Business Support

We help both digital and non-digital businesses grow their technological capacity through 12 hours of fully funded business support.

Our business support service drives technological growth among digital and non-digital businesses in the North East of England.

Our business support program provides 12 hours of fully funded specialist support to digital and non-digital businesses across the North East LEP area (Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland).

We work with trusted marketers and tech developers to deliver tailored business support in one of three areas:

 Innovation Roadmapping

Grow your business by gaining a better understanding of how to bring your product or service to a new market. Working with experienced marketing strategists, you’ll receive one-to-one consultancy alongside a high-level innovation road-mapping strategy tailored to your business.

  Market Intelligence:

Validate the demand for your product or service. From running focus groups for discussion around pricing and product usage, to producing desk-based market research analyses, our Market Intelligence specialists will conduct the research for you to help you get under the skin of potential customers and deepen your market sector knowledge.

 Technical Specifications: 

Understand the functionality required to build your platform and associated costs. Whether you’re looking to develop an app, an e-commerce site, or a new CRM system, our tech partners will help you develop a Technical Specification that outlines the functionality you need get your platform or Minimum Viable Product developed.

     Strategic Networking: 

Grow your business through strategic networking. Our networking specialists will help you identify opportunities to position your brand, generate more leads, form meaningful collaborations, and raise awareness of your business.


Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more about our Business Support, please get in touch with Sophie Peel – our Business Support Manager. Email or call 07739 324125

Call 07739 324125

Our Business Support is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).