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About Scaleup North East

We're accepting applications for businesses to start their high growth journey

What is the programme?

Scaleup North East is not just another funding programme. The support we give is led by the needs of your business; it’s not a blanket approach where one size fits all.

Our commitment to you is to get behind your business, invest time, energy and resources in your business and advise on growth strategies so that your business can be the best it can be.

Scaleup North East offers a bespoke package of  support and intensive account management to achieve the aspirations set out in the NELEP’s Strategic Economic Plan of ‘increasing the density of scaleup businesses in the North East LEP area by 50% by 2024’.

This unique programme for ambitious and growing SMEs has been designed to help business leaders learn from the best of their peers, increase productivity and performance and invest in transformational activity - resulting in scaleup businesses that grow faster and more sustainably than ever before.

How do we do this?

  • Develop actions for your business
  • Provide one-to-one consultations
  • Give access to one-to-many masterclasses and workshops
  • Introduce you to a community of like-minded scaling businesses
  • Regular progress meetings
  • Broker strategic partnerships
  • Advice and access to funding opportunities

Sound like something you could benefit from? If so, why not get started with our application process?

Want more information? Take a look at our brochure.

How to get involved?

We are working with eligible companies across the North East.

To apply for the Scaleup North East programme, your business should:

  • Be based in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham)
  • Have less than 250 employees (FTE's)
  • Have an annual turnover of less than £50 million
  • Operate in an eligible ERDF sector *
  • Have the mindset, drive and ambition to scale within the leader/leadership team
  • Be experiencing year on year growth
  • Have a scalable business model
  • Be incorporated and trading

*We cannot support business operating in the banking and insurance sectors


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