North East Growth Hub goes live

North East Growth Hub goes live

The region’s small businesses are being invited to find out more about the new North East Growth Hub which is launching later this month.

The digital platform provides business information, advice, knowledge and inspiration from the local business community and local, regional and national business support and finance providers.

Businesses will be able to find out more at the ‘Growth Hub Goes Live’ event being held at The Sage Gateshead on the morning of 28 April from 8.45am until 1.45pm.

The event, hosted by radio presenter and consultant John Myers, will focus on how can provide clear and relevant information on the wide range of support available in the North East to help small businesses grow.

North East LEP chair Andrew Hodgson said: “The North East Growth Hub is a fantastic resource for ambitious SMEs in the region who are looking for advice and support to grow their businesses.

“The online platform has dedicated sections for people and skills, innovation and technology, trade and export, finance and funding, sales and marketing, and advice for start-ups and running a responsible business.

“It is a key building block in our programme to bring more and better jobs to the North East, by linking businesses with relevant business community, public and private sector support to help them grow and prosper.”

Hodgson, who is chief executive of subsea company Soil Machine Dynamics, and Paul Varley, who chairs the LEP’s Business Growth Board, will be speaking at the launch, which is targeted at businesses with up to 250 employees.

The event will also hear successful business growth stories from Julian Leighton of creative agency Orange Bus and other celebrated North East business people.

Businesses can book their place by visiting