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.

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

 

 

01912292770
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. Our services include bookkeeping, VAT returns, Self Assessment and cloud accounting. We use QuickBooks Online and Xero and we’re licenced by The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

0191 375 5727