Christmas Message From Sarah Pavlou

06th December 2021

It’s been a whirlwind… back-to-back teams’ meetings, zoom fatigue, kids, dogs, lockdown, masks, change, stress, mental health, and ...

Bold Brands Bounce Back Better - Be Brave

14th October 2021

Craig Huntingdon is a successful entrepreneur, who has founded, scaled and exited a number of ventures in addition to a decade at Aldi where, as tradi...

Creating An Olympic Level Business

14th October 2021

Angelina Bell is an executive business coach and dedicated Scaleup North East partner. Here, she shares five top tips that will allow you to have an O...

Scaleup Spotlight: Tony Brooks

17th August 2021

What is your role within Scaleup North East?  Scaleup Partner   Tell me about your career to date Started working life as an app...

Scaleup Spotlight - Jon Symonds, Scaleup Partner

04th August 2021

Tell me about your career to date My career spans 30 years with some epic successes but also lessons learnt from not always getting things right al...

Scaleup Spotlight: Nicola Jackson

22nd July 2021

What is your role within Scaleup North East? Scale Up NE Project Coordinator Tell me about your career to date Much of my career was spent at...

Scaleup Spotlight - Sarah Pavlou

15th July 2021

1. What is your role within Scaleup North East? Head of Scale Up North-East   2. Tell me about your career to date. 20 years in retai...

Dragons Den Star Super U Target International Expansion

02nd July 2021

Founded by Charlotte Bailey and Sean Ali, Super U was created to pursue the couple’s mission to make superfoods more accessible for everybody. ...

Aura Infection Control Complete Management Buyout

06th May 2021

County Durham’s Aura Infection Control have recently undergone a Management Buyout that has seen Laura Edgar take total ownership of the busines...

Industry Leader Joins the Seaweed Revolution

04th May 2021

Founded in 2015 by marine biologist Dr Craig Rose, Seaweed & Co. has created multiple signature seaweed products and brands, and is now a leading ...

Helped Local Business To Evolve And Survive Pandemic

29th March 2021

The Scaleup North East programme has been working closely with local SMEs to help navigate and overcome many of the pandemics business challenges. ...

Nourish Bud Wins NEL Investment Backing

24th March 2021

A young couple who have turned their passion for vegan food and healthy living into a successful small business are set to spread their wings with the...

Brand purpose: Is your company a bad date?

17th March 2021

We’ve all been there. You’re at a dinner party or on a date and the person you’re with does nothing but talk… At you. About t...

Harnessing Your Size And Agility As An SME

15th March 2021

Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, SMEs can continue being successful if they channel their agility and flexibility, says Scaleup...

Make Human Intelligence Your Competitive Advantage In 2021

15th February 2021

Your brand’s purpose should illustrate why your organisation exists, what problems it aims to solve, and who it wants to be to each person it pr...

Cooking Up A Successful Business

12th February 2021

An entrepreneur famed for his journey from Reggae musician to successful business owner will be visiting the North East in the New Year to speak at an...

Keeping Wheels Turning Just To See Them Turn

11th February 2021

In recent weeks I seem to have spent an inordinate amount of time discussing and debating the difference between growing and scaling a business, along...

5 Steps to Scaleup Success

01st February 2021

You thought the hard part was over once you established your business, but scaling brings new challenges and different dynamics that business leaders ...

Eduk8 Worldwide expands internationally

11th December 2020

The Scaleup North East programme has helped Eduk8 Worldwide increase its global presence. Here, Christine Lawson, the company’s co-founder, owne...

Chronicle Sunshine Fund

02nd December 2020

What we do... Its very simple really, we provide specialist and adapted equipment to babies, children and young adults living with d...

Lockdown In The North East

20th October 2020

Lockdown In The North East by Alex Wardle    Rec the Lockdown - Trailer from Alex Wardle - Artifact Media on Vimeo.   &...

Adapt and Thrive

06th October 2020

Scaleup North East is supporting the region’s businesses to assess their operations and make the necessary changes to succeed in these challengi...

The future lies in habits not 'horror-scopes'

23rd September 2020

Horizon Scanning is used to describe the business process of applying accepted norms to future trends to identify a competitive advantage, but what if...

How Scaleups Can Attract And Retain Top Talent

09th September 2020

“I can’t find the talent and skills I need!” - this is one of the most common comments we hear from business owners on the Scaleup N...

Online wish-list platform Swishforit supports independent brands

03rd August 2020

Swishforit is a recently established global wish-list website and app that allows consumers to shop and share gift ideas through one online platform. ...