Scaleup North East

  • Dedicated expert partner
  • Provide experienced-based advice
  • Creation of a Scaleup Action Plan
  • Assistance with funding applications
  • Scaleup community
  • Scaling and growing your business

Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.

We are delivering the programme in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Scaleup North East is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The support our Scaleup partners give is led by the needs of your business, it’s not a blanket approach where one size fits all. They would get behind your business, investing time, energy and resources to help you become the best that you can be.

The Scaleup partners work with ambitious businesses to achieve defined objectives, ensuring they are taking the actions required to scale. They are the go-to people throughout the process, who you can trust and lean on. However, they challenge you,
keeping you on your toes and making sure that you follow through and keep focused on the end goal.

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Trina Scott-Priestley
The help from Craig on the ScaleUp team has been invaluable, from business guidance and contacts as well as valuable funding. I have received support on every level from finance to trademarks to software development. I am so grateful I heard about ScaleUp at an early stage.

Trina Scott-Priestley - Swishforit

Who can apply?

To be able to receive support from this programme, you need to:

  • Be based in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham)
  • Be a registered company and have been trading for more than three years
  • Have a minimum of five and less than 250 employees (FTEs)
  • Have an annual turnover of less than €50 million
  • Operate in an eligible ERDF sector *

*We cannot support businesses operating in the banking, insurance, and retail sectors

How we have helped businesses to innovate, compete and grow.

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